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W. Gary Goodson

W. Gary Goodson, American general counsel and corporate secretary. Bar: New York 1966, District of Columbia 1968, Massachusetts 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972, Pennsylvania 1976, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1982, Texas 1985.

Background

  • Goodson, W. Gary was born on November 22, 1935 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. Son of Jacob William and Maud (Horman) Goodson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1961. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1965.

    Career

    • Chemist National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1961-1962. Patent examiner United States Patent Office, 1962-1964. Staff attorney Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Trenton, New Jersey, 1965-1966, Itek Corporation, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1966-1975, United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1975-1985, Marathon Oil Corporation, Houston, 1985-1990.

      General counsel Halliburton Environmental Technologies, Inc., 1990-1993, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company, since 1994. Board directors Command Performance Operators, Inc., Georgetown, Texas.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1966, District of Columbia 1968, Massachusetts 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972, Pennsylvania 1976, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1982, Texas 1985.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Views

    People can get salvation through the grace of God, but also through their own actions. Part of the work of salvation has been done through the redemption of Jesus Christ. However, people have to work hard in order to attain the full quality of eternal life.

    Membership

    Chairman public policy commission Massachusetts Mental Health Association, Boston, 1974-1975. Vice-chairman, co-founder Pennsylvania Coalition Against Pornography, Pittsburgh, 1978-1985. Board directors Memorial Northwest Homeowners' Association, Spring, Texas, 1986-1987, Shamrock Homeowners' Association, Idaho Falls, Idaho, since 1996.

    Member American Bar Association, Chemical Manufacturing Association Litigation Group, Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, American Corporation Counsel Association (board directors 1989-1993, 1st vice president Greater Houston chapter 1991-1993), Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Camping, gardening, family activities.

    Connections

    • Married Stephanie Smith, October 21, 1967. Children: Amy Beth, Bradford Joseph, Emily, Ann Melinda, Nathan Gary.
    • father: Jacob William Goodson
    • mother: Maud (Horman) Goodson
    • spouse: Stephanie Smith
    • children: Amy Beth Goodson
    • Bradford Joseph Goodson
    • Emily Goodson
    • Ann Melinda Goodson
    • Nathan Gary Goodson
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    Born November 22, 1935
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