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Governor Perry Names Jarvis Hollingsworth as Presiding Officer
February 11, 2005
AUSTIN – Governor Rick Perry has named Jarvis V. Hollingsworth of Missouri City as
presiding officer of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees for a term to
expire August 31, 2007. The board acts as trustees for TRS funds, securities, money and other assets.
Hollingsworth, who has served on the board since 2002, is a partner in the public law section of
the law firm Bracewell & Patterson L.L.P., in Houston. He is a member of the American, National and
Houston Bar Associations as well as the Houston Lawyers Association. From 2001 to 2004,
Hollingsworth served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. He is a director of the Greater
Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is the former general counsel to the Fort Bend
Independent School District Foundation.
Before his legal career, Hollingsworth served on active duty as a captain in the United States
Army. A native of Fayette, Alabama, he received a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military
Academy at West Point and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas delivers retirement and related benefits that have been
authorized by the Texas legislature and manages a more than $90-billion trust fund established to
finance member benefits. More than one million public education and higher education employees and retirees currently participate in the system.