John R. Castle, Jr., a Dallas attorney, is a former Executive Vice President of EDS Corporation, having retired in 1999. EDS was a global information technology company doing business in over 50 countries, with over 125,000 employees and revenues of approximately $20 billion. EDS was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2007.
Castle’s EDS responsibilities included legal affairs, corporate communications, community affairs, government affairs and public relations. He also served on EDS’ Management Board. Prior to joining EDS in 1988, Castle was a partner in the Dallas law firm of Hughes & Luce from 1974 until 1988. Hughes & Luce has now been acquired by K&L Gates.
Castle graduated in 1964 from the University of Texas with honors and, in 1967, from the University’s School of Law with honors. He served as president of the University of Texas Law School Alumni Association and is a former trustee of the UT Law School Foundation. He is a member of the American, Texas and Dallas bar associations and is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In 1998, Castle received the ADL Jurisprudence Award.
Castle is a past chairman of The Dallas Foundation, The Bridge, Dallas’ homeless assistance center and TexProtects. He is currently on the boards of directors of The Foundation for Community Empowerment, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, The Bridge, TexProtects and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Castle previously served on the Boards of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Points of Light Foundation, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Nurse Family Partnership. In 2007, Castle received the “Trailblazer for Youth” award from the Texas Network of Youth Services in Austin, Texas.
Castle and his wife, Dorothy, have a daughter Amy Gray, who is a lawyer in Dallas, Texas, and married to Tom Gray, and two grandchildren, John Boone and Sullivan Elizabeth Gray. They are members of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. Castle has also chaired a strategic planning committee and a capital campaign for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.