Political party strength in Texas
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- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- State Comptroller of Public Accounts
- State Land Commissioner
- State Agriculture Commissioner
- Treasurer (before 1996)
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State Railroad Commission
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
- Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States House of Representatives.
- As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
- Evicted from office due to his refusal to swear an oath to the Confederate States of America.
- Fled Austin as it fell to Union forces.
- Provisional military governor.
- Was removed from office by General Philip Sheridan, commander of the Fifth Military District during Reconstruction.
- Resigned due to disagreements with General Joseph J. Reynolds.
- The office remained vacant until the 14th Legislature in 1874.
- 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 United States Congress.
- Elected in a special election held under military direction.
- As president pro tempore of the state Senate, served as lieutenant governor ex officio while the office remained vacant.
- Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
- Shot and killed in office by a former employee.
- Appointed by Governor upon the death of his predecessor.
- Governor appointed first incumbent when office was created by the Legislature.
- Resigned due to the legislature's bringing impeachment proceedings against him.
- As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term, and was subsequently in his own right.
- Resigned after winning the Democratic primary for a United States Senate seat; he won the election.
- Died in office.
- John Poerner won his seat as a Republican in a special election March, but changed to Independent once sworn into the House.
- Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his or her own right.
- In 1996, voters approved a constitutional amendment abolishing the Office of State Treasurer and transferring its functions to the Office of Comptroller of Public Accounts.
- Democrat Dan Barret won a special election to fill the unexpired term of Republican Anna Mowery, and Republican Kirk England switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democratic, flipping two seats.
- Republican John Lujan won a special election to succeed Democrat Joe Farias, who resigned, flipping a seat. Additionally, Independent Laura Thompson won a special election to succeed Democrat Ruth Jones McClendon, who resigned, flipping another seat.
- Republican Pete Flores won a special election to succeed Democrat Carlos Uresti, who resigned, flipping a seat.
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