Thomas Sheldon Maxey

Personal

Birthday: 
9/1/1846
Birthplace: 
Brandon, MS
Date of Death: 
12/5/1921
Place of Death: 
Austin, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Confederate Army, 1864-1865
State representative, Mississippi, 1870
Private practice, Jefferson, Texas, 1871-1877
City attorney, Jefferson, Texas, 1875-1877
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1877-1888

Education

Name of School: 

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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1869

Judicial Career

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

Texas Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Grover Cleveland
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
06/25/1888
Termination Date: 
12/12/1916
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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