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  Thornberry, Homer
NameHomer Thornberry
Austin, Texas , United States
Born January 09, 1909
DiedDecember 27, 1995 (86 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 30, 2020 01:30am
Infoborn in Austin, Travis County, Tex., January 9, 1909; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Texas in 1932 and from the law school of the same university in 1936; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Austin, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives 1936-1941; district attorney of the fifty-third judicial district of Texas from 1941 until his resignation in 1942 to serve in the United States Navy; served in the United States Navy from July 1942 until discharged as a lieutenant commander in February 1946; member of the Austin City Council 1946-1948, serving as mayor pro tempore in 1947 and 1948; delegate at large to the Democratic National Conventions in 1956 and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949 until his resignation December 20, 1963; sworn in as United States district judge for the western district of Texas on December 21, 1963, serving until he was sworn in as United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Judicial Circuit on July 3, 1965, in which capacity he is now serving; nominated to the United States Supreme Court in 1968, but the nomination was withdrawn at his request when a vacancy in the position to which he was nominated failed to occur; died December 27, 1995.


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  11/06/1962 TX District 10 Won 63.30% (+26.59%)
  11/08/1960 TX District 10 Won 98.03% (+96.07%)
  11/04/1958 TX District 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1956 TX District 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1954 TX District 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1952 TX District 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1950 TX District 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/22/1950 TX District 10 - D Primary Won 90.60% (+81.20%)
  11/02/1948 TX District 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/28/1948 TX District 10 - D Runoff Won 59.89% (+19.77%)
  07/24/1948 TX District 10 - D Primary Won 38.41% (+18.92%)