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Joe Robert Greenhill Edit Profile

Lawyer , chief justice state supreme court

Joe Robert Greenhill, American judge, lawyer. Named Distinguished Alumnus University Texas, 1974, Distinguished Alumnus University Texas Law School, 1977, Distinguished Alumnus University Texas College Business Administration, 1974. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation (life, Outstanding 50 year lawyer 1989, executive director since 1984), American Bar Foundation (life); member Masons (33 degree).

Background

Greenhill, Joe Robert was born on July 14, 1914 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Joe R. Junior and Violet (Stanuell) Greenhill.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1936. Bachelor, University Texas, 1936. Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1939.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Southern Methodist University, 1977.

Career

Briefing attorney for chief justice Alexander, Texas Supreme Court, Austin, 1941, 46; 1st assistant attorney general Texas, Austin, 1947-1950; co-founder, Graves, Dougherty & Greenhill, Austin, 1950-1957; justice, Supreme Court of the Texas, Austin, 1957-1972; chief justice, Supreme Court of the Texas, Austin, 1972-1982; of counsel, Baker & Botts, Austin, since 1982. Co-incorporator Texas Center for Professionalism and Ethics, Austin, since 1991. President elect Conference Chief Justices and National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Texas Law Review, 1937-1939 (Outstanding Ex-Editor 1975).

Membership

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation (life, Outstanding 50 year lawyer 1989, executive director since 1984), American Bar Foundation (life). Member Masons (33 degree).

Connections

Married Martha Shuford, June 15, 1940. Children: Joe IV, William D.

father:
Joe R. Greenhill Junior

mother:
Violet (Stanuell) Greenhill

spouse:
Martha Shuford

child:
William D. Greenhill

child:
Joe IV Greenhill