With a Song in My Heart
Pamela Perdue Musgrove 2013 DLA President
by Mary Lee Cox
The 87th President of the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary, Pamela Perdue Musgrove, definitely has a song in her heart! Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, she is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance. While at OU she lived on campus at the Pi Beta Phi house. As good fortune would have it, future husband Len Musgrove, Jr. just happened to have a job there as a houseboy while he attended OU’s School of Law. He was also a talented musician, and quickly noted that Pam was an amazing singer who occasionally needed a piano man. Wouldn’t you know he picked the prettiest girl in the house, and they have been making beautiful music together ever since!
Len is a San Antonio native, and did his undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University. After they were married, the Musgroves lived in Midland, Texas for three years and then moved to Dallas where they have resided for the last 23 years. Len’s first job in Dallas was with the law firm of Arter and Hadden. He later became the managing partner in the firm of Bellinger and DeWolf, LLP. Recently, Len founded his own firm, Musgrove Law Firm, P.C.
Music is never far away at the Musgrove house. Pam and Len perform together in several Dallas party bands with bookings at some of Dallas’ top spots, as well as corporate parties, charitable events, weddings, community theatre, etc. Pam is often called upon to sing her a capella version of the National Anthem, which she does to perfection. She also sings lead for the Discovery Mass Band at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, and has been referred to as the “Aretha Franklin of the Episcopal Church.”
Pam and Len are the proud parents of two lovely teenage daughters, Madison, 16, who attends Dallas Lutheran School, and M’Lynn, 14, who attends Parish Episcopal School. They also love to sing and perform. Pam’s parents, Winnie and Ron Perdue, and sister, Melissa Perdue, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Pam’s community involvements include the Junior League of Dallas (Sustainer), the Jr. Group of the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, Jr. Group of the Dallas Symphony and The Dallas Opera. Pam’s favorite pastimes are tennis and, of course, singing.
Pam is honored to serve, and is looking forward to her year as President of the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary. It is certain to be an entertaining year!
Mary Lee Cox is past president of the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary. She may be reached at (214) 368-1421.