Samuel D. Johnson Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
11/17/1920
Birthplace: 
Hubbard Hill County, TX
Date of Death: 
7/27/2002
Place of Death: 
Austin, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army private, 1942-1945
Private practice, Hillsboro, Texas, 1949-1953
County attorney, Hill County, Texas, 1953-1955
District attorney, Hillsboro, Texas, 1955-1959
Judge, Texas District Court, Sixty-Sixth Judicial District, 1959-1965
Director, Houston [Texas] Legal Foundation, 1965-1967
Judge, Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, 1967-1973
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1973-1979

Education

Name of School: 
Baylor University
Degree: 
B.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1946
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: 
1949

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/5/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/10/1991
Termination Date: 
7/27/2002
Termination Reason: 
Death
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