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Texas Governors [QUIZ]

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Texas State political history is long, confusing, and often hard to follow, which means, it’s a perfect subject for a quiz. This quiz will guide you from early statehood through modern politics. Can you identify these important Texas governors?

This Texas leader was the only one to serve as President of Texas, US Senator, and Governor of Texas.
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After her husband was not allowed to run in 1924, this Texas governor became only the second female governor in the United Sates. She was elected as an anti-Klan and anti-prohibition candidate. This governor served a second term in 1933.
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This governor served three terms, two consecutive terms and one appointed term. As governor he laid the groundwork, which later funded the state’s public schools and universities.
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Almost 70 years after the first woman governor, this Texas leader was elected governor in 1991. She was a graduate of Baylor University and began her career as a teacher in Austin.
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Hailing from North Carolina, he was eventually elected as the first governor of Texas. After his election, he left his post a few months to lead a troop of Texas Rangers in the Mexican-American War. He later resumed his duties as governor, but never sought reelection.
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After serving in the U.S. Air Force, this Texas governor went on to become the longest tenured governor in the state’s history.
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After this governor was elected to two terms as governor, he is the only Texas governor to serve as a U.S. President.
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After fighting in the Battle of San Jacinto, this Texas leader held several state offices before being elected governor. Once leaving office he joined Jefferson Davis’ government and was captured with Davis in 1865.
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Born near Rusk, Texas, this governor is notable for being the first native-born Texan to become governor. His life began as an orphan, but his passion propelled him into political success, eventually leading him to the governorship.
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Born to humble beginnings, this governor worked as a janitor before studying law and becoming involved with politics. He may be best known for a bitter U.S. Senate race in 1948 where he was initially declared the winner but eventually lost by 87 votes to Lyndon B. Johnson.
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