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Roy William Mcdonald, American lawyer.


Mcdonald, Roy William was born on June 20, 1905 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of John Philo and Tennie (Ford) Mcdonald.


Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1927. Bachelor of Science, Southern Methodist U., 1940. Master of Laws, Columbia, 1941, Juris Scientiae Doctor, 1952.


Admitted to Texas bar, 1927, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar, 1944, New York bar, 1945, District of Columbia Bar, 1958. Practiced law, Dallas, 1927-1938. Special lecturer law Dallas School Law, 1929-1937.

Professor of law Southern Methodist U., 1938-1945 (on leave 1943-1945). Visiting professor law University Texas, summer 1939, University of Michigan, summer 1942, Columbia, summer 1946. Faculty George Washington University, 1942-1943.

Staff of general counsel Board Economics Warfare, Washington, 1943, acting assistant general counsel, April-August 1943. Assistant chief enemy branch Foreign Economics Administration, August-September 1943, chief economics intelligence div., September 1943-April 1944. Associate Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine, 1944-1948, partner, from 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Texas Civil Procedure, 1950, and biennial supplements. Alternative Pleading, 1952. Jurisdiction-Venue, 2d edition., 1965.

      Pleading-Discovery, second edition, 1969. Contributor articles to legal publications.


Member advising committee on rules of civil procedure Supreme Court Texas, 1940-1948, committee reporter, 1940. National council chief Lone Scouts of America, 1925. Member chancellor’s council University Texas, from 1966.

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Law Institute, American, New York, Texas, Federal, International bar associations, Association Bar City New York, National Legal Aid Society, Order of Coif, Delta Theta Phi, Alpha Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Gamma, Chancellors. Member of the Baptist Church.

Mason.; Clubs: Downtown Association (New York City).


Married Gladys Eugenia Castle, November 27, 1930.

John Philo Mcdonald

Tennie (Ford) Mcdonald

Gladys Eugenia Castle