In Memoriam: Dolph Briscoe, Jr.

Former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr. (1923-2010) died Sunday, June 27 at him home in Uvalde; he was 87. Briscoe served as the fortieth governor (1973-1979) - the first to serve a four-year term - after earlier being elected to the Texas Legislature in 1948 and serving as a state representative from 1949 to 1957.

You might happen upon Briscoe’s name on a few buildings as he was governor during SHSU President Elliott Bowers’ construction boom. In this 1978 Alcalde photo, Governor Briscoe and his wife, Janey, unveiled the plaque for the dedication of the Criminal Justice Center.


Link: Former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe dies at 87.

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