Campbell A. Griffin, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law

Dec 11, 1991 | EPS/EPF

Campbell A. Griffin, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on December 5, 1991.

The Margaret Adams Griffin Excellence Endowment in Human Ecology was established by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System on June 28, 2007.

Margaret Adams Griffin

While at the University of Missouri I received a scholarship established by a great uncle, L.L. Marcel of Kansas City, MO, which made it possible for me to continue my education there. The establishment of the Presidential Scholarship in Law was, in part, to be a “payback” for the assistance given to me. Campbell A. Griffin, Jr., Retired partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Campbell A. Griffin, Jr., J.D. ’57, was hired right out of law school by Vinson, Elkins, Weems & Searls, now Vinson & Elkins, eventually retiring after over 35 years. During his distinguished career in corporate and securities law, he served as a member of the Management Committee for nine years, and was the partner responsible for the establishment of the firm’s Dallas office.

Mr. Griffin found the practice of law very satisfying and rewarding. In 1991, he and his wife, Margaret, funded the Campbell A. Griffin, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law with the hope that their scholarship recipients would find the same satisfaction.

In 2007 Margaret Griffin was proud to gift the College of Arts and Science with the Margaret Adams Griffin Excellence Endowment in Human Ecology. Margaret completed a B.S. and an M.S. degree in the program, then known as Home Economics and now the Division of Nutritional Science in the School of Human Ecology, which is a part of the College of Arts and Science The endowment supports excellence in the study of Nutritional Sciences, Margaret’s lifelong interest.

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