Governor of Texas
|Governor of Texas|
|Residence||Texas Governors Mansion|
|Term length||Four years, no term limit|
|Inaugural holder||James Pinckney Henderson|
|Website||Office of the Governor|
The Governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The gubernatorial election is held every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Living former U.S. governors of Texas[change | change source]
As of August 2017[update], there are two former U.S. governors of Texas who are currently living at this time, the oldest being George W. Bush (1995–2000, born 1946). The most recent death of a former U.S. governor of Texas was that of Mark White (1983–1987), on August 5, 2017. The most recent U.S. governor of Texas to serve who has died is Ann Richards (1991–1995), who died on September 13, 2006.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|George W. Bush||1995–2000||July 6, 1946|
|Rick Perry||2000–2015||March 4, 1950|