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GOVERNOR DOLPH BRISCOE - INAUGURAL INVITATION UNSIGNED 1973 WITH WILLIAM P. "BILL" HOBBY, JR. - HFSID 215991

Unsigned inaugural invitation for the Texas Governor and his Lieutenant Governor. This marked the first day of Hobby's 18-year career in office. Accompanied by unsigned Official Texas Inaugural Souvenir Program

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DOLPH BRISCOE, WILLIAM "BILL" HOBBY, JR.
Unsigned inaugural invitation for the Texas Governor and his Lieutenant Governor. This marked the first day of Hobby's 18-year career in office. Accompanied by unsigned Official Texas Inaugural Souvenir Program
Inaugural invitation unsigned, 4 pages, 6½x10. Invitation to the Gubernatorial inauguration held on January 16, 1973 in Austin, Texas. Accompanied by an unsigned, Texas Inaugural 1973 Official Souvenir Program. In November 1972, Democrat Dolph Briscoe, Jr. (born in 1923) was elected as the 40th Governor of Texas. He had received the nomination over the incumbent Governor, Preston Smith, whose last years in office were marred by the Sharpstown scandal. During his tenure (1973-1979), Briscoe made good on his promise not to raise taxes, but passed legislation for the paving of 41,000 miles of farm and ranch roads to enable farmers and ranchers to bring their produce and stock to market. His administration was also known for its fair dealing, and Briscoe was a staunch supporter of open government, resulting in the passage of what is today the Public Information Act. Briscoe, a veteran of WWII, had previously served in the Texas state legislature (1949-1957) and was a prominent Texas landowner, businessman and philanthropist. He was defeated in the 1978 Democratic primaries by John Hill, who, in turn, was defeated in the general election by Republican Bill Clements. William Pettus "Bill" Hobby, Jr. (b.1932) is an American politician who served as Texas's Lieutenant Governor from 1973 to 1991, an 18 year record. A Democrat, he is the son of William P. Hobby Sr. who also served as Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1917-1921). His mother, Oveta Culp Hobby was the first person to ever be appointed the United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare by President Eisenhower. Both of his grandfathers also served in the Texas legislature. Before entering politics, Hobby worked at the family newspaper (now-defunct) Houston Post as an editor and later president, a position he held for 20 years. Hobby has also served as Chancellor of the University of Houston System (1995-1997). Fine condition.

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