Mark White

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Mark Wells White, Jr.,
Governor Mark White.jpg
Governor Mark White addressing a joint session of the Texas Legislature on January 14, 1987, six days before leaving office.
43rd Governor of Texas
In office
January 18, 1983 – January 20, 1987
LieutenantWilliam P. Hobby Jr.
Preceded byBill Clements
Succeeded byBill Clements
46th Attorney General of Texas
In office
January 19, 1979 – January 18, 1983
GovernorBill Clements
Preceded byJohn Hill
Succeeded byJim Mattox
74th Secretary of State of Texas
In office
January 19, 1973 – October 27, 1977
GovernorDolph Briscoe
Preceded byV. Larry Teaver, Jr.
Succeeded byGeorge Strake, Jr.
Personal details
Born
Mark Wells White

(1940-03-17)March 17, 1940
Longview, Texas, U.S.
DiedAugust 5, 2017(2017-08-05) (aged 77)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Linda Gale Thompson
Children3 (two sons, one daughter)
ResidenceHouston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materBaylor University
ProfessionLawyer and politician
Military service
Branch/serviceTexas National Guard
Unit36th Infantry Division
Battles/warsVietnam War

Mark Wells White, Jr., (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017) was an American lawyer. He served as the 43rd Governor of Texas serving from January 18, 1983 to January 20, 1987.

White died at age 77 at his home in Houston, Texas on August 5, 2017 from a heart attack.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Texas Gov. Mark White dead at 77". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-08-05.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Photos of Mark White, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
  • [1]
  • [2] Governor Mark White's press conference on No Pass, No Play on August 8, 1985.
  • [3] O.L. McCotter letter to Governor White on state prisons, July 8, 1985.
  • White, Governor Mark and David Goldstein. Governor Mark White Oral History, Houston Oral History Project, November 23, 2009.
  • [4] TX Attorney General Race-November 7, 1978
  • [5] TX Governor Democratic Primary Race-May 1, 1982
  • [6] TX Governor Race-November 2, 1982
  • [7] TX Governor Race-November 4, 1986