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T. Edward Austin Edit Profile

also known as Ed Austin

mayor

T. Edward Austin, American former mayor. Bar: Florida 1959, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.

Background

Austin, T. Edward was born on July 15, 1926 in Shenendoah, Virginia, United States.

Education

Bachelor, Duke University, 1948. Master in Public School Administration, Duke University. Juris Doctor, University Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1959.

Career

Former assistant football coach Duke University. Then history teacher, football and basketball coach Cradock High School, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1950-1951. Instructor physical education and health University Florida, 1952-1954.

Assistant county solicitor Duval county, Florida, 1961-1962. Public defender 4th judicial district, 1963-1968. State attorney, 1969-1972, 1974-1991.

General counsel government of Jacksonville, 1972-1974. Mayor City of Jacksonville, 1991-1995. Legal advisor state grand juries.

Achievements

  • Bar: Florida 1959, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.

Membership

Member vestry St. John's Cathedral. Board directors, executive committee Florida Citizens against Crime. Board directors United Way.

Trustee Episcopalian Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Member advisory council national defender project Ford Foundation Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 101st Airborne divisions, 1955-1957. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member Florida Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association, National District Attorneys Association, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association (past president), Florida State Public Defenders Association (past president), National Legal Aid and Defender Association (vice president, board directors, executive committee, Reginald Heber Smith award), Masons, Shriners, Royal Order Jesters, Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Patricia Ann Lynch. Children: Bridget, Steven, Amy.

spouse:
Patricia Ann Lynch

children:
Bridget Austin

Steven Austin

Amy Austin