Jerry Edwin Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Del Rio, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1972-1973
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1973-1984
Director, Harris County [Texas] Housing Authority, 1978-1980
Special assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1981-1982
Chairman, Houston [Texas] Civil Service Commission, 1982-1984
City attorney, Houston, Texas, 1984-1987

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/21/1987
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