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Lucius Desha Bunton Iii

Biography of Lucius Desha Bunton III

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bunton
  • First Name: Lucius
  • Middle Name: Desha
  • Generational Suffix: III
  • Date of Birth: December , 1 , 1924
  • Place of Birth (POB): Del Rio , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Date of Death: January , 17 , 2001
  • Place of Death (POD): Austin , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Lucius Desha Bunton III Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/11/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Wood , John H.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/11/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 11/20/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 11/26/1979
  • Commission Date: 11/27/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1987
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1992
  • Retirement from Active Service: 12/01/1992
  • Date of Termination: 01/17/2001
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Lucius Desha Bunton III in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Texas
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Texas School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1950

Lucius Desha Bunton III Career Path


  • 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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