Travis County Judge
Samuel T. Biscoe
Introduction by Lion Gus Garcia
Speaker's Bio: Judge Samuel T. Biscoe was born and reared in Tyler, Texas. He graduated from Emmett Scott High School in 1965. He attended Tyler Junior college and received an Associate of Arts degreee in 1967.
Continuing his education, he studied at North Texas state University in Denton, Texas and received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1969. Upon graduating from North Texas State University he studied law at the university of Texas School of Law, where he received a Juris-Doctorate in 1973.
While in law school, he was president of the student Bar Association and the University of Texas School of Law Class of 1973.
Judge Biscoe was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973. He was a Earl Warren Fellow, with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund from 1073 - 1974. He was in private law practice from 1974 - 1983.
In 1983, he became General Counsel and Special Assisstant to the Texas Department of agriculture, a position he held through 1988.
Judge Biscoe was elected Travis County Commissioner for Precinct One in 1988. He was Commissioner for nine years, before resigning in December of 1997 to seek the office of Travis County Judge.
On November 3, 1998, he was elected Travis County Judge, and has served in this capacity since December 1, 1998.
Judge Biscoe has received numerous awards and honors, including Who's Who in American Junior Colleges, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Man of the Year, Huston Tillotson Colleg Volunteer of the Year Award, Austin Area Urban League Whitney D. Young Award, NOKOA the Observer Newspaper Political Leader of the Year Award, The Villager Nespaper Living Legend Award, NAACP Dewitty/Overton Award and many others.
Most recently Judge Biscoe received the John B. Sheppard Leadership Institute of the University of Texas Permian Basin, Texas Local Leader of the Year Award, 2001. During his tenure as Travis County Judge, Judge Biscoe served as the chairman of the Community Action Network, member of the City of Austin Social Equity Commission, chairing the affordable Housing Subcommittee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Capital area Planning Council.
Judge Biscoe is married to his lovely wife, Donalyn and they have two children.
Featured Lunch Menu: Meat and Vegetable dish (TBA), mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.
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