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Elva Cockrell Godwin

Elva Cockrell Godwin, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1982, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1986. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association (family law section).

Background

  • Godwin, Elva Cockrell was born on September 15, 1949 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Charles Franklin and Yvonne (Bownds) Cockrell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Sociology, Psychology, Southwestern University, 1971. Juris Doctor, South Texas College Law, 1981.

    Career

    • Research technologist Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1971-1972. Social worker Department Welfare, 1972-1979. Associate Strong, Heyburn and Cockrell, 1981-1986, partner, 1986-1989.

      Private practice law, 1990-1994. Associate Short & Jenkins, PLC, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1982, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1986.

    Politics

    All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association (family law section).

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, boating, gardening, ranching.

    Connections

    • Married Edward Reddin Godwin Junior, June 25, 1977. Children: Edward Reddin III, Charles C.
    • father: Charles Franklin Cockrell
    • mother: Yvonne (Bownds) Cockrell
    • spouse: Edward Reddin Godwin Junior
    • children: Edward Reddin III Godwin
    • Charles C. Godwin
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    Born September 15, 1949
    (age 68)
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