biosketch as of 1988
HILARY B. DORAN, JR. was appointed to The University of Texas System
Board of Regents in January 1983 to replace Jane Blumberg of Seguin.
Mr. Doran began college at Texas A&M University with the
intention of attaining a degree in animal husbandry. However, a drought
in the 1950s dashed his plans and he transferred to Southwest Texas
State University in San Marcos, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in
After a tour in the U.S. Air Force, Doran entered the School of Law at U. T.
Austin in 1962. Three years later he returned to Del Rio, his hometown, to
practice law and founded the firm of Doran, Gulley, & Etzel.
Doran served four terms in the Texas Legislature until January 1975.
During that time he served on numerous House committees and was vice
chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
He served as Executive Assistant for Governor William P. Clements, Jr,
from May 1981 to January 1983. He served as Chief of Staff to Governor Clements in 1987 and was named
the first Chairman of the Texas Racing Commission in 1988.