Last Update Sunday, July 26, 1997

Old postcards from my collection

 GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

Order

From - To

Time In Office

Governor

Web Resource

   

Years

Months

Days

   

1st

February 19, 1846 - December 21, 1847

1

10

2

James Pinckney Henderson

(1808 – 1858)

Texas State Cemetary

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

2nd

December 21, 1847 - December 21, 1849

2

-

-

George Thomas Wood

(1795 – 1858)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

3rd

December 21, 1849 - November 23, 1853

3

11

2

Peter Hansbrough Bell

(1812 –1898)

Texas State Cemetary

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

4th

November 23,1853 -December 21, 1853

-

-

28

James Wilson Henderson

(1817 – 1880)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

5th

December 21, 1853 - December 21, 1857

6

-

-

Elisha Marshall Pease Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

6th

December 21, 1857 - December 21, 1859

2

-

-

Hardin Richard Runnels

(1820 – 1873)

Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

7th

December 21, 1859 - March 16, 1861

Resigned because of state’s sucession

1

2

23

Samuel Houston

(1793 –1863)

PBS: People in The West

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

Heart of San Antonio

TAMU Press: The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston

Sam Houston Homesite

Sam Houston Memorial Museum Bedroom of General Sam Houston

Quotes

Portraits: Brazoria County Historical Museum, Sam Houston Album, Library of Congress circa 1844-1860, 1848-1850

WPA: Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Mrs. Phoebe Arnett, J. B. Billingsley, S. H. Blalock, Aunt Mary Davenport, Mrs. R. L. Dunman, Roy Eddins, Mrs. Emma Falconer, E. F. Forsgard, Mrs. Lucinda Permien Holzel, E. A. Houston 1, 2, Mrs. Walter Emmett Hunnicutt, George Ogden, Mrs. William Price, John Raines, Robert E. Lee Tomilson, Nath F. Watkins, L. H. Williams, Jr., Mrs. Virginia S. W. Williamson

8th

March 16, 1861 - November 7, 1861

-

7

22

Edward Clark

(1815 – 1880)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

9th

November 7, 1861 - November 5, 1863

Resigned to enter Conferate Army

1

11

29

Francis Richard Lubbock

(1815 – 1905)

Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

10th

November 5, 1863 - June 17, 1865

Admistration terminated by fall of Confederacy

1

7

12

Pendleton Murrah

(1824 – 1865)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

11th

June 17, 1865 - August 9, 1866

Provisional, appointed by President Johnson

1

1

23

Andrew Jackson Hamilton

(1815 – 1875)

Political Graveyard 

Notable People of Planet Earth

12th

August 9, 1866 - August 8, 1867

-

11

30

James Webb Throckmorton

(1825-1894)

Political Graveyard 

Notable People of Planet Earth

13th

August 8, 1867 - September 30, 1869

Appointed under martial law

2

1

22

Elisha Marshall Pease

(1812 – 1883)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

14th

January 8, 1870 - January 15, 1874

Appointed provisional governor after being elected

4

-

7

Edmund Jackson Davis

(1827 – 1883)

Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

WPA: Rollie C. Burns, Mrs. George Fowler, Robert E. Lee Tomilson

15th

January 15, 1874 - December 1, 1876

Resigned to enter U.S. Senate

2

10

16

Richard Coke

(1829 – 1897)

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

WPA: Mrs. George Fowler, Belle Little, Robert E. Lee Tomilson

16th

December 1, 1876 - January 21, 1879

2

1

20

Richard Bennett Hubbard

(1832 –1901)

Political Graveyard 

Notable People of Planet Earth

17th

January 21, 1879 - January 16, 1883

3

11

26

Oran Milo Roberts

(1815-1898)

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

WPA: Alexander Beaton

18th

January 16, 1883 - January 18, 1887

4

-

2

John Ireland Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

WPA: Rebecca Cobbs

19th

January 18, 1887 - January 20, 1891

4

-

2

Lawrence Sullivan Ross

(1838-1898)

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

WPA: Dee Cook, Edwin Punchard, Margurite Rast

20th

January 20, 1891 - January 15, 1895

3

11

26

James Stephen Hogg

(1851 – 1906)

Lone Star Junction

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

The Hogg Family

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park

 Bayou Bend

Governor Hogg Shrine State Historical Park

21st

January 15, 1895 - January 17, 1899

4

-

2

Charles A. Culberson Political Graveyard

22nd

January 17, 1899 - January 20, 1903

4

-

3

Joseph Draper Sayers

(1841 – 1929)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

23rd

January 20, 1903 - January 15, 1907

3

11

26

Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham

(1846 – 1908)

Political Graveyard 

Notable People of Planet Earth

24th

January 15, 1907 - January 17, 1911

4

-

2

Thomas Mitchell Campbell

(1856 – 1923)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

25th

January 17, 1911 - January 19, 1915

4

-

2

Oscar Branch Colquitt

(1861 – 1940)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

26th

January 19, 1915 - August 25, 1917

2

7

6

James E. Ferguson, Jr. Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

WPA: Tom Barker

27th

August 25, 1917 - January 18, 1921

3

4

24

William Pettus Hobby

(1878 – 1964)

Political Graveyard

William P. Hobby Airport

Notable People of Planet Earth

28th

January 18, 1921 - January 20, 1925

4

-

2

Pat Morris Neff Political Graveyard

Baylor University: Pat Neff Hall

Pat M. Neff Middle School

29th

January 20, 1925 - January 17, 1927

1

11

28

Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

Quotes: King's English

WPA: Tom Barker

30th

January 17, 1927 - January 20, 1931

4

-

3

Daniel James Moody, Jr. Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

31st

January 20, 1931 - January 17, 1933

1

11

28

Ross Shaw Sterling

(1875 – 1949)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

WPA: Belle Little

32nd

January 17, 1933 - January 15, 1935

1

11

29

Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson See Above

33rd

January 15, 1935 - January 17, 1939

4

-

2

James V. Allred Political Graveyard

WPA: Bones

34th

January 17, 1939 - August 4, 1941

Resigned to enter U.S. Senate

2

6

18

Wilbert Lee O'Daniel

(1890 – 1969)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

35th

August 4, 1941 - January 21, 1947

5

5

17

Coke Robert Stevenson

(1888 – 1975)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

36th

January 21, 1947 - July 11, 1949

2

5

20

Beauford Halbert Jester

(1893 – 1949)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

37th

July 11, 1949 - January 15, 1957

Lt. Governor succeeded on death of Governor Jester

7

6

4

Robert Allan Shivers Texas State Cemetary

Political Graveyard

Shivers Library and Museum

Marialice Shary Shivers

New Orleans Auction Gallery: Austin Estate

38th

January 15, 1957 - January 15, 1963

6

-

-

Marion Price Daniel

(1910 – 1988)

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

39th

January 15, 1963 - January 21, 1969

6

-

6

John Bowden Connally, Jr.

(1917 – 1993)

Texas State Cemetary

UT: John B. Connally Center for the Administration of Justice

 Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

40th

January 21, 1969 - January 16, 1973

3

11

26

Preston Earnest Smith

(1912 - )

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

41st

January 16, 1973 - January 16, 1979

6

-

-

Dolph Briscoe, Jr.

(1923 - )

Political Graveyard

TAMU: Distinguished Texan Award

PBS: Chicano!

Worth: This Is Their Land

Notable People of Planet Earth

42nd

January 16, 1979 - January 18, 1983

4

-

2

William Perry Clements

(1917 - )

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

43rd

January 18, 1983 - January 20, 1987

4

-

2

Mark Wells White, Jr. Political Graveyard

44th

January 20, 1987 - January 15, 1991

3

11

26

William Perry Clements

(1917 - )

See Above

45th

January 15, 1991 - January 17, 1995

4

-

2

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards

(1933 - )

Political Graveyard

Notable People of Planet Earth

Mexican Center of the Institute of Latin American Studies: Keynote Address

Move Over Ann Richards…

Family Tree Clinic

Insights Speakers

Quotes: Crackpots

46th

January 17, 1995       George Walker Bush

(1946 - )

Office of the Governor

Notable People of Planet Earth

 Forms of Address

The Governor's Mansion circa 1920, circa 1930, circa 1997

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