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Name Thornberry, William Homer
City Austin
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born January 9, 1909, in Austin, TX
Died December 12, 1995, in Austin, TX

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born January 9, 1909, in Austin, TX
Died December 12, 1995, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on July 9, 1963, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Thomason. Confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 1963, and received commission on December 17, 1963. Service terminated on July 2, 1965, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 22, 1965, to a seat vacated by Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1965, and received commission on July 1, 1965. Assumed senior status on December 21, 1978. Service terminated on December 12, 1995, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1982-1993

University of Texas, B.B.A., 1932
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:

Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1936-1941, 1946-1948
State representative, Texas, 1937-1941
District attorney, Travis County, Texas, 1941-1942
U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, 1942-1946
City councilman, Austin, Texas, 1946-1948
U.S. representative from Texas, 1949-1963

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, June 26, 1968; nomination withdrawn by president, October 4, 1968

compress summary

Case(s) CW-LA-0001 : Del A. v. Roemer
EE-AL-0115 : United States v. Allegheny-Ludlum Industries
EE-FL-0130 : United States v. City of Miami
EE-TX-0477 : United States v. International Longshoremen's Association
FH-GA-0005 : United States v. Northside Realty Assoc., Inc.
IM-FL-0017 : Mendoza v. City of Miami Civil Service Board
JC-TX-0008 : Cruz v. Hauck
JC-TX-0009 : Escamilla v. Santos
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-FL-0001 : Costello v. Wainwright
PC-MS-0001 : Gates v. Collier [Cook]
PC-TX-0003 : Ruiz v. Estelle
PC-TX-0007 : Guajardo v. Estelle
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-AL-0010 : Birdie Mae Davis & United States v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County
SD-AL-0012 : Carr v. Montgomery County Board of Education
SD-LA-0010 : U.S. v. Desoto Parish School Board
SD-LA-0012 : Johnson v. Jackson Parish School Board
SD-LA-0016 : Graham v. Evangeline Parish School Board
SD-MS-0006 : Henry v. Clarksdale Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0008 : United States v. Covington County School District
SD-MS-0017 : Quarles v. Oxford Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0025 : McNeal v. Tate County School District
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0033 : Montgomery v. Oakley Training School
SD-MS-0035 : 30 Related School Desegregation Cases in the Southern District of Mississippi
VR-TX-0442 : United States of America v. The State of Texas

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