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Lawyers and Poetry

Carlos C. Ashley


Texas Poet Laureate from 1949-1951

Carlos Ashley grew up in the San Saba country, a fourth-generation Texas Hill Country rancher. He practiced law in Llano, Texas and served in the Texas State Senate, as a District Attorney and First Assistant Attorney General of Texas, and president of various local bar associations. Ashley was a graduate of Texas Christian University.

Carlos Ashley


Carlos Ashley, The Spotted Cow & Other Hill Country Ballads (1941)(Austin, Texas: Steck Co., 1949)(Austin, Texas: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1975)

Carlos C. Ashley, These Texas Hills ([Llano, Texas]: The Llano News, 1941)


Carlos Ashley, A Front Seat in Heaven (Austin, Texas: Nortex Press, 1991)

___________, Origin and Decline of the Texas Hill Country Razorback ([Llano, Texas : C. Ashley?], 1992)