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Judge Eduardo E. de Ases Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law

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The Honorable Eduardo E. de Ases
The Honorable Eduardo E. de Ases

The Judge Eduardo E. de Ases Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law honors the Honorable Eduardo E. de Ases of Corpus Christi, Texas, a 1959 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Born October 26th, 1928 in Refugio, Texas, de Ases became the first Hispanic to be appointed a federal judge magistrate at the age of 52. He served for 16 years before retiring in 1996.

De Ases ruled on misdemeanor cases and civil cases, handling the initial defendant appearances in criminal cases, heard Social Security appeals and any items referred by the U.S. District Court judges.

Before his appointment, de Ases worked in private practice and in 1969 he was elected to the Corpus Christi City Council. He went on to serve terms in 1975 and 1977.

De Ases was a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, served as past president of the local bar association and as a former assistant county attorney.

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