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Ronald Duane Zipp

Ronald Duane Zipp, American judge attorney, real estate broker, clergyman. Bar: Texas, United States District Court (southern district) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1974; ordained to ministry Anglican Church, 1998.


  • Zipp, Ronald Duane was born on December 7, 1946 in New Braunfels, Texas, United States. Son of Nolan William and Irene Alyce (Stiba) Zipp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1968. Juris Doctor, St. Mary University, San Antonio, 1971. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1997.


    • Associate Kelley, Looney, Alexander & Hiester, Edinburg, Texas, 1971-1973. Partner Pena, McDonald, Prestia & Zipp, 1973-1981. Private practice New Braunfels, 1981-1982, 89—.

      Real estate broker

      Judge Comal County Court-at-Law, New Braunfels, Texas, since 1983. Adjunct professor San Antonio College. Real estate broker.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas, United States District Court (southern district) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1974. Ordained to ministry Anglican Church, 1998.


    • Author: local newspaper column. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: lutheran/Anglican.


    Denomination: Lutheran/anglican


    Board directors New Braunfels Community Services, since 1992, president, 1981-1983, 97-98, secretary, 1994. Board directors Child Welfare, vice chairman, 1981-1982, chairman, 1982-1983. Director Drover-Comal County Fair Association.

    Volunteer H.O.S.T.S. Vice chairman Folkfest, 1994, chairman, since 1995. President Community Service Center, 1997, 2005.

    Board directors, trustee Senior Citizens Center and Foundation. Director, Comal County Fair Association. Senior director, Comal County Fair Association.

    Mentor New Braunfels Indiana School District. Clergyman, chancellor Anglican Diocese of Southwest. Fellow College of State Bar.

    Member American Bar Association, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce (legislation committee, resources committee, heritage committee), Texas State Junior Bar (criminal law committee 1975-1976), Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association (board directors 1976-1977, various committees), Texas Aggie Bar Association (charter), Comal County Bar Association (past president), Comal County Agricultural and Mechanical Club (president, treasurer), Hidalgo County Bar Association (treasurer 1972-1975), Opa, Kleine Opa and senior Opa of Wurstfest Association (chairman Folkfest), Hidalgo County Agricultural and Mechanical Club (president), Elks, Kiwanis, Lions (secretary 1996, president 1997), 100 Club (director since 2001), Phi Delta Phi.


    • Children: Robert Andrew, Kristi Nicole. Married Saundra Zipp, March 5, 1989.
    • father: Nolan William Zipp
    • mother: Irene Alyce (Stiba) Zipp
    • spouse: Saundra Zipp
    • children: Robert Andrew Zipp
    • Kristi Nicole Zipp
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    Born December 7, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1971
      St. Mary University
    • 1997
      Oxford University
    • 1971 - 1973
      Associate, Kelley
      Edinburg, Texas, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      partner, Pena
      Mcdonald, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      private practice, New Braunfels