John E. Clark, shown above with his family, one of the founding members of NAFUSA, was honored on Law Day 2013 by the San Antonio Bar Association with the Joe Frazier Brown Award of Excellence. The award is given annually and is named after a distinguished former judge, now deceased. The inscription on the plaque states “In recognition of outstanding leadership and service to members of the legal community and citizens of Texas.”
Clark, a life member and former president of NAFUSA, served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas 1975-1977. He is currently a partner at Goode, Casseb, Jones, Choate & Watson, P.C. in San Antonio. He mentioned that Doug Jones, who is featured in another post this month, spoke at the San Antonio Bar Association Law Day luncheon a few years ago on his prosecution of the church bombing case. Clark urges others to invite Jones to their bar meetings to talk about his extraordinary efforts in that historic case.