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Irving Loeb Goldberg, American federal judge. Bar: Texas 1929. Recipient Brotherhood citation, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1968.


Goldberg, Irving Loeb was born on June 29, 1906 in Port Arthur, Texas, United States. Son of Abraham and Elsa (Loeb) Goldberg.


Bachelor, University Texas, 1926. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1929. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion, 1974.

Doctor of Laws, Southern Methodist University, 1975.


Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Goldberg received a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1926 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1929. He was in private practice in Beaumont, Texas in 1929, in Houston, Texas in 1930, and in Taylor, Texas in 1931. He was an in-house counsel at The Murray Company, Dallas, Texas from 1932 to 1934, returning to private practice in Dallas, Texas from 1934 to 1942.

He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was thereafter again in private practice in Dallas until 1966. On June 28, 1966, Goldberg was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit created by 80 Stat.

75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 22, 1966, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on January 31, 1980, and served in that capacity until his death, in 1995, in Dallas.


  • Bar: Texas bar 1929.


Past vice chairman Texas advising committee United States Commission Civil Rights. Past president Jewish Welfare Federation Dallas, Dallas Home and Hospital for Jewish Aged. Past national vice president American Jewish Committee.

Past board directors Dallas United Nations Association, Dallas Council Social Agilysys, National Conference Christians and Jews, United HIAS Service, Council Jewish Fedns. and Welfare Funds. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American, Dallas bar associations.


Married Marian Jessel Melasky, December 30, 1928. Children: Nancy Paula (Mistress Jay L. Todes), Julie Elsa (Mistress Michael Lowenberg).

Abraham Goldberg

Elsa (Loeb) Goldberg

Marian Jessel Melasky

Nancy Paula Goldberg (Mistress Jay L. Todes)

Julie Elsa Goldberg (Mistress Michael Lowenberg)