Texas has had chief executives with the titles of governors and presidents since 1691. These were under the flags of:
From 1691 through 1821, Spanish Texas was a part of New Spain.
Following the Mexican War of Independence, the territory of Texas was merged with Coahuila to form a new state, Coahuila y Tejas.
During the Texas Revolution, the Consultation declared independence from Mexico. An interim government was formed pending elections.
Republic of Texas
|David G. Burnet
||Burnet County, Texas; (acting) Vice-President of Texas under Lamar, U.S. Senator-Elect 1866.
||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
||Lamar County, Texas; Minister to Nicaragua.
||Houston, Texas; Houston County, Texas; also served as U.S. Representative and Governor for Tennessee, and as Governor and U.S. Senator for Texas.
||Jones County, Texas.
State of Texas
See: List of Governors of Texas
- ^ Harris Gaylord Warren and Jack D. L. Homes, "HERRERA, SIMON DE," Handbook of Texas Online