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Gus Mutscher, Texas House speaker who resigned amid the Sharpstown stock fraud scandal, dies at 90

Mutscher served as speaker from 1969 to 1972 before leaving amid the pay-for-play scandal, though he was later cleared on appeal.

Former Texas House Speaker Gus Mutscher.

Gus Mutscher was the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives from 1969 to 1972.
From left: Gus Mutscher, former Texas House speaker; Preston Smith, former governor; Lyndon Baines Johnson, former U.S. president; and Ben Barnes, also a former Texas House speaker, in Brenham on Aug. 17, 1970.

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