Harold Barefoot Sanders Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
2/5/1925
Birthplace: 
Dallas, TX
Date of Death: 
9/21/2008
Place of Death: 
Dallas, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1943-1946
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1950-1961, 1969-1979
State representative, Texas, 1953-1959
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1961-1965
U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967; assistant deputy attorney general, 1965-1966; assistant attorney general, 1966-1967
Legislative counsel, President Lyndon Johnson, 1967-1969

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, September 25, 1968; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, January 9, 1969; nomination withdrawn by president, January 23, 1969

Education

Name of School: 
University of Texas
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1949
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: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1950

Judicial Career

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

Texas Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/26/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/1/1996
Termination Date: 
9/21/2008
Termination Reason: 
Death
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