Byron George Skelton

Personal

Birthday: 
9/1/1905
Birthplace: 
Florence, Williamson County, TX
Date of Death: 
2/6/2004
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Temple, Texas, 1931-1942, 1945-1966
County attorney, Bell County, Texas, 1934-1938
Special assistant to the ambassador to Argentina, U.S. Department of State, 1942-1945
City attorney, Temple, Texas, 1945-1960

Education

Name of School: 
University of Texas
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1927
Name of School - Second: 
University of Texas
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1928
Name of School - Third: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1931

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
11/3/1966
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/1/1977
Termination Date: 
9/30/1982
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Federal Circuit Appeals Court

Commission Date - Second: 
10/1/1982
Termination Date - Second: 
2/6/2004
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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