Last updated on: 11/4/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Ronald Earle, JD Biography

Title:
Former Travis County (Texas) District Attorney
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Also, murderers can kill again in prison. It happens all the time. The death penalty is a necessity in these cases.”

“Guarding Death’s Door,” Time magazine, July 8, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • District Attorney, Travis County, Texas, 1976-2009
  • Chair, Travis County’s Community Justice Council, 1990-2009
  • Creator, Public Integrity Unit, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Crime Victims Assistance Program, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Family Justice Division, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator,Child Protection Team, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Children’s Advocacy Center, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Family Development Center, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Former Member, Texas House of Representatives
  • Former Presiding Judge, Austin Municipal Court
  • Named Texas Prosecutor of the Year, 1996
  • Named Outstanding Young Lawyer, Austin
  • Named Public Administrator of the Year, Austin
  • Recipient, Neighborhood Peacemaker Award for Advancing Legal Ethics in Texas
Education:
  • JD, University of Texas, Austin
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty?