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Finis E. Cowan
Born Finis E. Cowan
October 16, 1929(1929-10-16) (age 92)
Dallas, Texas
Education Rice University (B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)
Predecessor James Latane Noel Jr.
Successor Hugh Gibson

Finis E. Cowan (born October 16, 1929) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and is an attorney in private practice.

Education and career[]

Born on October 16, 1929,[citation needed] in Dallas, Texas, Cowan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1956, graduating Order of the Coif.[1] He was a United States Marine Corps Lieutenant during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953. He was in private practice in Houston, Texas from 1956 to 1977.[2]

Federal judicial service[]

On May 19, 1977, Cowan was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the Galveston Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Judge James Latane Noel Jr.. Cowan was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 13, 1977, and received his commission on June 14, 1977. Cowan served in that capacity for just over two years, resigning on June 30, 1979, and returning to private practice in Houston.[1][2]

Post judicial service[]

Cowan has remained in the private practice of law since his resignation from the federal bench. He serves with the law firm of Yetter Coleman LLP and remains in active service as of April 2018.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cowan, JR, Finis E. - Yetter Coleman LLP". http://www.yettercoleman.com/profiles/finis-e-cowan-jr/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1
    • Finis E. Cowan at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources[]

  • Finis E. Cowan at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
James Latane Noel Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1977–1979
Succeeded by
Hugh Gibson

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