Eldon Brooks Mahon

Personal

Birthday: 
4/9/1918
Birthplace: 
Loraine, TX
Date of Death: 
12/3/2005
Place of Death: 
Fort Worth, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1945
Law clerk, Hon. J. E. Hickman, Supreme Court of Texas, 1945-1946
County attorney, Mitchell County, Texas, 1947
District attorney, Thirty-Second Judicial District, Texas, 1948-1960
Judge, Texas District Court, Thirty-Second Judicial District, 1961-1963
Vice president, Texas Electronic Service Company, 1963-1964
Private practice, Abilene, Texas, 1964-1968
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1968-1972

Education

Name of School: 
McMurry College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1939
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1942

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/3/1972
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/1/1989
Termination Date: 
12/3/2005
Termination Reason: 
Death
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