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The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society (TSCHS) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of information, papers, photographs, and significant artifacts relating to the Supreme Court and the appellate courts of Texas. The Society sponsors scholarship relating to the history of the Texas judiciary and furthers efforts to raise public awareness about the judicial branch of government and its role in the development of Texas. On behalf of the court, the Society acts as conservator for the judicial portrait collection and other paintings and valued historic items belonging to the court.
 
Established in January 1990 on the Sesquicentennial of the first session of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas, the Society’s incorporation papers were filed with the Secretary of State by three former Chief Justices: Robert W. Calvert, Joe R. Greenhill and Jack Pope. The founding president, Judge Jack Hightower, then serving as Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, enlisted the support of the court for creating the Society and procured the cooperation and assistance of the State Bar of Texas.
 
Membership is open to all individuals, organizations, institutions, and corporations interested in advancing the Society’s purposes. Information about joining the Society is available under Join/Renew.
 

2017-18 OFFICERS, TRUSTEES AND LIAISON


OFFICERS
Hon. Dale Wainwright, Justice (Ret.), President
Ms. Marcy Hogan Greer, President-elect
Mr. Dylan O. Drummond, Vice President
Ms. Cynthia K. Timms, Treasurer
Mr. William W. Ogden, Secretary
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes, Immediate Past President
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Robert A. Black
Hon. Jane Bland
Hon. Jason Boatright
Hon. Jeff Brown, Justice
Mr. William J. Chriss
Hon. Mark D. Davidson
Mr. Lawrence M. Doss
Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod
Hon. Craig Enoch, Justice (Ret.)
Mr. Robert B. Gilbreath
Mr. Warren W. Harris
Mr. James C. Ho
Mr. Clyde J. “Jay” Jackson, III
Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice (Ret.)
Hon. David Keltner
Hon. Elizabeth Lang-Miers
Mr. Thomas S. Leatherbury
Ms. Lynne Liberato
Hon. Ann Crawford McClure
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Hon. Harriet O'Neill, Justice (Ret.)
Mr. Richard R. Orsinger
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Mr. Richard B. Phillips, Jr.
Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice (Ret.)
Mr. D. Todd Smith
Hon. Rick Strange
Mr. Mark Trachtenberg
Hon. Sue Walker
Hon. Ken Wise
Mr. R. Paul Yetter
Mr. Evan A. Young
 
COURT LIAISON
Hon. Paul W. Green, Justice
Supreme Court of Texas
 
TEXAS SUPREME COURT
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 12673
Austin, Texas 78711-2673
Phone: 512-481-1840
 
Executive Director
Sharon Sandle
 
Administrative Coordinator
Mary Sue Miller
 
HEMPHILL FELLOWS
David J. Beck
Richard Warren Mithoff
 
GREENHILL FELLOWS
Stacy and Douglas W.Alexander
Marianne M. Auld
S. Jack Balagia
Robert A. Black
Elaine Block
E. Leon Carter
Tom A. Cunningham
David A. Furlow and Lisa Pennington
Harry L. Gillam, Jr.
Marcy and Sam Greer
William Fred Hagans
Lauren and Warren W. Harris
Thomas F. A. Hetherington
Allyson and James C. Ho
Jennifer and Richard Hogan, Jr.
Dee J. Kelly, Jr.
David E. Keltner
Thomas S. Leatherbury
Lynne Liberato
Mike McKool, Jr.
Ben L. Mesches
Nick C. Nichols
Jeffrey L. Oldham
Hon. Harriet O’Neill and Kerry N. Cammack
Hon. Thomas R. Phillips
Hon. Jack Pope
Shannon H. Ratliff
Harry Reasoner
Robert M. Roach, Jr.
Leslie Robnett
Prof. L. Wayne Scott
Reagan W. Simpson
S. Shawn Stephens
Peter S. Wahby
Hon. Dale Wainwright
Charles R. Watson, Jr.
R. Paul Yetter
 
LIFE MEMBERS
The following are Life Members of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. This membership category is closed to new members.
 
LIPSCOMB LIFE MEMBERS
Hon. Margaret Garner Mirabal, Justice (Ret.)
Hon. Jack Pope (deceased)
Hon. Charles A. Spain, Jr., Judge
 
WHEELER LIFE MEMBERS
David J. Beck
Martin D. Beirne
William J. Chriss
Hon. Murry B. Cohen, Justice (Ret.)
Josiah M. Daniel, III
Frank Douglass (deceased)
Edward F. Fernandes
David A. Furlow
Bryan A. Garner
Hon. Wm. L. Garwood (deceased)
Hon. Raul A. Gonzalez, Justice (Ret.)
Hon. Joe R. Greenhill (deceased)
Rusty Hardin
Warren W. Harris
Edwin H. Higgins
Hon. Laura Carter Higley, Justice
James C. Ho
Jennifer Bruch Hogan
Richard P. Hogan, Jr.
Hon. Lynn N. Hughes, Judge
Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice (Ret.)
Franklin Jones, Jr. (deceased)
Lynne Liberato
Lyn Phillips
Hon. Jack Pope
Michael V. Powell
William S. Pugsley
Harry M. Reasoner
Eduardo R. Rodriguez
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Judge
Hon. Michael Schneider, Judge
Charles W. Schwartz
Max Sherman
Reagan W. Simpson
Hon. Ruby Kless Sondock, Justice (Ret.)
Stephen G. Tipps
Ben F. Vaughan, III
Andrew Weber
Hon. Don Willett, Justice
Hon. Ken Wise, Justice
Thomas C. Wright
Evan A. Young
 
STAFF
Administrative Coordinator
Mary Sue Miller joined the staff in August 2011. Before that she worked at the State Bar of Texas for 30 years, primarily in the Finance Division, where her most recent position was Accounts Receivable Manager. She has assisted at the Society's Annual John Hemphill Dinner for 12 years, and both of her children worked for the Society between semesters of college.
 
Consulting Editor
Marilyn Duncan has been Consulting Editor for the Society's History Book Project since October 2006. Before that she was Director of Communications and Publications at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs for more than twenty-five years. In addition to her contract work for the Society, she is a freelance publications consultant and editor for a number of organizations and faculty members.
 
JOURNAL STAFF
General Editor
Lynne Liberato
lynne.liberato@haynesboone.com
 
Executive Editor
David A. Furlow
dafurlow@gmail.com
 
Deputy Executive Editor
Dylan O. Drummond
ddrummond@grayreed.com
 
Managing Editor
Marilyn P. Duncan
mpduncan@austin.rr.com

Production Manager
David C. Kroll
dckroll@gmail.com



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