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Dolph Briscoe dies

Texas - Former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, has died.

He died at his Uvalde home today after a long illness.

The rancher, banker, and lifelong democrat had been in the hospital since January and returned home just recently.

Briscoe was the governor of the Lone Star State from 1972 to 1978, during an oil and gas boom.

He lost a primary battle in 1978, and Republican Bill Clements, later became the first republican governor since reconstruction.

Dolph Briscoe was 87-years-old.

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