William P. Hobby, Jr.
Politician, Organization leader
1932 – 1999
Who was William P. Hobby, Jr.?
William Pettus “Bill” Hobby, Jr., is a Texas Democratic politician who served a record eighteen years as the 37th Lieutenant Governor. He held that office from January 16, 1973 to January 15, 1991 for five unprecedented terms, he was the last lieutenant governor to serve a two-year term and the first elected to a four-year term when the Texas Constitution was amended to lengthen terms for statewide elected officeholders to four years corresponding with the 1974 elections. The principal duty of the Texas lieutenant governor is to preside over the Texas State Senate.
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