Garrett And Garner A friendship between the lawman and a future v.p.

John Nance Garner
John Nance Garner.

In the early 1890s, more than a decade after killing Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett moved his family to Uvalde, Texas.  He owned a ranch there and bred race horses. He also became friends with a young lawyer named John Nance Garner—who would later become speaker of the House of Representatives and a vice president under Franklin Roosevelt.

The nature of their friendship is not known.  But Garrett did name one of his prize mares after Garner.

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