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David Dewhurst

David Dewhurst
Dewhurst in 2009
Personal data
Date of birthAugust 18, 1945(age 70)
Place of birthHouston, Texas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(1) Tammy Jo Dewhurst (married 1995, divorced 2000)
(2) Tricia Hamilton Bivins (married 2009)
ChildrenCarolyn Dewhurst
ResidenceHouston, Texas
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Battles/warsVietnam War
41st Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Assumed officeJanuary 21, 2003
GovernorRick Perry
Preceded byBill Ratliff
26th Commissioner of the General Land Office|Texas Land Commissioner
In office1999 - 2003
GovernorGeorge W. Bush (1999-2000) Rick Perry (2000-2003)
Succeeded byJerry E. Patterson
Preceded byGarry Mauro

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David Dewhurst (born August 18, 1945) is the 41st and current Lieutenant Governor of Texas, serving under Governor Rick Perry since January 21, 2003. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Texas Land Commissioner from 1999 to 2003. Dewhurst announced on July 18, 2011, that he was running for the vacant U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in the upcoming 2012 election.

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