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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, Washington, 1962-1964;staff attorney, Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Trenton, New Jersey, 1965-1966;staff attorney, Itek Corporation, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1966-1975;staff attorney, United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1975-1985;staff attorney, Marathon Oil Corporation, Houston, 1985-1990;general counsel, Halliburton Environmental Technologies, Inc., 1990-1993;general counsel, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company, since 1994. Board directors Command Performance Operators, Inc., Georgetown, Texas.

Views

Human beings get salvation both through the grace of God and their own actions. Part of the work of salvation has been done by the atonement of Jesus Christ, in that all human beings are guaranteed resurrection, but to attain the full quality of eternal life, human beings also have work to do.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, gardening, family activities.

Connections

Married Stephanie Smith, October 21, 1967. Children: Amy Beth, Bradford Joseph, Emily, Ann Melinda, Nathan Gary.