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Houston's Men of Distinction are revealed: This year's big gun guns enjoy time at a swank River Oaks mansion

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8 David Trice, from left, Bret Aldridge, Joey Dupuis and Jerry Foyt at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
David Trice, from left, Bret Aldridge, Joey Dupuis and Jerry Foyt at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
6 Dr. Charles Fraser and Helen Cooley Fraser at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Honoree Dr. Charles Fraser and Helen Cooley Fraser at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
7 Paul and Penny Loyd. at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Honoree Paul Loyd and wife Penny Loyd at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
13 John Havens, left, and John Eads at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
John Havens, left, and John Eads at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
4 Ed Emmett and Ed McMahon at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, left, and Ed McMahon at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
19 Paul Murphy, left, and Steve Mach at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Paul Murphy, left, and Steve Mach at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
10 Jan Duncan, from left, John Eads and Pat Breen at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Hostess Jan Duncan, from left, John Eads and Pat Breen at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Jesse and Betty Tutor, from left, with Scott Evans at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Jesse and Betty Tutor, left, with Scott Evans at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
18 Michael and Ileana Trevino, left, and Alice and Keith Mosing at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Michael and Ileana Trevino, left, with Alice and Keith Mosing at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
16 Margaret Alkeck Williams and Jim Daniels at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniel at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5 Harry and Cora Sue Mach at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Harry and Cora Sue Mach at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
3 David and Tara Wuthrich at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
David and Tara Wuthrich at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
2 Brady and Zane Carruth at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Brady and Zane Carruth at the Men of Distinction kick-off party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
8 David Trice, from left, Bret Aldridge, Joey Dupuis and Jerry Foyt at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
6 Dr. Charles Fraser and Helen Cooley Fraser at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
7 Paul and Penny Loyd. at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
13 John Havens, left, and John Eads at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
4 Ed Emmett and Ed McMahon at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
19 Paul Murphy, left, and Steve Mach at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
10 Jan Duncan, from left, John Eads and Pat Breen at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
Jesse and Betty Tutor, from left, with Scott Evans at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
18 Michael and Ileana Trevino, left, and Alice and Keith Mosing at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
16 Margaret Alkeck Williams and Jim Daniels at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
5 Harry and Cora Sue Mach at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
3 David and Tara Wuthrich at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014
2 Brady and Zane Carruth at the Men of Distinction kick-off party February 2014

A political power broker, a philanthropist, a distinguished doctor and a successful businessman — four Houston community leaders have been named to the highly-regarded Men of Distinction fraternity, their names announced at a cocktail reception in the River Oaks home of Jan Duncan.

Ned Holmes, Ernie Cockrell, Dr. Chuck Fraser and Paul Loyd, respectively, have been named 2014 honorees. They will be in the spotlight at the eighth annual Men of Distinction luncheon to be held at River Oaks Country Club on May 7. Also on the welcoming committee were members of the Houston Area Lexus Dealers, presenting sponsors of the luncheon. 

Men of Distinction committee members and luncheon chair Paul Murphy welcomed an impressive coterie of supporters to the announcement party. Among them were Pete Coneway, Zane and Brady Carruth, John Havens, Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum and Steve Susman.

Committee members oversee distribution of funds raised at the annual luncheon ($7 million since its inception) to clinician/research scientist partnerships in the Texas Medical Center. Members on hand for the announcement included Harry Mach, Tony Gracely, David Wuthrich, Steve Mach, Ed McMahon, Paul Somerville, Michael Mithoff, Lisa Kennedy and John Eads.

Congratulating the honorees were guests including Alice and Keith Mosing, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Penny Loyd, Helen Cooley Fraser, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Diane Lokey Farb, Astrid and Gene Van Dyke and Margaret Williams with Jim Daniel.

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