Matthew Lyon 1956 - 2002
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
University of California, Berkeley

Matt Lyon with Mark White

On his death, the Austin American-Statesman wrote: "Matthew Lyon's words helped shape Texas politics during the 1980s. Though he was just out of college, his writing skills landed him jobs with the state's most influential leaders." Lyon served as chief speechwriter and deputy press secretary to then-Texas governor Mark W. White (who is seated at left). Lyon is seated at right.