- Category : 1917-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 1
American politician, who served as the 42nd and 44th governor of Texas from 1979 to 1983 and again from 1987 to 1991. Clements was the first Republican to have served as governor of the U.S. state of Texas since Reconstruction. Clements' eight years in office were the most served by any Texan governor prior to governor Rick Perry.
After leaving the governorship, Clements resided in Dallas with his second wife, the former Rita Crocker Bass (born 30 October 1931), who was first lady of Texas during both of his terms. With Bass he had four stepchildren.
In October 2010, Clements' son, B. Gill Clements (born 1941), was murdered at the age of sixty-nine near his ranch in Athens in Henderson County in east Texas. He was predeceased by his mother, Pauline Allen Gill Clements, Bill Clements' first wife.
On 29 May 2011, Clements died at age 94 in a Dallas hospital from natural causes. In addition to his wife Rita, Clements was survived by a daughter, Nancy Clements Seay.