William Merritt Steger

Personal

Birthday: 
8/22/1920
Birthplace: 
Dallas, TX
Date of Death: 
6/4/2006
Place of Death: 
Tyler, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, Air Corps, 1942-1947
Private practice, Longview, Texas, 1951-1953
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1953-1959
Private practice, Tyler, Texas, 1959-1970
Republican candidate for governor, Texas, 1960
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, 1962
Chairman, Republican Party of Texas, 1969-1970

Education

Name of School: 

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

As you will see on our site, the school has a diverse and highly talented faculty whose members are dedicated to teaching. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. The Dedman School of Law enjoys a national and international reputation, with its graduates practicing in every state of the Union and in many foreign countries.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1950

Judicial Career

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

Texas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/1/1970
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1987
Termination Date: 
6/4/2006
Termination Reason: 
Death
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