biosketch as of 1983
THOMAS B. RHODES of Dallas was appointed to a six-year term on The
University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Bill Clements on
January 9, 1981, and was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board on October
9, 1981, when the Board amended its Rules and Regulations to create a
second vice-chairmanship. He served as Vice-Chairman until April 15, 1983.
last updated April 1983
Mr. Rhodes relinquished his position of vice chairman of the
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to accept
appointment to the U.T. Board of Regents.
Mr. Rhodes is chairman of the board, Sedco, Inc. of Dallas.
Previously, he held the position of executive vice president and general
counsel for Sedco, 1960-1979.
He received his B.A. degree from Stanford in 1939 and his LL.B.
from The University of Texas at Austin in 1942. He practiced law from
1946 to 1959.
In 1979, he served as budget director, Office of the Governor of
Texas. He is vice president of Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, and serves
on the board of trustees of the Southwest Legal Foundation, Dallas.
He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; Law School Chancellors, Order of
Coif, and Law Review Editorial Board; American, Texas and Dallas Bar
Associations; Dallas Country Club and Petroleum Club of Dallas.
He and his wife, Lillian, a 1942 U.T. Austin graduate, live in
Dallas. For relaxation, he enjoys reading, tennis, handball, golf and