Temple Houston

temple-houston-blogTemple Houston, lawyer son of Sam Houston, insulted opposing counsel Ed Jennings during an 1895 trial in Woodward, OK. Jennings responded in kind.  And then the fight moved to a different kind of bar.

On October 8, Ed and John Jennings gunfought Houston in Jack Garvey’s saloon.  When the smoke cleared, Ed was dead and John wounded. Houston (see photo) was acquitted of murder.

John Jennings and his other brothers Al and Frank then took the outlaw trail in a six month misadventure.  Bad lawyers. Bad gunfighters. Bad criminals.

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