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William Wayne Justice

William Wayne Justice, American federal judge. Bar: Texas 1942. Advisory council Democratic National Committee, 1954; alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956, presidential elector, 1960; vice president Young Democrats Texas, 1948.

Background

  • Justice, William Wayne was born on February 25, 1920 in Athens, Texas, United States. Son of William Davis and Jackie May (Hanson) Justice.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1942. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Southern Methodist University, 2001.

    Career

    • Partner Justice & Justice, Athens, 1946-1961. Part-time attorney City of Athens, 1948-1950, 52-58. United States attorney (eastern district) Texas United States Department Justice, Tyler, 1961-1968.

      Judge United States District Court (eastern district) Texas, 1968-1980, chief judge, 1980-1990, senior judge, 1998—2009. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1946, China.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1942.

    Works

    • Subject William Wayne Justice, Judicial Biography (Frank R. Kemerer), 1991.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Advisory council Democratic National Committee, 1954. Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956, presidential elector, 1960. Vice president Young Democrats Texas, 1948.

    Connections

    • Married Sue Tom Ellen Rowan, March 16, 1947. 1 child Ellen Rowan.
    • father: William Davis Justice
    • mother: Jackie May (Hanson) Justice
    • spouse: Sue Tom Ellen Rowan
    • child: Ellen Rowan Justice
    William Wayne Justice
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    Born February 25, 1920
    Died October 13, 2009
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1942
      University Texas
    • 2001
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1946 - 1961
      Partner, Justice & Justice
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1948 - 1950
      part-time attorney, City of Athens
    • 1961 - 1968
      United States attorney, (eastern district) Texas United States Department Justice
      Tyler, Texas, United States
    • 1968 - 1980
      judge United States District Court (eastern district) Texas
    • 1980 - 1990
      judge United States District Court (eastern district) Texas
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