Governors of Texas

Texas is located in the Deep South, and it is considered to be a Republican stronghold. This is reflected in its recent governors, with the current governor, Greg Abbott, being a member of the Republican party as well. Greg Abbott has been the governor of Texas since 2015. He is the 46th governor of Texas since Texas joined the United States. Greg Abbott is a staunch conservative and is known for his strict adherence to deep conservative principles. This has been reflected as he has addressed a number of significant issues during his time in the governor's office.

When Was Rick Perry the Governor of Texas?

Prior to Greg Abbott taking office in 2015, Rick Perry was the governor of Texas. A man with deep connections to oil, a significant industry in Texas, he took over as governor in 2000. He served as the governor of Texas until 2015. After that, Rick Perry continued his political career, as he tried to run for president of the United States. He did not make it out of the primaries, but he did serve in the Federal Government after leaving the governor’s office.

Who Was the First Governor of Texas?

Texas was admitted to the United States shortly after the conclusion of the Mexican-American War. The very first governor of Texas took office in 1846. That was James Pinckney Henderson, and he served as the governor of Texas for almost two years. After that, he was succeeded by George T. Wood, who served from 1847 to 1849. Now, the governor of Texas serves a four-year term. Rick Perry is the longest-serving governor in the history of Texas, serving as the governor for close to 15 years. Prior to Perry, most of the recent governors only served as the governor for four years.

Governors of Texas