George Bayoud

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George Salim Bayoud, Jr. (born 1955) is a real estate investor in Dallas, Texas.[1]

Bayoud serves on the board of The Beck Group, the Crossroads Group and Fund, and the Bayoud Group. He has served on the board or as a senior advisor for Lehman Brothers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas, Dallas Zoological Society, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Texas Lyceum, Greater Dallas Crime Commission, D/FW Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy, the Associate Board of Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, Phoenix House of Texas, and the St. Mark's School of Texas, from which he graduated.

Bayoud graduated thereafter from the University of Texas at Austin, at which he was the president of the Texas Cowboys and interned in the office of Republican U.S. Senator John Tower. He served in both administrations of Texas Governor Bill Clements, first as personal assistant to the governor and, in his second term, as chief of staff and then as Secretary of State of Texas. At the time, he was the youngest secretary of state in the nation. After leaving government, Bayoud and Clements founded Raven Interests of Texas, Inc., a real estate investments firm, in Dallas.[2]

His father, George Sr., an emigrant from Marjayoun, Lebanon, was a long-time surgeon at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and was appointed in 1988 by Governor Clements to the Texas Board of Medical Examiners.[3]


  1. ^ Attlesey, Sam (August 22, 1987). "HANCE CALLED TOP PICK FOR REGULATORY POST". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Goad, Kimberly (January 1998). "Real Estate Knox Street is a New Street and George Bayoud is Why". D Magazine. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ Simnacher, Joe (December 16, 2009). "Obituary: Dr. George Salim Bayoud: Garland surgeon, mentored medical students". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Rains
Secretary of State of Texas
Succeeded by
Ron Kirk