History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Mahon, Eldon Brooks
Born April 9, 1918, in Loraine, TX
Died December 3, 2005, in Fort Worth, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on June 23, 1972, to a seat vacated by Joe Ewing Estes. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission on July 3, 1972. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1989. Service terminated on December 3, 2005, due to death.

Education:
McMurry College, B.A., 1939
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1942

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1945
Law clerk, Hon. J. E. Hickman, Supreme Court of Texas, 1945-1946
County attorney, Mitchell County, Texas, 1947
District attorney, Thirty-Second Judicial District, Texas, 1948-1960
Judge, Texas District Court, Thirty-Second Judicial District, 1961-1963
Vice president, Texas Electronic Service Company, 1963-1964
Private practice, Abilene, Texas, 1964-1968
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1968-1972

 

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