When JUDGE MENEFEE was born on 15 July 1883, in Texas, United States, his father, Elijah M Menefee, was 77 and his mother, ELIZABETH MENEFEE, was 53. He died in 1951, in his hometown, at the age of 68.
The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.