biosketch as of 1991
ELLEN CLARKE TEMPLE of Lufkin was appointed to a six-year term
on the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System by
Governor Ann Richards in 1991.
last updated February 13, 1991
Temple is the owner and president of Ellen C. Temple Publishing, Inc. of Lufkin.
She is a former high school teacher and freelance writer.
Born on January 14, 1942, Mrs. Temple graduated in 1964 from
The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of
Arts degree with honors. In 1974, she received a Master of Arts
degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
Temple also completed the Rice Publishing Course in 1979 at Rice
A longtime advocate for libraries and the humanities in
education, Temple serves as a board member for the T.L.L. Temple
Memorial Library in Diboll, the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin and
the Angelina Beautiful/Clean of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Temple is involved in many activities on the state and
national level. She is a member of Book Publishers of Texas and
the Advisory Council of The University of Texas at Austin Graduate
School of Library and Information Science. Temple is on the
Editorial Advisory Board of the University of North Texas Press and
a member of the Summerlee Commission on Texas history. Regent
Temple is a member of The Philosophical Society of Texas, and the
Board of Trustees of the National Wildflower Research Center.
She also serves on the National Advisory Board of Leadership
America,is a board member of the Foundation for Women's Resources
and is involved with The Texas Folklore Society and The Texas
Regent Temple was on the Texas Committee for the Humanities
from 1983 to 1989 and chaired the committee in 1988. She also
served as director of Lufkin Memorial Hospital, raised funds to
build the Westbank Community Library in Austin, and served on the
Angelina County Historical Commission.
Ellen Clarke Temple is married to Arthur (Buddy) Temple III,
businessman, former state representative and Railroad Commissioner.
They have four children.