Historic Portrait Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony to Be Held for Judges of 246th District Court

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/13/2018, 3:13 p.m.
Judge John W. Peavy, Jr.’s Judge Peavy is not a stranger to making history and is a man of many ...
Judge John W. Peavy, Jr.

(Houston, TX)....Judge John W. Peavy, Jr.’s Judge Peavy is not a stranger to making history and is a man of many “firsts”. Upon his appointment by Governor Dolph Briscoe in 1977, he became the first African American to serve as the first Family Law Judge in the state of Texas for the 246th District Court of Texas (1977-1994). In 1995, he became a Senior District Court Judge, however before then, he served as an administrative Judge for Family Courts and started mediation in the family court system. Prior to his banner breaking appointment, he was also selected by Harris County Commissioners Court to serve as the first African American Justice of the Peace in the state of Texas for Precinct 7, Position 2. Judge Peavy’s public service career also includes his tenure as an At-Large Member of Houston City Council where he initiated the International Committee and chaired the Regulatory

Affairs Committee.

A native Houstonian and son of a noted civic leader and educator, John W. Peavy, Sr, Judge Peavy worked as a White House staffer to President Lyndon B. Johnson while attending law school. He is a graduate of Phillis Wheatley Senior High School, Howard University School of Business and Howard University School of Law. He is married to Diane Peavy and has four children.

Three other judges who will be honored with Judge Peavy will include: Judge Don Ritter, Judge Jim York and Judge Charley Prine, Jr. The historic unveiling will be held:

When: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

Where: Ceremonial Courtroom 201 Caroline St. – 17th floor