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Rick Perry      

14th U.S. Secretary of Energy, 47th Governor of Texas

Rick Perry is an American politician who served as the 14th United States Secretary of Energy from 2017 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, having been elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and later assuming the office from George W. Bush.

President Donald Trump nominated him as Secretary of Energy; he was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 2017 and left office on December 1, 2019.

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Remarks by Governor Rick Perry

With the backdrop of 14 years as governor of the nation’s second largest state and a lifetime of public service, former Texas Governor Rick Perry shares with audiences his thoughts on current events and conveys what he’s learned from his extensive executive and legislative experiences with examples he faced as governor of the Lone Star State.


Rick Perry says brokered convention possible, won't rule out being nominee

Former presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Thursday that he would not be surprised if there is a brokered convention for the Republican nomination -- and did not rule out reentering the picture as a potential candidate.

‘DWTS’ 2016 Celebrity Cast Revealed: Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Rick Perry Among Star Lineup

Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez are joining the celebrity cast of season 23 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,”...

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