Remembering Dick HerveyFeatured Stories, News Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Former College Station Mayor James B. “Dick” Hervey died Wednesday at the age of 93.
He had been the city’s oldest surviving mayor. He won a special election in 1971 called after a ruling that declared employees at Texas A&M could not serve on city councils and school boards; something that was reversed later.
Hervey was active in the development of College Station during the 1960’s and 70’s through his association with Community Savings and Loan.
Before that, Hervey served as the third Executive Secretary of the A&M Association of Former Students between 1947 and 1964.
According to a news release from the Association, during Hervey’s tenure the organization implemented its first computerized database, and established the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Texas A&M Archives.
A native of Greenville TX who graduated from A&M in 1942, Hervey received the Distinguished Alumnus award in 1988.
The Association has lowered flags at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center to half-staff in honor of Hervey, whose leadership modernized The Association and ensured it would remain the premier alumni organization.
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