Joseph Jefferson Fisher

Personal

Birthday: 
4/16/1910
Birthplace: 
Bland Lake, TX
Date of Death: 
6/19/2000
Place of Death: 
Beaumont, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

County attorney, St. Augustine County, Texas, 1937-1939
District attorney, First Judicial District, Texas, 1939-1946
Private practice, Jasper, Texas, 1946-1957
Judge, Texas District Court, First Judicial District, 1957-1959

Education

Name of School: 

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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1936

Judicial Career

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

Texas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/10/1959
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/30/1984
Termination Date: 
6/19/2000
Termination Reason: 
Death
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