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SUPERINTENDENTS
OF TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL
(As Of July 5, 2008)

Submitted by Benny Britton

Dr. D. R. WallaceJuly, 1883 - Feb 7, l891Source: Handbook of Texas Online
Biography & Board Minutes
Dr. John PrestonFeb 7, 1891 - Feb 6, 1895 
Dr. Charles McDaniel RosserFeb 7, 1895 - Jan 1, 1897Founded Baylor Univ. School
Dr. David LeClair GaillardFeb 5, 1897 - Feb 2, 1899 
Dr. John T. WilsonFeb 3, 1899 - July 6, 1900Source: July 7, 1900 Census
Dr. John S. TurnerJuly 7, 1900 - 1907 
Dr. Charles L. GregoryFeb. 3, 1907 - Feb 2, 1911Source: 1910 Census still listed as Supt.
Dr. George F. PowellFeb 3, 1911 - Aug 3l, 1937 
Dr. William ThomasSept 1, 1937 - 1944 
Dr. Roy Sloan1944 - 1946 
Dr. Albert D. PattilloOct 1, 1946 - Jan 15, 1953Lapse of about a month without Supt.
Dr. Robert C. RowellFeb 1, 1953 - July 11,1964Death 7/11/1964
Dr. Hugh N. Brown (Acting)July 11, 1964 - June 30, 1967 
Dr. Luis M. CowleyJuly 1, 1967 - June 30, 1981 
Dr. Glen T. Pearson (Acting)July 1, 1981 - August 31, 1981 
Dr. Jimmie R. ClemonsSept 1, 1981 - Nov 13, 1983 
Don A. Gilbert (Acting)Oct. 17, 1983 - Sept 30, 1984 
Don A. Gilbert (Supt)Oct 1, 1984 - April 30, 19911st non-physician Supt.
Benny D. Britton (Interim)March 1, 1991 - Sept 20, 1992 
Dr. Girish V. ShahSept 21, 1992 - Sept 14, 1994Reassigned 4/14/1994 - classified as Supt. thru 9/14/1994
Robert von Rosenberg (Interim)April 25, 1994 - Sept 30, 1994 
Beatrice Butler, RNOct 1, 1994 - Feb 28, 2002 
Joe Finch, Psy. D. (Acting CEO)March 1, 2002 - March 31, 2002 
Fred Hale April 1, 2002 - June 30, 2008 
Joe Finch, Psy. D.July 1, 2008 - 

Notes:

Dr. Pattillo moved to Austin State Hospital and served as Assistant Superintendent.  He retired in 1973 and was replaced by Benny Britton.

Dr. William Thomas was Superintendent at Rusk State Hospital when Dr. Powell was asked to retire in 1937.  He agreed to retire if Dr. Thomas was selected to replace him.  Dr. Thomas did replace Dr. Powell and Dr. Powell continued to serve as Assistant Superintendent and Physician under Dr. Thomas.

Benny Britton was the first non-physician selected as an Assistant Superintendent of a Texas State Hospital.

Don Gilbert was the first non-physician selected as a Superintendent of a Texas State Hospital.

Beatrice Butler was the first black female Superintendent of a State Hospital.

Dr. Charles W. Castener, Assistant Superintendent, TSH, went to Rusk State Hospital as Superintendent, 1923 or 1927.




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