Gus Franklin Mutscher

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Gus Mutscher in August 1970

Gus Franklin Mutscher (born November 19, 1932)[1] is an American Democratic politician. He is a former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives from 1969 to 1972.

Mutscher was one of several Texas politicians indicted in the Sharpstown bank stock fraud scandal. He was convicted and sentenced to five years probation for conspiring to accept a bribe.[2] Mutscher, however, was later cleared on appeal.

Mutscher was born in Brenham, Texas. He married a former Miss America, Donna Axum of El Dorado, Arkansas in 1969, but divorced in 1972.

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  1. Library, Texas Legislative Reference. "Legislative Reference Library - Legislators and Leaders - Member profile". Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. "Former Rep. Bob Gammage was part of 'Dirty 30'", Laredo Morning Times, September 11, 2012, p. 9A