Presidents' Award

The Presidents’ Award is presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting each year and honors exceptional service to the public and the legal profession.

Margaret H. Amsler (Waco)
1961

William J. Rochell Jr. (Dallas)
1962

Gordon R. Carpenter (Dallas)
1963

W. Harry Jack (Dallas)
1964

Henry Latimer Jordan (Palestine)
1965

Ira Butler (Fort Worth)
1966

J. Harris Morgan (Greenville)
1967

Leo Jaffe (El Paso)
1968

Walter E. Jordan (Fort Worth)
1970

Hilton H. Howell (Waco)
1972

Clarence Guittard (Dallas)
1974

Phil Burleson (Dallas)
1976

James E. Brill (Houston)
1978

James R. Lovell (Dumas)
1979

Leon Jaworski (Houston)
1979

Lynn Nabers (Brentwood)
1980

Louis J. Weber Jr. (Dallas)
1981

Frank W. Baker (San Antonio)
1982

Tom Alan Cunningham (Houston)
1983

Hon. David Hittner (Houston)
1984

Harry L. Tindall (Houston)
1985

Orrin Johnson (Harlingen)
1986

David J. Beck (Houston)
1986

Louise B. Raggio (Dallas)
1987

Hon. Frank G. Evans (Houston)
1988

Hon. Eugene A. Cook (Austin)
1989

William B. Hilgers (Austin)
1990

Lonny D. Morrison (Wichita Falls)
1991

W. Frank Newton (Lubbock)
1992

Governor Bill Daniel (Liberty)
1993

John F. Sutton Jr. (Austin)
1994

Harlow L. Sprouse (Amarillo)
1995

Jerry Seacrest (Temple)
1996

James L. Coleman (Dallas)
1997

Hughes and Luce Law Firm (Dallas/Austin)
1998

Joint Award:
Jim Hund (Lubbock), Lonny D. Morrison (Wichita Falls), Scott Rothenberg (Bellaire), Broadus A. Spivey (Austin).
1999

Robert Schuwerl (Houston)
2000

Craig Ball (Houston)
2001

Ralph H. Brock (Lubbock)
2002

D. Gib Walton (Houston)
2003-2004

Richard C. Hile (Austin)
2004-2005

James B. Sales (Houston)
2005-2006

Randall O. Sorrels (Houston)
2006-2007

Linda Eads (Plano)
2007

Dallas Diversity Task Force (Dallas)
2008

Travis Sales (Houston)
2009

Hon. Douglas S. Lang (Dallas)
2010

Daniel D. King (Austin)
2011

Kenneth C. Raney Jr. (Dallas)
2012

Ron Bunch (Waxahachie)
2013

Joint Award:
Lisa Richardson (Round Rock) and Joshua Caldwell (McAllen)
2014

Benny Agosto Jr. (Houston)
2015

Sara Dysart (San Antonio)
2016

Janna Clarke (Fort Worth)
2017

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