Filemon Bartolome Vela

Personal

Birthday: 
5/1/1935
Birthplace: 
Harlingen, TX
Date of Death: 
4/13/2004
Place of Death: 
Harlingen, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army private, 1957-1959
Private practice, Harlingen, Texas, 1962-1963
Private practice, Brownsville, Texas, 1963-1974
City commissioner, Brownsville, Texas, 1971-1973
Judge, Cameron and Willacy Counties [Texas] One Hundred and Seventh District Court, 1975-1980

Education

Name of School: 

St. Mary's University School of Law

St. Mary's University is an independent Catholic institution based in the rich tradition of the Society of Mary. As a community of faith recognizing the contributions of all persons, including members of other religions and of no religious faith, the University is a special place for reflection, dialogue, research, service, and teaching.

Degree: 
J.D.
Degree Year: 
1962

Judicial Career

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

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/18/1980
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/1/2000
Termination Date: 
4/13/2004
Termination Reason: 
Death
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