Thomas Morrow Reavley

Personal

Birthday: 
1921
Birthplace: 
Quitman, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1942-1946
Assistant district attorney, Dallas, Texas, 1948-1949
Private practice, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1949-1951
County attorney, Nacogdoches County, Texas, 1951
Private practice, Lufkin, Texas, 1951-1952
Private practice, Jasper, Texas, 1952-1955
Secretary of state, State of Texas, 1955-1957
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1957-1964, 1977-1979
Judge, Travis County [Texas] One Hundred and Sixty-Seventh District Court, 1964-1968
Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1968-1977
Special judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1978

Education

Name of School: 
University of Texas
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1948
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1983

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: 
7/13/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/1/1990
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