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Frank Wayne Calhoun

Frank Wayne Calhoun, American lawyer, former state legislator. Bar: Texas 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965, United States District Court (northern and western districts) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit). Named Outstanding Young Man Abilene Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1968; recipient Distinguished Service award Texas Bar Association, 1969, 71, 73.

Background

  • Calhoun, Frank Wayne was born on April 15, 1933 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Wilmer Cecil and Ruby Edith (Willis) Calhoun.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Texas Tech University, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1959.

    Career

    • Partner Byrd, Shaw, Weeks & Calhoun, Abilene, Texas, 1959-1973, Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP, Houston, 1974-1999. Member Texas House of Representatives, 1966-1975. Delaware Texas Constitutional Convention, 1974.

      Member executive committee Texas Film Commission, 1979-1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965, United States District Court (northern and western districts) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit).

    Works

    • Contributing editor Texas Lawyers Weekly Letter, 1964.

    Politics

    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

    Membership

    Board directors Texas Association Bank Counsel, 1982-1985. Chairman San Jacinto History Advisory Board, 1984-1999. Trustee Colorado Outward Bound School, 1982-1992, San Jacinto Museum History, 1988-1999, Texas History Foundation, 1988-1990.

    Trustee, fellow Texas Technology University Law School Foundation, 1975-1987. Board directors Institute Texan Cultures, 1989-1999. Past board directors Abilene Young Men’s Christian Association.

    Member Houston Fine Arts Museum. Advisory council Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center With United States Navy, 1951-1953. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association, Texas Technology University Ex-Students Association (past president), Texas Archeological Society, National Aubudon Society, Sierra Club, National Trust for History Preservation, Texas State History Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the Republic of Texas, St. Andrews Society Texas, Rotary (past pres), Houston Club, Austin Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi.

    Clubs: Houston, Austin. Lodges: Rotary (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Suzanne Paden Davis, December 14, 1985. Children: Michael Lee, Frank David.
    • father: Wilmer Cecil Calhoun
    • mother: Ruby Edith (Willis) Calhoun
    • spouse: Suzanne Paden Davis
    • children: Michael Lee Calhoun
    • Frank David Calhoun
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    Born April 15, 1933
    Died April 21, 1999
    (aged 66)
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