DuVal West

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DuVal West
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
In office
November 30, 1931 May 13, 1949
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
In office
December 21, 1916 November 30, 1931
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Thomas Sheldon Maxey
Succeeded by Robert Johnston McMillan
Personal details
Born
DuVal West

(1861-11-13)November 13, 1861
Austin, Texas
DiedMay 13, 1949(1949-05-13) (aged 87)
San Antonio, Texas
Parents Charles S. West; Florence Duval West
Education TMI Episcopal
Cumberland School of Law (LL.B.)

DuVal West (November 13, 1861 – May 13, 1949) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

United States federal judge position in the USA

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United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is a federal district court. The court convenes in San Antonio with divisions in Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos, and Waco. It has jurisdiction in over 50 Trans-Pecos, Permian Basin, and Hill Country counties of the U.S. state of Texas. This district covers over 92,000 square miles (240,000 km2) and seven divisions.

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Education and career

Born in Austin, Texas, West attended the West Texas Military Academy (later the Texas Military Institute, now TMI Episcopal) and received a Bachelor of Laws from Cumberland School of Law (then part of Cumberland University, now part of Samford University) in 1890. He was a deputy clerk for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas from 1884 to 1885. He was chief deputy marshal for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas from 1886 to 1888. He was in private practice in San Antonio, Texas from 1890 to 1916. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Western District of Texas from 1893 to 1897. He was in the United States Army First Texas Volunteer Infantry in 1898. He was personal representative of President Wilson in Mexico in 1915. [1]

Austin, Texas Capital of Texas

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TMI Episcopal

TMI Episcopal is a Private School in San Antonio. Previously known as Texas Military Institute, TMI is a selective coeducational Episcopal college preparatory school with a military tradition in San Antonio, Texas for boarding and day students. It is the flagship school, and sole secondary school, of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. TMI is the oldest Episcopal college preparatory school in the American Southwest. Founded as West Texas School for Boys, the school was later known as West Texas Military Academy, and popularly nicknamed 'West Point on the Rio Grande', though it is several hours from the Rio Grande itself.

Federal judicial service

West was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on December 19, 1916, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated by Judge Thomas Sheldon Maxey. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 1916, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on November 30, 1931. West served in that capacity until his death on May 13, 1949, in San Antonio. [1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Sheldon Maxey
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
1916–1931
Succeeded by
Robert Johnston McMillan