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Clemon L. Montgomery

Clemon L. Montgomery PhotoClemon L. Montgomery
TitleChairman of the Board
ExpertiseMarketing, education administrator; Retired from Texas Dept of Agriculture as Deputy Commissioner
Current OrganizationAgricultural Workers Auto Insurance
Type of OrganizationInsurance/State Dept. of Education
Major ProductAuto insurance/education
Area of DistributionTexas
University/DegreeB.S., Agriculture, 1950; M.E., 1958, Education, Sam Houston State University; Continued Graduate Studies, Texas Tech University
BornAugust 7, 1927, Sweetwater, Texas
Honors & AwardsNumerous including, Distinguished Alumni Award, Sam Houston State Univ.; Outstanding Service to Texas Agriculture Award, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Outstanding Achievements in Agriculture, State of Texas Senate and House of Representatives; Special Legislative Award, Texas Vocational Agriculture Teachers Assoc.; Honorary American Farmer Degree, National Future Farmers of America; Distinguished Service Award, Texas Young Farmers Assoc.
AffiliationsMany including, Life Member, National FFA Alumni Assoc.; Chairman, Texas Agricultural Council; Chairman, Texas Agricultural Forum; President, Texas FFA Alumni Assoc.; Board of Directors, Texas FFA Foundation; Member, Exec. Committee for Agricultural Workers Auto Insurance; President, Vocational Agriculture Teachers Assoc. Credit Union; Sam Houston S.U. Alumni Assoc.; numerous civic and humanitarian organizations
Hobbies & SportsTravel
Career AccomplishmentsMr. Montgomery believes that the future of our cities, states and nation depend on the youth and how they will interpret our teachings for future generations. Most of his life has been devoted to teaching leadership, honesty and a professional work ethic so this world would be a much better place to practice these principles. The personal and professional affiliations listed above support these lifelong beliefs
Work HistoryInstructor, U.S. Government/Veterans on the Farm Training Program, 1950-52; Chairman, Voc. Ag. Dept., Lamesa, Texas High School, 1952-55; Area Supervisor, Vocational Agriculture-West Texas/Editor of the Texas Future Farmer Magazine, monthly, State of Texas, 1955-61; Texas Exec. Secretary, Future Farmers of America, 1961-65; Regional Sales Mgr. & Coordinator-Agriculture Res./Dev., Tenneco, Inc., 1965-69; Director, Texas Agricultural Products Program, 1969-74; State Administrator, 1974-78; Deputy Commissioner, 1978-82, Texas Dept. of Agriculture; Assoc. Vice Pres., Texas Federation of Cooperatives, 1982-85; Exec. Vice Pres., Texas Cottonseed Crushers Assoc., 1985-89; Board of Directors, Agriculture Workers Auto Insur., 1989-96; Chairman of the Board, Agriculture Workers Auto Insur., 1996-present
SpouseCarolyn Montgomery
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