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Lynn Nettleton Hughes, federal judge. Bar: Texas, 1966.


Bachelor, University Alabama, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1968. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1992.


Private practice, Houston, 1966-1979. Judge District Court Texas, 1979-1985, United States District Court (southern district) Texas, Houston, since 1985. Adjunct professor South Texas College Law, 1973-1903, University Texas, 1990-1991, 00-01, member board visitors, since 2006.

Texas delegate National Conference State Trial Judges, 1983-1985. Consultant Texas Judicial Budget Board, 1984. Lecturer Texas College Judiciary, 1983.

Member task force on revision rules of civil procedure Supreme Court Texas, 1993-1994. Consultant on construction Moldova, 1993, European Community, 1989, Ukraine, 1995, Romania, 1996, Albania, 1997. Member judicial advisory board Law and Economics Center, George Mason University, since 1999.


  • Bar: Texas, 1966.


  • Other Work

    • Member advisory board Houston Journal International Law, since 1981, chairman, 1989-1999.


Trustee Rift Valley Research Mission, since 1978. Member St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Director World Affairs Council Houston, since 1997, co-chair 1999-2000.

Member of Federal Bar Association (board directors Houston chapter 1986-1989), American Inns of Court XV (president 1986-1992), Houston Philosophical Society (executive committee 2000-2003), American Anthropological Association, American Society Legal History, Texas State Bar (selection, compensation and tenure state judges committee 1981-1985, court cost, delay and efficiency committee 1981-1990, vice chairman 1982-1983, nominations committee judicial section 1983, vice chairman 1984-1986, liaison with law schools committee 1987-1992, plain language committee 1989-1996), Houston Bar Association, American Law Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, Houston Committee Foreign Relations (chairman 2003-2004).


Married Olive (Allen).