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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, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st 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: 9780976669722 0976669722
OCLC Number: 216941059
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A product of the land --
Hacienda las Margaritas and Catarina --
Cactus Jack --
Janey, the university, and the war --
Life on the dry Frio and a push into politics --
The Texas Legislature --
Red Nunley --
Briscoe Ranches --
A return to politics --
Becoming governor : the campaign of 1972 --
The first term : legislative success and a chicken ranch --
The second term : holding the line on taxes and a tragedy in Huntsville --
Third term denied : the election of 1978 --
Life after the Governor's Mansion.
Responsibility: by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton.
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