Former Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill — the longest-serving justice in the history of the Supreme Court of Texas — died today at his home in Austin. He was 96. Greenhill was born in Houston in 1914, graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1939, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Governor Price Daniel appointed Greenhill to the Court in 1957. He succeeded Robert W. Calvert as chief justice in 1972 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1982.
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