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Pete Laney

Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Bachelor of Science/Agriculture, 1965

When Pete Laney came to Texas Tech he was a farm boy from Hale Center, Texas who knew in his heart that he would always be a farmer. Little did he know that he would go on to be the five-term speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Texas Tech became a touchstone for Pete's life. He met his wife Nelda there, and she and their three children are also graduates. "For more than forty years, Texas Tech has played an important role in the lives of my family," says Pete. "The legacy that Texas Tech offers continues well beyond the classroom and long after graduation."