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Calvin Botley

Calvin Botley, American lawyer, judge. Bar: Texas 1972, United States District Court (southern, northern, western districts) Texas 1973, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1975, United States Supreme Court 1975, United States Court Customs and Patent Appeals 1976, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1984, United States Court International Trade 1984.

Background

Botley, Calvin was born on December 2, 1944 in Pineville, Louisiana, United States. Son of Clifford and Lee Esther (Fontenot) Botley.

Education

Bachelor, Grambling State University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Texas Southern University, 1972. Master of Laws, University Houston Law Center, 1996.

Career

Bar: Texas 1972, United States District Court (southern, northern, western districts) Texas 1973, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975, United States Court Customs and Patent Appeals 1976, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1984, United States Court International Trade 1984. Assistant district attorney Harris County (Texas), Houston, 1972-1973. Assistant attorney general State of Texas, 1973-1978, chief Houston Regional Office, 1974-1978.

Assistant United State Attorneys Southern District Texas, Department Justice, 1978-1979. Magistrate judge The United States of America District Court (southern district) Texas, Houston, since 1979. Chairman criminal justice advisory council Texas Southern U., 1976-1977.

Board of directors, member Executive Committee Houston Council on Human Relations. Board directors Houston Child Guidance Center, board visitors Thurgood MarshallSch. Law, Texas Southern U.

Member federal conference commission on court security, 1988-1992.

Religion

Because of their sinful state, all human beings stand in need of salvation, and God's gracious provision for this consists in the life and work of Jesus Christ.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Board directors, member executive committee Houston Council on Human Relations. Board directors Houston Child Guidance Center, board visitors Thurgood Marshall School Law, Texas Southern University. Member federal conference committee on court security, 1988-1992.

Served with United States Army, 1966-1969. Vietnam. Member American Bar Association (Judge Edward R. Finch Law Day Speech award 1999), Texas Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Association, Houston Lawyers' Association, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, Houston Bar Foundation, Federal Bar Association, National Geography Society, College State Bar Texas, Masons, Rotary International, Phi Alpha Delta (justice Greener chapter 1971-1972, Academy Achievement award 1972, Outstanding Member award 1972), Sigma Rho Sigma (president Grambling chapter 1963, national vice president 1964-1965, national president 1965-1966).

Connections

Married Jean Carol Norman, January 20, 1968. Children: Nicola Lynnette, Reginald Anthony (deceased).

Politics

The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.