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Texas oilman and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams dies at 88

By Marty Johnson - 02/16/20 09:23 AM EST


Texas oilman, philanthropist and one-time gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams died Friday at the age of 88.

Williams died at his home in Midland, Texas, after a battle with pneumonia, his nephew Clay Pollard told the Associated Press.

An alumnus of Texas A&M University, Williams gave millions of dollars to the school over the years, and the school’s alumni center is named after him.
He was also remembered by others in the Texas community as a "generous benefactor," according to the wire service.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/483265-texas-oilman-and-former-gubernatorial-candidate-dies-at-88
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Rest In Peace. Is it thought he blew that election to Ann Richards? I remember that election.  That remark about the weather. I'm not sure if that was a big turnoff to voters.

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He had some of the characteristics as Trump - successful businessman and told it they way it was without the PC crap, although quite a bit more crudely than DT.

Went to a business meeting with him once and I lost count how many times he swore.  His jokes were amusing too.
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Rest In Peace. Is it thought he blew that election to Ann Richards? I remember that election.  That remark about the weather. I'm not sure if that was a big turnoff to voters.

I was here at the time and I'm sure joking about rape was a large turnoff and the deciding factor.

Also many people realized anyone stupid enough to make that joke in front of a bunch of reporters was really stupid.

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/15/clayton-williams-oilman-and-colorful-candidate-texas-governor-dies/

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Texas oilman and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams dies at 88



RIP, but sure didn't appreciate his unleashing of Ann Richards on our state.
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... I don't want to go all "Mandela Effect" or anything, but I honestly thought that he had died a couple of years ago.  :shrug:
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