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Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott

  • January 20, 2015 - January 7, 2019
    January 8, 2019 - January 17, 2023
    January 17, 2023 - Current
  • Republican
  • November 13, 1957
  • Texas
  • University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Cecilia Abbott


Greg Abbott is the 48th Governor of the State of Texas. Before his election in 2014, Greg Abbott was the 50th and longest-serving Attorney General of Texas, where he earned a national reputation for defending religious liberty and protecting Texas communities and children. He also previously served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County.

Governor Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and raised in Duncanville. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, he earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Governor Abbott and his wife, Cecilia, a former teacher and principal, and the first Hispanic First Lady of Texas, were married in 1981. Their daughter, Audrey, is a recent college graduate.