Civil Rights: A History of Houston’s District Attorney’s Office, Criminal District Courts & Juries
Hon. Dan Walton grew up in Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt College, where he earned Honorable Mention All American in football. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and served until the end of World War II. He attended Duke University Law School, then came to Houston, where he went to work with Butler Binion Rice Cook & Knapp. In 1954, Judge Walton was elected District Attorney of Harris County and served until 1960. In 1966, Gov. John Connally appointed him Judge of the 178th Criminal District Court, where he served until his retirement in 1984. Judge Walton passed away in 2008.
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