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Preston Smith

Preston SmithAKA Preston Earnest Smith

Born: 8-Mar-1912
Birthplace: Williamson County, TX
Died: 18-Oct-2003
Location of death: Lubbock, TX
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Texas, 1969-73

Owner of a theater business in the 1940s. Wearer of polka-dot ties.

Father: (tenant farmer)
Wife: Ima Mae Smith (m. 1935, d. 1998, one son, one daughter)
Son: Preston Michael ("Mickey")
Daughter: Jan

    High School: Lamesa High School, Lamesa, TX (1930)
    University: BBA, Texas Tech University (1934)

    Governor of Texas (1969-73)
    Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1963-69)
    Texas State Senate (1957-79)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1944-50)
    Kiwanis Club

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