Bramblett selected for Hall of Fame
George W. Bramblett Jr., Dallas attorney and longtime leader and advocate for Baylor College of Dentistry, will be honored May 21 with induction to the BCD Hall of Fame.
Bramblett was selected for the college’s highest honor in recognition of years of service as a member and officer both of the BCD board of trustees and the Baylor Oral Health Foundation board of directors. He now serves as an adviser to the foundation board and will be eligible for reelection as a director next year.
“George, like the other members of the Hall of Fame, has shown exemplary service to the college over a significant period of time,” said Dr. James S. Cole, BCD dean. “His guidance has been invaluable to our future.”
Bramblett chaired the BCD board in the mid-1990s during one of the most important periods in the history of the college: the time of intense merger negotiations with state university systems seeking to affiliate with the then-private dental school. According to Cole, Bramblett’s prior experience — both as a successful trial attorney and as a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from 1983 to 1991 — proved crucial in the many hours of high-level and high-pressure negotiations.
The merger agreement with the A&M System required approval by the Texas Legislature in 1995. Bramblett’s active involvement with the political process was important in securing a favorable outcome, according to Cole. After the legislation, Bramblett again used his experience in the legal field to review the legal document transferring assets and control from the college to the A&M System.
Bramblett is a partner with Haynes & Boone, a 400-member civil practice law firm. He is an honorary alumnus of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year 2001 by the Dallas Bar Association. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and his law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Founded in 1905, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, a component of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care, and continuing dental education. The A&M System HSC serves the state as a distributed, statewide health science center that is present in communities throughout Texas.