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Russell Jeffers Light

Russell Jeffers Light, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1976.


  • Light, Russell Jeffers was born on September 8, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Marion Russell and Isabel (Jeffers) Light.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, 1975.


    • Instructor legal writing Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1975-1976. Briefing attorney to associate justice Court of Civil Appeals, Austin, 1976-1977. Law clerk United States District Court, Fort Worth, 1977-1978.

      Attorney Union Pacific Resources Company, 1978-2001, Burlington, Northern Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 2001. Chairman air task force of subcommittee on environment and health law American Petroleum Institute, 1987-1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1976.


    • Author: (poetry) Nirvana, 1971 (recipient Dallas Poetry award 1971). Actor, director (film) A Child's Garden, 1971 (recipient D.W. Griffith award 1971).


    Member California Council Environmental and Economic Balance, Dallas Bar Environmental Committee. Member American Bar Association (vice chairman air committee natural resources section 1987-1993, environmental controls corporation banking section 1987-1989), Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (environmental law committee), Fort Worth Petroleum Club, Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth Club.


    • Married Mary Louise Allen, July 20, 1979. Children: Erin, Brendan, Justin.
    • father: Marion Russell Light
    • mother: Isabel (Jeffers) Light
    • spouse: Mary Louise Allen
    • children: Erin Light
    • Brendan Light
    • Justin Light
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    Born September 8, 1949
    (age 68)