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. 

PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION

James Pinckney Henderson | February 19, 1846- December 21, 1847
Frances Cox Henderson

George T. Wood | December 21, 1847- December 21, 1849
Martha Evans Gindrat Wood

Peter Hansborough Bell | December 21, 1849- November 23, 1853

James Wilson Henderson | November 23, 1853 – December 21, 1853

OCCUPANTS OF THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION

Elisha Marshall Pease | December 21, 1853 – December 21, 1857
Lucadia Christiana Niles Pease

Hardin R. Runnels | December 21, 1857 – December 21, 1859

Sam Houston | December 21, 1859 – March 16, 1861
Margaret Moffette Lea Houston
(left office because of state’s secession)

Edward Clark | March 16, 1861 – November 7, 1861
Martha Melissa Evans Clark
(Lt. Gov. succeeding Houston)

Francis R. Lubbock | November 7, 1861 – November 5, 1863
Adele Baron Lubbock
(resigned to enter Confederate Army)

Pendleton Murrah* | November 5, 1863 – June 17, 1865
Sue Ellen Taylor Murrah
(administration terminated by fall of Confederacy)

Andrew J. Hamilton | July 21, 1865-August 9, 1866
Mary Jane Bowen Hamilton
(provisional, appointed by President Johnson)

James Webb Throckmorton | August 9, 1866-August 8, 1867
Ann Rattan Throckmorton

Elisha Marshall Pease | August 8, 1867-September 30, 1869
Lucadia Christiana Niles Pease
(appointed July 30, 1867 under martial law; did not move into the Mansion.  Pease resigned and vacated office September 30, 1869.  No successor was named until January 8, 1870)

Edmund Jackson Davis | January 8, 1870-January 15, 1874
Anne Elizabeth Britton Davis
(appointed provisional governor after being elected)

Richard Coke | January 15, 1874-December 1, 1876
Mary Evans Horne Coke
(resigned to enter United States Senate)

Richard B. Hubbard | December 1, 1876-January 21, 1879
Janie Roberts Hubbard
(Lt. Gov. succeeding Coke)

Oran M. Roberts | January 21, 1879-January 16, 1883
Frances Wickliffe Edwards Roberts

John Ireland | January 16, 1883-January 18, 1887
Anne Marie Penn Ireland

Lawrence Sullivan Ross | January 18, 1887-January 20, 1891
Elizabeth Dorothy Tinsley Ross

James Stephen Hogg | January 20, 1891-January 15, 1895
Sarah Ann Stinson Hogg

Charles A. Culberson | January 15, 1895-January 17, 1899
Sallie Harrison Culberson

Joseph Draper Sayers | January 17, 1899-January 20, 1903
Orline Walton Sayers

Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham | January 20, 1903-January 15, 1907
Sarah Beona Meng Lanham

Thomas Mitchell Campbell | January 15, 1907-January 17, 1911
Fannie Irene Bruner Campbell

Oscar Branch Colquitt | January 17, 1911-January 19, 1915
Alice Fuller Murrell Colquitt

James E. Ferguson | January 19, 1915-August 25, 1917
Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson
(Governor Ferguson was impeached)

William Pettus Hobby | August 25, 1917-January 18, 1921
Willie Chapman Cooper Hobby
(Lt. Gov. succeeding Ferguson)

Pat Morris Neff | January 18, 1925-January 20, 1925
Myrtle Mainer Neff

Miriam A. Ferguson | January 20, 1925-January 17, 1927

Dan Moody | January 17, 1927-January 20, 1931
Mildred Paxton Moody

Ross S. Sterling | January 20, 1931-January 17, 1933
Maud Abbie Gage Sterling

Miriam A. Ferguson | January 17, 1933-January 15, 1935

James V. Allred | January 15, 1935-January 17, 1939
Joe Betsy Miller Allred

W. Lee O’Daniel | January 17, 1939-August 4, 1941
Merle Estelle Butcher O’Daniel
(resigned to enter U.S. Senate)

Coke R. Stevenson | August 4, 1941-January 21, 1947
Blanch Fay Wright Stevenson
(Lt. Gov., succeeding O’Daniel)

Beauford Halbert Jester | January 21, 1947-July 11, 1949
Mabel Buchanan Jester
(Governor Jester died in office)

Allan Shivers | July 11, 1949-January 15, 1957
Marialice Shary Shivers
(Lt. Gov., succeeding Jester)

Price Daniel | January 15, 1957-January 15, 1963
Jean Houston Baldwin Daniel

John B. Connally | January 15, 1963-January 21, 1969
Idanell Brill Connally

Preston Smith | January 21, 1969-January 16, 1973
Ima Mae Smith Smith

Dolph Briscoe, Jr. | January 16, 1973-January 16, 1979
Betty Jane Slaughter Briscoe

William P. Clements, Jr. | January 16, 1979-January 18, 1983
Rita Crocker Clements

Mark Wells White | January 18, 1983-January 20, 1987
Linda Gale Thompson White

William P. Clements, Jr. | January 20, 1987 – January 15, 1991
Rita Crocker Clements

Ann Willis Richards | January 15, 1991 – January 17, 1995

George Walker Bush | January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
Laura Welch Bush

Rick Perry | December 21, 2000 – January 20, 2015
Anita Thigpen Perry

Greg Abbott | January 20, 2015 – Present
Cecilia Abbott

*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.