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Richard John Vander Woude

Richard John Vander Woude, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1978, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1982, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1985, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1987.

Background

  • Woude, Richard John Vander was born on November 11, 1954 in Longview, Texas, United States. Son of Jack Clarence and Jeanette Helen (Uddenberg) Vander Woude.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University, 1975. Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, 1978.

    Career

    • Associate Sheehy, Lovelace & Mayfield Professional Corporation, Waco, Texas, 1978-1983, partner, since 1983. Board directors Heart of Texas Legal Services, Inc., Waco, also president 1986-1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1978, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1982, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1985, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1987.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Religion

    It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

    Membership

    Board directors Heart of Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Waco, 1983-1988, secretary, 1985, vice president, 1986. Advisory board Waco Rape Crisis Center, 1983-1984. Member City of Woodway Planning and Zoning Commission, since 1986.

    Member American Bar Association (various sects), Texas Bar Association (various sections), Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Center Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Waco Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1979-1984, secretary 1983).

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Kay Robertson, June 7, 1975. Children: Jeffrey Chad, Michael Craig, Kevin Clay.
    • father: Jack Clarence Woude
    • mother: Jeanette Helen (Uddenberg) Vander Woude
    • spouse: Jane Kay Robertson
    • children: Jeffrey Chad Woude
    • Michael Craig Woude
    • Kevin Clay Woude
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    Born November 11, 1954
    (age 63)
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