About the Texas Jack Association

The Texas Jack Association is a 501(c) non-profit organization that commemorates the life and times of John B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Texas Jack and the frontier West.  For more information, see Join, Renew, or Donate.

The Texas Jack Scout

The Texas Jack Scout is the official publication of The Texas Jack Association, published three times per year. Subscription is included in annual membership dues.

Contact:

The Texas Jack Scout
1844 NE Parks Summit Blvd.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Officers

Officers are elected every two years at Texas Jack Association “Roundups”.  Current officers are:

  • President: Randy Golladay, Scottsville, VA
  • Vice President: Mary Golladay, Scottsville, VA
  • Secretary: Linda Omohundro, Columbus, OH
  • Treasurer: Rick Omohundro, Salt Lick, KY
  • Director: Linda Omohundro, Columbus, OH

Brief history of The Association

The Texas Jack Association was the brain child of Springfield, Illinois, attorney (and history buff) Frank Sullivan, who discovered Texas Jack in the writings of the Irish nobleman Lord Dunraven, and recognized him as a colorful and outstanding player in the saga of America’s Old West. At a meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution, Frank happened to meet Malvern Hill (“M.H.”) Omohundro Jr., of Virginia. Noting his unusual name, Frank asked if M.H. was any relation to Texas Jack. Upon learning that M.H. was in fact Texas Jack’s nephew, a lasting friendship was born. This meeting sowed the seeds of the creation of the Texas Jack Association.

In 1980 the two men convened a meeting of interested friends and relatives of Texas Jack Omohundro in Leadville, Colorado in the town where he died 100 years earlier.

Four years later in 1984, the group, numbering under 15, met informally in Cody, Wyoming and decided to expand the Association under the leadership of Dennis and Julie Greene of California. The Greenes developed the organizational structure under which the Association operates today, printed promotional literature, and edited and distributed the newsletter, The Scout.

The Association’s members decided to meet every two years, and the tradition of the biennial “roundup” was born.

Honorary members

  • Historian: Edna Nees, Scottsville, VA
  • Founder: Frank Sullivan
  • First Chairman:  Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr.

Mrs. Henry R. Coe
Cody, WY
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Buffalo Bill Historical Center

The Earl of Dunraven VII Co. Limerick, Ireland

Mr. Fred H. Garlow
Cody, WY
Grandson of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody

The Knight of Glin
Co. Limerick, Ireland
Great- grandson of the Earl of Dunraven IV

Mr. Herschel C. Logan
Santa Ana, CA
Author of Buckskin and Satin

Mrs. Nellie Snyder Yost
North Platte, NE
Historian of the Plains