Office Dates: Jan 20, 2015 -
P.O. Box 12428
Office of State-Federal Relations
State of Texas
10 G Street, N.E. – Suite 650
Born: Nov 13, 1957
Birth State: Texas
Spouse: Cecilia Abbott
Family: Married Cecilia Abbott; one daughter
School(s): University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University Law School
Greg Abbott was sworn in as governor of Texas on January 20, 2015.
Abbott was born in Wichita Falls, and raised in Duncanville, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas with a BBA in finance and received a law degree from Vanderbilt University.
Abbott’s career in public service began in Houston, where he served as a state trial judge in the 129th District Court for three years. In 1995, then-Governor George W. Bush appointed Abbott to the Texas Supreme Court, where he served with distinction. He was elected attorney general of Texas in 2006 and was reelected in November 2010. As the state’s chief law enforcement official, Abbott made protecting Texas communities the focus of his tenure as attorney general.
Abbott and his wife Cecilia live in Austin with their daughter, Audrey.