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Kent Ronald HANCE

(1942- )

HANCE, Kent Ronald, a Representative from Texas; born in Dimmitt, Castro County, Tex., November 14, 1942; attended the public schools of Dimmitt; B.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1965; LL.B., University of Texas School of Law, 1968; admitted to the Texas bar in 1968; lawyer, private practice; professor, Texas Tech University, 1968-1973; member of the Texas state senate, 1974-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; changed party affiliation to Republican in 1985; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas in 1986 and 1990; railroad commissioner of Texas, 1987-1990; is a resident of Austin, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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