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Robert Alton Gammage (Bob Gammage)

Robert Alton Gammage, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1969, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1983, United States Court Military Appeals 1986, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit 1993).

Background

  • Gammage, Robert Alton was born on March 13, 1938 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Paul and Sara Ella (Marshall) Gammage.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1958. Bachelor of Science, University Corpus Christi, (now Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University), 1963. Master of Arts, Sam Houston State University, 1965.

      Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1969. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1986.

    Career

    • Teaching fellow, director fraternities Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1963-1965. Dean of men, director student activities University Corpus Christi, 1965-1966. Property manager Harrison-Wilson-Pearson, Austin, Texas, 1966-1969.

      Private practice law Houston, 1969-1979. Member Texas House of Representatives, Austin, 1971-1973, Texas Senate, Austin, 1973-1976. Delegate Texas Constitutional Convention, 1974.

      Member United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1977-1979. Assistant attorney general State of Texas, Austin, 1979-1980. Private practice, 1980-1982.

      Special consultant United States Department of Energy, 1980. Justice Texas Court Appeals, Austin, 1982-1991, Texas State Supreme Ct, Austin, Texas, 1991-1995. Private practice, since 1995.

      Of counsel Gammage, Hampton, Marcin & Ray. Member Texas Judicial Budget Board, Austin, 1983-1988, Supreme Court Judicial Education Executive Committee, 1985-1993, Texas Judicial Council, Austin, 1986-1993, Judicial Committee on Court Funding, Austin, 1988-1991. Instructor government San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas, 1969-1970.

      Adjunct professor South Texas College Law, Houston, 1971-1973. Visiting professor political science Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1996-1997. Visiting professor public administration Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Corpus Christi, 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1969, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1983, United States Court Military Appeals 1986, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit 1993).

    Politics

    God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The scriptures are the final authority for all faith and practice.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value for one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1959-1960, United States Army Reserve, 1960-1964, United States Naval Reserve, 1965-1995. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Texas (Distinguished Service award 1975, vice chairman funding judiciary committee 1988-1991), American Judicature Society, Institute Judicial Administration, Texas Center Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, water sports, teaching, writing, jogging.

    Connections

    • Married Judy Ann Adcock, August 3, 1962 (divorced 1979). Children: Terry Lynne, Sara Noel, Robert Alton Junior. Married Lynda Ray Hallmark, July 4, 1980.

      1 child, Samuel Paul.
    • father: Paul Gammage
    • mother: Sara Ella (Marshall) Gammage
    • spouses: Judy Ann Adcock
    • Lynda Ray Hallmark
    • children: Terry Lynne Gammage
    • Sara Noel Gammage
    • Robert Alton Junior Gammage
    • Samuel Paul Gammage
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