Jan. 13, 1907 Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Texas, USA
Jan. 6, 1990 Dallas Dallas County Texas, USA
College Football Star, elected to College Hall Of Fame, Dallas attorney, businessman, politician, and Texas State Attorney General.
Gerald played football for Southern Methodist University, in Dallas. TX. As Quarterback, he was known as the "Little Red Arrow" for his passing ability. Playing from 1925 through 1927, he was elected All American in 1926. After graduating from SMU, he married Anna Mary Mars, on June 23, 1929. He then worked his way through Harvard Law School.
In 1935, from January until August, Gerald was Texas Secretary Of State. From 1939, until 1944, he served as Texas State Attorney General. After the death of Texas Senior Senator Morris Sheppard, Gerald ran for the Senate, in the Special Election in 1941. It was a close race, Gerald having a one point lead during the campaign, at one time. But he came in third, with Lyndon Baines Johnson finishing second, and then current Texas Governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel winning the election by a little over a thousand votes. Gerald may have come in third, some thirty thousand votes shy of Senator O'Daniel, but it should be noted that the heated election had some twenty-seven Democrats, two Republicans, and one Communist running for the coveted Senate seat.
Gerald was the Texas Campaign Director, for the 1960 Kennedy Presidential election.
In 1969, Gerald was elected to the College Hall of Fame. Gerald never missed an S.M.U. home game, until his death.