Harry McPherson was a prototypical Washington lawyer. Born in Tyler, Texas and educated at Southern Methodist University, the University of the South, and the University of Texas Law School, he landed his first job in Washington in 1956 with, not surprisingly, Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson. Needless to say, that opened doors to a very successful career in government and private practice. It was a rich and impressive career that comes alive in this short article by John Vanderstar, the man who led McPherson through fourteen interviews for an oral history he gave the Society.

Harry C. McPherson
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