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also known as Bob Gammage

Robert Alton Gammage, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1969, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1983, United States Court Military Appeals 1986, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit 1993).


Gammage, Robert Alton was born on March 13, 1938 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Paul and Sara Ella (Marshall) Gammage.


Associate of Arts, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1958. Bachelor of Science, University Corpus Christi, (now Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University), 1963. Master of Arts, Sam Houston State University, 1965.

Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1969. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1986.


Tchg. fellow, director fraternities, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1963-1965;dean of men, director student activities, U. Corpus Christi, 1965-1966;property manager, Harrison-Wilson-Pearson, Austin, Texas, 1966-1969;private practice law, Houston, 1969-1979;member, Texas House of Representatives, Austin, 1971-1973;member, Texas Senate, Austin, 1973-1976;delegate, Texas Constitutional Convention, Austin, 1974;member, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1977-1979;assistant attorney general, State of Texas, Austin, 1979-1980;private practice, Austin, 1980-1982;special consultant, unites states department of Energy, 1980;justice, Texas Court Appeals, Austin, 1982-1991;justice, Texas State Supreme Ct, Austin, Texas, 1991-1995;private practice, Austin, since 1995;of counsel, Steven E. Rogers, Dallas. Member Texas Judicial Budget Board, Austin, 1983-1988, Supreme Court Judicial Education Executive Committee, 1985-1993, Texas Judicial Council, Austin, 1986-1993, Judicial Committee on Court Funding, Austin, 1988-1991. Instructor government San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas, 1969-1970.

Adjunct Professor South Texas College Law, Houston, 1971-1973. Vis.prof. political science Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1996-1997. Visiting professor public administration Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., Corpus Christi, 1997.


Baptism is something you do in obedience to God, but it is not essential for salvation. In other words, salvation is something God does for us, while baptism is something we do for God.


The concept of a free church in a free state rests not on political theory nor on human documents but on the word of God.


In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.


With United States Army, 1959-1960, United States Army Reserve, 1960-1964, United States Naval Reserve, 1965-1995. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Texas (Distinguished Service award 1975, vice chairman funding judiciary committee 1988-1991), American Judicature Society, Institute Judicial Administration, Texas Center Legal Ethics and Professionalism.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, water sports, teaching, writing, jogging.


Married Judy Ann Adcock, August 3, 1962 (divorced 1979). Children: Terry Lynne, Sara Noel, Robert Alton Junior. Married Lynda Ray Hallmark, July 4, 1980.

1 child, Samuel Paul.