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William Key Wilde

William Key Wilde, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1958.


  • Wilde, William Key was born on May 3, 1933 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Henry Dayton and Louise (Key) Wilde.

  • Education

    • Degree, College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Texas, Austin, 1958.


    • Associate Bracewell & Patterson, Houston, 1958-1961, partner, since 1961. Board trustees Montreat College.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1958.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors Goodwill Industries Houston, since 1972. Elder 1st Presbyterian Church. Trustee Presbyterian Foundation United States of America, Kentucky, 1983-1991.

    Chairman board trustees Schriener College, 1991-2000. Fellow American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member Texas Bar Association (board directors 1984-1987), Houston Bar Association (president 1982-1983), Houston Club (president 1981-1982), Houston Country Club (board directors, president 1989-1990).



    Golf, skiing, scuba diving.


    • Married Ann Jeannine Austin, August 3, 1957. Children– William Key, Austin, Adrienne, Michael.
    • father: Henry Dayton Wilde
    • mother: Louise (Key) Wilde
    • spouse: Ann Jeannine Austin
    • children: William Key Wilde
    • Austin Wilde
    • Adrienne Wilde
    • Michael Wilde
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    Born March 3, 1933