When did Bill Clements become governor of Texas?

December 29, 2018 Off By idswater

When did Bill Clements become governor of Texas?

When Clements was first sworn in in 1979, he became the first Republican to have served as governor of Texas since Reconstruction. When Clements left office for good at the end of his second term in 1991, his eight total years in office were the most served by any Texas governor until Rick Perry surpassed his total in 2009.

How old was Bill Clements when he died?

On May 29, 2011, Clements died at age 94 in a Dallas hospital from natural causes. He is buried at the Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

Where was Bill Clements born and raised in Texas?

Oil—and Texas’ boom-and-bust oil industry—were woven into the fabric of Bill Clements’ early life. He was born in 1917 in Highland Park, a wealthy enclave of Dallas. His father Perry Clements had once been a small-time lease broker in the North Texas oilfields.

Where was the body of Bill Clements son found?

(AP Photo/David Breslauer, File) AP Photo/David Breslauer ATHENS, Texas (CBS/AP) The search for the missing son of former Texas governor Bill Clements ended with a wild shootout involving an AK-47-wielding landowner, and the discovery of the missing man’s body in a shallow grave on the gunman’s property, authorities said.

When Clements was first sworn in in 1979, he became the first Republican to have served as governor of Texas since Reconstruction. When Clements left office for good at the end of his second term in 1991, his eight total years in office were the most served by any Texas governor until Rick Perry surpassed his total in 2009.

On May 29, 2011, Clements died at age 94 in a Dallas hospital from natural causes. He is buried at the Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

Who was the former governor of Texas in 1987?

Former Texas Gov. Bill Clements, February 1987. (AP Photo/David Breslauer, File) AP Photo/David Breslauer

(AP Photo/David Breslauer, File) AP Photo/David Breslauer ATHENS, Texas (CBS/AP) The search for the missing son of former Texas governor Bill Clements ended with a wild shootout involving an AK-47-wielding landowner, and the discovery of the missing man’s body in a shallow grave on the gunman’s property, authorities said.