James Herget 1934-2016
He was born in 1934 in Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loraine and Walter Herget of Pekin; and two brothers, Walter and Robert.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen of Kerrville, Texas; three daughters, Catherine Carter Willard of Asheville, N.C., Margaret Dawson and Grace Capwell, both of Round Rock, Texas; two sons, William of Kerrville and Charles of Frisco, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Mr. Herget earned bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in law from the University of Virginia.
After serving as an officer in the United States Army from 1957-59, he spent most of his professional life as a professor of law. He wrote several books and numerous legal articles. Mr. Herget retired from the University of Houston in 1998 after 25 years of service including two years as a Fulbright Scholar abroad. He spent the 1983-84 academic year lecturing at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and the 1993-94 academic year at Heidelberg University, Germany.
Mr. Herget was a member of the Illinois and Texas Bars and of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville.
Services have been held.
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