B. Governors, Presidents, and Military Commanders of Texas

During the Spanish period Governors of Texas were appointed by Spanish Royal decree except in case of Ad Interim governors who were appointed by the Viceroy of Nueva Espana.

1525- Panfilo Narvaez

1580- Luis de Carabajal de la Cueva

1691-1692 Domingo Teran de los Rios

1692-1697 Gregorio de Salinas

1698-1702 Francisco Cuerbo y Valdez

1703-1705 Mathias de Alarcon

1708-1712 Simon Padilla y Cordova

1712-1714 Pedro Fermin de Echevers y Subisa

1714-1716 Juan Valdez

1716-1719 Martin de Alarcon

1719 Don Juan de Olivran Rebolledo (appointed, but did not serve)

1719-1722 Marques de San Miquel de Aquayo

1722-1727 Ferando Perez de Almazan

1727-1730 Melchor de Media Villa y Ascona

1730-1734 Juan Antonio de Bustillo y Zevallos

1734-1736 Manuel de Sandoval

1736-1737 Carlos Benito Franquis de Lugo

1737 Fernandez de Jauregui u Urritia

1737-1740 Prudenciro de Orbio Basterra

1741-1743 Tomas Felipe Wintuisen

1743-1744 Justo Boneo y Morales

1744-1748 Francisco García Larios

1748-1750 Pedro del Barrio y Junco y Espriella

1751-1759 Jacinto de Barrios y Jáuregui

1759-1767 Angel de Martos y Navarrete

1767 Antonio Cordero (appointed, but did not serve)

1767-1770 Hugo Oconor, Ad Interim

1770-1778 The Baron de Ripperdá

1779 Athanase de Mezieres (appointed, but did not serve)

1779-1786 Domingo Cabello

1787 Bernado Donavia (appointed, but did not serve)

1787-1788 Rafael Martinez Pacheco

1788-1790 office vacant, duties performed by a presidial captain

1790-1798 Manuel Muñoz

1798 Josef Irigoyen (appointed, but did not serve)

1799-1805 Juan Bautista Elguezabel

1805-1810 Antonio Cordero y Bustamante

1810 - 1813 Manuel de Salcedo

1811 Juan Bautista de las Casas

1814-1818 Cristobal Dominguez

1817 Ignacio Perez

Manuel Pardo

Benito Arminan

Mariano Varela

1817-1822 Antonio Martinez

Governor of Texas Appointed by the Emperor of Mexico

1822-1823 Jose Felix Trespalacios

Governor of Texas Appointed by the President of Mexico

1823-1824 Luciano Garcia

Governors of Coahuila y Texas Appointed by the President of Mexico

1824-1826 Rafael Gonzales

Jose Ignacio de Arizpe

1826-1827 Victor Blanco

1827-1830 José Maria Viesca

1830-1831 Ramon Eca y Musquiz

1831-1832 Jose Maria Letona

1832 Ramon Eca y Musquiz Marciel Borrego

1832-1833 Juan Martin de Vermendi

1833-1834 Juan José de Vidauri y Villsenor

1834-1835 Juan José Elguezbal (son of 1799 gov)

1835 José María Cantu

Agustin M. Viesca

Miguel Falcon

Bartolome de Cardinas

Marciel Brrego

Ramon Eca y Musquiz

General Martin Perfecto de Cos

Governors of Texas Elected by a Convention of Texans

1835 Henry Smith (impeached?)

James W. Robinson (Lt. Gov. under Smith) both men acted as Governor.

Presidents of the Republic of Texas Elected by a Convention of Texans

1836 David G. Burnet

Presidents of the Republic of Texas Elected by Citizens of the Republic of Texas

1836-1838 Sam Houston

1838-1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar

1841-1844 Sam Houston

1844-1846 Anson Jones

Governors of Texas Elected by the Citizens of the State of Texas

1846-1847 J. Pinckney Henderson

Albert Horton, Lt. Gov., served when Henderson was in Mexican War

1847-1849 George T. Wood

1849-1853 P. Hansbrough Bell

1853 J. W. Henderson

1853-1857 Elisha Pease

1857-1859 Hardin R. Runnels

1859-1861 Sam Houston

Governors of Texas Elected by the Citizens of the Confederate State of Texas

1861 Edward Clark

1861-1863 Francis R. Lubbock

1863-1865 Pendleton Murrah

1865 Fletcher Stockdale, Lieutenant Governor served after Murrah left office for Mexico.

U.S. Military Commander of Texas

1865 General Gordon Granger (June)

Governor of Texas Appointed by United States President

1865-1866 Andrew J. Hamilton

Governor of Texas Elected by the Citizens of the State of Texas

1866-1867 James W. Throckmorton

Military Commander of the Fifth District (Texas and Louisiana)

1867 General Philip Sheridan

Commander of the Texas Military District

1867 Charles Griffin

Governor of Texas Appointed by the Commander of the Fifth Military District

1867-1869 Elish M. Pease

Military Governor of Texas, Commander of the Texas Military District

1869-1870 Joseph Jones Reynolds

Governor of Texas Appointed by Commander of Fifth Military District (after being elected? by the citizens of Texas)

1870-1874 Edmund J. Davis

Governors of Texas Elected by the Citizens of Texas

1874-1876 Richard Coke

1876-1879 Richard Hubbard

1879-1883 Oran M. Roberts

1883-1887 John Ireland

1887-1891 Lawrence Sullivan Ross

1891-1895 James Stephen Hogg

1895-1899 Charles A. Culberson

1899-1903 Joseph D. Sayers

1903-1907 S. W. Lanham

1907-1911 Thomas Mitchell Campbell

1911-1915 Oscar Branch Colquitt

1915-1917 James E. Ferguson

1917-1921 William Pettus Hobby

1921-1925 Pat Morris Neff

1925-1927 Miriam A. Ferguson

1927-1931 Dan Moody

1931-1933 Ross S. Sterling

1935-1939 James V. Allred

1939-1941 W. Lee O'Daniel

1941-1947 Coke R. Stevenson

1947-1949 Beauford H. Jester

1949-1957 Allen Shivers

1957-1963 Price Daniel

1963-1969 John B. Connally

1969-1973 Preston Smith

1973-1979 Dolph Briscoe

1979-1983 William Clements

1983-1987 Mark White

1987-1991 William Clements

1991- 1995 Ann Richards

1995- 2001 George W. Bush

2001 Rick Perry former Lieutenant Governor became governor when Bush became President of U.S.

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