Following the 94th Annual Convention of The American Legion, Department of Texas held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston, Texas, Harvey H. Klee, was appointed Department Chaplain 2012-2013 by the incoming Department Commander, Dan Corbin. Chaplain Klee is a member of Frank Griggs American Legion Post 370 in Llano, Texas where he holds the position of Judge Advocate, Hubmaster and Webmaster.
The Department of Texas is comprised of 524 American Legion Posts, 4 Divisions, and 23 Districts and has over 82,000 members.
Chaplain Klee had previously been appointed Department Chaplain for the years 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 which is a record in the Legion’s 94-year history. Harvey also serves as Chaplain for the Legion’s 21st District and is a member of VFW Post 10376 in Marble Falls. He holds the position of Assistant Chaplain for the State of Texas for the Chapel of Four Chaplains and is a Chaplain for the Highland Lakes Honor Guard, a local organization consisting of war veterans that is certified by the Department of Defense to provide military funeral honors for veterans who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces..
Chaplain Klee is the author of, “A Chaplain’s Story, Manual and Guide, now in its 2nd Edition. He is the founder and President of the Texas Chaplains Association which has over 200 members. As an attorney, he also serves as an Associate Chancellor for the Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church and is a member of the Highland Lakes UMC in Buchanan Damn where he serves as Chairman of their Administrative Council and webmaster.
He also is a certified taijiquan/qi gong instructor and teaches taijiquan free-of-charge as a community service each Thursday morning at the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam.
Harvey resides with his wife, Suzanne, in the community of Lone Grove in Llano County. They have 11 children, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.