MOODY, DAN JR. (1929 ~ 2000). Dan Moody, Jr. was born January 6, 1929 in Austin, Texas to Dan and Mildred Paxton Moody from Taylor, Texas and Abilene, Texas, respectively. His father was the Governor of Texas from 1927 to 1931.
Moody was educated in Austin public schools and graduated from Austin High School. He attended the University of Texas, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Upon graduation he attended the University of Texas School of Law and graduated first in his class in 1951. Following graduation, he served in the military during the Korean War.
Following his return, Mr. Moody joined his father's law practice. In 1966, the Dan Moody Law Office merged with the firm of Graves, Dougherty, Gee & Hearon, and created the firm known as Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, with whom Moody practiced until his retirement.
During his career, Moody was considered the foremost practitioner of natural resources law and worked with the Texas Railroad Commission. In addition, during his more than forty years of practice, he served as Parliamentarian of the Texas Senate and President of the Travis County Bar Association, and was a Fellow of both the Texas and American Bar Foundations.
In 1999, he was a recipient of the Distinguished Lawyer Award by the Travis County Bar Association. Moody often said, "he felt honored to have been able to practice law with people for whom he had tremendous professional and personal regard." Mr. Moody died on October 27, 2000 in Austin, Texas. He was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas.
Moody was reinterred at the Texas State Cemetery on March 14, 2002 for his faithful service to the State of Texas.
Information taken from obituary from the Austin American-Statesman, and Texas State Cemetery file materials.