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 – January, 2015
Greg Abbott
Cecilia Abbott
January 20, 2015 – Present
The Abbotts are the 40th family to live in the Mansion. Greg Abbott is the 41st governor to live in the Mansion, and the 48th 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.

*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.