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Adrian Anthony Spears

Biography of Adrian Anthony Spears

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Spears
  • First Name: Adrian
  • Middle Name: Anthony
  • Date of Birth: July , 8 , 1910
  • Place of Birth (POB): Darlington , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Date of Death: May , 9 , 1991
  • Place of Death (POD): San Antonio , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Adrian Anthony Spears Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John F. Kennedy ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/15/1962
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/05/1961
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 75 Stat. 80
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/15/1962
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/15/1962
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/16/1962
  • Commission Date: 03/17/1962
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1962
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1979
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/10/1979
  • Date of Termination: 12/31/1982
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Adrian Anthony Spears in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1934

Adrian Anthony Spears Career Path


  • Private practice, Darlington, South Carolina, 1934-1936
  • Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1937-1961
  • Special judge, Texas District Court, 1951
  • Vice president, Tetco, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, 1983-1991
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, September 25, 1961; no Senate vote


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