Greg Abbott
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Greg Abbott

Republican

Governor

Texas

Addresses

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Capitol
1100 San Jacinto State Insurance Building
Austin, TX. 78701
Capitol
Office of the Governor Mailing Address:
Austin, TX. 78711-2428
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX. 78711-2428
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Greg Abbott

Governor
Summary
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Experience
64
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
TXResidence (state)

Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American politician, attorney, and former jurist serving since 2015 as the 48th governor of Texas. A member of the Republican Party, he served as Attorney General of Texas from 2002 to 2015 and as a member of the Texas Supreme Court from 1996 to 2001. Abbott was elected governor in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Abbott was the third Republican to serve as Attorney General of Texas since the Reconstruction era. He was initially elected to that office with 57 percent of the vote in 2002, re-elected with 60 percent in 2006, and 64 percent in 2010, becoming the longest-serving Texas Attorney General in state history with 12 years of service. Before assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice of the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-governor George W. Bush. Abbott won a full term in 1998 with 60 percent of the vote. As Attorney General, he successfully advocated for the Texas State Capitol to display the Ten Commandments in the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case Van Orden v. Perry, and unsuccessfully defended the state's ban on same-sex marriage. He was involved in numerous lawsuits against the Barack Obama administration, seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and the administration's environmental regulations.

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Experience

Education

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Vanderbilt University
University of Texas at Austin
Duncanville High School
Vanderbilt University Law School

Past Positions

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Governor
States of Texas
2015 - Current
Attorney General
State of Texas
2002 - 2015
Attorney
Bracewell and Patterson Limited Liability Partnership
2001 - 2002
Texas Supreme Court Justice
Texas Supreme Court
1996 - 2001
Judge
129th District Court, Houston, Texas
1993 - 1995
Attorney
Butler and Binion Limited Liability Partnership
1984 - 1992
Adjunct Professor
Texas Constitutional Law, University of Texas School of Law

Other Experience

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Honorary State Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas
2004
Former Member
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Former Trustee
Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation
Member
Justice for All
Member
Central Texas Chapter, Goodwill Industries
Member
Advisory Board, Career and Recovery Resources Incorporated
Chair
Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force
Member
Governor's Committee to Promote Adoption