April 21, 2021

Longtime lawyer and Republican Party icon Clyde Siebman dies at 62


SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) – Longtime lawyer and Republican Get together drive Clyde Siebman, 62, handed away Friday morning.

His legacy extends far past Grayson County.

“No person was extra necessary to the increase of the Republican Get together in Grayson County than Clyde Siebman,” stated Former U.S. Legal professional and Grayson County District Legal professional Joe Brown.

“And if he was in your nook, you had been glad he was there,” stated Texas State Rep. Reggie Smith.

Most necessary to Siebman his religion, household, his legislation follow and the GOP.

He leaves behind his spouse, Choose Carol Siebman, his daughter, Beth Forrest and his practically one-year-old granddaughter.

He practiced legislation together with his daughter at their agency, Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP, headquartered in downtown Sherman.

Former associate and Grayson County 59th District Courtroom Choose Larry Phillips stated Siebman was a well-respected lawyer within the Jap District of Texas.

“And on the identical time that he could characterize a big company, the native folks that wanted assist, he could be there for that widow that wanted some further assist, or to that single mother or whoever that wanted any individual to say issues aren’t going proper and I want authorized assist. And he would step in and say I’ll enable you to try this,” Phillips stated.

Siebman was appointed by Governor George W. Bush to a fee that set the boundary for the Crimson River.

He later served on the Electoral School when Bush turned President.

He was then appointed by the state to serve on the Riverbend Water Sources District, and later, a board member of the Crimson River Authority of Texas.

He was serving as a state commissioner on the Crimson River Interstate Compact, appointed by Governor Greg Abbott.

Siebman served because the Chairman of the Grayson County Republican Get together for 10 years, ending in 2008.

“Clyde was an mental big with an enormous coronary heart, an important humorousness. The Clyde Siebman that I knew labored very exhausting,” Grayson County District Legal professional Brett Smith stated.

“In politics, you study who your true buddies are and Clyde was a real pal. It’s a loss for our county, it’s a loss for our state, it’s a loss for our nation,” stated Grayson County Choose Invoice Magers.

“One factor that you just simply needed to admire about him was he’s a lover of life. Every little thing he did, he did 90 miles an hour and he did it with zeal,” stated Texas State Rep. Reggie Smith.

A Republican Get together fixture, Siebman paved the way in which for leaders serving right now and supported candidates on all ranges.

Greater than something, these near him say he cherished individuals and being a voice for the unvoiced.

“Clyde Siebman made issues occur and he actually made this group higher,” Brown stated.

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