Dolph Briscoe Jr.

Dolph Briscoe Jr. (1923 - 2010)

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Dolph Briscoe Jr.
Born in Uvalde, Texas, United Statesmap
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Died in Uvalde, Texas, United Statesmap
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Categories: Uvalde, Texas | Briscoe Rio Frio Ranch Cemetery, Uvalde, Texas | Texas Governors | Notables.

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Preceded by
40th Governor
Preston Smith
Dolph Briscoe
41st Governor
of Texas
Succeeded by
42nd Governor
Bill Clements


Dolph Briscoe Jr. (April 23, 1923 – June 27, 2010) was an American rancher and businessman who was the 41st Governor of Texas between 1973 and 1979. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Because of his re-election following an amendment to the Texas Constitution doubling the Governor's term to four years, Briscoe became both the last governor to serve a two-year term and the first to serve a four-year term.

A lifelong resident of Uvalde, Briscoe was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1948 and served as a state representative from 1949 to 1957. As part of the reform movement in state politics stemming from the Sharpstown scandal, Briscoe won election as governor in 1972. During his six years as governor, Briscoe presided during a period of reform in state government as Texas's population and commerce boomed. Following his two terms as governor, Briscoe returned to the ranching and banking business in Uvalde. He is recognized as having been one of the leading citizens of the state and a benevolent supporter of many civic, cultural, and educational institutions in Texas and the nation. Most recently before his death the former Texas governor established the Dolph and Janey Briscoe Fund for Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the last Democratic Texan to be re-elected to the Governor's Mansion with his reelection landslide victory in 1974; fellow Democratic governors Mark White and Ann Richards lost their re-election bids respectively, in 1986 and 1994.

Dolph is the great grandnephew of Andrew Briscoe, one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.


  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Dolph Briscoe, 27 Jun 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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On 13 Jan 2019 at 05:29 GMT Mark Burch wrote:

Connected! 20 degrees from Q. Victoria

Dolph is 22 degrees from Walter Morrison, 31 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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