Bill Hobby was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 1972. As the longest-serving lieutenant governor in Texas history, a media executive, distinguished university professor and philanthropist, he has worked to guide the state into the future. During his 18 years in office, Hobby made education a top priority and helped make health care more accessible. After leaving office in 1991, he continued to run Hobby Communications but was soon tapped to lead the University of Houston System through a difficult transition. In the following years, Hobby also taught at Rice University and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In "How Things Really Work: Lessons From a Life in Politics," co-written with his former chief of staff Saralee Tiede, Hobby frankly discusses politics in Texas, including remembrances of working with state leaders Ben Ramsey, Dolph Briscoe, Bill Clements and Ann Richards.
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