Texas History - W. Lee O'Daniel

The 34th Governor of Texas was William Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel.
Accomplishments: O'Daniel failed to deliver on the populist platform on which he had campaigned. The legislature scoffed at the vaudevillian atmosphere that surrounded the governor, but his popularity remained high and many of his opponents were defeated. In his second term, O'Daniel began to attack supposed communists in organized labor and academia, and packed the University of Texas Board of Regents with appointees who ushered in an era of limited academic freedom on campus.
He was born on March 11, 1890 in Malta, Ohio and died on May 11, 1969 in Dallas, Texas.