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Former Governors' Bios


The NGA Governors Database


This searchable database identifies former governors by state and dates of service. The governors' biographies available on the NGA website provide summary biographical information only and are edited infrequently. For more comprehensive information, please see the resource links and additional references that may be listed on a governor's biography page. To begin your search, please choose a state, commonwealth or territory from the dropdown list or click 'Search Governors' for the advanced search menu.

 

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Greg Abbott Texas (2015 )
Republican
Gov. Rick Perry Texas (2000 - 2015 )
Republican
Gov. George W. Bush Texas (1995 - 2000 )
Republican
Gov. Dorothy Ann Willis Richards Texas (1991 - 1995 )
Democrat
Gov. Mark White Texas (1983 - 1987 )
Democrat
Gov. William P. Clements, Jr. Texas (1979 - 1983 )
(1987 - 1991 )
Republican
Gov. Dolph Briscoe Texas (1973 - 1979 )
Democrat
Gov. Preston Smith Texas (1969 - 1973 )
Democrat
Gov. John Bowden Connally Texas (1963 - 1969 )
Democrat
Gov. Price Daniel Texas (1957 - 1963 )
Democrat