GOVERNORS AND FIRST LADIES OF TEXAS


Prior to Construction of the Governor's Mansion

James Pinckney Henderson
Frances Cox Henderson

1846-1847

George T. Wood
Martha Evans Gindrat Wood

1847-1849

Peter Hansborough Bell
James Wilson Henderson

1849-1853

Occupants of the Governor's Mansion

Terms of Office

Elisha Marshall Pease
Lucadia Christiana Niles Pease

December 21, 1853 - December 21, 1857

Hardin R. Runnels

December 21, 1857 - December 21, 1859

Sam Houston
Margaret Moffette Lea Houston

December 21, 1859 - March 16, 1861

Edward Clark
Martha Melissa Evans Clark

March 16, 1861 - November 7, 1861

Francis R. Lubbock
Adele Baron Lubbock

November 7, 1861 - November 5, 1863

* Pendleton Murrah
Sue Ellen Taylor Murrah

November 5, 1863 - June 17, 1865

Andrew J. Hamilton
Mary Jane Bowen Hamilton

July 21, 1865 - August 9, 1866

James Webb Throckmorton
Ann Rattan Throckmorton

August 9, 1866 - August 8, 1867

Elisha Marshall Pease

August 8, 1867 - September 30, 1869

Edmund Jackson Davis
Anne Elizabeth Britton Davis

January 8, 1870 - January 15, 1874

Richard Coke
Mary Evans Horne Coke

January 15, 1874 - December 1, 1876

Richard B. Hubbard
Janie Roberts Hubbard

December 1, 1876 - January 21, 1879

Oran M. Roberts
Frances Wickliffe Edwards Roberts

January 21, 1879 - January 16, 1883

John Ireland
Anne Maria Penn Ireland

January 16, 1883 - January 18, 1887

Lawrence Sullivan Ross
Elizabeth Dorothy Tinsley Ross

January 18, 1887 - January 20, 1891

James Stephen Hogg
Sarah Ann Stinson Hogg

January 20, 1891 - January 15, 1895

Charles A. Culberson
Sallie Harrison Culberson

January 15, 1895 - January 17, 1899

Joseph Draper Sayers
Orline Walton Sayers

January 17, 1899 - January 20, 1903

Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham
Sarah Beona Meng Lanham

January 20, 1903 - January 15, 1907

Thomas Mitchell Campbell
Fannie Irene Bruner Campbell

January 15, 1907 - January 17, 1911

Oscar Branch Colquitt
Alice Fuller Murrell Colquitt

January 17, 1911 - January 19, 1915

James E. Ferguson
Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson

January 19, 1915 - August 25, 1917

William Pettus Hobby
Willie Chapman Cooper Hobby

August 25, 1917 - January 18, 1921

Pat Morris Neff
Myrtle Mainer Neff

January 18, 1921 - January 20, 1925

Miriam A. Ferguson

January 20, 1925 - January 17, 1927

Dan Moody
Mildred Paxton Moody

January 17, 1927 - January 20, 1931

Ross S. Sterling
Maud Abbie Gage Sterling

January 20, 1931 - January 17, 1933

Miriam A. Ferguson

January 17, 1933 - January 15, 1935

James V. Allred
Joe Betsy Miller Allred

January 15, 1935 - January 17, 1939

W. Lee O'Daniel
Merle Estelle Butcher O'Daniel

January 17, 1939 - August 4, 1941

Coke R. Stevenson
Blanch Fay Wright Stevenson

August 4, 1941 - January 21, 1947

Beauford Halbert Jester
Mabel Buchanan Jester

January 21, 1947 - July 11, 1949

Allan Shivers
Marialice Shary Shivers

July 11, 1949 - January 15, 1957

Price Daniel
Jean Houston Baldwin Daniel

January 15, 1957 - January 15, 1963

John B. Connally
Idanell Brill Connally

January 15, 1963 - January 21, 1969

Preston Smith
Ima Mae Smith Smith

January 21, 1969 - January 16, 1973

Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
Betty Jane Slaughter Briscoe

January 16, 1973 - January 16, 1979

William P. Clements, Jr.
Rita Crocker Clements

January 16, 1979 - January 18, 1983

Mark Wells White
Linda Gale Thompson White

January 18, 1983 - January 20, 1987

William P. Clements, Jr.
Rita Crocker Clements

January 20, 1987 - January 15, 1991

Ann Willis Richards

January 15, 1991 - January 17, 1995

George Walker Bush
Laura Welch Bush

January 17, 1995 - December 21, 2000

Rick Perry
Anita Thigpen Perry

December 21, 2000 - present

The Perrys are the 39th family to live in the Mansion. Rick Perry is the 40th governor to live in the Mansion, and the 47th governor of Texas. Although several governors served more than one term, only the Ferguson family occupied the house at three different times. Marshall Pease, Miriam Ferguson and Bill Clements each served two non-consecutive terms.

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*On Murrah's departure, Lt. Gov. Fletcher S. Stockdale (acting governor May-June 1865) performed some duties of the governor's office and is sometimes listed as governor, although Hamilton's appointment was for immediate succession. There is no evidence that Stockdale occupied the Mansion.

Here you will find a listing of the Governors of Texas and an historical timeline that spans over 150 years. From the 1840s to present day, U.S. and world history are chronicled according to Texas governors' terms of office.

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