Tim Curry (attorney)

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Tim Curry
District Attorney of Tarrant County, Texas
In office
1972–2009
Personal details
Born
Timothy Cullen Curry

September 18, 1938
Tulia, Swisher County
Texas, USA
DiedApril 24, 2009(2009-04-24) (aged 70)
Fort Worth, Texas
Cause of death Lung cancer
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery [1]
Political party Democrat-turned-Republican (1990)
Alma mater Texas Christian University
Baylor Law School
Occupation Lawyer

Timothy Cullen Curry (September 18, 1938 – April 24, 2009) was an American attorney who served as the District Attorney of Tarrant County, Texas from 1972 until his death in 2009.

Curry was selected to run for District Attorney of Tarrant County after the original choice for nominee backed out just before the 1972 election. Curry was 34 years old when he took office on November 27, 1972. [2] He was first elected as a Democrat but switched to the Republican Party in 1990, along with other Tarrant County elected officials who followed a change in the political leanings there. Curry died shortly after midnight on April 24, 2009, at the age of 70 of complications of lung cancer. [3] [4]

The Tarrant County justice center was renamed to Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center shortly after his death. [5]

Curry was the prosecutor in the trial of oilman T. Cullen Davis.

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References

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  3. "Veteran Tarrant DA Tim Curry dead at 70". TXCN. Associated Press. April 24, 2009. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011.
  4. "Mr. Tim Curry". Fort Worth Star-Telegram (obituary). April 24, 2009. Archived from the original on December 2, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020 via Legacy.com.
  5. Emily, Jennifer (May 5, 2009). "Tarrant County justice center to be renamed after longtime district attorney Tim Curry". The Dallas Morning News . Archived from the original on December 2, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2016.