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Black, Norman William

Born December 6, 1931, in Houston, TX
Died July 23, 1997, in Silverthorne, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 23, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 1979, and received commission on May 11, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1992-1996. Assumed senior status on December 6, 1996. Service terminated on July 23, 1997, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1976-1979

University of Texas, B.B.A., 1953
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1955

Professional Career:

Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1955
U.S. Army, Military Police, 1955-1957
Law clerk, Hon. Ben C. Connally, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1957-1958
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Texas, 1958-1960
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1960-1976
Adjunct professor, University of Houston School of Law, 1970-1975
Adjunct professor, South Texas College of Law, 1975-1997
Judge in residence, University of Cincinnati, 1989