Famous Tall Cedar
Francis Samuel Gettle

Francis Samuel Gettle: a biography
December 6, 1896- Born in Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas 
1915 - Graduated Stuttgart High School 
September 1915 - April 1916: Taught grade school 
Sept. 1916 - June 1918: Attended University of Illinois 
September - December 1918 U.S. Army attended Officers Training School, Camp Pike, Ark. 
January - March 1919: Employed by U. S. Grain Corp. at Walton Rice Mill, Stuttgart, Ark 
April 1919: Went to Washington D. C. 
April - September 1919 Had temporary jobs in Government Washington D. C. Interior Dept. and Bureau of Labor Statistics - Dept. of Labor 
October 13, 1919 Took job in Washington D. C. with Internal Revenue Service as an Auditor (uh, oh well... lol) 
June 1921- Completed accounting course in Washington School of Accountancy in June 1921 B. C. S. Degree 
October 2, 1919 married Helen Fairchild in Washington D. C., Clovis Chapel, Minister Mt. Vernon M. E. 
August 30, 1923 Raised a Master Mason, Lafayette Lodge No. 19, Washington D. C. 
February 1924 Entered George Washington University Law School 
June 1927 Completed Law School L.LB Degree 
February 28, 1928 Admitted to Arkansas Supreme Court 
October 1928 Employed by General Counsel's Office of internal Revenue of Treasury Dept. as an Attorney 
October 8, 1928 Admitted to Supreme Court District of Columbia 
November 1936 Admitted to Supreme Court of United States 
August 1, 1938 was transferred to New York Division Field Office as a Trial Attorney 
November 1, 1938 Moved residence to Westfield, New Jersey 
1943 Moved to Jackson heights New York City 
Sept 1, 1945- Transferred from New York City to New Orleans, La. as Head of New Orleans Counsel's Office. 
1949 was appointed Assistant Regional Counsel for Southwest Division of IRS Counsels Office, State of Texas,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana 
1954 Admitted to Supreme Court of Texas 
April 30, 1959 Retired from Government Service Regional Counsels Office. 
1959 Received Gallatan Award - U.S. Treasury 
June 1, 1959 - Opened private law office in Houston, Texas 
1959 - 1982 Was in private practice of Law with carious groups of a attorney's an at several locations in Houston,
Specializing in all forms of Federal Taxes and Estate Tax law. Closed office on June 30, 1982 
August 30, 1983 Grand Masonic Lodge of District of Columbia through Grand lodge of Texas bestowed 60 year
award and pin at West University Lodge No. 1292, Houston Texas. 

Membership In Following Organizations:

1923 Lafayette Masonic Lodge No. 19, Washington D. C. 
1928 District of Columbia Bar and Bat Association 
1928 Member of US Court of Appeals, Washington DC 
1928 Member of US Supreme Court Arkansas 
1936 Member of Supreme Court of US, Washington DC 
1972 Member Arkansas Bar Association 
1954 Member US Supreme Court Texas 
1954 Member Texas State Bar Association 
1960 Member Houston Bar Association 
1926 Member Delta Phi Law Fraternity 
1954 Member Federal Bar Association Washington D. C. 
1964 member Scottish Rite Masons, Valley of Houston 
1964 Member Arabia Temple Shrine - Houston 
1957 Member St. Paul's United Methodist Church 
1957 Member Fellowship Class - St Paul's Church 
1978 President Fellowship Class 

Member Admitted To Practice:

1959 US District Court South District, Texas 
1973 US Circuit Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, New Orleans 
1943 Tax court of United States, Washington DC 
1956 Member American Bar Association 
1959 Member American Judicature Society 
1928 Admitted to US Court of Claims 
1928 Admitted to US Court of Appeals 
1979 Joined as member: National Association for Retired Employees Washington DC 
1926 Joined: Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Capitol Forest #104, Washington DC Life Member
1980 Joined: Local Chapter, Texas, National Association for Retired Federal Employees 
Written by: Francis Samuel Gettle Sr. before his death in 1989