List of Texas Governors and Presidents

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Texas has had chief executives with the titles of governors and presidents since 1691. These were under the flags of:

Spanish Texas[edit]

From 1691 through 1821, Spanish Texas was a part of New Spain.

Name Took Office Left Office Notes
Domingo Terán de los Ríos January 23, 1691 March 5, 1692 Also served as governor of Sonora y Sinaloa, Nueva España.
Gregorio de Salinas Varona 1692 1697
Francisco Cuervo y Valdés 1698 1702
Mathias de Aguirre 1703 1705
Martín de Alarcón 1705 1708 Founder of San Antonio.
Simón Padilla y Córdova 1708 1712
Pedro Fermin de Echevers y Subisa 1712 1714
Juan Valdez 1714 1716
Martín de Alarcón 1716 1719
José de Azlor y Virto de Vera 1719 1722
Fernando Pérez de Almazán 1722 1727
Melchor de Mediavilla y Azcona 1727 1730
Juan Antonio Bustillo y Ceballos 1730 1734
Manuel de Sandoval 1734 1736
Carlos Benites Franquis de Lugo 1736 1737
Prudencio de Orobio y Basterra 1737 1741
Tomás Felipe de Winthuisen 1741 1743
Justo Boneo y Morales 1743 1744
Francisco García Larios 1744 1748
Pedro del Barrio Junco y Espriella 1748 1751
Jacinto de Barrios y Jáuregui 1751 1759
Ángel de Martos y Navarrete 1759 1766
Hugo Oconór 1767 1770
Juan María Vicencio 1770 1778
Domingo Cabello y Robles 1778 1786
Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata 1786 1786
Rafael Martínez Pacheco 1786 1790
Manuel Muñoz 1790 1798
José Irigoyen 1798 1800
Juan Bautista Elguézabal 1800 1805
Manuel Antonio Cordero y Bustamante 1805 1808
Manuel María de Salcedo 1808 1813 Temporarily deposed by de las Casas
Juan Bautista de las Casas 1811 1811 Led a coup against Salcedo and became governor for 39 days before being arrested.
Simón de Herrera 1811 1811 Ad interim governor July to December [1]
Cristóbal Domínguez 1814 1817
Juan Ignacio Pérez 1817 1817
Manuel Pardo 1817 1817
Antonio María Martínez 1817 1821

Mexican Texas[edit]

Following the Mexican War of Independence, the territory of Texas was merged with Coahuila to form a new state, Coahuila y Tejas.

Name Took Office Left Office Notes
José Félix Trespalacios 1821 1823
Luciano García 1823 1824
Rafael Gonzales 1824 1826
Victor Blanco 1826 1827
José María Viesca 1827 1830
Ramón Músquiz 1830 1831
Juan Martin de Veramendi 1831 1833
Juan José de Vidaurri y Villaseñor 1833 1834
Juan José Elguézabal 1834 1835
José María Cantú 1835 1835
Agustín Viesca 1835 1835
Marciél Borrego 1835 1835
Ramón Músquiz 1835 1835

Texas Revolution[edit]

During the Texas Revolution, the Consultation declared independence from Mexico. An interim government was formed pending elections.

Name Took Office Left Office Notes
Henry Smith 1835 January 1836 Impeached.
James W. Robinson January 1836 March 2, 1836

Republic of Texas[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Notes
David G. Burnet 1836 1836 Burnet County, Texas; (acting) Vice-President of Texas under Lamar, U.S. Senator-Elect 1866.
Sam Houston 1836 1838 Houston, Texas; Houston County, Texas; also served as Governor and U.S. Senator, and formerly in Tennessee as Governor and U.S. Representative. Referred to as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
Mirabeau B. Lamar 1838 1841 Lamar County, Texas; Minister to Nicaragua.
Sam Houston 1841 1844 Houston, Texas; Houston County, Texas; also served as U.S. Representative and Governor for Tennessee, and as Governor and U.S. Senator for Texas.
Anson Jones 1844 1846 Jones County, Texas.

State of Texas[edit]

See: List of Governors of Texas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris Gaylord Warren and Jack D. L. Homes, "HERRERA, SIMON DE," Handbook of Texas Online [1]