History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Bunton, Lucius Desha III
Born December 1, 1924, in Del Rio, TX
Died January 17, 2001, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on October 11, 1979, to a seat vacated by John H. Wood. Confirmed by the Senate on November 26, 1979, and received commission on November 27, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1987-1992. Assumed senior status on December 1, 1992. Service terminated on January 17, 2001, due to death.

University of Texas, B.A., 1947
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army private, 76th Infantry Division, 1943-1946
Private practice, Uvalde, Texas, 1950-1951
Private practice, Marfa, Texas, 1951-1954
District attorney, Eighty-Third Judicial District, Texas, 1954-1960
Private practice, Odessa, Texas, 1960-1979


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