Public Figure Profiles

J. Evans Attwell

Joseph Evans Attwell (March 25, 1931 – October 27, 2007) was the youngest managing partner of Vinson & Elkins, the largest law firm in Texas and the largest single law office in the world, from 1981 to 1991.

He lived in Houston, Texas all his life, and was an owner of the Houston Rockets from 1986 to 1995 and Houston Astros from 1978 to 1994. He was the Chairman of the Board of the Welch Foundation from 2005 until his death. Mr. Attwell also served on the board of American General Corporation for 40 years (now AIG), the board of Ocean Energy (now Devon Energy) and many other Fortune 500 and charitable boards. He was a two time Chairman of the Harris County Hospital District Board, the second largest county hospital district in the world. Attwell served as a Trustee of Rice University where the J. Evans Attwell-Welch postdoctoral fellowships honor his name at the University's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He was awarded Rice's Gold Medal for extraordinary service to the University in 1997.He married Mary Petersen in March 1956. They had five children and six grandchildren, one of whom is named after him.

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Some of their strengths

J. Evans Attwell has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Brave, Honest, Intuitive, Passionate, Generous, and Charming.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, J. Evans Attwell is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know J. Evans Attwell well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe J. Evans Attwell as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, J. Evans Attwell is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, J. Evans Attwell tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of J. Evans Attwell's challenges

While J. Evans Attwell has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, J. Evans Attwell can be Short-tempered, Selfish, Impulsive, Hypocritical, Self-centered, Rebellious, and Emotionally Distant.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of J. Evans Attwell's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

J. Evans Attwell must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Callous and Selfish

J. Evans Attwell is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, J. Evans Attwell also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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