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Price Daniel Sr., served three terms as governor from 1957 to 1963, secured legislative approval of prison reform, increased teachers’ salaries and improved care for the mentally impaired. As a U.S. senator, he won passage of a bill that secured state title to offshore tidelands rich in oil. This measure pumped millions of dollars into the state’s Permanent School Fund. Daniel also defended the University of Texas in its refusal to admit a black applicant to its law school. Daniel served as a justice of the Texas Supreme Court.