List of lieutenant governors of Texas

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Lieutenant Governor of Texas is the second-highest executive office in state government.

For more information about the office and powers of the Lieutenant Governor see Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

Lieutenant Governors of Texas[edit]

Name Years in Office Party
Albert Clinton Horton 1846-1847 Democratic
John Alexander Greer 1847-1851 Democratic
James Wilson Henderson 1851-1853 Democratic
David Catchings Dickson 1853-1855 Democratic
Hardin Richard Runnels 1855-1857 Democratic
Francis R. Lubbock 1857-1859 Democratic
Edward Clark 1859-1861 Democratic
John McClannahan Crockett 1861-1863 Democratic
Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale 1863-1865 Democratic
Vacant 1865-1866   –
George Washington Jones[1] 1866-1867 Democratic
Vacant 1867-1870   –
James W. Flanagan[2] elected 1869 Republican
Vacant 1871-1874   –
Donald Campbell ex officio 1870-1871 Republican
David Webster Flanagan ex officio 1871 Republican
Albert Jennings Fountain ex officio 1871–1873 Republican
Edward Bradford Pickett ex officio 1873–1874 Democratic
Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr. 1874-1876 Democratic
Vacant 1876-1879   –
Joseph Draper Sayers 1879-1881 Democratic
Leonidas Jefferson Storey 1881-1883 Democratic
Francis Marion Martin 1883-1885 Democratic
Barnett Gibbs 1885-1887 Democratic
Thomas Benton Wheeler January 18, 1887-January 20, 1891 Democratic
George Cassety Pendleton January 19, 1891-January 17, 1893 Democratic
Martin McNulty Crane January 17, 1893-January 15, 1895 Democratic
George Taylor Jester January 15, 1895-January 17, 1899 Democratic
James Nathan Browning January 17, 1899-January 20, 1903 Democratic
George D. Neal January 20, 1903-January 15, 1907 Democratic
Asbury Bascom Davidson January 15, 1907-January 20, 1913 Democratic
William Harding Mayes January 20, 1913-August 14, 1914 Democratic
Vacant 1914-1915   –
William Pettus Hobby, Sr. January 19, 1915-August 25, 1917 Democratic
Vacant 1917-1919   –
Willard Arnold Johnson January 21, 1919-January 18, 1921 Democratic
Lynch Davidson January 18, 1921-January 16, 1923 Democratic
Thomas Whitfield Davidson January 16, 1923-January 20, 1925 Democratic
Barry Miller January 20, 1925-January 20, 1931 Democratic
Edgar E. Witt January 20, 1931-January 15, 1935 Democratic
Walter Frank Woodul January 15, 1935-January 17, 1939 Democratic
Coke Robert Stevenson January 17, 1939-August 4, 1941 Democratic
Vacant 1941-1943   –
John Lee Smith January 19, 1943-January 21, 1947 Democratic
Robert Allan Shivers January 21, 1947-July 11, 1949 Democratic
Vacant 1949-1951   –
Ben Ramsey January 16, 1951-September 18, 1961 Democratic
Preston Earnest Smith January 15, 1963-January 21, 1969 Democratic
Ben Barnes January 21, 1969-January 16, 1973 Democratic
William Pettus Hobby, Jr. January 16, 1973-January 15, 1991 Democratic
Bob Bullock January 15, 1991-January 19, 1999 Democratic
Rick Perry[3] January 19, 1999-December 21, 2000 Republican
Bill Ratliff[4] December 28, 2000-January 21, 2003 Republican
David Dewhurst January 21, 2003-present Republican
  1. ^ Jones was removed by General Philip Sheridan, commander of the Fifth Military District during Reconstruction and the office remained vacant until the 14th Legislature in 1874.
  2. ^ Flanagan was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1869 but was not inaugurated. He presided over the Provisional session, but left office after being selected as an at-large representative to the U.S. Congress.
  3. ^ Perry vacated the office when he succeeded George W. Bush as Governor of Texas on December 21, 2000.
  4. ^ Ratliff was chosen by the Texas Senate to finish the unexpired term due to the vacancy of Rick Perry's succession to the Governorship. Ratliff served until David Dewhurst was elected in 2002 and inaugurated on January 21, 2003.

Living former lieutenant governors[edit]

As of February 2009, four former lieutenant governors were alive. The most recent death of a former lieutenant governor was that of Preston Smith (1963–1969), on October 18, 2003. The most recent serving lieutenant governor to die was Bob Bullock (1991–1999), on June 18, 1999.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Ben Barnes 1969–1973 (1938-04-17) April 17, 1938 (age 76)
Bill Hobby 1973–1991 (1932-01-19) January 19, 1932 (age 82)
Rick Perry 1999–2000 (1950-03-04) March 4, 1950 (age 64)
Bill Ratliff 2000–2003 (1936-08-16) August 16, 1936 (age 77)

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