Bill White

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Birthday
16, 1954
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Texas

About

From 2004 until 2010, this Democratic Party politician served as Mayor of Houston, Texas. Previously, during the presidential administration of Bill Clinton, White had held the position of United States Deputy Secretary of Energy.

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Texas, he began working for the Houston law firm Susman Godfrey, LLP.

Trivia

After Hurricane Katrina necessitated the evacuation of thousands of people from the city of New Orleans, White provided the Houston Astrodome as a temporary housing option for evacuees and also established programs to find more permanent housing, as well as jobs, for victims of the hurricane.

Family Life

The son of Gloria and Bill White, he was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He and his wife Andrea eventually settled in Houston with their children Stephen, Will, and Elena.

Associated With

He ran for Governor of Texas in 2010, but was defeated by Republican candidate Rick Perry.