who was bob bullock

Bob Bullock (1929-1999) was the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Texas, serving from 1991-1999. Born in Hillsboro, Bullock attended Texas Tech University, received a law degree from Baylor University School of Law, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In 1956 Bullock was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, where he served two two-year terms. He practiced law for several years, was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission in 1963, became a Texas assistant attorney general, and served on the staff of Governor Preston Smith. Governor Smith appointed Bullock as Secretary of State in 1971. In 1974 Bullock was elected to the office of Comptroller of Public Accounts, the state's tax collector and chief budget officer. He served in that office until 1990, when voters elected him as Lieutenant Governor. Bullock died in 1999, less than a year after leaving office.