Jack Sawtelle Blanton
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on December 7, 1927. Attended Houston Public schools and received B.A. in 1947 and L.L.B. in 1950 from The University of Texas at Austin. Southwest Conference tennis winner, 1945; Past President of Ex-Students' Association, The University of Texas; Honorary Doctor of Laws, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana, May, 1976; Recipient of 1978 Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Texas at Austin. Appointed to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 1985.
Joined Scurlock Oil Company in 1950, assuming Presidency in 1958, elevated to Chairman of the Board and C.E.O. in April, 1983; Vice President of Eddy Refining Company.
Member of the Board of Directors of Texas Commerce Bancshares and of Texas Commerce Bank, N.A .; Texas Commerce Bank-River Oaks; Member of Board of Directors of Southwestern Bell Corporation; member of Board of Directors of Gordon Jewelry Corporation; member of Board of Directors of United Energy Resourcs; Past President of The Houston Club; Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Methodist Hospital; member of the Board of Directors of Texas Medical Center, Inc.; Former member of Board of Managers, Harris County Hospital District.
Is current President (1984-86) of Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association; past President of Texas Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association and active in other .oil-industry organizations. Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, assuming Chairmanship in May, 1985. Former Vice- President of The Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; former Vice- President of the Houston Museum of Natural Science; member of the Board of the Greater Houston Bowl Association; member of the Council of Overseers, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration, Rice University; former member of the Board, The University of Texas Graduate School of Business; former member of the Advisory Council, College of Business Administration Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin; member of the Board of Goodwill Industries; former President of Houston Tennis Association; member of Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Philosophical Society; member of the Houston Area Research Center; active member in many Houston and Texas civic and Charitable efforts.
last updated in 1986