October 10, 2014

Remembering Harley Clark

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14 for Austin Bar member, Harley Clark. The former state district judge passed away Thursday, Oct. 9 at the age of 78, while at his farm in Dripping Springs.

Clark is well-known in the legal community, but he is also known for popularizing the popular “Hook ‘em” hand sign at a University of Texas pep rally in 1955. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from UT in 1957, before earning a master of arts degree in 1960 and a law degree in 1962.

During the 1960s and 1970s Clark worked as a trial lawyer, and in 1977 Governor Dolph Briscoe appointed him to be a judge for the state’s 250th Judicial District Court. Then, after he resigned from the court in 1989, Clark worked for 10 years in the Austin office of the law firm Vison & Elkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center located at 2110 San Jacinto Blvd. The public services will be followed by a burial at Texas State Cemetery, located at 909 Navasota Street.