Ranger Exes Memorial-TX - Ranger Texas

Rick Perry & student J.R. & Amelia Perry Governor Rick Perry The only Texas Governor to have actually lived in Ranger, Texas, admittedly only for about nine months when he wasn’t more than a toddler. In 1953 his father was working on an area pipeline and the family lived in Ranger. His sister, Milla Perry Jones, mainly remembers the fireflies. Rick Perry was sworn in as the state's 47th Governor on Dec. 21, 2000. Before being elected Lieutenant Governor, Perry served two terms as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. From 1985 to 1991, Perry served in the Texas House of Representatives representing a rural West Texas district. A fifth generation Texan, Governor Perry hails from the rolling plains of West Texas, where farming, ranching and public service run in his family. His father, Ray Perry, was a long-time Haskell County Commissioner and school board member. First Lady Anita Perry served on the Haskell ISD School Board. Between 1972 and 1977, Governor Perry served in the United States Air Force flying C-130 tactical airlift aircraft in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Perry is a 1972 graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a junior and senior yell leader, and an animal science major. Governor Perry grew up in the small community of Paint Creek, 60 miles north of Abilene, on his family's farm and ranch. The younger of two children, Governor Perry was an active Boy Scout and Eagle Scout, and he helped his father and mother, Amelia, on the farm. Rick remains active in the Boy Scouts and is a lifetime member of American Legion Post #75. Rick and Anita Perry met during their elementary school years and are the proud parents of two children-Griffin and Sydney. The Perry's are members of Tarrytown United Methodist Church.