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Lawyer Named Outstanding Oldest Worker Dies at 102; Nephew Insisted He Leave Office for Treatment

Posted Jan 24, 2011 7:51 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Texas lawyer Jack Borden was so devoted to work that his law partner, a nephew, had to persuade him to leave the job last Monday to seek treatment for fluid on his lungs.

Borden died on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press and the Dallas Morning News. He was 102. In 2009, the group Experience Works had named the Weatherford lawyer outstanding oldest worker for the year.

Borden told Experience Works in a video posted on YouTube that he started work at age 5, and he has worked ever since. “I’m going to keep coming to this office as long as I’m physically able to get down here,” he said.

“If it comes to a point where I have to come down in a wheelchair, I’ll be coming down here, because this is all I know—is work. There are so many people that I can help that really can’t afford to pay an attorney, but I can help them. ... I think that’s why the Lord allowed me to become an attorney.”

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