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Jack F Maddox

Jack F Maddox

Distinguished Engineer



Textile Engineering – 1929



At Time of Nomination in 1970

The life of Jack F Maddox has been bound close to that of Texas Tech. He received his B.S. in Textile Engineering in 1929; later he was a member of the Texas Tech Athletic Council, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award, and then served as a member and chairman of the board of the Texas Tech Foundation.

A Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Texas, Mr. Maddox has garnered wide professional experience that extends far beyond the boundaries of these two states.

His executive talents have been exerted in both industry and in higher education: in the New Mexico Electric Service Company, as president and chairman of the board; in the Cochran Power and Light Company, as president and director; in the New Mexico Bank and Trust Company, Hobbs, New Mexico, as director and member of the executive committee; in Llano, Inc., Industrial Gas Supplier, as chairman of its board; in Industrial Development Corporation of Lea County, New Mexico, as vice–president and director; in Clyde Fabrics, Inc., Newton, North Carolina, as director; in the College of the Southwest, Hobbs, New Mexico, as a member of the board of trustees and chairman of finance; and in the Texas–New Mexico Railway Company, as director.

Texas Tech is stimulated by knowing its part in developing minds with the native ability of his, minds which make contributions of great quality and magnitude.

Texas Tech gains strength for pursuit of lofty and distant goals in honoring a man who, with its cooperation has reached his own.

Texas Tech confers upon Jack F Maddox, the designation: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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