AKA Mark Wells White, Jr.
Birthplace: Henderson, TX
Location of death: Houston, TX
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Texas, 1983-87
Military service: Texas National Guard (36th Infantry Division)
Lost 1990 primary to Ann Richards, after which he entered private practice. In 1996 founded a security company, GeoVox, which sells equipment to detect individuals trying to hide in vehicles.
Father: Mark Wells White, Sr.
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth
Wife: Linda Gale Thompson (realtor, m. 1966, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Mark III
High School: Lamar High School, Houston, TX (1958)
University: BA Business Administration, Baylor University (1962)
Law School: JD, Baylor University (1965)
Trustee: Hardin-Simmons University
Governor of Texas (1983-87)
Attorney General of Texas (1979-83)
Texas Secretary of State (1973-77)
Texas State Official Assistant Attorney General (1966-68, three years)
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Risk Factors: Kidney Cancer
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