Buford W. ‘Butch’ Tatum II

Buford W. ‘Butch’ Tatum II, Yeadon, Pa. :: He was among some of the earliest African American students to attend North Texas, from 1958 to 1962. He left to join the Air Force and later graduated from Temple University and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, for which he traveled as a recruiter. He was a criminal defense attorney, practicing law in the Philadelphia area for 30 years. His family says he loved books and gardening, had an “iron-clad memory” and was well known for his Texas barbecue.

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