About Justice Eugene Cook, Principal Architect of the Creed


Born on May 2, 1938 in Houston, Justice Cook attended the University of Houston, where he received a degree in accounting in 1961. He received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1966. In 1992, he received an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

He joined the firm of Butler and Binion in 1966, later becoming a partner. In 1985, he founded Cook, Davis & McFall, where he served as managing partner. On August 19, 1988, he was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by Gov. Bill Clements. He took office on September 1, 1988 and was elected to the Court in November of that year. After four years on the Court, he returned to Houston, where he served as senior partner and head of the appellate group at Bracewell & Giuliani until his retirement in 2002.  Justice Cook passed away on August 23, 2020 at the age of 82.

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