- Category : 1932-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 4
American Democratic politician and environmental activist from the state of Texas. He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1963 to 1971, Commissioner of the General Land Office from 1971 to 1983, and a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission from 1985 to 1991. From 1993 to 1998, he was the assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the United States Department of the Interior under appointment of U.S. President Bill Clinton.
He served during the Korean War as an ensign in the United States Navy.
He died on 1 March 2015, aged 82, in Austin, Texas.