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consultant , Lawyer

Robert Wilburn Calvert, American lawyer, consultant. Named Texan of Year, New Braunfels Community College, 1973; named an Outstanding Alumnus, University Texas Law School, 1972; recipient Hatton W. Sumners award, Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1974.

Background

Calvert, Robert Wilburn was born on February 22, 1905 in Tennessee, United States. Son of Porter and Maud (Richardson) Calvert.

Education

University of Texas (Bachelor of Laws, 1931). Member, 1933-1939; Speaker, 1937-1939, Texas House of Representatives from Hill and Navarro Counties. Chairman, State Democratic Executive Committee, 1946-1948.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1950-1961. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1961-1972. Chairman, National Conference of State Chief Justices, 1970-1971.

Career

Justice Supreme Court, Texas, 1950—1961, chief justice, 1961—1972. Associate McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, Austin, Texas, since 1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

Baptism, an act of full immersion following Christ’s example, is undertaken by those spiritually mature enough to understand its profound, symbolic significance: resurrection to new life in Christ.

Politics

The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

Views

Baptist Churches should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

Membership

Speaker Texas House Representatives, 1937—1939, member, 1933—1939. President Hillsboro School District, Texas, 1945—1949, trustee, 1943—1949. Member State Ethics Commission, 1983—1985, State Ethics Advisory Committee, since 1983.

Member of American Judicature Society, Travis County Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation (Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer award 1986).

Connections

Married Frances Freeland, June 7, 1933 (div.). Married Corinne Collins, January 26, 1962. Children: Carolyn, James Porter.

father:
Porter Calvert

mother:
Maud (Richardson) Calvert

spouse:
Frances Freeland

spouse:
Corinne Collins

child:
Carolyn Calvert

child:
James Porter Calvert