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Rick Perry Edit Profile

also known as James Richard Perry

Rick Perry, American Governor of Texas. Named Man of Year in Texas Agriculture, Texas County Agriculture Agents Association, 1990; named an Outstanding Tex Leader, John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, 1996; named one of Most Effective Legislators, Dallas Morning News, 1989; recipient Distinguished Eagle Scout award, Boy Scouts America, 1992, Gerald W Thomas Agriculturist award.

Background

Perry, Rick was born on March 4, 1950 in Paint Creek, Texas, United States. Son of Joseph Ray and Amelia June (Holt) Perry.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1972.

Career

Farmer/rancher; member District 64 Texas House of Representatives, 1985-1990. Texas agriculture commissioner, 1991-1998. Lieutenant governor State of Texas, Austin, 1999-2000, governor, since 2000.

Chairman Republican Governors Association, 2007—2008, finance chairman, since 2008. Captain United States Air Force, 1972-1977.

Religion

The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

Views

The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.

Membership

Member of Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Firemen & Fire Marshals Association (life), National Future Farmers of America Alumni Association, American Legion.

Connections

Married Anita Thigpen, 1982. Children: Griffin, Sydney.