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Thomas Woodward Houghton ’65

Published in Apr. 23, 2003, issue

Tom died of pancreatic cancer May 27, 2002, in Houston. A native of Dallas, his forebears included two of the "Old Three Hundred" Anglo-Americans who colonized Texas with Stephen F. Austin. He was an Eagle Scout.

At Princeton, Tom was a University Scholar, majoring in mathematics. In 1968 he graduated first in his class from UT Law School, where he was articles editor of the Texas Law Review. After clerking for a district judge, he joined Butler, Binion, Rice, Cook and Knapp. In 1982 he was a founding partner of Mayor, Day and Caldwell, which he left in 1992 to practice alone. He was a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a life member of the American Law Institute, and active in the American Bar Assn. He was clerk of the vestry, president of the endowment fund of Christ Church Cathedral, and president of the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Houston. He was active in historic preservation and the arts.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Knox; his mother; his daughters, Adele '99 and Rowena '97; and his son-in-law, Kevin Dasch '97. The class extends its sympathy on the loss of this fine man.

The Class of 1965

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