Tom Garner, Jr.

Past Chair

Tom Garner, Jr. was born June 24, 1935 in Ector, Texas to Vera Nell and Tom Garner, Sr. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1961 and the University of Houston School of Law in 1964.

After graduation, Garner moved to Port Lavaca to start a 37-year law career. He also served as Director of the State Bar and was Director and Chairman of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, among numerous other

He was married 44 years to Judith Parks Garner and had two daughters: Teresa Garner Eyster and Tamara Annette Garner. Mr. Garner is also survived by his brother, James H. Garner, and two nieces, Angela L. Garner and Stephanie Garner-Pounds.

He passed away July 3, 2002 in Houston and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.