Smiles we remember: George W. Bramblett Jr.

November 22nd, 2016

George BramblettDallas attorney George W. Bramblett Jr. was an esteemed trial lawyer who spent more than two decades sharing time and leadership to benefit Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He passed away on Nov. 21 at age 76.

“Our college family lost one of its longtime champions,” says Dr. Lawrence Wolinsky, Texas A&M College of Dentistry dean. “He was a kind, gentle giant — a true supporter of the school and the community.”

Bramblett chaired the dental college’s board of trustees in the mid-1990s during the board’s intensive discussions and subsequent decision to merge with the Texas A&M University System. He served a cumulative total of nearly 20 years on the board of directors of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation, chairing the board from 2004 to 2007.

George and Pedie Bramblett at the college's 90th anniversary celebration in 1995.

George and Pedie Bramblett at the college’s 90th anniversary celebration in 1995.

Bramblett received the dental school’s highest honor with induction to its Hall of Fame in 2003. During the college’s centennial celebration in 2005, he served as master of ceremonies for the black-tie centennial gala.

He headed the litigation section at Haynes and Boone, one of the largest U.S.-based law firms, for 40 years beginning in 1974. Bramblett earned both his bachelor’s and law degree from Southern Methodist University.

“George Bramblett served the college and the foundation with distinction, dedication, class and humor,” says Robert J. Bigham Jr., president and treasurer of BOHF. “He was always early to our foundation board meetings and gave us his thoughtful input for many years. George was instrumental in BOHF’s establishing the annual Centennial Awards. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

— Carolyn Cox