Bylaws Committee Members


Ken Wise (Chair)

Justice Ken Wise sits on the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston. He previously served as Judge of both the 334th and 152nd District Courts in Harris County. He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council and a director of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is an adjunct professor at Houston Baptist University and a former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He is the creator and host of the award-winning Texas history podcast Wise About Texas. Justice Wise has published numerous journal articles and is a regular speaker on Texas history across the State of Texas. In 2021 Justice Wise was honored by the Texas House of Representatives for his contributions in preserving Texas history.

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Nancy Baker Jones is president of the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, Austin, which sponsors the Ellen Temple Research Fellowship and the Women in Texas History book series (Texas A&M University Press), for which Jones is a general editor. Its multi-year radio series won the 2012 Outstanding Public History Award from the National Council on Public History. Jones earned the Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. She and Winegarten wrote Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators 1923-1999, which won the 2000 Liz Carpenter Award, and with Fane Downs she edited Women & Texas History: Selected Essays. She was research director for The New Handbook of Texas and taught women's history at St. Edward's University. She serves on the Community Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for the Study of Women and Gender. Her publications include "Ruthe Winegarten" in Writing the Story of Texas; “The Way We Were: Gender and the Woman’s Pavilion, HemisFair ’68,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly (2016); and “Making Texas Our Texas: The Emergence of Texas Women’s History, 1976-1990,” SHQ (2017). She is a Fellow of the TSHA and book review editor for the SHQ. She is currently contributing to the creation of an historical documentary about the woman suffrage movement in Texas for release in 2020.

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