TOM B. RAMEY, JR.
State Bar President, 1984-1985
Tom B. Ramey, Jr. of Tyler is a life-long resident of Tyler. He
entered the Navy in 1943 and received his commission from the Harvard
Business School. He served duty on destroyers until 1946. After his
Navy discharge, he returned to Harvard where he received his
Master’s of business administration in 1949. He received his law
degree from the University of Texas in 1951. He returned to Tyler to
practice law and was a senior partner in the firm of Ramey, Flock,
Hutchins, Jeffus, McClendon & Crawford until his appointment as
associate justice of the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler. He returned to
private practice in December 1982 as a sole practitioner. Ramey
returned to Ramey and Flock in 2002.
Ramey has served the State Bar in many capacities. He served as a
director of the State Bar Board of Directors, and on the Client
Security Fund Committee, the Continuing Legal Education Committee and
the Continuing Professional Competence Committee. In the early 1970s,
Ramey served on the Citizenship Committee, which was charged with
creating course materials for public schools. He has also been a member
of the Federal Judiciary Appointments Committee, the History and
Traditions of the Bar Committee, and the Litigation and International
Law sections. He also served as vice chair of the Tort and Compensation
Section. He also served on the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure
Committee and the Bar Rules Change Review Committee. He served on the
State Bar College Board and has been a member of the Judicial Section.
He also chaired the Goals Implementation of the Board, and served on
the Staff Efficiency and General Counsel Advisory Committees of the
Ramey has also been active in local bar activities. He served as
president and as a two-term director of the Smith County Bar
Association. Ramey is a member of the American Bar Association, the
American Counsel Association, the Trial Attorneys of America, and the
International Association of Insurance Counsel. He is an advocate of
the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow
of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation.
He served as a director of the Texas Chest Foundation, First City
National Bank of Tyler, and the Pine Cove Conference Center. He served
on the administrative board of Marvin United Methodist Church, where he
has taught Sunday School for many years. Ramey is a founder of the
Tyler Volunteers for Troubled Youth.