C. David Pomeroy, Jr., Author

C. David Pomeroy, Jr. is a fourth generation Texan and Pasadenan. Author David Pomeroy is a retired attorney who continues the family oil and gas business. The business began as his great grandfather's waterwell drilling venture in 1895. In pursuit of his interest in local history, David served has president of the Pasadena Historical Society and the Pasadena Early Settlers Association. He worked with the San Jacinto Day Foundation's Strawberry Festival, the Gulf Coast American Heritage Program, the City of Pasadena's Museum Board, the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission and the Pasadena Centennial Commission. He served as a County appointed member of the Harris County Historical Commission. Two Pasadena mayors have honored David for his contributions to the community's historical preservation. April 15, 1994 was proclaimed as "David Pomeroy Day" in the city of Pasadena. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce's Cultural Affairs Committee honored him as Pasadena's Literary Artist of the Year in 1995.

David has published numerous historical articles in the Pasadena Citizen, Houston Chronicle, Pasadena City Magazine, Pasadena Historical Society Newsletter and The Deaf Smith Register. He authored the Allen Ranch and Pasadena sections of The New Handbook of Texas. His article on Vince's Bridge appeared in the January 2009 Southwestern Historical Quarterly. David is also a popular lecturer who has spoken to many civic groups on various local history topics and has taught classes at San Jacinto College. Guest columnist for the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times newspaper.

Presently David is working on several topics about the San Jacinto campaign that lead up to the battle at San Jacinto. In preparation for this work, David joined many organizations that focus on that period of time. He is a commissioned Colonel in the Texas Army and is an Honorary Son of the Republic of Texas. He participated in historical re-enactments with the San Jacinto Volunteers and the Texas Army. He has been honored by the Texas Army with the "Knights of Texas" award, the "San Jacinto" award by the Descendents of San Jacinto in 2006 and represented the City of Pasadena before the Texas Legislature in naming SH 225 the "Texas Independence Highway." David is a charter member of the San Jacinto Battleground Association which is now known as the San Jacinto Battleground Conservance. He served on the Board for ten years and after retirement, is now on the Advisory Board.
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Research material used for Pasadena, The Early Years was donated to the Davis Library of the San Jacinto College, Central Campus, in Pasadena. The Pomeroy Collection offically opened in March, 1998. The collection was moved to the Pasadena Public Library in 2012 and then to the Pasadena Heritage Park in 2015. It is available for continued research into the history and heritage of the community. Additional contributions is always welcomed so that interested parties can learn more about Pasadena and its inhabitants. Using donated photographs, San Jacinto College created a web site for use by seventh grade students and other students of local history (currently site not available). that site is now maintained by the City of Pasadena. The Pomeroy Homestead property was donated to the City of Pasadena and opened in 2000 as part of the Pasadena Heritage Park. The Homestead was placed on the Registery of National Historical Properties.

Writing and promoting local history has its perks. Jim Atkins, the original owner of the local historically themed Cowboy Ranch cafe in Pasadena immortalized David with his hand and feet imprinted in cement in 1998.

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