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CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST CORPORATION NAMES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

            CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST CORPORATION NAMES THREE
                  NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    DALLAS, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Central and South West Corporation (NYSE: CSR) today named Robert W. Lawless, Drayton McLane Jr. and Harry D. Mattison to its board of directors, increasing the size of its board to 16 members.
    Lawless, 54, is president and chief executive officer of Texas Tech University and Tech Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.  McLane, 55, is president and chief executive officer of McLane Company, Inc., in Temple, Texas.  Mattison, 55, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Central and South West Corporation, based in Dallas.
    Lawless became president of Texas Tech in 1989.  He also is a professor of industrial engineering and a professor of information systems and quantitative sciences at Texas Tech.  he serves on the board of directors of Salomon Brothers Asset Management Company, the College Football Association and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.
    From 1985 to 1989, he worked as executive vice president and chief operations officer and as vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Southwest Airlines.  Previously, he had been an academic officer and a professor at the University of Houston and a professor at Texas A&M University.
    Lawless has a doctor of philosophy in operations research from Texas A&M University, a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Houston and an associate of science degree in chemistry from Lee College.  He is married and the father of three children and one stepchild.
    McLane joined McLane Company in 1959, building the company into the nation's largest distributor of grocery and non-grocery products to convenience stores.  The company today is a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and McLane serves as vice chairman and a director of Wal-Mart.  In addition, he is a trustee of Baylor University and a member of many civic and charitable boards.  He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Baylor Univeristy and a master of science degree in marketing from Michigan State University.  He is married and the father of two children.
    Mattison joined a Central and South West subsidiary, Southwestern Electric Power Company, in 1957 as a junior engineer.  He worked in industrial marketing, technical services and division operations and served as SWEPCO's vice president of division operations, vice president of administration and executive vice president.  He was elected president and chief executive officer of SWEPCO in 1988 and promoted to his present position in 1990.
    He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas.  He also is a graduate of the executive development program at Georgia Tech, the executive program of the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.  He is married and the father of two children.
    Central and South West Corporation, a public utility holding company, owns four electric utility subsidiaries:  Central Power and Light Company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Southwestern Electric Power Company and West Texas Utilities Company.  These companies provide electric utility service to nearly four million people in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
    Central and South West also owns Transok, Inc., an Oklahoma intrastate natural gas pipeline company, Central and South West Services, Inc. and four other subsidiaries.
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    /CONTACT:  Gerald R. Hunter of Central and South West Corporation, 214-754-1165/
    (CSR) CO:  Central and South West Corporation ST:  Texas IN:  UTI SU:  PER SM -- NY071 -- 5930 11/21/91 13:20 EST
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