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Cleburne Native Holds County Auditor's Post

Cleburne Native Holds County Auditor's Post

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COUNTY AUDITOR, J. T. Epperson, graduated from Cleburne High School in 1932 and worked his through Texas Tech.

After graduating from Cleburne High School in 1932, James Troy Epperson worked his way through Texas Technological College at Lubbock as a cafe waiter, soda jerk and short order chef.

He is now county auditor of Johnson County.

The amiable county auditor, who lives at 401 North Anglin street, was born in Cleburne in 1913. He attended Irving School and junior high school. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1937 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Shortly after graduating, he went to work as a store keeper for United Gas Corp. at Wichita Falls. He worked in that capacity for three years and was then hired as assistant county auditor of Wichita County.

Epperson worked as assistant county auditor for three years then went to Fort Worth to work as industrial engineer for Consolidated Chemical Industries, Inc.

In 1948 Epperson moved back to his home town and opened an auto parts store on Caddo Street. He sold the business in 1951 and went to work for John F. Buckner & Sons Contracting Co. as bookkeeper.

He worked there until Jan. 1, 1956, when District Judge Penn Jackson appointed him county auditor of Johnson County. He appointed for a two-year term  and was re-appointed last year.

Epperson is married to the former Katherine Exley, of Burkburnett. They married in 1939.

The Eppersons have one daughter, Sandy, a spring graduate at Cleburne High School.

He is a member of the First Baptist Church.