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Larry Weldon Starr

Larry Weldon Starr, American judge. Bar: Texas 60, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 60, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 66, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 67.

Background

  • Starr, Larry Weldon was born on June 26, 1932 in Elkhart, Texas, United States. Son of Alonzo Rilden and Ruth (Hamby) Starr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Louisville, 1954. Juris Doctor, Baylor University-Waco, 1960.

    Career

    • Associate Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, 1960—1966. Partner Kenley, Boyland, Hawthorn, Starr & Coghlan, Longview, 1966—1978, Sharp, Ward, Ross, McDaniel & Starr, Longview, 1978—1981. Judg Gregg County Court Law, since 1981.

      Comments and case notes editor Baylor Law Review, 1959. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1954-1957.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 60, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 60, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 66, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 67.

    Politics

    The concept of a free church in a free state rests not on political theory nor on human documents but on the word of God.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Christian faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Membership

    Board directors Longview Symphony League, since 1982, Greater Longview United Fund, since 1983. Fellow: Texas College Judiciary. Member: Texas Center Judiciary (sustaining member), Gregg County Bar Association (president 1984), State Bar Texas (judicial section), Phi Alpha Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Elizabeth Ogletree, June 23, 1963. Children: Michael Edward, Jeffrey Hamby, Jennifer Elizabeth.
    • father: Alonzo Rilden Starr
    • mother: Ruth (Hamby) Starr
    • spouse: Nancy Elizabeth Ogletree
    • children: Michael Edward Starr
    • Jeffrey Hamby Starr
    • Jennifer Elizabeth Starr
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    Born June 26, 1932
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