Kay Bailey Hutchison

Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer (1943)
Mon Aug 24 2020
By   Selena

Kay Bailey Hutchison is an American attorney, politician, diplomat, and lawyer who is known for serving as the 22nd United States Ambassador to NATO for over three years. Further, she served as the United States Senator from Texas from 1993 to 2013. Also, he was a Vice-Chairman of the United States Senate Republican Conference from 2001 to 2007.

Kay was born on July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas, the United States as Kathryn Ann Bailey. Her parents are Kathryn Ella Sharp and Allan Abner Bailey Jr., who is an insurance agent. She has two brothers named Allan and Frank Bailey. So far, she is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Also, she earned her J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law at age 24 in 1967.

She Is a Widow Woman

Yes, you have read that correctly. Following her second husband Ray Hutchison's death in 2014, Kay has been living a single life along with her kids. Ray was an attorney who worked for District 33-Q in Dallas County as a Republican in the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 to 1977.

Image: Kay Bailey Hutchison With Her Late Husband, Ray Hutchison
Source: SMU

Aged 77, Kay and Ray were married on March 16, 1978, at a Dallas infornt of their loved ones. From their marriage, they had two children one son Houston Taylor Hutchison and daughter, Kathryn Bailey Hutchison. But both of them were adopted in 2001.

Both of them were enjoying their marital life blissfully until Ray's death. Also, the two were living together with their kids at their home in Dallas. But sadly, Ray died on March 30, 2014, of a heart dilemma in Dallas, Texas, United States. He was 81.

Photo: Kay Bailey Hutchison and Ray Hutchison With Their Kids
Source: D Magazine

Now, the former Texas State Treasurer, Hutchison lives with her family at her primary residence in Belgium.

Her First Marriage Was With John Pierce Parks

Before Ray, a member of the Republican Party Kay lived a happy conjugal relationship with her first husband, John Pierce Parks. He is a medical student.

The KPRC-TV's former reporter Kathryn Ann was married for the first time with John on April 8, 1967. But two years later, they declared their separation in 1969. It means they enjoyed their union for two years. 

On the other hand, Ray's late spouse Ray Hutchison also had two kids named Brenda and Julie Hutchison from his previous marriage. But not much is known about his first wife to the media.

Net Worth and Earnings of Kay Bailey Hutchison

As a politician, Kay Bailey has earned thousands of dollars until now. As of early 2020, enjoys a net worth of $3.6 million. She credits her whole fortune to her successful political career. Stacey Abrams is another American politician with a net value of $1 Million.

Hutchison was the first Texas woman in the United States to represent the country and the first U.S. senator from Texas. Additionally, she was the senior female Republican senator and the fourth most senior female senator in the States. Similarly in 2012, she joined the law firm, Bracewell Giuliani.

Kay Bailey Hutchison and Donald Trump at the NATO Summit
Caption: Kay Bailey Hutchison and Donald Trump at the NATO Summit
Source: Texas Monthly

Along with a politician, she has written four books named Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas, American Heroines: Female Role Models in America, Fatigue, American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country, and Its Safety Effects on the Commercial Motor Carrier and Rr Industries.

Apart from that, Kay and her husband Ray sold their residence for $1.4 million in McLean, Va. The home was brought in 2006 for $170,000.

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