FEBRUARY 11, 2010

David William Crews was born in Karnes City, Texas, and he later graduated from Baylor University and Baylor Law School in 1957. He established his law practice in Conroe in July 1957, at which time he joined the First Methodist Church and was been a continual member of the church until his death. He had two children, daughter Kelly and son, Matt.

In 1960, at the age of twenty-seven, Crews was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from Grimes and Montgomery Counties. During his four terms as Representative for Montgomery and other surrounding counties, he served on numerous committees and chaired the House Insurance Committee for two sessions. Some legislative bills he we responsible for were the legislation to pass the first motorcycle helmet law, a law requiring pictures on driver’s licenses, legislation changing the minimum driver’s license age from 14 to 16, and the resolution which created the renowned Criminal Justice Program at Sam Houston State University.

Crews was instrumental in the creation of the Montgomery County Hospital District and served as its attorney from 1979 – 1996. He served on the board of directors of two local banks, Allied Conroe and Allied Jetero Banks, and was attorney for the Montgomery County Housing Finance Corporation. David was also instrumental in securing the financing through the state legislature for the construction of North Loop 336. He actively supported the YMCA, the Conroe Symphony and with local officials helped to organize and establish the Tri-County MHMR organization. He actively participated in many Chamber activities during his years in Conroe.