Fred Meyer III
I am new to TSHL. I hope to become useful. My goal is to improve the lives of seniors in Texas. This is not an easy task because of the diversity of situations in which seniors find themselves.
I was born in Port Arthur, Texas. I earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Lamar University in Beaumont, Tx. I also earned a master’s degree in theoretical solid state physics and a doctorate in theoretical molecular physics from the University of North Texas in Denton, Tx. Most of my career envolved the measurement of effects of contaminates and defects in semiconductor silicon. So I was involved in quality control and quality related problem solving.
My wife died in 2020 after we were married for 51 years. I am fortunate to have family living in the north Texas area. I have three children, and seven grandchildren.
Since high school, I have been interested in the created language Esperanto. So I have been using it for more than fifty years. While I was originally interested in the simpler grammar of Esperanto, I soon realized that the true value was in the establishment of international friendship. Writing articles in Esperanto about many topics is interesting to me. One of my articles, that was published internationally, was about self driving vehicles. A recent article published in the USA was about the memories of my wife and I of hurricane Audrey in 1957. I am on the board of Esperanto-USA, the national educational organization supporting Esperantist in America.
Government and politics has been interesting to me since I was in high school. I became active in politics in the early 2000s. Part of the role of government is to establish conditions where people can thrive. Texas state government should help senior Texans thrive. I want to do what I can to improve the lives of senior Texans.