Tribpedia: James "Pete" Laney

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James "Pete" Laney, D-Hale Center, served five terms as Speaker of the Texas House, from 1993 to 2003.

The farmer and businessman from the Texas Panhandle, born March 20, 1943, had been an important chairman under Speakers Billy Clayton and Gib Lewis, and won a pitched race for the job against Rep. Jim Rudd, D-Brownfield.

He and Lewis are the ...

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