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John Sayers Redditt

John Sayers Redditt


Appointed by

Governor Daniel




State Senator

Date of Passing

April 13, 1973
U. T. Student

John S. Redditt

Place of Birth: Born and reared in Center, Shelby County, Texas

Schools Attended: Graduated from Center High School in 1917; Graduated from Law School of The University of Texas with a L. L. B. degree in 1921

Military Service: Enlisted in World War I and was stationed at Officers Training Camp Zachry Taylor when the war ended

Offices Held: Served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lufkin Independent School District; State Senator, 1933-1941; Chairman of the Texas Highway Commission, 1945-1949; Member of the Texas Commission on Higher Education, 1955-1961; Appointed member of The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in March, 1961

Church Affiliation: Member of the Methodist Church of Lufkin, Texas, and a member of the Board of Stewards for approximately 35 years; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Texas Methodist Foundation

Lodge Affiliation: 32nd degree Mason

Club Affiliations: Lufkin Club, Lufkin, Texas; Headliners’ Club, Austin, Texas; St. Anthony Club, San Antonio, Texas; San Antonio Club, San Antonio, Texas; Chaparral Club, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Peace married Hazel Spears of Austin, Texas, who graduated from The University of Texas in 1922. They live at Harmony Hills Farm in Lufkin, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Peace have two daughters, Carolyn, who is married to John Henderson, and Elaine, who is married to Thomas J. Moroney, Jr. Both daughters and their husbands are graduates of The University of Texas.

In addition to the practice of Law, Mr. Peace is the Director, Vice President, and General Counsel of Winn’s Stores, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas.

last updated in 1961