Governor of Texas

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Governor of Texas
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Incumbent
Greg Abbott

since January 20, 2015
Style The Honorable
Residence Texas Governors Mansion
Term length Four years, no term limit
Inaugural holder James Pinckney Henderson
1846
Formation Texas Constitution
Salary $150,000 (2013)[1]
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 May 2015, there are three former U.S. governors of Texas who are currently living at this time, the oldest being Mark White (1983–1987, born 1940). The most recent death of a former U.S. governor of Texas was that of Bill Clements (1979–1983, 1987–1991), on May 29, 2011. 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)
Mark White 1983–1987 March 17, 1940 (1940-03-17) (age 77)
George W. Bush 1995–2000 July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06) (age 71)
Rick Perry 2000–2015 March 4, 1950 (1950-03-04) (age 67)

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/content/csg-releases-2013-governor-salaries. Retrieved November 23, 2014.