Don D Montgomery, Jr. grew up in the oil and gas business in Eldorado, Arkansas. His father was a geologist and his grandfather was a lawyer heavily involved in the legal aspects of the oil business. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he majored in Petroleum Land Management and Accounting. Don obtained his JD Degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas and pursued graduate studies in law at the University of London, University College.
Don owns a 75% interest in Montgomery Exploration Company. He is the Owner of Monexco, LLC, which he founded in 1978 and which is engaged in acquiring, developing and operating oil and gas properties. He is President, Chairman of the Board, and Owner of Fairfax Oil Company, which has been incorporated in Texas since 1984.
Don’s grandfather served as District Attorney in Union County, Arkansas and cousin Jodie Mahony served 36 continuous years in the Arkansas State Legislature. Don is active in the Democratic Party on the local, state and national levels. He served at the pleasure of Governor Ann Richards of Texas on the Interstate Oil Compact as a member of the Regulatory Practices Committee. He served on Carter’s Energy Task Force in 1976. He served as Texas Finance Chairman for Gary Hart in 1984 and 1988. He was Co-Chairman of the Romer for Governor Finance Committee in Colorado in 1990 and subsequently served as Finance Co-Chairman for Ben Nighthorse Campbell in his first term as U.S. Senator. He also served in the capacity of Finance Chairman for Congressman Martin Frost in all of his campaigns. He served as a Board member of the National Committee for an Effective Congress. Don is currently Vice President of Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, “DEPA”.
Don was a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Isthmus Institute, a forum to explore interactions between scientific and spiritual approaches to everyday life. He is a founder of High Frontier, a residential psychiatric care facility for 48 mentally and physically abused adolescents located in the Davis Mountains.