Tribpedia: Billy Clayton

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Billy Clayton, D-Springlake, served as Speaker of the Texas House from 1975-83, starting a run of speakers who served more than the historic two-terms-and-out.

Clayton, 1928-2007, was a conservative Democrat. He served four terms as speaker, and was a legislator from 1963-83. He switched to the GOP after leaving the House and lent his support to Republicans like Gov. Bill ...

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