Here you will find photos relevant to Brazoria County Bar history.

If you have any photos you own the copyright to, that you would like to share which are relevant to Bar Association events/people/history, please send them to Angela Wollam.  We want to preserve the history of the practice of law in Brazoria County, Texas.  By sharing any photo(s) with us, you are declaring you own the copyright to, and/or the permission to allow the reproduction and publishing/broadcasting, of the photo(s) and are granting the Brazoria County Bar Association a license in perpetuity to reproduce and republish on our website or other Bar Association media, subject to our Terms of Service.

The following photos are courtesy of Sam Lee, II:

Note: Captions and years are based on notations with photos by Sam Lee’s family.  Images may be subject to copyright.  If you know additional names of people in photos, please contact us so we may correct/add the information.


Hon. Thurman Gupton and Hon. Sam Lee shake hands, after Sam Lee sworn in as District Attorney in 1953



swearing in of elected officials, unknown year



Sam Lee being sworn in as District Attorney 1953

Hon. Sam Lee being sworn in as District Attorney in 1953



First women to serve on a petit jury, unknown year



Creation of District Attorney office

creation of District Attorney’s office, unknown year.  Hon. Thurman Gupton, Hon. Sam Lee, Governor Allan Shivers (sitting), state Sen. Jimmy Phillips



grand jury 1956 first woman to serve as foreman

first woman to serve as a foreman of a Brazoria County grand jury, 1956



Angleton Navy Reserve Law Company in 1955



A sample of Brazoria County election items Mr. Lee has collected over the years