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Greg Abbott
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48th Governor of Texas
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
Lieutenant Dan Patrick
Preceded by Rick Perry
49th Attorney General of Texas
In office
December 2, 2002 – January 20, 2015
Governor Rick Perry
Preceded by John Cornyn
Succeeded by Ken Paxton
Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
In office
1995–2001
Preceded by Jack Hightower
Succeeded by Xavier Rodriguez
Personal details
Born
Gregory Wayne Abbott

November 13, 1957 (1957-11-13) (age 61)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cecilia Phalen (1981-present)
Children Audrey (Adopted)
Alma mater University of Texas, Austin
Vanderbilt University
Website Official website

Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American lawyer and politician. He is currently the Governor of Texas. He defeated Wendy Davis in the November 4, 2014 general election. Prior to being governor, he was the 50th Attorney General of Texas. He is a Republican.

He is the first governor of any U.S. state since George Wallace to permanently use a wheelchair.

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