TRAVIS, CHARLES D. "DICKEY" ( ~ ). Charles "Dickey" Travis is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He has faithfully and skillfully served the state of Texas throughout his 35 years of public service. He embarked on his role as a public servant at the Governor's Budget Office under Governor Price Daniel, remaining there for 19 years through the terms of Governors John Connally, Preston Smith, and Dolph Briscoe.
Dickey served as budget director for eight years under Governors Smith and Briscoe. During his leadership in the Governor's Budget and Planning Office, he was responsible for the administration and management of several million dollars in federal funds for numerous state-federal programs, some of which included the state Manpower Services Council, State Economic Planning, and the Coastal Energy Impact Program.
He was appointed executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in 1979 and served 11 years in that capacity. As a result of his effective leadership, he protected and conserved the state's natural resources and successfully accomplished the goals of that agency during his tenure.
Travis was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Employee Retirement System of Texas as executive director of that agency as of September 1, 1990. During his tenure, he has been responsible for the administration of an investment program having a market value of approximately $10 billion, has overseen the state retirement program which covers almost 190,000 state employees and retirees, and has been responsible for the insurance programs administered under the Texas Employees Uniform Group Insurance Program, which provides insurance coverage to almost 490,000 state and higher education employees, retirees, and their dependents.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.