He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, was less emotional than Dewhurst, but still sang Powers’ praises saying he has “been an outstanding president of the University of Texas.”At least he got his
“He stands at the lead of so many of those great university leaders,” said Branch, who authored a resolution to honor Powers.
Powers was being recognized as a co-winner of the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship and his nomination to the vice chairmanship of the Association of American Universities, an association of 62 public and private research universities in the U.S. and Canada.