October 18, 2003
Statement of Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Former Gov. Preston Smith
"For more than a quarter century, Preston Smith served the people of Texas with a commitment to public service that made our state a better place. His contributions in the areas of public and higher education will continue to touch the lives of Texans today and for generations to come. Anita and I extend our heartfelt prayers to the Smith family on the loss of a proud Texan."