List of Secretaries of State of Texas

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The following is the list of Texas Secretaries of State for both the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas.

Secretaries of State of the Republic of Texas (1836-1846)[edit]

Name Term Appointed by
Samuel Price Carson March 18, 1836-April 29, 1836 David G. Burnet
James Collinsworth April 29, 1836-May 23, 1836 David G. Burnet
William Houston Jack May 23, 1836-October 22, 1836 David G. Burnet
Stephen F. Austin 1836 Sam Houston
J. Pinckney Henderson 1837 Sam Houston
Robert A. Irion 1837-38 Sam Houston
T.H. Bowman 1838 Sam Houston
Barnard Bee December 16, 1838 - February 6, 1839 Mirabeau B. Lamar
James Webb February 6, 1839 - May 31, 1839 Mirabeau B. Lamar
David G. Burnet (Acting) May 31, 1839 - July 23, 1839 Mirabeau B. Lamar
Nathaniel Amory (Acting) July 23, 1839 - August 5, 1839 Mirabeau B. Lamar
David G. Burnet (Acting) August 5, 1839 - January 31, 1840 Mirabeau B. Lamar
Abner Lipscomb January 31, 1840 - January 22, 1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar
Joseph Waples (Acting) January 23, 1841 - February 8, 1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar
James S. Mayfield (Acting) February 8, 1841 - April 30, 1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar
Joseph Waples April 30, 1841 - May 25, 1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar
Samuel A. Roberts (Acting) May 25, 1841 - December 13, 1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar
Anson Jones December 13, 1841 - December 10, 1844 Sam Houston
Ebenezer Allen December 10, 1844 - February 5, 1845 Anson Jones
Ashbel Smith February 5, 1845 - March 31, 1845 Anson Jones
Ebenezer Allen March 31, 1845 - February 19, 1846 Anson Jones

Secretaries of State of the State of Texas (1846-Present)[edit]

Name Term Appointed by
Charles Mariner February 20, 1846 - May 4, 1846 J. Pinckney Henderson
David G. Burnet May 4, 1846 - January 1, 1848 J. Pinckney Henderson
Washington D. Miller January 1, 1848 - January 2, 1850 George T. Wood
James Webb January 2, 1850 - November 14, 1851 Peter Hansbrough Bell
Thomas H. Duval November 14, 1851 - December 22, 1853 Peter Hansbrough Bell
Edward Clark December 22, 1853 - December 21, 1857 Elisha M. Pease
T.S. Anderson December 22, 1857 - December 27, 1859 Hardin R. Runnels
E.W. Cave December 27, 1859 - March 16, 1861 Sam Houston
Bird Holland March 16, 1861 - November 7, 1861 Edward Clark
Charles S. West November 7, 1861 - September, 1862 Frank Lubbock
Robert W. Townes September, 1862 - May 2, 1865 Pendleton Murrah
Charles R. Pryor May 2, 1865 - August 9, 1865 Pendleton Murrah
James H. Bell August 9, 1865 - August, 1866 James W. Throckmorton
John A. Green August, 1866 - August 8, 1867 James W. Throckmorton
D.W.C. Phillips August 8, 1867 - January 1, 1870 Pendleton Murrah
J. P. Newcomb January 1, 1870 - January 17, 1874 Edmund J. Davis
George Clark January 17, 1874 - January 27, 1874 Richard Coke
A. W. DeBerry January 27, 1874 - December 7, 1876 Richard Coke
A. J. Searcy December 7, 1876 - January 23, 1879 Richard B. Hubbard
J. D. Templeton January 23, 1879 - January 22, 1881 Oran M. Roberts
T. H. Bowman January 22, 1881 - January 18, 1883 Oran M. Roberts
Joseph Wilson Baines January 18, 1883 - January 21, 1887 John Ireland
John M. Moore January 21, 1887 - January 22, 1891 Sul Ross
George W. Smith January 22, 1891 - January 17, 1895 Jim Hogg
Allison Mayfield January 18, 1895 - January 5, 1897 Charles A. Culberson
J. W. Madden January 5, 1897 - January 18, 1899 Charles A. Culberson
D. H. Hardy January 19, 1899 - January 19, 1901 Joseph D. Sayers
John G. Tod January 19, 1901 - January 20, 1903 Joseph D. Sayers
J. R. Curl January 20, 1903 - April, 1905 S. W. T. Lanham
O. K. Shannon April, 1905 - January 19, 1907 S. W. T. Lanham
L. T. Dashiel January 19, 1907 - February, 1908 Thomas Mitchell Campbell
W. R. Davie February, 1908 - January 19, 1909 Thomas Mitchell Campbell
W. B. Townsend January 19, 1909 - January 19, 1911 Thomas Mitchell Campbell
C. C. McDonald January 19, 1911 - December, 1912 Oscar Branch Colquitt
J. T. Bowman December, 1912 - January, 1913 Oscar Branch Colquitt
John L. Wortham January, 1913 - June, 1913 Oscar Branch Colquitt
F. C. Weinert June, 1913 - November, 1914 Oscar Branch Colquitt
D. A. Gregg November, 1914 - January, 1915 Oscar Branch Colquitt
John G. McKay January, 1915 - December, 1916 Jim "Pa" Ferguson
C.J. Bartlett December, 1916 - November, 1917 William P. Hobby
George F. Howard November, 1917 - November, 1920 William P. Hobby
C.D. Mims November, 1920 - January 19, 1921 William P. Hobby
S. L. Staples January 19, 1921 - August, 1924 Pat Neff
J. D. Strickland September, 1924 - January 1, 1925 Pat Neff
Henry Hutchings January 1, 1925 - January 20, 1925 Pat Neff
Emma C. Meharg January 20, 1925 - January 17, 1927 Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
Jane Y. McCallum January 17, 1927 - January 17, 1933 Dan Moody
W.W. Heath January 17, 1933 - January 15, 1935 Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
Gerald C. Mann January 15, 1935 - August 31, 1935 James V. Allred
R.B. Stanford August 31, 1935 - August, 1936 James V. Allred
B.P. Matocha August, 1936 - January 17, 1937 James V. Allred
Edward Aubrey Clark January 17, 1937 - January 17, 1939 James V. Allred
Tom L. Beauchamp January 17, 1939 - October, 1939 W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel
M.O. Flowers October, 1939 - January, 1941 W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel
William J. Lawson January, 1941 - January, 1943 Coke R. Stevenson
Sidney Latham January, 1943 - February, 1945 Coke R. Stevenson
Claude Isbell February, 1945 - January 21, 1947 Coke R. Stevenson
Paul H. Brown January 21, 1947 - January 19, 1949 Beauford H. Jester
Ben Ramsey January 19, 1949 - February 9, 1950 Beauford H. Jester
John Ben Shepperd February 9, 1950 - April 30, 1952 Allan Shivers
Jack Ross April 30, 1952 - January 9, 1953 Allan Shivers
Howard A. Carney January 9, 1953 - May 1, 1954 Allan Shivers
C.E. Fulgham May 1, 1954 - January 21, 1955 Allan Shivers
Al Muldrow January 21, 1955 - November 1, 1955 Allan Shivers
Tom Reavley November 1, 1955 - January 16, 1957 Allan Shivers
Zollie Steakley January 16, 1957 - January 2, 1962 Price Daniel
P. Frank Lake January 2, 1962 - January 15, 1963 Price Daniel
Crawford C. Martin January 15, 1963 - March 12, 1966 John Connally
John L. Hill, Jr. March 12, 1966 - January 22, 1968 John Connally
Roy Barrerra, Sr. March 7, 1968 - January 23, 1969 John Connally
Martin Dies, III January 23, 1969 - September 1, 1971 Preston Smith
Bob Bullock September 1, 1971 - January 2, 1973 Preston Smith
V. Larry Teaver, Jr. January 2 - January 19, 1973 Preston Smith
Mark White January 19, 1973 - October 27, 1977 Dolph Briscoe
Steven C. Oaks October 27, 1977 - January 16, 1979 Dolph Briscoe
George Strake, Jr. January 16, 1979 - October 6, 1981 Bill Clements
David Dean October 22, 1981 - January 18, 1983 Bill Clements
John Fainter January 18, 1983 - July 31, 1984 Mark White
Myra McDaniel September 6, 1984 - January 26, 1987 Mark White
Jack Rains January 26, 1987 - June 15, 1989 Bill Clements
George Bayoud June 15, 1989 - January 15, 1991 Bill Clements
John Hannah, Jr. April 15, 1991 - March, 1994 Ann Richards
Ron Kirk April 4, 1994 - January 17, 1995 Ann Richards
Antonio Garza, Jr. January 17, 1995 - December 31, 1997 George W. Bush
Alberto Gonzales January 1, 1998 - January 3, 1999 George W. Bush
Elton Bomer January 11, 1999 - December 31, 2000 George W. Bush
Henry Cuellar January 1, 2001 - January 7, 2002 Rick Perry
Gwyn Shea January 7, 2002 - August 4, 2003 Rick Perry
Geoff Connor September 26, 2003 - December, 2004 Rick Perry
Roger Williams January, 2005 - July 1, 2007 Rick Perry
Phil Wilson July 1, 2007 - July 6, 2008 Rick Perry
Hope Andrade July 23, 2008 - November 23, 2012. Rick Perry
John T. Steen Jr. November 27, 2012 - 2013 Rick Perry
Nandita Berry January 7, 2014 - Present Rick Perry