All In the Family

Hector De Leon, ’73, grew up in the shadow of the University of Texas, but his journey to become one of UT Law’s leading alumni covered a far greater distance. De Leon’s father, educated to the third grade, was a cook and chef. His mother, who made it as far as the tenth grade, worked at Wes Williams Laundry and Cleaners at 21st and Guadalupe. On Saturdays, De Leon and his brother would come to work with her, often wandering off to explore the campus or catch the matinee at the old Varsity Theatre on the Drag.

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