Dolph Briscoe

Dolph Briscoe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dolph Briscoe, Jr. was a Uvalde, Texas rancher and businessman who was the 41st Governor of Texas between 1973 and 1979. Because of his re-election following an amendment to the Texas Constitution doubling the Governor's term to four years, Briscoe became both the last governor to serve a two-year term and the first to serve a four-year term. A lifelong resident of Uvalde, Briscoe was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1948 and served as a state representative from 1949 to 1957. As part of the reform movement in state politics stemming from the Sharpstown scandal, Briscoe won election as governor in 1972. During his six years as governor, Briscoe presided during a period of reform in state government as Texas's population and commerce boomed. Following his two terms as governor, Briscoe returned to the ranching and banking business in Uvaldeshow more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136742438
  • 9786136742434