Log In

Dorwin Wallace Suttle Edit Profile

federal judge

Dorwin Wallace Suttle, American federal judge. Bar: Texas, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960.


Suttle, Dorwin Wallace was born on July 16, 1906 in Knox County, Indiana, United States. Son of William Sherman and Nancy Cordelia (Hungate).


Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1928.


Born in Knox County, Indiana, Suttle received an LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1928. He was in private practice in Uvalde, Texas from 1928 to 1964. He was a City attorney of Uvalde, Texas in 1929.

He was a County attorney of Uvalde, Texas from 1929 to 1936. He was a Clerk to Vice President John Nance Garner from 1937 to 1941. He was a City attorney of Uvalde, Texas from 1937 to 1941.

U.S. Navy, World War II. Suttle was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Suttle was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1964, to a seat vacated by Ben H. Rice. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1964, and received his commission on July 2, 1964.

He assumed senior status on October 10, 1979. Suttle served in that capacity until his death, in San Antonio, Texas.


  • Bar: Texas, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


Son of; married Anne Elizabeth Barrett, February 1, 1939 (deceased). Children: Stephen Hungate, Nancy Joanna Suttle Walker (deceased). Married Lucile Cram Whitecotton, August 21, 1956.

Stepchildren: Fred and Frank Whitecotton.

William Sherman Son

Nancy Cordelia (Hungate) Son

Anne Elizabeth Barrett

Lucile Cram Whitecotton

Stephen Hungate Suttle

Fred and Frank Whitecotton Suttle

Nancy Joanna Suttle Walker Suttle (deceased)