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Document Details


Title: Jasso, Juan
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: Judge Jasso details how he became a Justice of the Peace for Dallas County. He describes the roles that Domingo Garcia, Steve Salazar, and Roberto Alonzo played in the management of his election campaign in 1994. Judges Jasso talks about the types of legal cases he hears in this court, the organizational structure within the Justice of the Peace courts in Dallas County, and how staffing needs are determined. He elaborates upon his political activities while an undergraduate student at Pan American University, where he received his undergraduate degree. He discusses the issues behind why he chose to leave Purdue University, where he was on scholarship for his graduate degree, to attend the University of Houston Law School, from which he received his law degree in 1986. Judge Jasso also talks about growing up as a child of migrant farm laborers and working in the fields in various parts of the United States. He tells about participating in the joint education/work experience program of the National Labor and Mental Retardation (MHMR) Board while he was doing undergraduate study. He concludes the interview with his family history and genealogy.
Extent: 58 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_046.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Jasso, Juan, 1957-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 24-Jun-1957
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 41
Document location: Dallas, TX
Document date: 13-Feb-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; University of Houston, Houston, TX; University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, TX
Locations discussed: Cockrell Hill, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Cockrell Hill, TX; Family; Family--History; Hispanic American families; Hispanic American politicians; Judges; Judges--Election; Law--Texas; Lawyers; Migrant agricultural laborers; North America; Oral history; Political activists; Political campaigns--Texas; Political science; Practice of law; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; United States; University of Houston, Houston, TX; University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, TX
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000211-156