Informational material for the listing of School Board Members/School Board Trustees was obtained from the Superintendent of Schools at the Garland Independent School District. The listings were secured from Board Notes by at least two secretaries to the Superintendent. The secretaries to the superintendent and clerk to the School Board were Elissa Norris and Perilynn Gilliam. The two lists are entitled School Board Members and School Board Member History, (Partial). The source for these lists are listed as School Board Clerk's Notes. Further research on the names of School Board Members and the years in which they served the Garland Independent School District was researched by Nelda Gentsch.

Listed below are the research materials used in the placement of School Board Members and the years they served in the Garland Independent School District.

  • The School Board Members research reveals the name of the School Board member, when he/she came on the Board and when he/she left the Board. On this list the first person listed was Dave Smith who went off the board in May, 1911 and Dr. Tommy Reed who came on the School Board in 2006. The list includes all the members who served between Mr. Smith and Dr. Reed.
  • The second list reveals the School Board Members History, (Partial). It lists the members by place, name and year elected. It begins in 1966 with Jack Shugart and ends with Dr. Tommy Reed in 2006. The list includes all the members who served between Mr. Shugart and Dr. Reed.
  • The Lone Star, early Annual for Garland High School
  • The Owls Nest, Garland High School Annual
  • The Sabre, South Garland High School Annual
  • The Garland News
  • The Dallas Morning News

An ad hoc committee of Garland volunteer citizens was formed in October 1900 to promote three elections in 1901. One to create an independent school district, a second to levy a property tax and the third to elect a school board. This committee included E. W. Bane, T.C. Brown, John H. Cullom, Sam C. Hall, John T. Jones, J.T. Mewshaw, George W. Morrison, Dr. J.H. Ogle, T.J. Swim, M.D. Williams.

(Source: The Garland News 23 November 1900)

The town having incorporated as an independent school district in 1901, the first election was confined to the corporate limits. Seven trustees were elected.

(Source: The Garland News 10 May 1901)

Garland School Board of Trustees
1901 - 2008

April, 1901-April, 1902 (Source: The Garland News 10 May 1901)

J. T. Mewshaw

John H. Cullom

N. S. Newland

P. C. Caldwell

T. C. Brown

J. M. James

T. J. Swim

April, 1902-April, 1903 (Source: The Garland News 9 May 1902)

John H. Cullom

N. S. Newland

P. C. Caldwell

T. C. Brown

J. T. Jones

T. J. Swim

Dr. J. H. Ogle

April, 1903-April, 1904 (Source: The Garland News 27 March 1903)

John T. Jones

N. S. Newland

Dr. J. H. Ogle

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April, 1904-April, 1905 (Source: The Garland News 28 April 1905)

T. J. Swim

J. T. Mewshaw

T. C. Brown

G. W. Crossman

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April, 1905-April, 1906 (Source: The Garland News 12 May 1905)

T. C. Brown

J. T. Mewshaw

P. C. Caldwell

A. M. Spillers

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April, 1906-April, 1907 (Source: The Garland News 11 May 1906)

A. M. Spillers

T. C. Brown

J. T. Mewshaw

P. C. Caldwell

John T. Jones

Dr. J. H. Ogle

J. W. Buchanan

April, 1907-April, 1908 (Source: The Dallas Morning News 11 May 1907)

P.C. Caldwell

A. M. Spillers

A .J. Beaver

T .C. Brown

John T. Jones

Dr. J. H. Ogle

J. W. Buchanan

April, 1908-April, 1909 (Source: The Garland News 8 May 1908)

J. W. Buchanan

Dr. J. H. Ogle

W. D. McCallum

P. C. Caldwell

A. M. Spillers

A. J. Beaver

T. C. Brown

April, 1909-April, 1910 (Source: The Dallas Morning News 6 May 1909)

A. J. Beaver

George A. Alexander

A. R. Davis

S. D. Smith

W. C. McCallum

Peter Handley

J. W. Buchanan

April, 1910-April, 1911 (Source: School Board Clerk’s Notes)

W. P. Peavy

C. M. Brown

E. G. Cole

Dave Smith

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April, 1911-April, 1912 (Source: The Garland News 13 May 1911)

W. P. Peavy

C. M. Brown

E. G. Cole

W. H. Gandy

Peter Handley

A. R. Davis

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April, 1912-April, 1913 (Source: The Garland News 17 May 1912)

W. P. Peavy

C. M. Brown

E. G. Cole

W. H. Gandy

Peter Handley

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April, 1913-April, 1914 (Source: School Board Clerk’s Notes)

W. P. Peavy

C. M. Brown

E. G. Cole

J. F. White

Dr. G. W. Newman

A. R. Davis

April, 1914-April, 1915 (Source: School Board Clerk’s Notes)

W. P. Peavy

E. G. Cole

Dr. G. W. Newman

J. F. White

A. J. Beaver

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April, 1915-April, 1916 (Source: School Board Clerk’s Notes)

Dr. G. W. Newman

W. P. Peavy – on school board until August 17, l915

C. D. Flook - appointed to fill unexpired term of W. P. Peavy on August l7, 1915

T. C. Brown

John Pace

H. W. Jones

A. J. Beaver

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April, 1916-April, 1917 (Source: School Board Clerk’s Notes)

T. C. Brown

John Pace

H. W. Jones

Z. S. Armstrong

J. O. Williams - to fill unexpired term of Dr. G. W. Newman, July 27 1916

Dr. G. W. Newman- left the board on July 27, 1916

C. D. Flook

A. J. Beaver

April, 1917-April, 1918 (Source: Lone Star 1917)

T. C. Brown

H. W. Jones

Z. S. Armstrong

J. O. Williams

Charles Lyles

Peter Handley

A. J. Beaver

April, 1918-April, 1919
(Source: Lone Star 1918)

B. S. Maxey (Source: The Garland News 11 April 1919)

H. W. Jones

Peter Handley

T. C. Brown

C. R. Lyles

Z. S. Armstrong

L. A. Powell


April, 1919-April, 1920 (Source: Lone Star 1919)

L. A. Powell

B. L. Maxey

C. R. Lyles

Peter Handley

T. C. Brown

John Moss

E. P. Squibb