Judge William Elliott

1965 - Accepts position as assistant to Judge Bill Elliott, Harris County Courthouse

The Honorable William Marshall Elliott was lauded for blazing new trails during his career, particularly during his tenure as county judge. His passion for Civil Rights was evident when he hired Barbara Jordan as the first African American female administrator in Harris County. Bill’s commitment to mental health established him as the moving force behind the creation of the Harris County Hospital District, now called the Harris Health System. In what is largely regarded as his most renowned accomplishment, Bill was instrumental and influential in the building of the Houston Astrodome — the Eighth Wonder of the World — which opened with an animated scoreboard in 1965. (Source: www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle)

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