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Cecil Edward Burney, American lawyer, director. Bar: Texas 1938. Recipient St. Thomas More award St. Mary's University, 1964; Arthur Von Briesen award National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1963, Humanitarian award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1981, Outstanding Civic Salesman of Year award 1987; named Outstanding Alumnus Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, 1978, Junior Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, 1983.


Burney, Cecil Edward was born on October 6, 1914 in Riesel, Texas, United States. Son of Frank Edward and Allye Stacye (Goodman) Burney.


Bachelor, University Texas, 1936. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1937. Doctor of Laws, University Corpus Christi, 1975.


Since practiced in, Corpus Christi. Partner Wood & Burney and predecessors, since 1941. President Mercantile National Bank, 1955-1956.

Past chairman board 1st National Bank, Ingleside. Formerly chairman board First City Bank, Aransas Pass. Director Kingsville Bank & Trust, Nueces National Bank, Corpus Christi, First City Bank of Aransas Pass.

Secretary Corpus Christi Broadcasting Company, K-SIX television Inc. Special assistant attorney general, Texas, 1956.


  • Bar: Texas 1938.


Board directors Gulf Coast council Boy Scouts American, 1948-1977. Chairman Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, 1956. Past chairman Corpus Christi Housing Authority, Nueces County Red Cross.

Past president Junior Chamber of C., Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member State Bar Texas (president 1951-1952), American Bar Association (board governors 1965-1968), American Judicature Society (president 1960-1962), National Legal Aid Association (director 1955-1965), National Conference Bar Presidents (chairman 1955-1956), Texas History Foundation (president 1970-1974), Texas History Commission (chairman 1977-1981) Clubs: Rotarian.

(Corpus Christi), Town (Corpus Christi).


Married Kara Hunsucker, January 15, 1949 (deceased February 1973). Children: Cecil Edward (deceased), Kara Lisa, Frank Burleson.

Frank Edward Burney

Allye Stacye (Goodman) Burney

Kara Hunsucker

Cecil Edward Burney (deceased)

Kara Lisa Burney

Frank Burleson Burney