Greg Abbott( November 13, 1957 - Present )
Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott is an American lawyer and politician who currently serves as the 48th Governor of Texas since January 2015. He was the 50th Attorney General of Texas and is a Republican.
Abbott was only the second Republican to serve as Attorney General of Texas since Reconstruction. Prior to assuming the office of Attorney General, he was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside of Texas for successfully advocating the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.
Abbott was born on November 13, 1957 in Wichita Falls, of English descent....