John Lindsey received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas A&M. Called to active duty in 1943, he served as an Army officer in both Europe and the Pacific, completing his degree in 1947.
After graduation, he formed Lindsey Insurance Agency with his father and was a founding director and member of the Executive Committee of Southern National Bank.
Lindsey also served as the President of the Executive Committee of the Alley Theater of the Board of Directors and the Vice President of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
A General Advisor of the Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA), Lindsey hosted annual Houston trips for Texas A&M University’s Student Leadership Conferences.
Lindsey served as President of The Association of Former Students in 1964 and served on the boards of the Texas A&M University System, the 12th Man Foundation, Texas A&M Research Foundation and the Texas A&M Press Board. He was also a Counselor and Trustee to the Texas A&M Research Foundation.
A key Player in the “Capturing the Spirit” and “One Spirit One Vision” capital campaigns, Lindsey has funded numerous faculty chairs and scholarships. In 1978, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus and was the first recipient of the 12th Man Award. In addition to ceaseless efforts on behalf of A&M, he is also a champion of the arts, education, community, and military.