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Rick Perry Family
A small town boy from Texas, Rick Perry leads the field competing for the Republican Nomination, but who is Rick Perry really? How does his biography read over his 60 years? How does the 5 generation Texan family history shape this popular Tea Party Presidential Candidate? Born James Richard Perry in 1950, he was raised by proud farming parents in the small Texas town of Paint Creek, named Joseph and Amelia Perry. After courting Anita Perry for 16 years he finally held her hand in marriage in 1982 and together raise two children, Griffon and Sydney.
Now the Texas couple want to move to the famous address on Pennsylvania Avenue and not only defend the Christian right wing values of Texas, but also the United States of America.



Rick Perry Biography
James Richard "Rick" Perry (born. March 3, 1950)
Rick Perry grew up in a very modest home in Paint Creek, a very small town located in West Texas. The family ranch supported his parents, Joseph and Amelia, and older sister Amelia, whom they called Milla. Unlike other Texas presidential hopefuls, Rick Perry understands what it means to work hard to overcome poverty. For example, the family home did not have indoor plumbing until Rick entered kindergarten.

In his later years, he played 6 man football for the local high school in Haskell County. Rick grew up watching his father hold public figure positions, such as serving on the school board. With a scholarship, Rick Perry attended Texas A&M University earning a degree in Animal Science. While in college, Rick gravitated to the Yell Leader position as part of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, described by some as a male cheerleading group.

Upon graduation from Texas A&M, Rick Perry followed his father's life path and joined the United States Airforce. From 1968 - 1972, the Air Force showed Rick Perry the world with missions in the Middle East, Europe, and South America.

After being honorably discharged in 1977, Rick Perry returned home to work on the family farm harvesting cotton. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, Anita Thigpen, and welcoming their first child, Griffon, Perry set his sights on a career in public office. After winning various small town elections, Perry eventually attained the position of Lieutenant Governor in Texas. In December 2000, Perry assumed the role of Governor of Texas, when the then Governor George W. Bush resigned from that position to take his seat as President of the United States. After that time, Perry won the Texas gubernatorial election 3 more times. Now he wants to take his Republican conservative principles to the chair in the Oval Office.


Rick Perry Family Tree
Father - Joseph Ray Perry Biography (born 1925 in Texas)
Before settling down with is wife Amelia, he served in the Airforce in World Word II as a tailgunner. After the war, he and his wife Amelia provided a home for their two children, Milla and Rick, with a cotton farm in Paint Creek. Joe Perry served his community as a Haskell County Commissioner and a school board member.

Paternal Grandparents
Hoyt Perry (1904 - 1992)

Thelma E. Dinsmore (1904 - 1987)

Mother - Amelia June Holt (Born 1929)
Rick Perry's mother, Amelia June Holt, kept the house while her husband earned a living on the family farm.

Maternal Grandparents

JC Holt (1898 - 1951)
    f : James C. Holt (1865-1925)
    m : Sarah Ann Ables (1869-1967)

Clara Mena Brite (1906 - 1988)
    f : William T. Brite (1868 in Missouri -1945 in Texas)
    m : Maud Caroline Lowery (1872-?)

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