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Russell H. Perry, American Lawyer, consultant. Bar: New York bar 1941, Texas bar 1963. Recipient G. Mabry Seay award Dallas Association Insurance Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1970; Headliner of Year award Press Club of Dallas, 1975; Person of Vision award Texas Society Prevention of Blindness, 1977; Linz award for Dallas civic service, 1978; Torch of Liberty award Anti-Defamation League, 1979; Horatio Alger award, 1981; others.


Perry, Russell H. was born on November 8, 1908 in Cornell, Illinois, United States. Son of Walter O. and Mabel (Hilton) Perry.


Student, New York University, 1937. Juris Doctor cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1940. Data Control Language, Atlanta Law School, 1973.

Doctorate in Civil Law (honorary), Dallas Baptist University Northwood Institute, 1986.


Clerk, Chicago Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 1925-1932;underwriter, Republic Insurance Company. New York City, 1934-1938;charge, Republic Insurance Company (Eastern department underwriting), 1939-1942;assistant to vice president, Republic Insurance Company (Eastern department underwriting), 1942-1943;special agent, Long Island, Westchester, 1943-1944;manager, Long Island (Eastern department), 1945-1947;resident secretary, Long Island (Eastern department), 1947-1949;vice president, Long Island (Eastern department), 1949-1959;executive vice president, Long Island (Eastern department), 1959-1961;president, chief Executive officer, director, Republic Financial Services, Inc., Republic Insurance Company Group, 1961-1971;Chairman of the Board, president, chief Executive officer, Republic Financial Services, Inc., Republic Insurance Company Group, 1971-1972;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Republic Financial Services, Inc., Republic Insurance Company Group, 1972-1984;Chairman of the Board, Republic Financial Services, Inc., Republic Insurance Company Group, 1985-April 87;partner, Rubinstein & Perry, Dallas, 1987-1988. Member foundation community advisory board KERA-television, Dallas.

Director Taca, Inc., Dallas. Alternate board directors United States of America Cafes, Inc., Dallas, Insurance Information Institute, Celtic International Insurance Company, Navigators Insurance Company. Advisory director Metropolitan Finance Savings & Loan Chairman's Association, chief Executive officer Union Bank & Trust Company.


  • Bar: New York bar 1941, Texas bar 1963.


Member executive committee Association Texas Fire-Casualty Companies. Member advisory council Airline Passengers Association. Board directors, past chairman Texas Good Rds.

Transportation Association. Member Dallas Baptist College Development Board. Board directors Texas Society to Prevent Blindness.

Member, former chairman, national advisory board Salvation Army Advisory Board, Dallas. Chairman emeritus Dallas Council on World Affairs. Advisory director American Cancer Society.

Board directors Texas Research League. National Development Council member Big Brothers/Big Sisters American, Honorary board governors Citizen's Choice, Washington. Director Texas Association Taxpayers, National Legal Center for Public Interest, Washington.

Past chairman Landmark Legal Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri. President Trinity Improvement Association. Director, past president Texas Bureau Economic Understanding.

Past chairman Business-Industry Political Action Committee. Chairman National Center For Policy Analysis. Member United States Chamber of Commerce (member public affairs committee), E. Texas Chamber of Commerce (director, past chairman), New York City of C., American Insurance Association (alternate director), Louisiana Insurance Advisory Association (executive committee), Philonomic Society, American, New York bar associations, State Bar Texas, Newcomen Society North America, Delta Theta Phi.

Clubs: New York University, Insurance, Dallas Petroleum, Dallas Country, Dallas Knife and Fork (director, member executive committee), Rock Creek Barbecue, Austin. Lodges: Rotary.


Married Phoebe Sherwood, June 2, 1956.

Walter O. Perry

Mabel (Hilton) Perry

Phoebe Sherwood