Tom Vandergriff

Tom Vandergriff was born in Carrollton, Texas, in 1926 and his family moved to Arlington in 1937. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1943 and from the University of Southern California in 1947. He married Anna Waynette Smith in 1949. In 1951, Vandergriff ran for and won his first term as Arlington mayor. He remained as mayor for 26 years. He resigned in 1977. He served one term as a U.S. Representative from 1983 to 1985 and was elected four times as county judge of Tarrant County from 1991 to 2007. Vandergriff died on Dec. 30, 2010.

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  1. Ms. Schneider's Class says:

    Thank you for posting this information about Tom Vandergriff. We enjoyed reading it in our second grade class.

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