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.
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.
Revised September 22, 1978