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Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court to visit ACU Monday

For immediate release
November 5, 2004

Newly appointed Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Texas Supreme Court will be a guest of Abilene Christian University's Center for Building Community on Monday, Nov. 8.  Jefferson will speak in Chapel at 11 a.m. and at a lunch for community and campus leaders in the McGlothlin Campus Center Living Room at 11:30 a.m. 

Jefferson, originally appointed to the court by Governor Rick Perry in 2001, is the first black person to preside over the nine-member Texas Supreme Court and is the 26th chief justice to have been sworn in before the court. 

Jefferson, 41, grew up in San Antonio and graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University and from the University of Texas School of Law.  Prior to his court appointment he practiced as an appellate specialist in San Antonio at Crofts, Callaway & Jefferson, a private law firm he helped found in 1991. Jefferson has argued and won two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

His wife, Rhonda (Lewis) Jefferson graduated from ACU in 1988, and they have three sons. 


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, Director of Public Relations.

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