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Daniel Hugh BRANCH

Daniel Hugh Branch, American state legislator, lawyer. Bar: Texas 1983, New York 1986, District of Columbia 1989. Fellow Birtish-American Project, Johns Hopkins University, 1992; Dewitt Wallace Reader's Digest Scholar, Oklahoma Christian College, 1976-1980, Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, Georgetown University, 1977, Institute Comparative Politics and Economic Systems diplomate, 1977.

Background

  • Branch, Daniel Hugh was born on March 5, 1958 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Arrived in United States, 1968. Son of Charles Leon and Sylvia Lee (Boswell) Branch.

  • Education

    • Georgetown University. Oklahoma Christian University (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, 1980). Southern Methodist University (Juris Doctor, 1983).

      Phi Delta Phi. Barristers. Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 1982-1983. Law Clerk to the Honorary Jack Pope, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1983-1984.

    Career

    • Member staff United States Senator John Tower of Texas, Washington, 1980. Law clerk to chief justice Supreme Court of Texas, Austin, 1983-1984. Associate Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, New York City, 1984-1986, Baker & Botts, Dallas, 1987-1991.

      Founding shareholder Langley & Branch PC. Attorney, shareholder Winstead Sechrest and Minick, since 1999. Member District 108 Texas House of Representatives, since 2002.

      Board directors Texas Public Finance Authority, Austin, John G. Tower Center, Southern Methodist University, since 1997. Member United States executive committee British-American Project, Washington, chairman, 1995—1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1983, New York 1986, District of Columbia 1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Church of Christ

    Membership

    Texas state administrator Victory Fund Reagan/Bush 1984 Campaign. Special counsel for debates Luce Governor Campaign, Texas, 1990, George W. Bush Governor Campaign, 1994. Texas state vice chair Bush/Quayle, 1992.

    Board directors Christian Services Southwest, Dallas, since 1988, chairman, 1991—1996. Honorary member Texas Inangural Committee, 1995. Trustee Fund for American Studies, Washington, 1995.

    Member of American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, tennis, hockey, sailing, horseback riding.

    Connections

    • Married Stacey Jeane Salvino, September 15, 1984. Children: Daniel H. Junior, Spencer Hollon, Catherine Lee, Charles Victor, Sarah Jeane.
    • father: Charles Leon Branch
    • mother: Sylvia Lee (Boswell) Branch
    • spouse: Stacey Jeane Salvino
    • children: Daniel H. Junior Branch
    • Spencer Hollon Branch
    • Catherine Lee Branch
    • Charles Victor Branch
    • Sarah Jeane Branch
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    Born March 5, 1958
    (age 59)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      Texas
    • 1986
      New York
    • 1989
      District of Columbia