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A. R. "Babe" Schwartz 
Of Counsel
phone 713-752-0017
fax 713-752-0327

A.R. "Babe" Schwartz completed his pre-law studies at Texas A&M University in 1948 after military service during World War II. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1951. Babe also served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 1948-1953. He is admitted to practice in all Texas courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

"Babe", as he is known politically, served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1955 to 1959, and in the Texas Senate from 1960 to 1981. He has served on every major committee of the Texas Legislature. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Rules, Jurisprudence, and Natural Resources Committees. He also served on the Senate Finance committee for eleven years. Babe was chosen one of the Ten Best Legislators of the 63rd, 64th, 65th and 66th Legislatures by Texas Monthly Magazine. Since 1980, he has actively represented a number of national and Texas companies, organizations and public entities on local, state and national issues as a legislative consultant and lobbyist.

In 1996, Babe began teaching Legislation and Coastal Zone Management Law at the University of Houston Law Center as an adjunct professor.

Year Joined Organization:
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1951
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1951

Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, 1948
Pre-Law, Preliminary Law

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Legislation and Coastal Zone Management Law, University of Houston Law Center, 1996 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Texas Bar Association

American Bar Association

Texas Senate
Chairman, Rules Committee

Texas Senate
Chairman, Jurisprudence Committee

Texas Senate
Natural Resources Committee

Legislative Budget Board

Senate Finance Committee

Coastal States Organization
Former Chairman

Past Employment Positions:
Texas House of Representatives, 1955 - 1959

Texas Senate, 1960 - 1981

Birth Information:
July 17, 1926, Galveston, Texas

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Schwartz, Junell,
Greenberg & Oathout, LLP

Two Houston Center
909 Fannin Street, Suite 2700
Houston, Texas 77010

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877-752-2477 Toll Free
713-752-0327 Fax

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