Akers, Monte (E.) 1950-

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AKERS, Monte (E.) 1950-


Born June 27, 1950, in Shattuck, OK; son of Edward (a rancher) and Leona (a homemaker; maiden name, Bozarth) Akers; married August 15, 1981; wife's name Patricia L. (an attorney); children: Nathan Edward, Megan Austin. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended West Texas State University; University of Texas—Arlington, B.A., 1973; University of Houston, J.D., 1976. Religion: Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Scuba diving, collecting historical artifacts, song writing.


Home—7 Anderson Crossing, Cedar Park, TX 78613. Office—Texas Municipal League, 1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78754; fax: 512-231-7490. Agent—Kathleen Niendorff, 2900 Pecos, Austin, TX 78703. E-mail—[email protected]


Texas Department of Water Resources, Austin, assistant general counsel, 1977-81; Dow Chemical Co., Fairfield, TX, attorney, 1981-86; Destec Ventures, Inc., Fairfield, site manager, 1986-90; Hooper & Haag, Austin, associate, 1990; Hutcheson & Grundy Law Firm, Austin, senior attorney, 1991; Texas Municipal League, Austin, director of legal services, 1992—. State Bar of Texas, member. Freestone County Community Theater Group, president and member of board of directors, 1985-86; Freestone County Historical Commission, chair, 1986; member of board of directors, Mary Woody Northen Library, 1985-88, and Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, 1985-89; historical advisor for documentary film American Lynching: Strange and Bitter Fruit.


International Municipal Lawyers Association, Texas City Attorneys Association.


Flames after Midnight: Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community (nonfiction), University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 1999.

Lyricist, with songs recorded by William Coleman, including Last Roses, released by Cold Comfort Productions (Woodburn, OR), 1999, and ChantillyRemembrance, Cold Comfort Productions, 2001. Contributor of about fifty articles to history, law, and education journals.


Two works of fiction, Savior of the Stamp and Carson's Secret.