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Frank Wayne Calhoun, American lawyer, former state legislator. Bar: Texas 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965, United States District Court (northern and western districts) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit). Named Outstanding Young Man Abilene Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1968; recipient Distinguished Service award Texas Bar Association, 1969, 71, 73.


Calhoun, Frank Wayne was born on April 15, 1933 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Wilmer Cecil and Ruby Edith (Willis) Calhoun.


Texas Technological College (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). University of Texas (Juris Doctor, 1959).


Worked at Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P. (Austin, Texas) specializing in Public Law, Legislative Law, Administrative Agencies Law. Admitted to the bar, 1959, Texas. 1960, United States. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

1965, United States. Supreme Court. 1986, United States. District Court, Western District of Texas. 1987, United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Member, Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, 1967-1975. Trustee, Texas Tech Law School Foundation, 1970-1985. Delegate, Texas Constitutional Convention, 1974.

Director, Texas Association of Bank Counsel, 1982-1985. Member: Abilene (Director, 1963-1964), Austin, Houston and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Bank Counsel (Director, 1982-1985).


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.


Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.


Board directors Texas Association Bank Counsel, 1982-1985. Chairman San Jacinto History Advisory Board, 1984-1999. Trustee Colorado Outward Bound School, 1982-1992, San Jacinto Museum History, 1988-1999, Texas History Foundation, 1988-1990.

Trustee, fellow Texas Technology University Law School Foundation, 1975-1987. Board directors Institute Texan Cultures, 1989-1999. Past board directors Abilene Young Men’s Christian Association.

Member Houston Fine Arts Museum. Advisory council Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center With United States Navy, 1951-1953. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association, Texas Technology University Ex-Students Association (past president), Texas Archeological Society, National Aubudon Society, Sierra Club, National Trust for History Preservation, Texas State History Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the Republic of Texas, St. Andrews Society Texas, Rotary (past pres), Houston Club, Austin Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Clubs: Houston, Austin. Lodges: Rotary (past president).


Married Suzanne Paden Davis, December 14, 1985. Children: Michael Lee, Frank David.