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Jeffrey B. Love

Vanderbilt '71


Mr. Love was initiated into Phi Delta Theta by the Tennessee Alpha Chapter at Vanderbilt University on April 2, 1968. There he earned his B.A. degree, and broke three all-time Vanderbilt University baseball hitting records and was an Academic All American. He received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and subsequently was the youngest graduate in the Law School’s history to serve as National President of the Law School Alumni Association.

Mr. Love joined the firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP as their 24th attorney 33 years ago. Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP is a 725 lawyer firm with offices in eleven cities in the United States, and one in London. Mr. Love is Chairman of the firm’s Houston Office.

Mr. Love has been active in civic and charitable endeavors, including service on the Boards of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Healthcare Foundation, Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation (of which he was a past Chairman), University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, and The Mental Health Association of Greater Houston. He is a National Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Mr. Love served as Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Texas for six years and for his service, was granted Swedish Knighthood by King Carl Gustaf of Sweden. Mr. Love has been an honoree of The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Dinner, the Boys & Girls National Trustee’s Dinner (Southwest Region), the Children’s Scholarship Ball of the Jewish Community Center, Family Service Center and Child Advocates. He has also served on the JP Morgan Chase Houston Regional Advisory Board and as Chairman of its Board Nominating Committee.

Mr. Love has received the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, presented by the University of Texas Ex Students Association annually to four alumni under 41. He was the first recipient not to attend the University of Texas as an undergraduate. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Phi Delta Theta.

Mr. Love joined the Foundation Board of Trustees in January 2010. Mr. Love and his wife, Kathy, reside in Houston and are the parents of Benton (Tennessee Alpha Phi) and Elizabeth.