Ben F. Vaughan III

Attorney, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody

Ben F. Vaughan III lives and practices law in Austin, Texas.  He is an attorney with Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, specializing in civil litigation in environment and natural resources (oil, gas, land, and water).  Ben received an A.B. degree in Classics from Stanford University and a law degree from University of Texas.  He is a lifetime Fellow for the Texas Bar Foundation and provides pro bono legal service at the Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal advice and representation to people who cannot otherwise afford an attorney.  Ben also served as a Board Member and past President for the Legal Aid of Central Texas. 

In addition to serving on the Archaeology Advisory Council, Ben has been active in a number of organizations including:

  • Seton Fund of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, Vice-Chair of Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Coastal Conservation Association, State of Texas and the National Boards and Executive Boards of Directors and the Governmental Affairs Committees
  • Marine Science Institute Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin, Member and former Chairman (1989-2002)
  • The Advisory Board of Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute of Texas A&M University, Kingsville; Member and former Chairman (1989-1999)
  • St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, Member of and Secretary of the Board of Trustees (1987-1999)