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W. Lee O'Daniel

W. Lee O'Daniel

Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel (March 11, 1890 – May 11, 1969) was a conservative Democratic Party politician from Texas, who came to prominence by hosting a popular radio program. Known for his populist appeal, Pappy O'Daniel was the governor of Texas and later its junior U.S. senator. He was also the only person ever to have defeated Lyndon B. Johnson in an election. O'Daniel was also a songwriter who composed "Beautiful Texas".