Abbott, Greg

Abbott, Greg

(Gregory Wayne Abbott), 1957–, U.S. lawyer and politician, b. Wichita Falls, Tex. A conservative Republican, he worked in private practice and served as a state judge, including terms (1995–2001) on the state supreme court, before he was elected to the first of three terms as state attorney general in 2002. In 2014, he won election as governor of Texas, succeeding the retiring Rick PerryPerry, Rick
(James Richard Perry), 1950–, American politician, governor of Texas (2000–), b. Haskell, Tex. A fifth-generation Texan from the state's agricultural western plains, he attended Texas A&M Univ. (grad. 1972).
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