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PASSINGS: Bill Clements, Arthur Goldreich, John N. Doggett, Sergei Bagapsh, Thomas Graham Duffy
PASSINGS: Bill Clements, Arthur Goldreich, John N. Doggett, Sergei Bagapsh, Thomas Graham Duffy

Bill Clements First GOP Texas governor since Reconstruction Bill Clements, 94, a two-term Texas governor who in 1979 became the first Republican elected governor in the state since Reconstruction, died Sunday at a Dallas-area hospital, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said. Clements had been in failing health for several months, his family said. "As the father of the modern-day Texas Republican Party, Gov. Clements is responsible for the growth, success and election of Texas Republicans in every corner of our state," Gov. Rick Perry said. Clements served from 1979 to 1983 but lost his bid for reelection to Democrat Mark White. He defeated White in 1986 to earn his second term. ...

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