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Dayton Thomas Cole

Dayton Thomas Cole, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1981, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1986, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1986, North Carolina 1989, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2000.

Background

  • Cole, Dayton Thomas was born on October 19, 1954 in Port Lavaca, Texas, United States. Son of Thomas Newton Cole and Carolyn Christene (Hicks) Campbell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University San Marcos), 1976. Juris Doctor, South Texas College Law, 1981.

    Career

    • Administrative aide Texas House of Representatives, Austin, 1981-1982. Assistant university attorney, student legal adviser, assistant to dean students Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1982-1984. University attorney E. Texas State University (now Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Commerce), 1984-1988, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, since 1988.

      Policy consultant Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1981, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1986, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1986, North Carolina 1989, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2000.

    Works

    • Author reports, contributor to professional publications.

    Membership

    Campaign co-chairman United Way of Commerce, 1986. Chairman board director Hospitality House of the Boone Area, Inc., 1993, board director 1991-1993. Board director Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., 1995-1997, Watauga County Children's Council, 2000-2002.

    Member North Carolina Bar Association (young lawyers division professionalism committee 1990-1992, general curriculum committee 1990-1994, course planner education law section Continuing Legal Education program 1991-1992, executive council education law section 1997-2001, chairman education law section 2001-2002, board governors since 2005), National Association College and University Attorneys (member services committee 1987-1988, committee on articles and bylaws 1988-1989, committee on publications 1988-1989, committee on professional development 1990-1993, committee on membership 1991-1994, committee on program for annual conference 1994-1995, committee on continuing legal education 1994-1995, committee on information services 1995-1996, committee on honors and awards 1996-1997, committee on nominations and elections 1997-1998, committee on finance 1998-2000, chair committee on finance and audit 2002-2005, chair subcommittee on investments 2001-2002, board director 1998-2001, treasurer 2002-2005, committee honors and awards, 2006-2007), Watauga County Bar Association (library 1992-1993, vice president 1993-1994, president 1994-1995), Texas Association State University Attorneys (chairman legislation committee 1985-1986, president 1986-1987), Southwest Texas State University Alumni Association (board director 1982-1986).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sports, antique books, motorcycle riding.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Elizabeth Matthews, May 22, 1977. Children: Erin, Adam, Justin, Sara, Amy.
    • father: Thomas Newton Cole Campbell
    • mother: Carolyn Christene (Hicks) Campbell
    • spouse: Catherine Elizabeth Matthews
    • children: Erin Cole
    • Adam Cole
    • Justin Cole
    • Sara Cole
    • Amy Cole
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    Born October 19, 1954
    (age 63)
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