McCALL, CLIFTON H. (1937 ~ ) Judge McCall was born on March 26, 1937, in Beeville, Texas, and was known as Terry McCall all his life. His parents were Clarence Clifton McCall Jr. and Margaret Nance McCall. His step-mother was Mary Frances Haile McCall.
Judge McCall attended the University of Texas where he was elected President of Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman honor society, in the fall of 1957. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and his undergraduate degree was B.A., Plan II. He received his law degree cum laude from the University of Texas Law School where he was a member of the Texas Law Review, Order of the Coif, Chancellors, and Phi Delta Phi.
After serving two years as an active U.S. Army Reserve officer, Judge McCall transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps; he resigned his commission as Captain in 1969. In 1963, he began his career with Baker & Botts in Houston where he specialized in corporate finance. He left the law firm to become executive vice president of a computer timesharing company. Later, he was general counsel, vice-president of finance, and then senior vice-president of Alaska Interstate Company, a New York Stock Exchange Company that owned manufacturing companies, C & K Petroleum, McAlester Fuel Company, and Anchorage Natural Gas Company.
In 1980, Judge McCall formed McCall Industries by purchasing the manufacturing companies of Alaska Interstate Company. After selling the last of those companies in 1992, he and his wife, Quay, moved to their ranch south of Comanche. Although he had planned to limit his activities to ranching, he also became county attorney for Comanche County. Subsequently, he established an appellate practice before the Eastland, Austin, and Fort Worth Courts of Appeal. He was elected as a Justice to the Eleventh Court of Appeals in 1998, and served there from January 1, 1999 until his retirement in 2013 at the age of 76. After retiring, he continued to serve as a senior appellate judge subject to assignment by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court to the Eleventh Court of Appeals.
A devoted Eagle Scout, Judge McCall served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts Chisholm Trail Council and the Texas Trail Council. In Houston, he served on the vestry of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and was a member of Houston Country Club. In Comanche, he served as Senior Warden and Treasurer on the vestry of St. Matthew Episcopal Church. He also served as President of the Texas Forts Trail Association, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Texas & Southwest Cattle Raisers Association; member of the Board of Directors of Higginbotham Bros., Inc.; President, 220th Judicial District Bar Association; Texas Bar Foundation Fellow; President of the Appellate Section of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. Judge McCall also became a Mason to further his support of the Scottish Rite Hospitals for Children and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He was a member of the York Rite College No. 28, Hope Lodge No. 48, and a 32 degree KCCH of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Waco, and the Suez Shriners.
While active as a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, Arts & Science Assemblyman and the Texas Cowboys at the University, Judge McCall met his wife, Quay Williams, who was a member of Orange Jackets and Pi Beta Phi. They were married in Comanche on August 29, 1959, after he had finished his first year of law school. They are members of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System and the Littlefield Society. In addition to supporting their respective colleges at the University in Austin, they have long been supporters of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Judge McCall and Mrs. McCall are the parents of Kathryn Leslie McCall and William Hatcher McCall. Leslie is married to Boris Borozan; they live in New York with their two daughters, Margaret Quay Borozan and Marija McCall Borozan. William McCall and his wife, Elyn Honts McCall, live in Fort Worth.