Hilary Brumley Doran

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Full Name: Hilary Brumley Doran
Location: Section:Patriots' Hill, Section 1 (A)
Row:V  Number:11
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives; Member, Board of Regents, University of Texas at Austin; 1st Chairman, Texas Racing Commission 
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DORAN, HILARY BRUMLEY (~) Hilary Brumley Doran, Jr., state legislator and a native of Del Rio, Texas, attended Texas A&M University, but graduated from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in government. After serving in the U. S. Air Force, he entered law school at the University of Texas at Austin in 1962.

By August of 1965, Doran had received his Bachelor of Laws degree and returned to Del Rio, where he founded the firm, Doran, Gulley, and Etzel. Two years later, in 1967, he was elected to represent Del Rio and Val Verde County in the Texas House of Representatives. In the eight years he served in the House, 1967 - 1975, he was a member of numerous committees and was vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

From 1981 to 1983, Doran served as Executive Assistant to Governor William P. "Bill" Clements, Jr. In early January, 1983, before leaving office, Governor Clements appointed Doran to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin. After taking his oath of office on January 11, 1983, his appointment was returned to Clements' successor, Mark White who appointed Robert B. Baldwin, III. Doran continued to serve until April 12, 1983, when Baldwin took his oath of office.

On January 20, 1987, Clements returned to the Governor's Office and he appointed Doran as his Chief of Staff. That next year, 1988, Clements appointed him as the first chairman of the Texas Racing Commission. He served on the Commission until 1991.

Now retired from public life, Representative Doran divides his time between Coronado, California and his family ranch in Del Rio.

Information taken from: The University of Texas System Board of Regents web page, http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/regents/Former%20Regents.doc.


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