James DeAnda

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Birthday
21, 1925
Birthplace
Texas
DEATH DATE
Sep 7, 2006 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1925
Birthplace
Texas
DEATH DATE
Sep 7, 2006 (81)

About

Attorney, U.S. federal judge, and a defender of Hispanic civil rights who was notably the plaintiff's attorney in the iconic civil rights case Hernandez v. Texas.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before graduating from Texas A&M in 1948

Trivia

He was an attorney for the Hernandez v. Texas case, a landmark United States Supreme Court case that decided that Mexican Americans and all other racial groups in the United States had equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Family Life

His parents were immigrants from Mexico.

Associated With

He was nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by Jimmy Carter.