Fred Hofheinz

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Fred Hofheinz
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Fred Hofheinz campaigning at the University of Houston
55th Mayor of Houston
In office
Preceded by Louie Welch
Succeeded by Jim McConn
Personal details
Born (1938-03-15) March 15, 1938 (age 78)
Houston, Texas
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Winfrey "Mac" Hofheinz
Relations Roy Hofheinz (Father)
Children 2
Residence Houston, Texas
Alma mater University of Texas
Profession Attorney

James Fred Hofheinz (born March 15, 1938), was mayor of Houston, Texas, from 1974 to 1978. (Hofheinz's father, Roy, was mayor of the city in the 1950s.)

Hofheinz graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, where he was a championship debater and also lettered in track and field. He attended the University of Texas, earning a B.A. (Summa Cum Laud, 1960), and continued at Texas to earn both M.A. and PhD degrees in Economics.[1] Hofheinz earned a J.D. from the University of Houston in 1964.[2] In 1974 Hofheinz was named one of "200 Faces for the Future" by Time Magazine [3]

After his term as mayor, Hofheinz practiced law in Houston. He also served as a board member at Lucas Energy, an independent crude oil and gas company.In 1971, Hofheinz co-founded the closed circuit television company Top Rank.[4]

Hofheinz currently resides in Houston, and is an attorney in the law firm of Williams, Birnberg & Andersen L.L.P.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
Louis Welch
Mayor of Houston, Texas
Succeeded by
Jim McConn


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