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The following list chronicals the men and women that served as Govenors and Presidents of Texas. The governorship of Texas has been occupied by a succession of influential figures from diverse cultures since 1691; First the Spanish followed by the Mexicans. Later during the Texas revolution an interim government was put into place. After Texas won its independence from Mexico, the Republic of Texas was formed. Texas then became part of the United States on 29 December 1845.

Spanish Colony of Texas (part of New Spain) (governors, 1691–1821)

  1. Domingo Terán de los Ríos (1691 – 1692)
  2. Gregorio de Salinas Varona (1692 - 1697)
  3. Francisco Cuervo y Valdés (1698 - 1702)
  4. Mathias de Aguirre (1703 - 1705)
  5. Martín de Alarcón (1705 - 1708)
  6. Simón Padilla y Córdova (1708 - 1712)
  7. Pedro Fermin de Echevers y Subisa (1712 - 1714)
  8. Juan Valdez (1714 - 1716)
  9. Martín de Alarcón (1716 - 1719)
  10. José de Azlor y Virto de Vera (1719 - 1722)
  11. Fernando Pérez de Almazán (1722 - 1727)
  12. Melchor de Mediavilla y Azcona (1727 - 1730)
  13. Juan Antonio Bustillo y Ceballos (1730 - 1734)
  14. Manuel de Sandoval (1734 - 1736)
  15. Carlos Benites Franquis de Lugo (1736 - 1737)
  16. Prudencio de Orobio y Basterra (1737 - 1741)
  17. Tomás Felipe de Winthuisen (1741 - 1743)
  18. Justo Boneo y Morales (1743 - 1744)
  19. Francisco Garcia Larios (1744 - 1748)
  20. Pedro del Barrio Junco y Espriella (1748 - 1751)
  21. Jacinto de Barrios y Jáuregui (1751 - 1759)
  22. Ángel de Martos y Navarrete (1759 - 1766)
  23. Hugo Oconór (1767 - 1770)
  24. Juan María Vicencio de Ripperdá (1770 - 1778)
  25. Domingo Cabello y Robles (1778 - 1786)
  26. Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata (1786 - 1786)
  27. Rafael Martínez Pacheco (1786 - 1790)
  28. Manuel Muñoz (1790 - 1798)
  29. José Irigoyen (1798 - 1800)
  30. Juan Bautista Elguézabal (1800 - 1805)
  31. Manuel Antonio Cordero y Bustamante (1805 - 1808)
  32. Manuel María de Salcedo (1808 - 1813)
  33. Juan Bautista de las Casas (1811 - 1811) served for 39 days during a coup
  34. Cristóbal Domínguez (1814 - 1817)
  35. Juan Ignacio Pérez (1817 - 1817)
  36. Manuel Pardo (1817 - 1817)
  37. Antonio María Martínez (1817 - 1821)

Mexico (governors, 1821–1835)

  1. José Félix Trespalacios (1821 - 1823)
  2. Luciano García (1823 - 1824)
  3. Rafael Gonzáles (1824 - 1826)
  4. Víctor Manuel Blanco (1826 - 1827)
  5. José María Viesca (1827 - 1830)
  6. [ Ramón Músquiz (1830 - 1831)
  7. Juan Martín de Veramendi (1831 - 1833)
  8. Juan José de Vidaurri y Villaseñor (1833 - 1834)
  9. Juan José Elguézabal (1834 - 1835)
  10. José María Cantú (1835 - 1835)
  11. Agustín Viesca (1835 - 1835)
  12. Marciél Borrego (1835 - 1835)
  13. Ramón Músquiz (1835 - 1835)

Texas Revolution (governors, 1835 - 1836)

  1. Henry Smith (1835 - 1836) impeached
  2. James W. Robinson (1836 - 1836)

Republic of Texas (presidents, 1836–1846)

  1. David G. Burnet (1836 - 1836) interim president
  2. Samuel Rutherford Houston (1836 - 1838)
  3. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Lamar (1838 - 1841)
  4. Samuel Rutherford Houston (1841 - 1844)
  5. Anson Jones (1844 - 1846)

United States of America (governors, 1846–1861)

  1. James Pinckney Henderson (1846 - 1847)
  2. George Tyler Wood (1847 - 1849)
  3. Peter Hansborough Bell (1849 - 1853)
  4. James Wilson Henderson (1853 - 1853)
  5. Elisha Marshall Pease (1853 - 1857)
  6. Hardin Richard Runnels (1857 - 1859)
  7. Samuel Rutherford Houston (1859 - 1861)
  8. Edward Clark (1861 - 1861)

Confederate States of America (governors, 1861-1965)

  1. Francis Richard Lubbock (1861 - 1863)
  2. Pendleton Murrah (1863 - 1865)
  3. Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale (1865 - 1865) interim

United States of America - (governors, 1865–present)

  1. Andrew Jackson Hamilton (1865 - 1866)
  2. James Webb Throckmorton (1866 - 1867)
  3. Elisha Marshall Pease (1867 - 1869)
  4. Edmund Jackson Davis (1870 - 1874)
  5. Richard Coke (1874 - 1876)
  6. Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr (1876 - 1879)
  7. Oran Milo Roberts (1879 -1883)
  8. John Ireland (1883 - 1887)
  9. Lawrence Sullivan Ross (1887 - 1891)
  10. James Stephen Hogg (1891 - 1895)
  11. Charles Allen Culberson (1895 - 1899)
  12. Joseph Draper Sayer (1899 -1903)
  13. Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham (1903 - 1907)
  14. Thomas Mitchell Campbell (1907 - 1911)
  15. Oscar Branch Colquitt (1911 - 1915)
  16. James Edward Ferguson, Jr (1915 - 1917)
  17. William Pettus Hobby (1917 - 1921)
  18. Pat Morris Neff (1921 - 1925)
  19. Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson (1925 - 1927)
  20. Daniel James Moody, Jr (1927 - 1931)
  21. Ross Shaw Sterling (1931 - 1933)
  22. Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson (1933 - 1935)
  23. James V Allred (1935 - 1939)
  24. Wilbert Lee O'Daniel (1939 - 1941)
  25. Coke Robert Stevenson (1941 - 1947)
  26. Beauford Halbert Jester (1947 - 1949)
  27. Robert Allan Shivers (1949 -1957)
  28. Marion Price Daniel (1957 - 1963)
  29. John Bowden Connally, Jr (1963 - 1969)
  30. Preston Earnest Smith (1969 - 1973)
  31. Dolph Briscoe, Jr (1973 - 1979)
  32. William Perry Clements, Jr (1979 - 1983)
  33. Mark Wells White (1983 - 1987)
  34. William Perry Clements, Jr (1987 - 1991)
  35. Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (1991 - 1995)
  36. George Walker Bush (1995 - 2000)
  37. James Richard Perry (2000 - Present)

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