biosketch as of 1978
Thos. H. Law of Fort Worth was appointed to the Board of Regents
of The University of Texas System by Governor Dolph Briscoe in January,
1975 to serve a six-year term.
Revised September 22, 1978
He is a member of the law firm of Law, Snakard, Brown & Gambill.
Mr. Law, the son of an English professor who taught at U. T. Austin
for more than 50 years, has had a life long association with the
University. He received a B.A. degree in 1939 and a law degree in
1942, both from U. T. Austin. As a student, he was elected to Phi Beta
Kappa and was a track letterman and captain of the Debate Team.
He has served as president of The University of Texas Foundation,
Inc., vice president of the U. T. Law School Association and a member of
the executive council of the Ex-Students' Association. Since his appointment
to the Board of Regents, he has been made an honorary member
of Omicron Delta Kappa and of Mortar Board and is a member of the U. T.
Austin Development Board.
He is a past president of the Texas Philosophical Society and a
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation and
American College of Probate Counsel.
Mr. Law was president of the State Junior Bar of Texas in 1949-50,
when it received an award as the outstanding junior bar in the U.S.
He was named Fort Worth's outstanding young man in 1950.
He has served on various committees of the State and American Bar
Associations and as president of the Fort Worth Area Chamber of Commerce,
chairman of the Fort Worth Civil Service Commission, vice
chairman of the Tarrant County Planning Commission, president of the
Fort Worth Rotary Club and the Fort Worth Exchange Club, president of
the Crippled Children's Society of Fort Worth, president of the Metropolitan
Dinner Club, parliamentarian and member of the Tarrant County
Democratic Executive Committee and member of the boards of directors
of Camp Fire Girls, Junior Achievement of Tarrant County, Fort Worth
Chapter American Red Cross, Longhorn Club, Fort Worth Ski Club and
Panther Boys Club.
Mr. Law is a trustee and ruling elder of the First Presbyterian
Church of Fort Worth , chairman of Leadership Fort Worth, and serves
on the boards of directors of the North Texas Commission, United Way
of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Longhorn Council Boy Scouts of
America , and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; on the board of trustees
of The Association for Graduate Education and Research of North Texas
(Tager) , Fort Worth Country Day School, Citizens Advisory Panel of
Federal Correctional Institution, board of governors of Century II
Club, and member of various professional associations and societies.