Born: July 6, 1926, Alamo Heights, Texas
Died: September 12, 2007, San Antonio, Texas
Married to Jimmie Carolyn Cook, retired school teacher (42 years). Three children: (William Spencer Yates, Victoria Carolyn Yates Marullo (dec), Rebecca Elizabeth Yates Bird). Five grandchildren (Vanessa Carolyn & Suzanna Kathryn Marullo; Matthew Spencer & Lois Anne Yates; and Allison Bird & Andrew Carlton Bird).
Retired Attorney at Law (49 years)
Private practice 1983-present
Assistant Criminal District Attorney (Retired), 16 years
1967-1982 Chief Civil Section, Served in misdemeanor, check, civil, appellate, back tax, felony and special crimes sections. Served as legal advisor for Commissioners Court, Hospital District and appointed and elected officials
Private practice 7 years 1960-1967 in general civil and criminal law.
Law firm 3 years 1957-1960, Beckmann, Stanard, Wood, Barrow and Vance, defense of liability and compensations cases.
Graduated Alamo Heights High School (1943)
B.A. degree (Economics), Texas A & M University (1950)
Air Force ROTC commission.
J. D. degree, University of Texas at Austin (1957)
Combat war veteran of World War II :( Corporal, Airborne Infantry), Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, company clerk and combat war veteran, Korea (B-29 Bomber Pilot (2 missions), Distinguished Unit Citation, Aircraft Commander KB-29P Tanker Pilot and JAG officer in USAF Reserve. Lt Col, USAF (Ret).
Distinguished Toastmaster (1984), Distinguished District Governor (1969-70), Presidential Citation (1992), Toastmasters International.
Past Master, Perfect Union Lodge #10, A.F. & A.M.
Former Municipal Judge, City of San Antonio.
Member: Business & Professional Toastmasters Club (Past President) 46 years
Northwood Presbyterian Church (former Deacon)
Perfect Union Lodge #10, A.F. & A.M. (Life Member, Past Master)
San Antonio A & M Club (Past Director)
San Antonio bar Association (Former Editor, Subpoena)
Scottish rite bodies, Life Member, 32°
USAF Pilot Class 52-George Inc. (Recording Secretary)
307th Bomb Group/Wing (1946-54) Inc. (Past President)
27th Fighter Wing Association (Secretary)
Oak Park-Northwood Neighborhood Assoc. (Past President)