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Mary Pearl Williams, American Judge, lawyer. Bar: Texas 1949, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1955, United States District Court (western district) Texas, 1987. Named Outstanding Woman, Austin American-Statesman, 1974, Austin Citizen, 1978; named Woman of Year, Austin District Business and Professional Women, 1977; elected to Austin H.S. Hall of Fame, 1996.


Williams, Mary Pearl was born on January 12, 1928 in Brownsville, Texas, United States. Daughter of Marvin Redman and Theo Mae (Kethley) Hall.


Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1948;Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1949.


Assistant attorney general State of Texas, Austin, 1949-1950;relief judge Municipal Court, Austin, summer 1964;assistant instructor department government, University Texas, Austin, 1966-1967;attorney, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Executive Office of President, Washington, 1968-1970;labor arbitrator, member arbitration panel, American Arbitration Association, 1972-1973;judge, County Court at Law 2, Travis County, Texas, 1973-1980;judge, 53d Judicial District Court, since 1981. Consultant Department Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1966-1967.


People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.


Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Member advisory committee Juvenile Board Travis County, 1964—1967. Trustee United Way, 1974—1978. Fellow: American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation.

Member: Institute Judicial Administration, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, Travis County Bar Association, College State Bar Texas, State Bar Texas, Junior League Austin, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary).


Married Jerre Stockton Williams, May 28, 1950. Children: Jerre Stockton, Shelley Wiliams Austin, Stephanie Williams Laden.