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William Saunders Mason

William Saunders Mason, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1962, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1968.


  • Mason, William Saunders was born on March 20, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas, United States. Son of William Saunders and Bertha Alva (Simmons) Mason.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Government, University Texas-Austin, 1957. Bachelor in Economics, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, 1962.


    • Staff engineering & purchasing Collins Radio Company, Dallas, 1965—1966. Assistant district attorney Dallas County District Attorney Office, 1966—1968. Sole practice Dallas, 1968—1973.

      Member firm Noah, Mason & McBeth, Richardson, 1973—1978. Assistant district attorney 112th Judicial District, Ozona, 1978—1980. District attorney, 1980—1984.

      With United States Navy, 1953-1955.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1962, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1968.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Chairman Zoning Board Adjustment, Richardson, 1972—1975. Board directors Richardson Symphony Orchestra, 1973—1978. Committee member Advisory Committee Prosecutor Council, Austin, 1980—1984.

    Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Defense Preparedness Association, Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association, Texas Association Bank Counsel, Texas Criminal Defense Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, State of Texas Bar Association (prosecutor council 1980-1984), Texas District & County Attorney Association, Lions, American Radio Relay, Shriners, Consistory, Masons.


    • Married Mary Jo Ward, August 1, 1960. Children: Kevin Karol, William Saunders III.
    • father: William Saunders Mason
    • mother: Bertha Alva (Simmons) Mason
    • spouse: Mary Jo Ward
    • children: Kevin Karol Mason
    • William Saunders III Mason
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    Born March 20, 1933