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James Albon Mattox

James Albon Mattox, lawyer, former United States Representative from Texas. Bar: Texas 1968. Member of Travis County Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association.


  • Mattox, James Albon was born on August 29, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Norman and Mary Kathryn (Harrison) Mattox.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude, Baylor University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, 1968.


    • Democratic precinct chairman Precinct 215, Dallas, 1965. Campaign manager Judge Robert Hughes for 3rd Congressional District, 68, 1968. Criminal prosecutor Dallas County, 1968—1970.

      Precinct chairman Democratic Precinct 254, 1968—1970. Assistant district attorney Dallas County, 1968-1970. Partner Crowder & Mattox, Dallas, 1970-1983.

      Member Texas House of Representatives from 33d Dallas District, 1972-1976, United States Congress from 5th Texas District, 1977-1983. Attorney general State of Texas, 1983—1990. Of counsel Kreisner & Gladney.

      Member, program chairman Southern Methodist University Young Democratic, 1965—1967. Delegate Dallas County Convention, 1966, 68, Senate District Democratic Convention, 1972, Texas State Democratic Convention, 1972, Democratic National Convention, 1984, 88.


    Capital punishment be administered only when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Bible is the only source of theology and Christian doctrine.


    Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and to enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.


    Member of Travis County Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association.


    • Married Marta Jan Karpan. Children: James Sterling, Janet Mary Kathryn.
    James Albon Mattox
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    Born August 29, 1943
    Died November 19, 2008
    (aged 65)