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William Arthur Whittle

William Arthur Whittle, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1970, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1970, United States Tax Court 1970. Recipient Barristers award, 1970, Outstanding Young Lawyer award, State Bar Texas, 1974.


  • Whittle, William Arthur was born on November 26, 1945 in Pensacola, Florida, United States. Son of Claude Bernard and Mary Lois (Barnum) Barnum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, North Texas University, 1967. Juris Doctor with honors, University Texas, 1970.


    • Associate Porter, Taylor, Gonzales, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1970—1973. Member Kleberg, Dyer, Redford and Weil, 1973—1982, Brice and Barron, Professional Corporation, Dallas, since 1983. Instructor Del Mar Junior College, University Corpus Christi.

      Director Texas Commerce Bank, since 1974. Mineral resources editor The Barrister Magazine, 1975—1977.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1970, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1970, United States Tax Court 1970.


    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God never intended nor desired for a single person to go to Hell. Sin caused a separation between God and man, and that Jesus’ death on the cross is the only bridge to cross from death to life. This bridge, however, is accessible by anyone at anytime.

    Denomination: Baptist


    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.


    Chairman, trustee Neuces County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Community Center, 1970—1976. Chairman Democratic Party of Neuces County, Texas, 1974—1978. Member of American Bar Association (governing council, real estate law and probate section), American Judicature Society.


    • Married Ricki Lynn Jackson, March 25, 1979. Children: Melinda Marie, Mary Melissa, Erin Jackson.
    • father: Claude Bernard Barnum
    • mother: Mary Lois (Barnum) Barnum
    • spouse: Ricki Lynn Jackson
    • children: Melinda Marie Whittle
    • Mary Melissa Whittle
    • Erin Jackson Whittle
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    Born November 26, 1945
    (age 71)