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Robert Alton GAMMAGE

(1938- )

GAMMAGE, Robert Alton, a Representative from Texas; born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., March 13, 1938; attended the public schools of Houston; A.A., Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Tex., 1958; B.S., University of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Tex., 1963; M.A., Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Tex., 1965; J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Tex., 1969; LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 1986; admitted to the Texas bar in 1969 and practiced in Houston, 1969-1979; United States Army, 1959-1960; United States Navy Reserve, commander, 1965-1995; teaching fellow, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Tex., 1963-1965; dean of men, director of student activities, University of Corpus Christi, 1965-1966; instructor of government, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Tex., 1969-1970; adjunct professor of law, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Tex., 1971-1973; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1971-1973; member of the Texas state senate, 1973-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; assistant attorney general of Texas, 1979-1980; special consultant, U.S. Department of Energy, 1980; resumed the practice of law in Austin, 1980-1982; elected justice, Texas Court of Appeals, Austin, 1982-1991; justice, Texas supreme court, 1991-1995; is a resident of Austin, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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