Walter Raleigh Ely Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
6/24/1913
Birthplace: 
Baird, Callahan County, TX
Date of Death: 
10/9/1984
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Abilene, Texas, 1935-1938
Assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1939-1941
U.S. Marine Corps, 1941-1944
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1945-1964

Education

Name of School: 
University of Texas
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1935
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: 
1935
Name of School - Third: 

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

One of the most prominent law schools in the country, USC Law offers a forward-looking, interdisciplinary legal education guided by nationally renowned professors and informed by the diversity of a friendly and collegial student body. Located in the nation's second largest city, one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, the school offers myriad opportunities to apply the law to real-world problems through partnerships with some of the world's leading companies and law firms. Through interdisciplinary academic training and practical application of skills, students acquire the experience necessary to succeed as leaders in a global environment.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1949

Judicial Career

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

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/2/1964
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/31/1979
Termination Date: 
10/9/1984
Termination Reason: 
Death
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