Joseph Tyree Sneed III

Personal

Birthday: 
7/21/1920
Birthplace: 
Calvert, TX
Date of Death: 
2/9/2008
Place of Death: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army staff sergeant, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Faculty, University of Texas Law School, 1947-1957; assistant professor, 1947-1951; associate professor, 1951-1954; professor, 1954-1957
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1954-1956
Professor of law, Cornell University, 1957-1962
Professor of law, Stanford University, 1962-1971
Dean and professor of law, Duke University, 1971-1973
Deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973

Education

Name of School: 
Southwestern University
Degree: 
B.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1941
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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1947
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
S.J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1958

Judicial Career

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

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/24/1973
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/21/1987
Termination Date: 
2/9/2008
Termination Reason: 
Death
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