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Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics

Author: Dolph Briscoe; Don E Carleton
Publisher: Austin, TX : Center for American History, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Dolph Briscoe, governor of Texas from 1973 until 1979, is the largest individual landowner and rancher in a state famous for its huge ranches. He is one of the most respected businessmen in Texas, with a portfolio that includes banks, agribusinesses, cattle, and oil and gas properties. His philanthropy has provided much-needed support to a wide range of educational, medical, scientific, and cultural institutions. As  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dolph Briscoe; Dolph Briscoe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dolph Briscoe; Don E Carleton
ISBN: 0988508370 9780988508378
OCLC Number: 1007078367
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton.

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Dolph Briscoe, governor of Texas from 1973 until 1979, is the largest individual landowner and rancher in a state famous for its huge ranches. He is one of the most respected businessmen in Texas, with a portfolio that includes banks, agribusinesses, cattle, and oil and gas properties. His philanthropy has provided much-needed support to a wide range of educational, medical, scientific, and cultural institutions. As a member of the state legislature in the decade following World War II, Briscoe was the author of major legislation that improved the daily lives of farmers and ranchers throughout Texas. As an activist leader of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Briscoe played a significant role in the successful effort to eliminate the screwworm, an age-old scourge of the livestock industry. As a friend and associate of a number of major American political figures, he has been an eyewitness to history. And as a governor who assumed office following one of the most far-reaching corruption scandals in Texas history, Briscoe played a crucial role in restoring public confidence in the integrity of state government. Don Carleton, executive director of the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, conducted a series of lengthy oral history interviews with Governor Briscoe over a period of eight years to produce this book.

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