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James William Wilson, American Lawyer. Bar: Texas 1951. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1955. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation; member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, American Law Institute, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Wilson, James William was born on June 19, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of James William and Ruth (Greenwaldt) Wilson.

Education

Tulane University; University of Texas (Bachelor of Arts, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, 1951). Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif.

Chancellors. Member, Editorial Board, Texas Law Review, 1950-1951. Private law practice, Austin, Texas, 1951-1980 except for government service. Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas, 1957-1959.

Counsel, Majority Policy Committee, United States. Senate and Legislative Assistant to Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, 1959-1960. Lecturer, Constitutional Law, University of Texas Law School, 1963-1964.

Career

Practiced in, Austin, 1951-1979. Partner McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore (and predecessors), 1960-1976. Of counsel Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder, 1976-1979.

Senior vice president and general counsel Brown & Root, Inc., Houston, 1980-1993, also director. Of counsel Sewell & Riggs, 1993-1995. Assistant attorney general, Texas, 1957-1958.

Counsel to senate majority policy committee and legislation assistant to senate majority leader Lyndon B. Johnson, 1959-1960. Adjunct professor University Texas Law School, 1962-1963, 95-97.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1951.

Membership

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1955. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, American Law Institute, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Clair Pickett, May 23, 1952. Children: Susan Alexandra Wilson Albright, James William.

father:
James William Wilson

mother:
Ruth (Greenwaldt) Wilson

spouse:
Elizabeth Clair Pickett

child:
Susan Alexandra Wilson Albright Wilson

child:
James William Wilson