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Bill Marvin White (1932-2002)

Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1985-1997

Bill Marvin White was born February 11, 1932, in Abilene, Texas. After graduating from Denton High School, where he was an All-State football quarterback in 1949, he entered The University of Texas, where he was a three-year football letterman for the Texas Longhorns from 1950 to 1953, a Southwest Conference champion in 1952, and a Cotton Bowl champion in 1953. He earned a B.B.A. from The University in 1957, and then entered the law school at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, where he earned a J.D. degree in 1962. He was recognized as a distinguished graduate of St. Mary's law school in 1988. White served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

Following his graduation from law school, White began his career as a prosecutor in the San Antonio Municipal Court from 1962 to 1963. For fifteen years from 1963 until 1977 he was an assistant district attorney for Bexar County, and he served as Bexar County District Attorney from 1977 to 1982. White served as legal counsel to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife from 1983 to 1984. He was married and had three children.

White was elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1985, and served as a judge on the court for twelve years before retiring in 1997.

White died July 1, 2002 at the age of seventy, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.


Bill White, Texas State Cemetery (accessed December 19, 2006).