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Bob Thomas
Biographical Chronology



1937

Born Bobby Loyd Thomas, February 27, Hill County, Texas

1952

Member of record setting junior high track relay team

1953

Polio left Bob Thomas in a wheelchair the rest of his life

1955

Graduate, Waco High School

1958

Graduate, Baylor University, BBA, Accounting

1960

Graduate, Baylor Law School, LLB, First in his class

1961

Began law practice in Waco, Tax and general practice

1967-1970

Texas House of Representatives, McLennan County

1970-1982

County Judge of McLennan County

1971

Honored by Texas Jaycees as one of "Five Outstanding Young Men of Texas"

1973

Honored by U. S. Jaycees as one of "Ten Outstanding Young Men of the United States"

1980

Member, Task Force to revise Texas Mental Health Code

1980-1984

Consultant to Commissioner of Texas Rehabilitation Commission

1982-1988

Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals

1984-1986

Chairman, Texas Council on Disabilities

1987

Honored as Texas "Disabled Person of the Year"

1989-1996

Chief Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals

1992

Chairman, Texas Council of Chief Justices

1996

Died February 21, Waco, Texas


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