Newton Gresham

Newton Gresham


Jul. 21, 1905 Birth
1924 Graduate, SHSTC
1959-65 TSUS Regent
1963-65 TSUS Regent President
1977 Named SHSU Distinguished Alumnus
Jun. 5, 1991 Death

Newton Gresham was a 1924 graduate of Sam Houston State Teachers College, later teaching in public schools and attending the University of Texas Law School.

Gresham was a member of the board of regents of the State Teachers Colleges of Texas from 1959 to 1965, serving as president from 1963 to 1965. In addition, he was a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trial Lawyers, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

He was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1977. The university's third library was renamed in his honor in 1985.

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