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Photos: Texas legend Joe Jamail through the years

Posted December 23rd, 2015

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The legacy of Joe Jamail, whose almost unfathomable wealth helped shape the University of Texas as it is today, spans years. The American-Statesman dug into its photo archives for glimpses of Jamail, who died Wednesday at 90, through the decades.

(Rick Bowmer/AP Photo)
(Rick Bowmer/AP Photo)

Above, Jamail (at 66) waves as he gets into his car outside Galveston’s U.S. District County in 1993. He was known as the “King of Torts,” and when asked why he still went to work in the morning after winning a watershed $3 billion settlement in 1985’s Pennzoil vs. Texaco, Jamail said, “I’m a very egotistical person.”

(Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman)
(Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman)

Above, Jamail, poses for a picture in front of a larger-than-life size bronze statue of himself at UT’s School of Law, which was unveiled in 2003.

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(Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman)
(Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman)

Above, Jamail, left, laughs with then-head football coach Mack Brown, center, and then-UT President Bill Powers in 2008.

Explore more photos of Jamail through the years in the Statesman’s archival photo gallery.

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