C. David Pomeroy, Jr.

Author, lecturer, living history participant and consultant

on local and early Texas history.


Author & Research:

Author, Pasadena, the Early Years and Historic Pasadena, Texas, an Illustrated History. Introduction to Yesteryears in Pasadena, 1895-1941.

Author, numerous historical articles in the Houston (TX) Chronicle, Pasadena (TX) Citizen, Seabrook (TX) Celebration Magazine, Pasadena (TX) Magazine, Pasadena Historical Society Newsletter and The Deaf Smith Register (San Jacinto College). Guest columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper in Asheville, NC.

Author, “Pasadena” and “Allen Ranch” articles in the New Handbook of Texas (Texas State Historical Association, hardback volumes, companion and on-line versions). Author, "Reassessing the Location of Vince's Bridge: Critical Prelude to the Battle of San Jacinto," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 112, Number 4, April 2009, pp. 410-427.

Web site author: Pasadena local history (http://www.EarlyTexasHistory.com/Pasadena) and Texas 1836 (http://www.EarlyTexasHistory.com/Tx1836) sites: Facebook sites: C.David Pomeroy, Jr., Pasadena, The Early Years, Pasadena, Texas History and Texas Twin Sister Cannon.

Lecturer: over 200 speeches to area organizations, schools, Lyceum program (San Jacinto College, South) and Evening College (San Jacinto College, Main) course teacher.

Lecturer and tour director: Patriot Scholars program of Bondy Intermediate School (Pasadena I. S. D.). Pasadena, the Early Years as required reading.

Tours of historical sites: "Road to San Jacinto" and "San Jacinto Battleground."

Quoted source on most major historical pieces on Pasadena and the area, appearing in the Houston Chronicle, Pasadena Citizen, and Houston Business Journal.

Contributing author to the San Jacinto College Pasadena History Web site for student education: From Ranching to Industry: a Photo History of Pasadena, Texas. Site being transfered from San Jacinto College to the City of Pasadena.

History Marker Narratives: "Crown Hill Cemetery" and "Vince's Bridge" for Texas Historical Marker. "Pomeroy Homestead" for National Registry of Historical Places marker.

Location scout, "Remembering the Alamo," History Channel

Narrator, Texas Hometown History series, "The History of Pasadena" and "The History of Deer Park."

Narrator, Historic Crown Hill Cemetery in Pasadena, Texas

Interview Subject for local television stations, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and The Travel Channel on the Battle of San Jacinto.




Pasadena Historical Society, past president and life member

Pasadena Early Settlers Association, past President

Pasadena Historical Museum, past curator and exhibits consultant (& constructor)

San Jacinto Day Foundation: Strawberry Festival, past committee member

Gulf Coast American Heritage Program (San Jacinto College), past officer

Bay Area Heritage Society, past member.

Texas Sesquicentennial Commission of Pasadena, past committee member, 1986

Pasadena Centennial Commission, past Vice-Chairman, 1992-3.

City of Pasadena Historical Commission, committee chairman, 1986-96.

Pasadena Heritage Park/Pomeroy Homestead Steering Committee, former member (donated Pomeroy Homestead and surround land to City in 1986. Principal researcher on the conversion to historical museum)

Harris County Historical Commission, past member

Texas State Historical Association, current member

Governor commissioned “Colonel” in Texas Army.

Past Chairman, Historical Re-enactment and Living History committee, Brazoria County Historical Museum’s “Stephen F. Austin’s Austin Town Festival.”

Texian Heritage Society, past member

George Ranch’s Texian Days, past participant.

San Jacinto Battle Re-enactment, past participant.

San Jacinto Day Events Steering Committee, retired

Primary Archive Photograph Consultant (current), Ch. 8 KUHT-TV (PBS) “Houston, Remember When” series (since 1997)

Levi Jordan Plantation Historical Society, past member

Certified Alamo re-enactor, past member

Sons of the Republic of Texas, honorary member

San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, charter member, former Board of Directors, presently Advisory Council.



City of Pasadena: Mayor’s Certificate of Achievement, Historical Preservation, 1988.

San Jacinto Day Foundation: Historic Preservation Award, 1988.

City of Pasadena: Proclaimed April 15, 1994 as “David Pomeroy Day” by the Mayor & City Council.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce (Cultural Arts Committee): Literary Artist of the Year, 1995.

San Jacinto College, Main Campus Library, established the “Pomeroy Collection” Local History Archives with the research material from the book Pasadena, the Early Years. 1999. Moved to the Pasadena Heritage Park in 2015 to provide better access for researchers. Material added from the book Historic Pasadena, Texas published in 2011.

Cowboy Ranch Cafe: (uses Pasadena, the Early Years as main reference to construction unique local history themes). Footprint and name in concrete as part of exhibits. 1993

Recipient of the first honorary chapter membership given by the San Jacinto Chapter, Chapter No. 1, Son of the Republic of Texas, 1999. Elected for State Honorary Member, 2002.

"Knights of Texas," Texas Army, 2000

"San Jacinto" award by the Descendents of San Jacinto, 2006

"Hero of San Jacinto" by the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, 2012

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