James Latane Noel Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
10/28/1909
Birthplace: 
Pilot Point, TX
Date of Death: 
8/29/1997
Place of Death: 
Houston, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant district attorney, Dallas County, Texas, 1937-1938
Assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1939-1942, 1945-1946
U.S. Naval Reserve, World War II
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1946-1961

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, September 25, 1961; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Southern Methodist University
Degree: 
B.S., civil engineering
Degree Year: 
1931
Name of School - Second: 
Southern Methodist University
Degree - Second: 
B.S., commerce
Degree Year - Second: 
1932
Name of School - Third: 

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

As you will see on our site, the school has a diverse and highly talented faculty whose members are dedicated to teaching. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. The Dedman School of Law enjoys a national and international reputation, with its graduates practicing in every state of the Union and in many foreign countries.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1937

Judicial Career

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

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1962
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/15/1976
Termination Date: 
8/29/1997
Termination Reason: 
Death
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