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GILMARTIN RESIGNS I I I I I I
Judge W.H, Gilmartin has been reporting for work at this
red stone building in downtown Ft Worth for more than 23
years, but today, he heard his last case in corporation
court number one. Gilmartin resigned his post this morr
ing, to become a democratic candidate for county probate
judge. His resignation, effective immidiately, was
accepted by the city council. The probate judgeship is
presently held by A.LCrouch, who has announced he will
seek reelection, During his years on the bench, Gil.
martin 40 frequent neen involved in controversies,
including several encounters with the city council, over
issues ranging from his salary to crowded dockets in his
court. The council relieved part of Gilmartin is burden
last February, by opening a second corporation court. The
64 year old judge has been with the city since 1928,
serving ten years as an assistant city attorney, before
becoming corporation court judge.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Gilmartin resigns], item, February 5, 1962; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc977659/m1/1/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.