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Encyclopedia > Edward Charles Prado

Edward C. Prado is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1969 and received his law degree in 1972 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. A judge or justice is an appointed or elected official who presides over a court. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts: Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas The court is based at... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


Prado served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Thereafter, in 1976 he served in the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Western District of Texas as Assistant Public Defender. In 1980, Judge Prado was appointed to serve as State District Judge in Bexar County, Texas. In 1981, President Reagan appointed Judge Prado to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Order: 40th President Term of Office: January 20, 1981–January 20, 1989 Preceded by: Jimmy Carter Succeeded by: George H.W. Bush Date of birth: February 6, 1911 Place of birth: Tampico, Illinois Date of death: June 5, 2004 Place of death: Los Angeles, California First Lady: Nancy Reagan Political... United States Attorneys represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court. ...


He served as United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, having been appointed by President Reagan in 1984. He remained on that court until he was elevated to his current position in 2003. The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (W.D.Tex) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the counties in the Western part of the state of Texas. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Judge Prado has been a leader in numerous bar associations and law-related organizations. He has been a member of the Texas and San Antonio Bar Associations since 1972, including service as a President, and later Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the San Antonio Bar Foundation. Judge Prado serves on the Texas State Bar Crime Victims Committee, and was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to serve as the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Act Review Committee, from 1991-1993. A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... William H. Rehnquist has served as the Chief Justice of the United States since 1986. ...


Judge Prado also has been actively involved in community and charitable affairs as a member in community organizations such as: St. Mark’s Catholic Church, the Witte Museum Community Advisory Committee, the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Rotary Club of San Antonio and Leadership San Antonio. Judge Prado has reached out to children in the San Antonio community by conducting events in his courtroom as an introduction to the law.


He has received many honors and awards, including the following: St. Thomas Moore Award, St. Mary’s University School of Law (2000); Outstanding Alumnus, San Antonio College (1989); LULAC State Award for Excellence (1981); Edgewood I.S.D. Hall of Fame (1981); Achievement Award, U.S. Attorney General (1980); Outstanding Young Lawyer of San Antonio (1980); and Outstanding Federal Public Defender, Western District of Texas (1978).


Prado has been mentioned as a potential nominee to the Supreme Court during the George W. Bush presidency. With the deterioration in Chief Justice William Rehnquists health, speculation has abounded over some Potential nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the current President of the United States and former Governor of the State of Texas. ...


 
 

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