News release from William P. Clements, Jr., regarding recent appointment, January 29, 1982
News release from William P. Clements, Jr., regarding recent appointment of Brigadier General Tommie Gene Smith to the Texas Public Utility Commission, January 29, 1982.
Texas. Office of the Governor
Smith, Tommie GeneTexas. Public Utility Commission
Appointment to office
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
PR Press Office | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS JR. January 29, 1982 For Immediate Release: Governor Bill Clements today announced appointment of retired Brigadier General Tommie Gene Smith of San Antonio to the Texas Public Utility Commission, effective February 4. General Smith will succeed Garrett Morris of Fort Worth for a term extending to September 1, 1987. The 52-year-old Smith retired in November 1981 after 30 years military service. He was deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Training Center Engineer, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, a post of 31,000 personnel, at the time of his retirement. From 1976-1979, he was assistant chief of staff for logistics at Headquarters, Allied Forces Central Europe, Brunssum, Netherlands. From 1975-1976, he was chief of Headquarters Department of the Army Manpower/Management Survey Team,and 1973-1974, he commanded a 3,500-man brigade at Fort Hood. He holds Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart and numerous other military decorations. General Smith has masters degrees in business administration and international affairs. "I am pleased that General Smith has accepted this appointment to the Public Utility Commission," Governor Clements said. "His long record of service to his country demonstrates outstanding ability and a hiah degree of integrity and dedication. I am confident he will do a great job for the citizens of Texas."