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Chief Justice Greenhill tribute service today

The late Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill will be honored in a memorial service at 2 p.m. today in the Texas Supreme Court Courtroom.

Chief Justice Greenhill was the longest-serving justice in the Court’s history.

Tributes will be given by Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Thomas M. Reavley of Houston and U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville. Reavley was Greenhill’s colleague on the Court when Reavley served from 1968 into 1977. Hanen was a briefing attorney for Greenhill in 1978-79.

Joe R. Greenhill Jr. of Austin will respond for the Greenhill family. Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson will respond for the Court.

The Rev. David A. Boyd, rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, where Greenhill was a member, will lead the invocation and benediction.

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