Maverick, Maury Jr.
|born on||3 January 1921 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||San Antonio, Texas, 29n25, 98w30|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°41' 10°41 Asc. 19°21'|
American lawyer, Democratic politician, social activist, and columnist from the U.S. state of Texas. A member of the prominent Maverick family, he was the great-grandson of Samuel Maverick, the rancher who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and famously refused to brand his cattle, and the son of Maury Maverick, Sr., a two-term member of the United States House of Representatives.
He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1957. After leaving the House, Maverick became an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, representing civil rights protestors, atheists, communists, and, during the Vietnam War, conscientious objectors and draft protestors.
He wrote a regular Sunday column for the San Antonio Express-News for twenty-three years. He focused on a variety of subjects, most of which generated considerable controversy, such as his advocacy for the Palestinian people in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his tribute to Montana Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin, the only member of Congress to vote against entry into both World War I and World War II.
He died from kidney disease on 28 January 2003, aged 82.
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Kidney
- Family : Childhood : Family noted
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Democratic Party)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor