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Clayton Wheat Williams Jr.

(1931-10-08)October 8, 1931
Alpine, Texas, U.S.
Died February 14, 2020(2020-02-14) (aged 88)
Midland, Texas, U.S.
Cause of death Pneumonia-related problems
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Betty Meriwether (divorced),
Modesta Williams (present)
Alma mater Texas A&M University
Occupation Businessman, philanthropist

Clayton Wheat "Claytie" Williams Jr. (October 8, 1931 – February 14, 2020) was an American businessman and philanthropist.

Williams ran for state governor in 1990. Despite securing the Republican nomination and initially leading in the polls against Democratic challenger State Treasurer Ann Richards by twenty points, Williams ultimately lost the race.

  • Cochran, Mike. Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter, 2007.
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