Greg Abbott

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Greg Abbott
Greg Abbott 2015.jpg
48th Governor of Texas
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
LieutenantDan Patrick
Preceded byRick Perry
49th Attorney General of Texas
In office
December 2, 2002 – January 20, 2015
GovernorRick Perry
Preceded byJohn Cornyn
Succeeded byKen Paxton
Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
In office
1995–2001
Preceded byJack Hightower
Succeeded byXavier Rodriguez
Personal details
Born
Gregory Wayne Abbott

(1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 62)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cecilia Phalen (1981-present)
ChildrenAudrey (Adopted)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Texas, Austin
Vanderbilt University
WebsiteOfficial website

Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American lawyer and politician. He is currently the Governor of Texas. He defeated Wendy Davis in the November 4, 2014 general election. Prior to being governor, he was the 50th Attorney General of Texas. He is a Republican.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mildenberg, David and Laurel Brubaker Calkins. Grit Drives Abbott to Follow Perry as Texas Governor, Bloomberg Businessweek, September 19, 2013.

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