CLEMENTS, JAMIE HAGER (1930 ~ 2009). The following is an Associated Press article published upon the death of former Texas legislator Jamie Clements. The article was published in a variety of Texas news outlets.
"TEMPLE, Texas — Jamie Hager Clements, the youngest legislator ever elected to the Texas House of Representatives and the man who helped build the modern Scott and White Hospital, has died. He was 78.
Clements died Thursday, the Temple Daily Telegram reported for its Friday editions. Clements served three terms as a state legislator, two terms as the mayor of Temple, Texas and four decades as attorney and general counsel for Scott & White.
During his time, the medical facility grew into the largest multidisciplinary health care system in the state and he became a nationally recognized authority on health care law.
Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November 1951, Clements had to wait until he turned 21 a month later to be sworn into office the following year. Those who knew him said his work had a far reaching effect.
'From 1960 to 1998, there was not a single successful endeavor — the medical school, interstate highway projects, Scott & White expansions, the health plan — nothing good that happened in Bell County that he was not part of,' longtime mentor and friend Jimmy Carroll told the newspaper.
Clements also served as a professor of medical jurisprudence at Texas A&M University College of Medicine, several state boards and was a former president of the National Health Lawyers Association.
Burial will be Monday at Texas State Cemetery in Austin followed by a memorial service at Grace Presbyterian Church in Temple, according to Scanio-Harper Funeral Home."
Further information is available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.