Alan Steelman

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Alan Steelman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byEarle Cabell
Succeeded byJim Mattox
Personal details
Born (1942-03-15) March 15, 1942 (age 81)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseSusan Seligman Fuller
Children3, 2 stepchildren
Alma materBaylor University
Southern Methodist University

Alan Watson Steelman (born March 15, 1942) is an American businessman from Dallas who served as a Republican congressman from Texas between 1973 and 1977.

Political career[edit]

U.S. Representative[edit]

Steelman served on two committees: Government Operations and Interior and Insular Affairs. He focused on environmental issues, namely the fight against the Trinity River Canal and for Big Thicket National Preserve. Additional priorities included energy, transportation, veterans, wage and price controls, and Social Security.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1977, he began work with Alexander Proudfoot, a listed company on the London Stock Exchange, and is Vice Chairman. He has served as Group President for the Asia-Pacific region of Proudfoot and lived in Singapore for eight years to build the start-up there. In 1978, he was elected to the Common Cause National Governing Board. He was appointed by Governor George W. Bush to the Texas Growth Fund Board, a $600 million venture capital fund run by the State of Texas. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board at the John Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU and the Trinity Foundation, Chairman of the Dallas Council on World Affairs, and former President of Maxager Technology, Inc. (Profit Velocity Solutions).[1]

In August 2020, Steelman endorsed Joe Biden for president.[2] He was a member of the steering committee of Republicans and Independents for Biden.[3]

Following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, Steelman signed a letter supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump.[4]


  1. ^ a b Alan W. Steelman Papers #90, Baylor Collections of Political Materials, W. R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University.
  2. ^ Singman, Brooke (23 August 2020). "Jeff Flake joins over two-dozen former GOP members of Congress to launch 'Republicans for Biden'". Fox News. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Prominent Republicans and Independents, Led by Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Launch New Coalition Uniting Conservatives to Take On Trump and Elect Joe Biden". Republicans and Independents for Biden. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  4. ^ "22 Former GOP Lawmakers: Put Country over Party and Impeach President Trump". Project On Government Oversight. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Texas
(Class 1)

Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by United States Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Texas

Alan Watson Steelman (R)

Succeeded by
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded byas Former US Representative Order of precedence of the United States
as Former US Representative
Succeeded byas Former US Representative