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The First African American Graduates of the University of Texas School of Law

Heaullan Lott, '56

Heaullan Lott, 1956 Peregrinus
Heaullan Lott,
1956 Peregrinus

Heaullan Lott (February 5, 1919-May 29, 1986), a World War II veteran, earned his bachelor of science in biology from Tillotson College (now Huston-Tillotson University) in 1947. Along with Henry Doyle and Fornie Ussery Brown, Mr. Lott enrolled at Texas State University for Negroes School of Law during in the fall of 1947 as part of its inaugural class. When the school moved from Austin to Houston in 1948, Mr. Lott chose not to continue. He enrolled at the University of Texas School of Law as a mid-law in 1955 and earned his LL.B. in June 1956. Mr. Lott practiced in Houston and was appointed special master in George Foreman's 1974 divorce.