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Martin A. Row Papers, 1766-1957 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

By Trent Shotwell

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Collection Overview

Title: Martin A. Row Papers, 1766-1957Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1900-1957

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The correspondence in the collection is arranged in the order previously assigned.  The legal pamphlets are arranged by the court and district of their origination.

Subjects: Atlantic Refining Company, Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.), Padre Island (Tex.) - History, Railroad Commission of Texas, Submerged lands - Law and legislation - Texas, Sun Oil Company, Texas lawyers, Tide Water Associated Oil Company

Forms of Material: Gulf Region (Tex.) - Pictorial works, Row, Martin A. - Correspondence, Tide-waters - Law and legislation - Texas

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Martin A. Row Collection (1766-1957; nine boxes) contains materials belonging to attorney Martin A. Row.  The collection includes legal briefs and arguments concerning Sun Oil Company as well as Martin A. Row’s professional notes on Padre Island and photographs of the Texas coast.  The collection also contains Martin A. Row’s personal books and a small amount of his professional correspondence concerning the Texas Tidelands case.

The Tidelands controversy between the United States and Texas involved submerged and coastal lands in the Gulf of Mexico.  The focus of the dispute was the royalties and leasing of the submerged lands of Texas and whether the rights belonged to the Federal government or the Texas government.

Collection Historical Note

Martin A. Row (1901-1995) was employed by Sun Oil Company as a land man in 1924.  After finishing his law education in 1930, he was assigned to the Southwest division’s legal department.  Row was Sun Oil Company’s lead lawyer in the Texas Tidelands case in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Martin Row was married and he and his wife had one son.  In early July of 1952 Mrs. Row passed away in Dallas, Texas.  By 1960, Martin was special counsel for domestic regulatory and natural gas matters.  He then became special counsel for foreign production operations in 1961.  Martin A. Row retired from Sun Oil Company in 1966.

Subject/Index Terms

Atlantic Refining Company
Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.)
Padre Island (Tex.) - History
Railroad Commission of Texas
Submerged lands - Law and legislation - Texas
Sun Oil Company
Texas lawyers
Tide Water Associated Oil Company

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Martin A. Row Papers. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1: Supreme Court of the United States No. 13, October 1949Add to your cart.
Two pamphlets concerning United States of American v. State of Texas
Folder 2: Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi, 1934; 1935; 1945Add to your cart.
J.D. Fatherree & John D. Gholson Vs. I.M. McCormick & Sun Oil Company, E.J. Koenig v. Boyd Calcote, Et UX
Folder 3: US Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit No.9962, 1942; no dateAdd to your cart.
Nine pamphlets by Capital Printing Company, Inc. concerning Sun Oil Co. vs. G.E. Burford
Folder 4: US Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit No.13312 [1 of 2], circa 1951Add to your cart.
Two pamphlets by E. Duncan & Co. Brief Printers concerning Humble Oil & Refining Company vs. Sun Oil Company and correspondence concerning Sun Oil Co.

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