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West, DuVal
Born November 13, 1861, in Austin, TX
Died May 13, 1949, in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on December 19, 1916, to a seat vacated by Thomas S. Maxey. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 1916, and received commission on December 21, 1916. Assumed senior status on November 30, 1931. Service terminated on May 13, 1949, due to death.

Education:
West Texas Military Academy (now Texas Military Institute)
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1890

Professional Career:
Deputy clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1884-1885
Chief deputy marshal, Western District of Texas, 1886-1888
Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1890-1916
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Texas, 1893-1897
U.S. Army, First Texas Volunteer Infantry, 1898
Personal representative in Mexico, President Woodrow Wilson, 1915
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