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"He spent some time in the Army, enlisting as a private and coming out in 1917 as a Captain in the Field Artillery. During this time, in 1918, he married his wife, Mary Belle Westbrook. They have one son, Robert Lee Bobbitt, Jr., and as the Judge puts it "we are still happily married after all these 52 years (1940).

"While living in Laredo, he was one of the organizers of the first Commander of the Laredo American Legion Post. He also was one of the organizers of the Laredo Rotary Club and became its President in 1919 while his very dear friend Harry Rogers was District Governor. Later on in 1929, the Judge was elected District Governor of this same large district and did a great job for his beloved Rotary.

"He was elected to the 38th State Legislature in 1922, was re-elected to the 39th and 40th sessions and then was unanimously elected Speaker of the House for the 40th session.

"In 1928, he became District Attorney for 49th Judicial District covering Webb, Sapata, Jim Hogg and Dimmit Counties and he held this position until he received the singular honor of being named Attorney General of the State of Texas by Governor Moody in 1929. In 1935 he became Justice of the 4th Court of Civil Appeals in San Antonio. From this position he was named Chariman of the State Highway Commission in 1937 and held this important post until 1943.

"Judge Bobbitt finally, after serving the State of Texas in all its three branches of Government, Legislative, Judicial and Executive, settled down to a successful law practice in San Antonio where he is the Senior partner in Bobbitt, Brite, Bobbitt and Allen. He did not just settle back and relax, however, but kept up his active participation in Civic and Church affairs. He has been a Member of Board of Regents of North Texas State, State Democratic Committee, Chairman and Keynote Speaker of the Texas Democratic Convention in 1944 , and on the State Bar of Texas. In San Antonio he has been an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church and served on many boards and in many worthwhile activities.

"And now as a young "Elder Statesman" don't think he is about ready to retire, far from it! - "Here Come de Judge!"

A few noteworthy but minor omissions are listed here from other biographic lists of his endeavors. Robert Lee Bobbitt also,

Lived on a farm and worked the farm for some 22 years. 

Received his Bachelor of Laws degree in June 1915. 

Worked his way through college, "slinging hash" mowing lawns, working as a clerk in the state capitol library.

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