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William Wayne Justice Edit Profile

United States district judge

William Wayne Justice, American federal judge. Bar: Texas 1942. Advisory council Democratic National Committee, 1954; alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956, presidential elector, 1960; vice president Young Democrats Texas, 1948.

Background

Justice, William Wayne was born on February 25, 1920 in Athens, Texas, United States. Son of William Davis and Jackie May (Hanson) Justice.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1942. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Southern Methodist University, 2001.

Career

Partner firm, Justice & Justice, Athens, 1946-1961;part-time city attorney, Athens, 1948-1950, 52-58;United State Attorneys, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas, Tyler, 1961-1968;United States district judge, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas, Tyler, since 1968;chief judge, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas, Tyler, 1980-1990;senior judge, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas, Tyler, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1942.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Subject William Wayne Justice, Judicial Biography (Frank R. Kemerer), 1991.

Membership

Vice president Young Democrats Texas, 1948. Advisory council Democratic National Committee, 1954. Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956, presidential elector, 1960.

Served to First lieutenant Field Artillery Army of the United States, 1942-1946, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Married Sue Tom Ellen Rowan, March 16, 1947. 1 daughter, Ellen Rowan.

father:
William Davis Justice

mother:
Jackie May (Hanson) Justice

spouse:
Sue Tom Ellen Rowan

child:
Ellen Rowan Justice