Clipped From The Taylor Daily Press
4 Aspirants Seek Dist. Judgeship Four Williamson County men will be in the race for Judge of the District Court of Williamson County in the 1952 elections. Although none have filed for the office, it is common knowledge knowledge that E. M. Grimes of Taylor Taylor and County Judge Sam V. Stone. D. B. Wood and W K McClain, all of Georgetown, are political aspirants for the office. Meantime. Governor Allan Shivers is expected in the near future to make his appointment to fill out the unexpired term of District Judge W D Wilcox, who died on Thursday afternoon. afternoon. December 20. More than a year ago. Judge Wilcox openly stated before the Williamson County Bar Association Association that he was not a candidate for re-election. Since that time, it has been common knowledge that the four aspirants named above would seek the office in 1952. Two ol these aspirants, E. M Grimes and W. K McClain, have requested the governor not to appoint any of the four men who will run for the office in 1952. 'Iheir claim is that each of the four aspirants for the office office would have no undue advantage advantage in the 1952 elections, if none of the four were appointed. appointed. Mr. Grime and Mr. McClain have recommended, by letters, that Governor Shivers appoint W H Nunn of Georgetown to fill out Judge Wilcox’s unexpired term, Mr. Nunn served as district district judge of Williamson County County from August. 1928, to January January 1. 1929, by appointment by Governor Dan Moody after the death of Judge Cooper Sansom Mr. Grimes and Mr. McClain maintain that the appointment of Mr. Nunn would leave the way clear for a "free-for-all” 1 ace in 1952. It is understood, however, that a substantial number of the members of the Williamson County Bar Association have already already ' recommended that Mr Wood be appointed by Governor Shivers to fill out Judge Wilcox’s unexpired term. E M. Grimes was county judge of this county from 1927 to 1934. inclusive, and voluntarily retired retired from the office. Mr. Wood was county attorney from 1929 to 1930, inclusive, and voluntarily voluntarily retired from the office. Mr. McClain was county attorney attorney from 1937 to 1946, inclusive, inclusive, and voluntarily retired from the office Judge Stone has been county judge since Mr. Grimes retired from the office, and prior to that he was county tax collector.