The Membership of the Philosophical Society

Membership is by invitation only and is limited to two hundred persons of distinction whose life and character have furthered the purposes for which the Society was established.

Bylaws of the Philosophical Society of Texas

Only persons who reside within, were born within, or at some time have resided within the geographical boundaries of the late Republic of Texas, are eligible for membership. Election occurs in the summer and is determined by a majority of the active members who have voted. All members may nominate and second persons for membership.

Nomination Form (PDF) 
Nomination Form (Word Doc)

Nominations for membership may be submitted by 5:00 pm on August 24, 2017.
Nomination forms can be downloaded as a PDF or as a Word doc.

Members Only Section

The Society mourns those members who have died during this year. They are listed in the Member Updates section.

For the Year 2017–2018

Edward G. Steves, President - San Antonio
Kay Bailey Hutchison, First Vice President - Dallas
David L. Callender
, Second Vice-President – Galveston
Ann T. Hamilton, Secretary – Houston
Harris L. Kempner Jr., Treasurer – Galveston
Judith K. Guthrie, Assistant Secretary - Tyler
Michael H. Granof, Assistant Treasurer - Austin

Edward G. Steves - San Antonio 
Kay Bailey Hutchison - Dallas
David L. Callender - Galveston
Kenneth W. Starr - Waco
Larry R. Faulkner - Houston and Austin
Kirk A. Calhoun–Tyler
Ron Tyler–Fort Worth
Jon H. Fleming–North Zulch
Frances B. Vick–Dallas
J. Mark McLaughlin–San Angelo
Boone Powell–San Antonio