Bill Clements

#99357
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
May 29, 2011 (94)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
May 29, 2011 (94)

About

Republican politician and 42nd and 44th Governor of Texas. He became known for his efforts to work with Mexico on important border issues.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

Trivia

In 1947, he founded a major Texas offshore oil drilling corporation.

Family Life

Through his marriages to Pauline Gill and Rita Crocker Clements, he fathered two children and helped raise four stepchildren.

Associated With

He served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense during the administration of President Richard Nixon .