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Texas History - Mark W. White

The 43rd Governor of Texas was Mark Wells White, Jr.
Accomplishments: During his term in office, White focused his energies on education reform (including no-pass/no-play) and utility rate regulation. White also concentrated on economic development and the appointment of minorities to positions on his staff and in the government. Texas' Sesquicentennial occurred in 1986, and the Governor attended and hosted a number of events. The Goddess of Liberty was restored and planning for Capitol restoration began during White's term in office.
He was born on March 17, 1940 in Henderson, Texas and died on August 05, 2017 in Houston, Texas.