Class Notes: Class of 1967

Gary Bushell, Class of

Gary Bushell passed away at 78 on July 15, 2020, as a result of complications from a spinal cord injury, which occurred in a fall in December. He graduated from Texas Law in 1967. After law school, Gary chose to join the Marine Corps, where he was trained as an infantry officer and judge advocate general. He served in Viet Nam (1969-70) as a defense attorney, prosecuting attorney, and military judge. Gary first worked as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, then as Senator Bentsen's chief of staff, overseeing both the Washington and Texas offices. After 8 years in Washington, Gary and his wife Linda moved to Corpus Cristi, where he practiced oil and gas law and was actively involved in the community's economic development.

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Charles C. Foster, Class of

Charles C. Foster has been elected Vice Dean of the Houston Consular Corps, the third largest consular corps in the U.S., as the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand. He has been elected Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston and elected Vice Chairman of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations.

Charles C. Foster, Class of

Elected Vice Dean of the Houston Consular Corps, the 3rd largest in the U.S. and elected Vice Chairman the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston

Charles C Foster, Class of

Chairman of Foster LLP

Charles C. Foster was honored in Who's Who Legal 2018 as a leading corporate immigration attorney. Foster is Chairman of Foster LLP, Honorary Consul-General, Kingdom of Thailand (Houston) and Vice Dean of the City's Consular Corps.

Winford Dunn, Class of

Texarkana lawyer Winford Dunn recently was honored by the Arkansas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas in recognition of 50 years of legal practice in each state. Dunn, a Texarkana native, has practiced in the same firm—Dunn, Nutter & Morgan—his entire career. Dunn serves as national director of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named Texas Lawyer of the Year by TEX-ABOTA and has received the Meritorious Service Award from the East Texas Chapter of ABOTA. East Texas ABOTA created the Winford L. Dunn Jr. Meritorious Service Award, which is given annually to an outstanding East Texas ABOTA lawyer.

James W. Smith, Class of

James W. Smith, Jr. (Jim) passed away on April 26, 2016. Jim earned a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1965 and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1967. Jim started his law career in 1968 at Childs, Fortenbach, Beck, and Guyton, where he became a partner of the firm. He continued his law practice at Butler and Binion when the two firms merged in 1987. In 1993 he formed his own law firm, Snell and Smith, until the firm merged with Thompson and Knight in 2000. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan, and his daughters, Robin Clark and Lisa Smith ('03).