History of the Federal Judiciary

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Reavley, Thomas Morrow
Born 1921 in Quitman, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 17, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat.1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1979, and received commission on July 13, 1979. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1990.

University of Texas, B.A., 1942
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1948
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1983

Professional Career:
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

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