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      Tieman Henry Dippel, Jr


Tieman Henry Dippel, Jr. (1945-    ), an American businessman, civic leader, and author, is best known for the philosophic concept, The Language of Conscience, reflected in his writings and practiced in his civic and business endeavors.  As a civic leader, he is known for his efforts as President of the Texas State Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, as well as being the founding Chairman and President of the Texas Lyceum.  His book The New Legacy,[1] served as a chronicle of the era of the development of Texas’ modern economic model.  The following book, The Language of Conscience,[2] was translated and published by the Press of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China as a bridge on ethics, morality, and cultural values with the West.[3] 


Later books, including The Wisdom of Generations,[4] formed a six-book series implemented by the websites and, which develop both The Language of Conscience Concept and the expanded philosophy of Enlightened Conservatism.  The series has received significant recognition as a cultural bridge based upon the recognition of common value systems that support conscience over convenience.  The books argue that the operating principle of society needs to be value-based cultural ethics rather than economic or political self-interest, which develops into greed and ambition that destroys confidence in the economic and political systems when trust diminishes.  The Language of Conscience Concept rests on the observation that the great philosophers and religions of history look to a diminishment of self (or convenience) and a refinement of compassion and the granting of dignity to others (Enlightened Conservatism).  The concepts seek to apply the more established older values to modern times and current reality specifically in the three principal powers of economics, politics, and culture.



Early Life

Dippel was born in Brenham, Washington County, Texas. His sister Deanna nicknamed him “Skipper” at age 7, which permeated through life. His father, Tieman H. Dippel, Sr.,[5] was a widely known sheriff who is remembered by the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas with an annual Texas Peacemaker Award motivated by devotion to integrity and dignity. His Mother, was a local civic leader dedicated to compassion and personal dignity, which she instilled in Dippel and his sister. “Mrs. Dippel was an active member of the community serving with the Girl Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America (den mother), Brenham Fortnightly Club, Brenham Parent-Teacher Association, Washington County Heritage Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Washington-on­the-Brazos and the Arts Council of Washington County.”[6] His grandfather Henry Dippel was a noted East Texas businessman who founded the Brenham Wholesale Grocery Company.[7]  His mother’s family included many prominent doctors. 



Attending the Brenham public schools, he was significantly influenced by the value system of the area, which was the birthplace of the Republic of Texas, and shaped by the significant casualties from the area in World War II that added an appreciation of nationalism.  Both factors greatly impacted later writings and activities.  In the eighth grade, he received the American Legion School Award, which was apparently a unique distinction for him because of the value his parents placed upon it.  He graduated from Brenham High School as Valedictorian[8] and Student Body President[9] and then attended the local Blinn Junior College.  At Blinn he graduated Salutatorian, was President of the Student Council[10] and his sophomore class,[11] was President of the Methodist Club,[12] formed the Interfaith Council, and received state and national awards in debate and extemporaneous speaking.[13]


He then entered the University of Texas at Austin School of Business where he graduated with a then rare 4.0 average[14] as Valedictorian of his class and also served as a conservative leader in the Student Assembly at a time of significant turmoil in campus life brought on by the controversy over the Vietnam War.  In 1968 he was selected for the Ensign 1955 Program of the U.S. Navy through which he entered the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corp.  This allowed him to attend the University of Texas Law School while in the Naval Reserve before entering active duty. Dippel excelled in Law School[15] not only participating with the Texas Law Review[16] and order of the Coif, but also was a Baker Botts Outstanding Freshman Law Student Award winner and graduated a Chancellor[17].  However, much of his time was spent as a conservative leader of the university’s Student Assembly defending traditional principles both in newspaper writings and in the creation of legislation, eventually running for Student Body President.  His writings show these to be particularly formative years on the concepts of responsibility and honor even in the face of significant convenience in other actions.  The chronicling of this period in his books gives significant understanding of the realistic differences between alternative views that divided the generation coming of age in the 1960s. 


Former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Bill Archer stated, “The reason that this background is significant lies in the fact that The Language of Conscience Series of books is not theory but reality.  Conservatism is primarily an appreciation of reality but it has to be adjusted to the times, and it has to bring significant support within society in order to bring change. These books chronicle not only Skipper’s continuing devotion to the same principles that he had when he ran for Student Body President at the University of Texas in the turbulent times of 1970, but also the evolution of how solutions need to be addressed as the world moves forward.”[18]


As he described his writings, “I could not help but think back to the last of the 1960s and the first part of the 1970s. In those same university halls we had the same discussions over the Vietnam War, only phrased differently. The divisions in America today, and the world, rest on differing perspectives of not just the nature of man, but man’s obligations to each other. These are totally related concepts, but those relationships are obscured with the complexity of modern times and the lack of candor the political correctness often requires.”[19]


Military service

Dippel then entered active duty with the United States Navy after attending Officer Indoctrination School and Naval Justice School, which had significant impact upon him because of the academically elite nature of the class of eighty selected in one of the Navy’s most competitive groupings.  His writings show an appreciation of the fact that intelligence alone may not be a guide to finding the right answers, but how you think about issues and the process that you employ has a great amount to do with your final conclusions.  Individual risk temperament also shapes thought corridors.  After Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned to Jacksonville, Florida where he served as a Defense Counsel to one of the more sensational military trials of the decade—the Trial of Chaplain Andrew Jensen that was memorialized both by book[20] and movie.[21]   After active service, Dippel remained in the Naval Reserve eventually leaving with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, but with an ongoing appreciation for the sense of honor and justice of the military system, which led to active participation in later years with the Naval War College, as a Director of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs, and other law enforcement and military organizations, including the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (the ancient Order of the Knights Templar).


Significant influences

Major influences in his early life included his participation in many activities of the Methodist Church, the Boy Scouts where he received not only his Eagle Award but a Three Palm Cluster, and a devotion to the history of the Washington County Region which exemplified where Texas had been a nation before it chose voluntarily to become a state in the United States.[22]  In later life, he was a primary mover in the effort by which the Confucius Museum of Qufu, Shandong Province, China and the Star of the Republic Museum at Washington on the Brazos became “sister museums”.


Civic and business endeavors

Upon the death of Dippel’s father in 1972, he returned to Brenham, Texas, to help in the settlement of the estate.  His Father had retired from being Washington County Sheriff to become President of the Farmers National Bank, and Dippel became President, forgoing other offers primarily because he viewed his hometown as a worthwhile place to raise a family, was concerned for the welfare of his mother, and knew that preserving value in the smaller bank would require substantial effort.  This decision significantly changed his perspective from being a higher-level corporate executive or corporate attorney to learning the realities of how the financial system worked and the challenges of commerce.  Of equal importance was learning how economic growth occurred since small banks were the engines of growth of their communities in the 1970s and 1980s.


Dippel became active in many civic efforts that include serving as President of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, which strategically taught him about how large utilities worked together with communities in order to relocate business, increasing economic growth and opportunity. The four regional Chambers of Commerce of which the East Texas Chamber was one, and their combination in the Texas State Chamber of Commerce, had a united effort to increase education, transportation, and to drive economic advancement beyond the basic agricultural, oil and gas, and real estate development industries particularly in increasing international trade with Mexico and abroad that was beginning to also reshape Texas.  Dippel served as President and many of his writings originated in the effort to modernize its activities and consolidate institutions.  The experience also resonated in an appreciation of non-profit entities and the values they served.  He began consolidating thoughts in written publications such as “Non Nobis Nati Solum” in 1982.[23] 


“People need institutions to create ideas for the understanding and solution of their problems. They may differ with each other, but they learn the process of accepting responsibility individually and as a group. But these defining institutions must adjust to the times. The nonprofit sector must understand the need for reinventing a culture of service and responsibility. What is of great concern is that these institutions, and new ones like them, are the base upon which much of the future of society will rest. Much like the cleavage point on a diamond, how well the character-based institutions of society fulfill society’s needs will determine how much government will have to be involved. That in turn will determine much of the nature of discipline within society, the economic philosophy and cultural values of society.”[24]


Leadership activities

Dippel also began to reconnect with many of his father’s friends who while sheriff and banker had been a significant political force in the region both in promoting economic development and supporting law enforcement.[25]  


One of his father’s friends from World War II was Texas Attorney General and Secretary of State John Ben Shepperd, and a close friend was former Texas Governor and Treasury Secretary John B. Connally, Jr., and former Texas Governor Allan Shivers.  Dippel’s activism in politics and ability to work both with budgets and philosophy led to his being involved in a significant number of political and public policy discussions.  In the late 1970s, he was appointed by Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr. to the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities at a time when it was being significantly challenged both in its budget and existence.  The Commission had as its members many of the wives of the state’s economic leaders.  His time on the Commission built a unique network of friendships and gave him significant insight into the power of culture.  His presentation to the Texas Legislature on behalf of the Commission, for which he served as Legislative Chairman, was chronicled in the journal, Leonardo of Paris, which cited excerpts in an article called the State of the Arts in Texas in the 1970s[26] because of the strength of its insight and effectiveness.  Dippel combined the best arguments for what Arts and Humanities provided in value-based systems from history with an economic approach of how the Commission’s Budget could pay for itself by enhancing economic growth under the existing sales tax.  His ability to use the context of the concept to build significant intellectual and political resources on behalf of the Commission proved unique and the Commission received a 250% increase in one of the most difficult legislative sessions.  This effort was a critical learning experience for him about how the power of culture worked with the powers of economics and politics and developed an appreciation of the three primary powers concept taught to him by Governor John Connally, Jr.  It also provided significant insight into the difference between electoral and legislative politics and the realities of the political system. In the context of being presented to the very conservative Texas Legislature, the presentation began the early ideas of the Enlightened Conservatism Concept in its focus on budget concerns in accountability and sustainability and moral hazard in policy.  It argued government had limited purposes, but it did need to undertake necessary actions that the private sector could not—but with careful definitions and review.


In 1980, Dippel was selected by Texas Business as one of the “Rising Stars of Texas”.[27]  Because of the comments of various leaders, the magazine contacted him about helping assemble a group of the younger leaders for a business conference in Dallas.  However, since Dippel had been Chairman of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner and conference the previous several years, bringing speakers such as Governor John Connally, Jr., Dr. Pierre Rinfret, and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, he noted that even with significant speakers, any effort to be truly successful had to be of larger scope.  He suggested the creation of a much larger group of younger leaders from the geographic, political, and social makeup of the state, which could form an association as the core and to then approach much of the state’s leadership to be an Advisory Committee and to find partnering educational and economic institutions.  This effort took place in the creation of the Texas Lyceum Association, Inc.  He “was the founding chairman and president of The Texas Lyceum Association, a network of the state’s best and brightest a well as a forum for nonpartisan political debate.”[28] It partnered with various institutions such as Texas Business, which initiated and drove the process.  The East Texas Chamber of Commerce and Dean George Kozmetsky with his new Institute for Constructive Capitalism at the University of Texas at Austin joined in the effort.  The first program in late 1980 brought much of the leadership of the state to the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas and focused upon Governor Bill Clements’ program, Texas in the Year 2000.  For the thirty-five years following, the Texas Lyceum has remained one of the State’s premier leadership training organizations that has been a catalyst for looking at the state’s critical issues and has had United States presidents, senators, congressmen, state representatives, and many civic and cultural leaders as members.  Its Stewardship of Texas Values Award defines the organization not only in service to the public, but placing a permanent value on integrity and wisdom in thought.


In later years Dippel continued to be actively involved in leadership positions in several state and national  political  campaigns   and   was  regularly  included  in  media  stories  of  the  most  influential  Texans  and  rising leaders. “He deals in ideas, yet understands the more practical aspects of both politics and business. Dippel will, no doubt, become one of Texas' leading businessmen/politicians, in the manner of John Connally and Allan Shivers.”[29] “Personal energy and a reputation for integrity have combined to make Brenham Bancshares CEO, Tieman (Skipper) Dippel an organizational genius. . . . At home in both corporate and political environments, he has helped gather diverse leaders from business, government and academia to seek solutions to problems facing the state.”[30] He worked tirelessly for education reform as shown in a Texas Business article, “Texas: a race between education and catastrophe,” in which he states, “We must answer for ourselves as to whether we have the maturity and vision to assume responsibility for creating the superior education system that can catapult Texas into a loftier realm or whether we will take the complacent path of short-term, politically expedient solutions which could bring further deterioration in our school system. The challenge for Texas is clear: national leadership or second rate status.”[31] Dippel is married with three married children and eight grandchildren.


Business history

In March of 1972, Dippel became President of the Farmers National Bank in Brenham, Texas.  A subsequent name change to Brenham National Bank occurred and in 1983 Brenham Bancshares, Inc. was formed as a holding company for the bank with him serving as President and Chairman.  Dippel also founded Dippel Venture Capital Corporation, of which he served as Chairman and President with interests in real estate, oil and gas, publishing, and other investments.  He served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, as a director from 1992-1997, and became a Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas in 1989.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas merged into Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Montana and subsidiary corporations) with Dippel serving as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. 


Before semi-retirement, Dippel held licenses in securities, real estate, and insurance.  He was admitted to practice law before the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Military Appeals, and various other jurisdictions. “He has a driving desire for deeper wisdom and knowledge, which is indicated by his holding a law degree with admission to a number of courts, a securities license, an insurance license, and a real estate license, largely acquired to know the fields.”[32] He served on the boards of various trade organizations.  A great many of his writings drew upon this background and his efforts in economic development when he served as a member of Speaker Gib Lewis’ Economic Task Force which created the Texas Economic Development Commission.[33]  His first book, The New Legacy,[34] written following the Texas Lyceum was a chronicle and a partial catalyst of the period of Texas’ transition to a more diverse economy and the more modern Texas business model for economic growth.[35] 


Educational activities

In the mid 1980s, Dippel served as President and Chairman of Texans for Quality Education, Inc., which reviewed the educational reforms implemented in Texas in the early 80’s.  Many of the insights in his books relate to fundamental problems in the funding mechanisms within Texas due to the battle between equity of the greater number of children versus excellence, which often focused on a few universities.  The conflict between these two often argued in extremes would have much better been solved by a system that found wisdom as its balance, significantly bringing about a more balanced result.  Many of these policy arguments were instrumental in the development of many of the concepts of the Texas Lyceum and The Language of Conscience Concept.  Dippel served as a member of the Development Board of University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston that blended education with health, and served on the Centennial Commission of the University of Texas that looked to the future of the university.  He was also an Honorary Member of the Commission of 125 of the university, which continued the process twenty-five years later.  His involvement with the University of Texas not only through these Commissions but also participating in groups such as the President’s Associates, Chancellor’s Council, and Littlefield Society, all gave an insight as to modern education and the significant difference between knowledge and wisdom that are reflected in many of his writings.  To help coordinate many of the organizations created in the aftermath of the Lyceum, he helped found the Texas Leadership Institute and served as its President.  He also was involved in the creation of the John Ben Shepperd Institute and Forum at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin, receiving its Outstanding Public Leader Award in 1990.  He was a founding member of the Blinn College Foundation and served on its Board of Trustees for ten years.


He served on the Executive Committee of the University of Texas Ex Students Association in 1979 and was a recipient of The Young Texas Ex Achievement Award presented by the Ex Students Association in 1979.  His activities in culture continued with an active part in the formation of the Texas Cultural Trust Council where he later served as a Director Emeritus, and on the Advisory Board for the Festival Institute at Round Top created by pianist James Dick, and as well as being a resident sponsor of the National Debutante Cotillion and Thanksgiving Ball of Washington, D.C.  While being involved with many charities, he served as a Director of Covenant House of Texas and as one of the Founding Directors for the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas.  All provided a significant insight as to the problems of the underserved in society, and the significant relationship between a quality education, the development of character values for success to take advantage of opportunity, and the necessity of dignity.  However, it emphasized to him that conscience needed both compassion and recognition of the obligations to fiscal soundness to make it sustainable.  Financial and health literacy became significant issues because of the impact they had on students’ view of the importance of education, opportunity, and dignity, and he served as a catalyst for many of these efforts in Texas.


For over twenty-five years he hosted with Charles Schreiner, IV an event called the YO Gathering on a summer weekend at the YO Ranch near Hunt, Texas.  Guests included not only Texas and national leaders, but international guests.  Its efforts to network leaders of ethics and mentor younger leaders received gubernatorial recognition. 


Awards and honors

Based on his service to his community, Dippel was named Washington County Man of the Year in 1994, named the Most Outstanding Citizen of the Biennium of Washington County, Texas for 2006 – 2007 by the Washington County Republican Party, was a recipient of the Brenham Independent School District Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009, and an Inductee to the Blinn College Hall of Honor in 2011.


Dippel was named by the Texas Legislature in 2003, by HCR 276 as the “Texas Prophet of Conscience” for his writings and his efforts through a bill sponsored by Former Texas House Republican Speaker Tom Craddick and former Democratic Speaker Pete Laney among others.[36]


Dippel was a recipient of the initial Cesar E. Chavez Conscience Builder Award by the Cesar Chavez Educational and Legacy Foundation in 2011 for his writings on dignity and justice, and designated as Citizen of Conscience in the initial presentation of the Award by the 84th Texas State LULAC Convention in 2013.  He was the recipient in 2013 of the Renaissance Gathering Dinner’s Bridge Builder Award for Societal Leadership.  In April of 2014, he was named to the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame.

Published works

Author of The Language of Conscience Book Series:

·         The New Legacy

Thoughts on Politics, Family, and Power                         

·         The Language of Conscience

Using Enlightened Conservatism to Build Cooperative Capital and Character

·         Instilling Values in Transcending Generations

Bringing Harmony to Cultures Through the Power of Conscience

·         Understanding Enlightened Conservatism

Granting Others the Same Dignity and Rights You Expect Personally

·         The Essentials of The Language of Conscience

Building a Modern Decision Matrix on Ethics to Avoid Moral Hazard in Public Policy and Create an “Educated Citizen” of Responsibility

·         The Wisdom of Generations

Using the Lessons of History to Create a Values-Based Future

·         Websites: and


Different books within the series have received Clarion Five Star Reviews, as well as receiving recognitions from the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year competition, and the Eric Hoffer Book of the Year competition.[37]   The Language of Conscience was translated and published by the Press of the Central Party School of the Communist Party,[38] which trains Chinese leadership, as a bridge with the West on ethics, morality, and cultural values. 


Major Themes

Dippel’s observations are that most legacies and efforts are short lived, the significant ones effect change over long periods and involve ideas and leaders that capture them.  While leaders of convenience may make a mark for their tyranny, great leaders show conscience.  History teaches through idealists like Confucius, Aristotle, Christ, and others, but also through realists such as Machiavelli and Eastern concepts such as Chinese Legalism and the concept of The Thick (skin) and the Black (heart).  Idealism of conscience must be structured to recognize realism but guard against its excesses. 


This is best done by recognizing that the Axial Age religions and philosophers taught a minimization of convenience of self, a refinement in life for caring about others, and giving dignity.  In the modern world, the interests in economics range from self-interest to greed, in politics from statesmanship to ambition, and in culture from conscience and its responsibility to convenience and a sense of entitlement.  The way the culture thinks about values determines what it thinks on economics and politics ultimately.  The culture is determined by the values of the individual and whether conscience or convenience wins the internal battle.[39]


How to modernize the way of thinking about life and responsibility is really about how you think.  How you think about something determines what you think about it.  But the thought must be instilled in the three pure powers of economics (governance and ethics), politics (statesmanship and avoidance of moral hazard), and culture (conscience in concern for others and the future against the convenience of self and now).[40]


The search for this integration led to a thirty-year development of process.  Dippel notes the reality of Lord Acton’s comment that power corrupts, and he defends the values of middle class driven democracy as the balance, but notes the necessity of an educated and civic populous, which is a cultural issue. His writings focus on the creation of cultural ethics, a value-driven analytical process of thought, and the integration of economic and political concepts into this organizing cultural principle.  He often notes the French Revolution’s goals of equality (individual), fraternity (group), and liberty (the balance between them) and focuses upon cultural values rather than political or economic interests as the core of prioritization.


Because of the complexity of the development of the analytic process of The Language of Conscience Concept, it is built on ever more detailed building blocks in critical areas.  The Triangles of The Language of Conscience show ten major areas, each of which have significant detail in the writings.  The concept is both driven from the top down perspective of organizational analytics and prioritization and a bottom up structure of adaption to reality. A key consideration of the approach is the elimination of uncertainty that has significant costs, especially economically, so the system applies pressure for decisions as you move through the triangle matrix.[41]  It addresses the forces, powers, functions, and culture, which are part of understanding societies and issues so that context can be drawn.[42]


The most critical question to ask in the beginning will be the determination of an organizing principle. This leads to the search for the appropriate questions initially and how the critical issues fit in context.   Dippel argues that that principle has to be value-based in the cultural ethics of a society in order for it to ultimately succeed to its highest level of development. To bring transformation rather than transactional compromise, you often need extremes of interests to commit to a “Warrior’s Honor”[43] recognition of common values which grants respect and dignity.   Individual dignity is a driving force with character and responsibility being necessary components in the development of that dignity in order for opportunity to be recognized.  The primary reality of the theories rests in the three pure powers of economics, politics, and culture.  Economics and politics are driven by strong motivations of convenience and self-interest.  Too often, economics becomes an issue of rich versus poor and politics of right versus left on the size and function of government.  Culture, conscience (which is a recognition of obligation and compassion for others and the future) versus convenience (which is a recognition of self and present), are constantly at odds within society.   In periods one dominates over the other.   Power tends to bow to convenience particularly at the highest levels because of arrogance, greed, ambition, and personal interests.  Only when the population has such an appreciation of the necessity of integrity and conscience does power adapt conscience because at this stage it is convenient.   So broad-based education is a necessity for the populous to appreciate what is in their best interest.  How society thinks and what it values determines its destiny.   When you lose trust culturally, you ultimately impact the quality or value of money because obligations are diminished.  The decay in economics often comes due to politics when the political system wishes to spend money for political benefit without collecting money through taxes and force central banks to the creation of fiat currency or the issuance of debt which burdens future generations.  Moral hazard both in economics and in politics inevitably weakens the society when greed surpasses limited self-interest and political ambition overcomes statesmanship.


Much of his writings are dedicated to methods that build cultural strength within a society over time through the education of the coming generation and an appreciation and sensitivity to the necessity of the common good and the Golden Rule exemplified by conscience and its concern with building a perspective of reality—how all are served by a greater common good.  How dignity is perceived and judged by the individual is a critical part of this dynamic.  As societies lose the cultures of common obligation and compassion because regulation and law supplant internal obligation and sense of justice, society weakens, and as its institutions weaken the benefit to all is diminished.  The Language of Conscience Concept is an explanation of the process of thought culturally, often to help bring consensus to difficult issues. The concept of Enlightened Conservatism moves it one step further to balancing the choices from a value-based perspective where free markets operate through competition but have a significant sensitivity to governance and ethical business practices as opposed to the crony capitalism or corruption that often exist.  Similarly, it envisions restraints on government requiring purpose, accountability, ethics, and policy to avoid moral hazard.  The theories are driven by the concept that economic growth is a necessity in order to provide both compassion and increasing standards of living, but its primary focus is on an organized process of thought, which requires dignity, ethics, and wisdom as pillars of support.  Most cultural philosophies originated in the Axial Age. Modern political and economic theories such as communism and socialism are based on interests, not cultural values.  Enlightened Conservatism is an effort to organize current affairs by a modernized value-based organizing principle.




1.       Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The New Legacy (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002)

2.       Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Language of Conscience (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications,  L.L.C., 2002).

3.       The Chinese Edition of The Language of Conscience by Tieman H. Dippel, Jr. (Beijing, China: Central Party School Press, 2004).

4.       Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Wisdom of Generations (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2012).

5.       The Tieman Dippel Family of Brenham, Texas, Revised Edition, (Ericson Books, Nacogdoches, Texas, ISBN 978-0-911317-70-1).

6.       Brenham Banner Press, February 10, 1992, Funeral Notices.

7.       Archie P. McDonald, Ronald L. Spiller, Notable East Texans, First Edition (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1986).

8.       “Dippel and Holle win BHS Honors,” Brenham Banner Press, May 11th, 1964, 1.

9.       The 1964 Brenhamite, Brenham High School, Brenham, Texas, Volume 45, 44.

10.   The Buccaneer 1966, Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, 188.

11.   The Buccaneer 1966, Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, 22.

12.   The Buccaneer 1966, Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, 152.

13.   The Buccaneer 1966, Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, 168.

14.   “Thanks, Dad,” Texas Business, June 1997, Volume 3, Issue 6, 32.

15.   1971 Pereginus Yearbook, University of Texas School of Law, Volume 23, (Austin, Texas: Texas Student Publications, Inc.).

16.   1971 Pereginus Yearbook, University of Texas School of Law, Volume 23, (Austin, Texas: Texas Student Publications, Inc.).

17.   1971 Pereginus Yearbook, University of Texas School of Law, Volume 23, (Austin, Texas: Texas Student Publications, Inc.).

18.   Tieman Dippel, Jr., The Wisdom of Generations (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker    Publications, L.L.C., 2012), 419-420.

19.   Tieman Dippel, Jr., Instilling Values in Transcending Generations (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2006), 44-45.

20.   Chaplain Andrew Jensen, The Trial of Chaplain Jensen, (Westminster, Maryland: Arbor House, 1974).

21.   The Trial of Chaplain Jensen movie, February 1975.

22.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The New Legacy (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002), 15.

23.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Language of Conscience (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002), 199-214.

24.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Language of Conscience (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002), 3.

25.   “An Editorial – County Loses Great Friend and Leader,” Brenham Banner Press, January 20, 1972.

26.   Leonardo, XII, No. 4, Pergamon Press 1979, “The State of the Arts in Texas in the 1970s,” 321-325.

27.   “The Rising Stars of Texas,” Texas Business, March 1980, 24.

28.   “Texas Trailblazers,” Ultra, May 1986, 91.

29.   “The Rising Stars of Texas,” Texas Business, March 1980, 24.

30.   “The 20 Most Powerful Texans,”, February 1986, 60.

31.   “Texas: a race between education and catastrophe,” Texas Business, May 1984, 11-14.

32.   Bill Archer, “About the Author.” Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Wisdom of Generations, (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2012), 418.

33.   Member of Speaker Gib Lewis’ Economic Task Force, which created the Texas Economic Development Commission. Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The New Legacy (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002), front pages. 

34.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The New Legacy (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002).

35.   “Be the Best,” Texas Business, September 1987, 45, 51.

36.   Garza, Craddick, Laney, House Concurrent Resolution 276, 78th Legislature of the State of Texas.

37.   Eric Hoffer Book Award, Legacy Non-fiction, 2008 competition, The Language of Conscience, Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., Texas Peacemaker Publications. List of award winners:

38.   The Chinese Edition of The Language of Conscience by Tieman H. Dippel, Jr. (Beijing, China: Central Party School Press, 2004).

39.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., “The Wolf: A Choice on How to Feed Your Destiny,” 06/08/12,   

40.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., “On Politics, Part II: The Recognition of Moral Hazard in Policy,” 17/08/12,  

41.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., “Uncertainty and Flexibility: The Indirect Costs of Unknowns,” 17/08/12,

42.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Essentials of the Language of Conscience, (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2002), 23-30.

43.   Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., The Wisdom of Generations (Brenham, Texas: Texas Peacemaker Publications, L.L.C., 2012), 382.



External Links:


1.       Texas Lyceum Website –

2.       Wikipedia – The New Legacy

3.       Wikipedia – The Language of Conscience Book Series

4.       Wikipedia – Language of Conscience Concept

5.       Understanding Enlightened Conservatism –

6.       Sheriff’s Association of Texas Website –  

7.       JINSA Website –

8.       Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem Website –

9.       Star of the Republic Museum Website –

10.   East Texas Chamber of Commerce –

11.   John B. Connally Jr. –

12.   Wikipedia – Allan Shivers

13.   Wikipedia – Dolph Briscoe, Jr.

14.   Texas Commission on the Arts Website –

15.   Leonardo Website – 

16.   Wikipedia – Pierre Andrew Rinfret

17.   Wikipedia – Donald Rumsfeld

18.   Wikipedia – George Kozmetsky

19.   Institute for Constructive Capitalism  -

20.   Wikipedia – Bill Clements

21.   Brenham National Bank Website –

22.   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Website –

23.   Texas Leadership Institute Website –

24.   John Ben Shepperd Institute Website –

25.   Blinn College Foundation Website –

26.   Texas Cultural Trust Website –

27.   Festival Institute at Roundtop Website –

28.   Widipedia – National Debutant Cotillion and Thanksgiving Ball

29.   Covenant House of Texas Website –

30.   Cesar E. Chavez Conscience Builder Award –  

31.   Texas Bankers Hall of Fame –

32.   Clarion Five Star Reviews:




33.   Wikipedia – The Golden Rule 

34.   The Wisdom of Generations Website

35.   LULAC




Related Topics:


1.       Texas Peacemaker Award

2.       Stewardship of Texas Values Award 

3.       ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards

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