Details for W. P. Ballinger Law Firm (Atlas Number 5167000063)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167000063


Marker Number 63
Atlas Number 5167000063
Marker Title W. P. Ballinger Law Firm
Index Entry Ballinger, W. P., Law Firm
Address 2228 Mechanic, Suite 400
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 325819
UTM Northing 3243292
Subject Codes law, lawyers
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2228 Mechanic, Suite 400 in Wahington Building, Galveston
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Oldest continuous law firm in Texas. Founded Nov. 13, 1846, by William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), who on that day received first law license issued by state of Texas, through first judicial district court. A veteran of the Mexican war, he later was a distinguished Texas statesman. Ballinger's first partners -- in Jones, Butler & Ballinger -- were John M. Jones and Jonas Butler. Ballinger relatives who have formed line of descendancy in the firm include a son, Thomas J. Ballinger, grandson Ballinger Mills, Sr., and great-grandson Ballinger Mills, Jr. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967