(Austin) - The Honorable Chief Justice Tom B. Ramey, Jr., currently a senior judge with the 12th District Court of Appeals in Tyler, has received the 2003 Governor Bill Daniel Statesmanship Award from the State Bar of Texas.
The Governor Bill Daniel Statesmanship Award is presented to an attorney who has set an example for volunteer service through the donation of time, expertise, and generous contributions of materials, collections, monetary support, research, archives, etc. relating to the preservation and presentation of the bench and bar of Texas.Judge Ramey served as Chief Justice of the 12th District Court of Appeals from 1989 until his retirement from that position in 2000.He
has given years of voluntary service as a leader in the Texas legal community and the State Bar of Texas
and has been a long-time supporter of the Texas Bar Historical Foundation
.Judge Ramey served as president of the State Bar of Texas in 1984-85 and has provided leadership to many other professional organizations including chair of the Council of Chief Justices.He is a former member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, and is a life fellow of the Texas and American bar foundations.He is currently a senior trustee of the Board of Directors of the University of Texas Law School Foundation and was selected in 1997 as a Distinguished Alumnus for Community Affairs.Judge Ramey also serves on the State Bar History and Preservation Committee.Judge Ramey
received the Governor Bill Daniel Statesmanship Award during the State Bar Annual Meeting in Houston, June 12.