City of Austin pays respects to former governor, Mark White

Funeral and memorial services for former Texas governor are scheduled

Following yesterday's funeral in Houston, former Texas Governor Mark White lay in state on Thursday for a public viewing at the capitol rotunda. He died of a heart attack at his home after a long battle with kidney cancer.

White was set to be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

White, his casket draped in a Texas flag, was a lawyer and Democrat who served one term as Texas governor, from 1983 until early 1987.


Luci Baines Johnson, a daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, praised White's efforts to improve Texas even after he left the governor's mansion. "Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to Linda Gale White and family during this hard time, and I ask that all Texans join us in praying for the White family as they mourn the passing of a devoted husband, father and public servant".

Texans gathered to pay their respects to the former governor and his family.

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