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Out-of-state letters, 2001-2015, 0.25 cubic ft. (paper)

Scope and Content

In accordance with Article IV, Sections 16 and 17 of the Texas Constitution, the Executive Office composed letters (known as “out-of-state”) to notify the lieutenant governor, or other acting governors, of the approximate date and time Governor Rick Perry would be absent from the state and when he would be returning to resume his duties as governor. Letters are copies of this standard correspondence and date 2001-2015. Letters (originally housed in a three-ring binder) are addressed to Lieutenant Governors Bill Ratliff (January 2001-December 2002) and David Dewhurst (March 2003-January 2015), or (very rarely) President Pro Tempore Craig Estes, and/or the Speaker of the House Joe Straus. At least one instance (February 2001) involves the time during which Governor Perry would be under anesthesia during a medical procedure. The letters were signed by various staff members, including Personal Assistant to the Governor (Theresa Irwin/Theresa Schirmer, 2001-2002); Executive Assistant to the Governor (Barry R. McBee, 2001); Chief of Staff (Deirdre Delisi, 2003; Mike Toomey, 2003-2006; Brian Newby, 2007; Jay Kimbrough, 2008-2009; Ray Sullivan, 2009-2011; Jeffrey S. Boyd, 2011-2012; Ann S. Bishop, 2012-2013; Brandy Marty, 2013; and Kathy Walt, 2013-2015); various Deputy Chiefs of Staff; Director of Communications (Eric Bearse, 2006); and Director of Scheduling and Advance (Kimberly C. Snyder, 2012).

These records are arranged in reverse chronological order, as received from Governor Perry’s office.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Out-of-state letters, Texas Governor Rick Perry Scheduling and Advance Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Inventory of Out-of-state-letters

2015/067-3545 Out-of-state letters, 2001-2015
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