Howell Cobb

Personal

Birthday: 
12/7/1922
Birthplace: 
Atlanta, GA
Date of Death: 
9/16/2005
Place of Death: 
Castine, ME
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy aviation cadet, 1942-1943
U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, 1943-1945
Instructor, Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1945
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1949-1954
Private practice, Beaumont, Texas, 1954-1985

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, September 10, 1984; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1948

Judicial Career

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

Texas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/4/1985
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/1/2001
Termination Date: 
9/16/2005
Termination Reason: 
Death
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