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Ross E. Doughty, Jr. (1910-2000)

Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1975-1976

Ross E. Doughty, Jr. was born June 27, 1910 in Uvalde, Texas. He graduated from Uvalde High School and attended Texas A & M University before entering The University of Texas School of Law.

After earning his law degree, Doughty was admitted to the Texas bar in 1935 and began a long career of service in the Texas judicial system. He served as city judge of Uvalde and was elected five times to the position of Uvalde county attorney. He was elected twice to the office of district attorney of the Thirty-Eighth Judicial District, and in 1949 was appointed judge of that district by Gov. Allan Shivers. He was reelected to the position seven times. Doughty was married in 1938, and the couple had a daughter.

Doughty was appointed an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court by Gov. Dolph Briscoe after Ruel C. Walker retired in 1975. He served as a justice until the end of the following year.

Beginning in 1977 Doughty served for six years as presiding judge of the Sixth Administrative Judicial District. He died March 18, 2000 at the age of eighty-nine.


House Concurrent Resolution 137, 77th Legislature of the State of Texas, March 6, 2001.

63 Texas Bar Journal 1002.

Extended bibliography

Dolan, Jim. Doughty to Quit Bench at End of '76 Term', San Antonio Express, Nov. 21, 1975.

Ford, Jon. Uvalde Man Says Justice Oath, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 2, 1975.