Prints and Photographs Collection
Bill and Rita Clements married in 1975. Both had been previously married and had children from their first marriages. A long-time activist in the Republican party, Mrs. Clements was a power in her own right. Over the years, she has served on a variety of governmental commissions, including the University of Texas Board of Regents, and on the boards of many philanthropic and public service organizations. This photo was taken during Clements' first term as governor.