Robert William Hamilton

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Robert William Hamilton
March 24,1899
August 9, 1981

District Judge 70th Judicial District
1951 ~ 1953
Chief Justice Court of Civil Appeals 8th Judicial District
1953 ~ 1958
Associate Justice Supreme Court of Texas
1958 ~ 1970

Lois Rogers Hamilton
July 24,1904
August 27, 1985
Full Name: Robert William Hamilton
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:M  Number:17
Reason for Eligibility: Judge, 70th Judicial District of Texas; Chief Justice, Court of Appeals, 8th District of Texas; Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Texas 
Birth Date: March 24, 1899 
Died: August 9, 1981 
Burial Date: August 12, 1981 

HAMILTON, ROBERT WILLIAM (1899~1981) Robert William "Bob" Hamilton, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, was born March 24, 1899, in Omen, Texas. Judge Hamilton received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin before pursuing a law career, which included sitting as an associate justice on the Texas Supreme Court, and as the former chief justice of the 8th Court of Civil Appeals in El Paso.

He also served as former district judge in Midland County, where he was also a district attorney. Hamilton, a Smith County native, began his career in 1927 in Tyler, where he entered the private practice of law.

Upon his death, Hamilton had been of counsel with the Tyler law firm of Ramsey, Flock, Hutchins, Jeffus, McClendon, and Crawford.

The former Supreme Court Justice held law memberships in Midland and El Paso Bar, State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the American Judicature Society.

Judge Hamilton, between 1919 and 1926, was also a coach and teacher in Plainview, Texas, and was a veteran of World War I.

He was a member of the Tyler Petroleum Club, Willow Brook Country Club, and Christ Episcopal Church.

Information taken from the Tyler Courier-Times "Judge Hamilton Services Today," Monday, August 10, 1981.


#8783) Served on the Supreme Court from 1958-1970. Served on the Court of Civil Appeals from 1953-1958. Served as District Judge from 1951-1953.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:21 PM

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