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.

Education:
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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