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Texas History - Beauford H. Jester

The 36th Governor of Texas was Beauford Halbert Jester.
Accomplishments: Jester was known as a states'-rights governor, opposing federal civil rights legislation and the integration of the University of Texas. Sweeping reform and modernization of public education took place during Jester's term in the Gilmer-Akin Laws. Jester also supported the passage of a right-to-work law that abolished union shops in Texas.
He was born on January 12, 1893 in Corsicana, Texas and died on July 11, 1949 in Houston, Texas.