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Record by Kay L. Gale to Governor Mark White
Title: Record by Kay L. Gale to Governor Mark White
Description: Record. Kay L. Gale Presents, When the Bluebonnets Begin to Grow. Words and music by: Kay L. Gale. Sung by Kay L. Gale. Side one 45 RPM. Let Men Live in a Better Tomorrow. Side two: 45 RPM. Handwritten on the record: To Governor Mark White of Texas and to his lovely wife, two wonderful people who love this great state of Texas. Kay L. Gale.
Description: Historical Note: This record was presented to Governor Mark White and his wife by Kay L. Gale. Mark Wells White Jr. was born in Henderson, Texas, on March 17, 1940. He attended Houston public schools and Baylor University, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1962 and a law degree from Baylor Law School in 1965. White worked briefly in a private legal practice in Houston before serving three years as an Assistant Attorney General. In 1969, he returned to Houston to a private practice until 1973 when Governor Dolph Briscoe appointed him Secretary of State. White resigned as Secretary of State in October 1977 in order to run for Attorney General. After being elected and serving as Attorney General from 1979 to 1983, he ran against and defeated Governor Bill Clements in the 1982 governor's race. Governor Mark White served as head of the state from January 18, 1983, to January 20, 1987. White was defeated by Clements in the 1986 election and returned to private life after his term ended in January 1987. He ran for governor in the Democratic primary in 1990 but lost to Ann Richards. He and his wife Linda Gale Thompson had two sons and a daughter. Mark White died on August 5, 2017.
Description: Related Collection: Texas Governor Mark White records at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0297, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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