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Paul Walter Eggers was born in Seymour, Indiana on April 20, 1919 to The Rev. Ernst H. Eggers and Ottilie C. Eggers. Raised in Seymour, IN, he graduated from Valparaiso University (BA) in 1941 and The University of Texas Law School (JD) in 1948. He served as Major in the US Air Corps during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Frances May Kramer in 1946 and moved to Wichita Falls, TX. He began his work in private law in 1948 and became partner of Eggers, Sherrill & Pace in 1952. Eggers served as Senior Warden at The Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wichita Falls and was instrumental in establishing St. Paul's Mission in Olney, TX. Eggers was appointed General Counsel of the United States Treasury in 1969, serving two years. Long active in Republican politics, he ran as a republican for the Governor of Texas in 1968 and 1970. He moved to Dallas in 1970 to establish his own law firm, and subsequently formed Eggers and Wylie in 1975 which later became Eggers and Greene and led to the formation of Tower, Eggers and Greene Consulting Firm in 1987. Eggers married his second wife Virginia in 1974. He remained active in the church, and served as deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church for several years and as Chancellor to the Diocese of Dallas from 1978-92. He was an active member of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church serving as Senior Warden in '83 & '84. He was a member of Brook Hollow Golf Club and was on the Board of Governors from 1989-91. He served, at the request of Governor Clements, as chairman of the Texas Governor's Task Force on Drug Abuse. He served as trustee for Midwestern Univ. Foundation; St. Mark's School of Texas and Dallas Symphony Assoc. He was awarded Layman of the Year from the Diocese of Dallas in 1968, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Valparaiso Univ. in 1978 and Lay Canon of the Diocese in 1992. He and his identical twin brother received the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All American Award in 1966 which recognized extraordinary achievement in life in the 25 years since playing their last college football game. Paul Eggers passed away on June 21, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.
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Paul Eggers Gubernatorial Campaign Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
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The papers of John Burns regarding Paul Eggers' gubernatorial campaign. Material consists of personal papers; clippings; correspondence; financial papers; photographs; maps; special topic documents which include the following topics: appreciation dinner, county campaign, county chairman, directories, a Farmer Stockman ad, field reports, football, fund raising, Governor's Club, inaugural ball gown shows, leadership conferences, mailings, memoranda, news articles, polls, position papers, printed materials, program papers, "Put Paul in the Picture" documents, quotas, Young Texans for Eggers documents; and stationary.
NOTE: This box is housed in the Special Collections Department. This box contains the Fred R. Cobb Papers as well as the Russell-Newman Manufacturing Company Records. It is shelved in flat storage under the Fred R. Cobb Papers, with a Collection Number of UG.3.
These item are held in a box that houses oversize material from numerous collections.
A clipping from the Dallas Morning News concering changes to the congressional districts in the State of Texas.