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James Martin York

James Martin York, American judge. Bar: Texas 1962; board certified in family law and civil trial law, Texas. Named Boss of Year Houston Association Legal Secretaries, 1973.


  • York, James Martin was born on February 22, 1939 in Abilene, Texas, United States. Son of James Orville and Hazel Mae (Martin) York.

  • Education

    • Student, Baylor University, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Baylor University, 1962.


    • Private practice, Houston, 1965-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1962; board certified in family law and civil trial law, Texas.


    • Section editor Baylor Law Review, 1962.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


    The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.


    State Republican primary candidate Republican Party, Houston, 1970. Delegate-at-large Republican State Convention, Houston, 1971. Republican primary candidate for judge 310th District Court, 1994.

    Coach Westbury National Little League, Houston, 1967, Voss West Little League, Houston, 1969, 70. Appointed associate judge 246th District Court, 1995, elected state district judge, 246th District Court general election, 2002. Member Inwood Forest Golf Club, Houston Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Baylor Alumni Association, Baylor Lettermen's Association.



    Golf, swimming, reading.


    • Married Sandra L. Zunker, June 5, 1959 (divorced 1967). Children: Debra Lynn, James Martin Junior. Married Nora Darlene Buechman, November 3, 1972.

      1 child, Victoria Lee.
    • father: James Orville York
    • mother: Hazel Mae (Martin) York
    • spouses: Sandra L. Zunker
    • Nora Darlene Buechman
    • children: Debra Lynn York
    • James Martin Junior York
    • Victoria Lee York
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    Born February 22, 1939