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lawyer , financial corporation executive

David Hamilton Brune, American Financial corporation executive, lawyer. Bar: Texas l958. Decorated knight grand cross Order Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem); recipient Preservation, Conservation & Utilization award San Antonio Conservation Society, 1966, Unselfish Svc. award Soil Conservation Society American, 1966, Honorary Membership award, 1971.


Brune, David Hamilton was born on April 23, 1930 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Stephen J. and Rebecca (Welch) Brune.


Student, Texas Christian University, 1950. Bachelor, University Texas, 1953. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1958.


From associate to partner Sawtelle, Hardy, Davis & Goode, San Antonio, 1958-1962. General counsel San Antonio River Authority, 1963-1966, manager, 1966-1968. General manager Trinity River Authority, Arlington, Texas, 1968-1979.

Executive officer, board directors Southland Finance Corporation and 2 key subsidiary (Las Colinas Corporation, Southland Land & Cattle Company), 1979-1989. Executive vice president, chief development officer, general counsel Las Colinas, Inc., Irving, Texas, 1989-1992. Associate Hutchison Boyle Brooks & Fisher, 1992.

Managing director and Corporate Counsel Faison-Stone Las Colinas, Inc., Irving, 1993-1999. Senior vice president, Corporate Counsel Cousins Stone, from 1999.


  • Bar: Texas l958.


President-elect Texas Water Conservation Association, Austin, 1978-1979. Board directors North Texas Commission, 1984-1988, 91-92. President, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District, since 1981.

Board councillors University Dallas. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Greater Dallas Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1980-1984), Irving C. of Chamber (board directors 1990-1994, chairman-elect 1991-1992, chairman 1992-1993), University Dallas Serra Club (past president), Las Colinas Country Club, LaCima Club, Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Eleanor Goode, January 29, 1957. Children: Claudia Ann, Elizabeth Burr.

Stephen J. Brune

Rebecca (Welch) Brune

Eleanor Goode

Claudia Ann Brune

Elizabeth Burr Brune