Rice Institute cheerleader Judge Phil Peden
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute cheerleader Phil Peden, accompanied by text headlining his achievement of the Honorary "R" Award. Caption reads: PHIL PEDEN was an involved student while at Rice. He was a member of the Student Association, Pre-Law Society, and the Rally Club. He was also on the Campanile staff and a cheerleader. He has been a strong Rice sports fan ever since, known to athletes and coaches alike simply as Judge Peden. In addition to receiving the Honorary “R” Award, Judge Peden’s support of Rice Athletics earned him the Spirit Award in 1991. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in English from Rice in 1938, he attended George Washing University’s law school, whose Association has recognized him with their Professional Achievement Award. Judge Peden served for 33 years as a judge on the state and federal civil courts. He is a Fellow of both the Texas and American Bar Foundations and is a past chairman of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct. His civic commitments have included service on several boards of directors, including TransAmerican Natural Gas Corporation, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Foundation, the Lyons Foundation and St. Luke’s Hospital. As an alumnus of Rice, Judge Peden has been loyal, generous and active. Both he and his wife, Lois Peden, who graduated from Rice in 1942, are loyal supporters of both Annual Gifts and the Owl Club. They are life members of the Rice Associates and are members of the Founder’s Society and the Athletic Endowment Fund. Judge Peden also served as president of the Association of Rice Alumni, and both he and Mrs. Peden have become regular participants in the alumni travel program. He has received the Rice Meritorious Service Award.
Rice University Honorary "R" Award (poor quality image)
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