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Texas History - Pat M. Neff

The 28th Governor of Texas was Pat Morris Neff.
Accomplishments: In 1920 and 1922 Neff won the gubernatorial elections. The first day Neff was in office, he abolished the Board of Pardon Advisors. He called for economy in government, lower taxes, and improved education. Although he had problems with the legislature, he worked for sizable appropriations for conservation, helped develop a State Parks Board, and recommended the creation of a State Historical Board. During his administration Neff also helped develop medical facilities, including the American Legion Hospital, and advanced education in rural areas.
He was born on November 26, 1871 in McGregor, Texas and died on January 20, 1952 in Waco, Texas.