TSBCTC History

Texas BCTC History


The Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council was issued its first charter by the Building and Construction Department of the American Federation of Labor on March 12, 1941. The charter was signed by the Building Trades Officers, President John P. Coyne and Secretary/Treasurer Herbert Rivers.

Our original charter members were:
Paul Biels, Clifton Brignac, W.W. Finch, B.A. Gritta, Sam R. Huber, Roy B. James, Thomas R. Jones, John A. Luttrell, A.S. McBride, J.W. Park, Thomas B. Reed, E.A. Smith, John Sorenson, W.E. Wilcox, J.E. Wood and Charles Youngkins

On January 3, 1961 a new charter was re-issued due to the merger in 1955 of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations into the now known National American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The re-issued charter was signed by the Building Trades Officers, President C.J. Haggerty and Secretary/Treasurer Frank Bonadio.

The re-issued charter members in 1961 were: R.F. Arthur, Charlie M. Benson,
H.S. Brown, John F. Clark, L.E Dilley, M.A. Graham, Roy Hughes, Sam Huber,
John B. Kirton, G.A McNeil, F.F. Nakovic, C.N. Renfro, Lee Scallorn, L.C. Threadgill, J.H. Villarreal and Herman Whatley.

Listed below are the past and present Presidents and Secretary/Treasurers of the Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council 1941 ~ Present:

Presidents:
     
 Secretary/Treasurers:
     
 A.S. McBride 1941~1957
   Harold Johnson 1941~1957
 O. Dale Seastrunk 1959~1960    Johnny Flowers 1957~1959
 Jack A. Martin 1961~1963
   Hank S. Brown 1959~1960
 A.B. McGinty 1963~1967
   Leslie G. Burnett 1961~1965
 Charles Ehrhardt 1967~1970
   Gerald R. Brown 1965~1977
 J.A. McMahon, Jr. 1970~1977
   Jackie St. Clair 1977~1989
 O. Dale Seastrunk 1977~1983
   Gale Van Hoy 1989~2000
 R. Harold White 1983~1985
   Danny O. Tilley 2001~2005
 Gale Van Hoy 1985~1989
   Michael W. Cunningham 2005~2016 
 Robert Cantrell 1989~2001
   Leonard Aguilar 2017~Present
 Roy Ruston 2001~2002
   
 Jack Pennington 2002~2005
   
 Kenneth Edwards 2005~2013 
   
 James "Craig" Berendzen 2013~Present