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|48th Governor of Texas|
January 20, 2015
|Preceded by||Rick Perry|
|49th Attorney General of Texas|
December 2, 2002 – January 20, 2015
|Preceded by||John Cornyn|
|Succeeded by||Ken Paxton|
|Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court|
|Preceded by||Jack Hightower|
|Succeeded by||Xavier Rodriguez|
Gregory Wayne Abbott
November 13, 1957
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cecilia Phalen (1981-present)|
|Alma mater||University of Texas, Austin
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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Abbott speaking at a Ted Cruz for President rally in Dallas on February 29, 2016
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