Richard A. Gump Sr

June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/27/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31666, p4
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A memorial service will be held in Dallas, Texas on June 27, 2003 for Richard A. Gump Sr., one of the co-founders of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, who died on June 21 at the age of 85 of complications from a recent stroke. The service will be held at the Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas. Private graveside services will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park before the service. He graduated from Illinois-based Highland Park High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received degrees in business and law. He then went to New York, where he worked as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for five years before returning to Dallas in 1945, where he and a law colleague, Robert Strauss, opted to start their own firm rather than joining an existing one. The firm now boasts more than 1,000 lawyers working in 14 offices and is considered one of Texas' preeminent law firms, landing at the top of Texas Lawyer's annual list of firms in the state.


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