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Republican from Texas

According to his Railroad Commission biographical information, Barry Smitherman was appointed to the state Public Utility Commission in 2004 and became chairman in 2007, then was appointed to the Railroad Commission in 2011 and became its chairman in 2012. Barry Smitherman lost his bid for attorney general of Texas in spring 2014.

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