Thomas T. Gallion III
Chairman of the Board
Thomas T. Gallion III, Montgomery, AL, was elected to the Board of Directors of Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society as National Sentry on April 1, 1988. He was elected National Trustee on Oct. 1of the same year. He was named a Woodmen of the World Director at the 2001 National Convention, which was held in Charlotte, NC. Gallion was named Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1, 2011.
Gallion graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965, and went on to attend the New York Institute of Finance, receiving an Investment Banking Degree in 1966. He worked as an investment banker for a short time, then returned to school and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Jones Law School in 1971.
Gallion is the senior partner in the law firm of Haskell Slaughter Young & Gallion, LLC. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, Washington D.C. Bar, and American Bar Associations. He served as legal counsel for the National Republican Committee from Alabama.
Gallion has been a Woodmen of the World member since 1953. A recipient of Woodmen of the World's Meritorious Award Citation and a member of Montgomery Lodge 25, Gallion has served in every local lodge office. In addition, he has held several positions in the Alabama Jurisdiction, including that of President from 1985 to 1987.
Active in civic affairs, Gallion has served on the board of directors of several organizations, including the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Unlimited, Montgomery Area Boy Scouts and Central YMCA, and is a member of the Montgomery Rotary Club.
Gallion and his wife, the former Elizabeth Goodwyn Gallion, are members of Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church and he has taught Sunday School for many years. The Gallions have three children: John Goodwyn Gallion and wife, Ashley; Elizabeth Tyler Colgan and husband, David; and Thomas T. Gallion IV and wife, Cindy. He is also the proud grandfather of six grandchildren.
Gallion's father, the late MacDonald Gallion, was a former Attorney General of Alabama, who served on the Woodmen of the World Board of Directors from 1964 until 1983.