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Main article: Governorship of Rick Perry. President George W. Bush and Texas Governor Rick Perry shake hands September 27, 2005, after a question-and- answer session at the Port Arthur airport. Port Arthur suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Rita. Perry assumed the ...


Jan 19, 2018 ... Republican politician Rick Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 until 2015. He ran two failed bids for president in 2012 and 2016, and in 2016 was named secretary of energy by former rival, president-elect Donald Trump. Learn more at Biography.com.


Feb 28, 2018 ... Read CNN's Fast Facts on former Texas Governor Rick Perry and learn more information about the 2016 presidential candidate.


Prior to joining the Administration as Secretary of Energy, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas. As Governor of the Lone Star State, Perry championed conservative principles that helped Texas become America's economic engine. Under Perry's leadership, Texas became a national leader for job creation, innovation, ...


Dec 13, 2016 ... WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump plans to name Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, to lead the Energy Department, an agency far more devoted to national security and basic science than to the extraction of fossil fuels that is Mr. Perry's expertise. In choosing him to be secretary of ...


Perry was the longest-serving governor in Texas history, holding the office for over 14 consecutive years. He was first sworn in as governor on December 21, 2000, replacing Governor George W. Bush, who had recently been elected President of the United States.


With President-elect Donald Trump set to tap former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the department of energy, here's a closer look at the energy legacy of the state's longest-serving governor. by Jim Malewitz and Kiah Collier Dec. 13, 2016 11 AM. Former Gov. Rick Perry speaking to the Texas delegation at the Republican ...


Mar 2, 2017 ... The Senate on Thursday confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the next energy secretary, as lawmakers stepped up the pace of filling President Trump's Cabinet.


Mar 2, 2017 ... Former Texas governor Rick Perry won confirmation Thursday as President Trump's energy secretary. Now comes the hard part. The Senate voted 62 to 37 Thursday afternoon to confirm Perry as energy secretary, brushing aside his onetime vow to abolish the department. The genial Republican drew less ...