Betty Andujar Elizabeth Richards Andujar, known as Betty Andujar (November 6, 1912 - June 8, 1997), was the first Republican woman, a homemaker by stated occupation, to have served in the Texas State S...
Bill Meier William Carl "Bill" Meier (born August 1, 1940) is an attorney and a former member of the Texas State Senate from Hurst in Tarrant County, who holds the world filibuster record in a legislative body.
Bill Ratliff William Roark Ratliff, known as Bill Ratliff (born August 16, 1936), is a Texas politician who served as a member of the Texas State Senate from 1988 to 2004.
Bill Sarpalius William Clarence "Bill" Sarpalius (born January 10, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, who from 1989 to 1995 represented Texas' 13th congressional...
Bob Deuell Bob Deuell (born 11 March 1950) is a Republican member of the Texas Senate, representing the ten counties of Senate District 2 in northeastern Texas, since 2003.
Bob McFarland Millard Robert "Bob" McFarland, is an attorney and lobbyist in Arlington and Austin, Texas, who served from 1983 to 1991 as a Republican member of the Texas State Senate from District 10, then p...
Bob Price (Texas politician) Robert Dale Price, known as Bob Price, was a Republican U.S. representative from Pampa, Texas, who served from 1967 to 1975.
Brian Birdwell Brian D. Birdwell is a Republican from Granbury, Texas, who represents District 22 in the Texas Senate.
C. C. Coppedge Charles Clark Coppedge (February 2, 1830 – after 1866) was a Texas Infantry officer and a member of the Texas Legislature.
Carlos Truan Carlos Flores Truan, Sr. (June 9, 1935 – April 10, 2012), was an Hispanic businessman from Corpus Christi, Texas, who served for thirty-four years as a Democrat in both houses of the Texas...
Carlos Uresti Carlos Ismael "Charlie" Uresti is a prominent San Antonio attorney practicing throughout the State of Texas in the areas of Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Personal Injury an...
Charles Henderson Yoakum Charles Henderson Yoakum (July 10, 1849 – January 1, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.
Charles R. Floyd Charles Richard Floyd (1881–1945) a Democrat, was elected to three four-year terms to the Texas Senate, serving a total of twelve years as a senator, from 1917 to 1929.
Charles Schwertner Charles J. Schwertner (born May 29, 1970) is an orthopedic surgeon from Georgetown, Texas, who has been since 2013 a Republican member of the Texas Senate.
Charlie Wilson (Texas politician) Charles "Charlie" Nesbitt Wilson (June 1, 1933 – February 10, 2010) was a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congression...
Chet Edwards Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards is an American politician who was a United States Representative from Texas, representing a district based in Waco, from 1991 to 2011.
Claude Benton Hudspeth Claude Benton Hudspeth was an American cowboy, rancher, lawyer, and statesman from El Paso, Texas.
Craig Anthony Washington Craig Anthony Washington (born October 12, 1941 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas) is a former American congressman representing Texas as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives.
Craig Estes Craig Linton Estes (born 20 August 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 30th District.
Craig Washington Craig Anthony Washington (born October 12, 1941 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas) is a former American congressman representing Texas as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives.
Crawford Martin Crawford Collins Martin, a native of Hillsboro, Texas, was a Texas State Senator, Secretary of State of Texas, and Attorney General of Texas.
Cyndi Taylor Krier Cynthia Taylor Krier, known as Cyndi Taylor Krier (born July 12, 1950), is an attorney, lobbyist, and Republican former politician in San Antonio, Texas.
Dan Patrick (Texas politician) Dan Goeb Patrick (born Daniel Scott Goeb; April 4, 1950) is an American radio talk show host and politician from Houston, Texas.
David B. Culberson David Browning Culberson was a Confederate soldier, a Democratic U.S. Representative from Texas and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
David Catchings Dickson David Catchings Dickson was an American politician and physician in early Texas who served as Lieutenant Governor of Texas and as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.
David S. Kaufman David Spangler Kaufman (December 18, 1813 – January 31, 1851) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.
David Sibley (politician) David McAdams Sibley, Sr. (born 1948), is a lobbyist and attorney in Austin and Waco, Texas, who served from 1991 to 2002 as a Republican member of the Texas State Senate.
Don Kennard Don Kennard (May 6, 1929 – March 17, 2011) was a United States politician for the Democratic Party representing Fort Worth and Tarrant County in both the Texas House of Representatives and the T...
Donna Campbell Donna Sue Burrows Campbell (born September 9, 1954) is the 25th District member of the Texas Senate.
Dorsey B. Hardeman Dorsey Brodie Hardeman (December 11, 1902 - August 11, 1992) was a Democratic politician, attorney, businessman, farmer, and rancher from San Angelo, Texas.
Drew Nixon Drew Eldred Nixon (born November 21, 1959) is a former Texas state senator from Carthage, the seat of Panola County in east Texas, who served from 1995 to 2001.
E L Short E L Short (born October 2, 1925) is a farmer, rancher, and businessman from Tahoka in Lynn County, Texas, who is a former Democratic member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature.
Earle Bradford Mayfield Earle Bradford Mayfield (April 12, 1881 June 23, 1964) was a lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Overton, Texas who served in both the Texas State Senate and United States Senate.
Eddie Bernice Johnson Eddie Bernice Johnson (born December 3, 1935) is a politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the state's (map) in the United States House of Representatives.
Eddie Lucio, Jr. Eduardo Andres “Eddie” Lucio, Jr. (born 20 January 1946) is a Democratic member of the Texas Senate, having represented the 27th District since 1991.
Edgar E. Witt Edgar E. Witt was a Texas lawyer and politician, serving as Lieutenant Governor for one term in the 1930s.
Edward Burleson Edward Burleson (December 15, 1798 – December 26, 1851) was a soldier, general, and statesman in the state of Missouri, the Republic of Texas, and later the U.S. state of Texas.
George Tyler Wood George Tyler Wood (March 12, 1795 – September 3, 1858) was an American military officer and politician who served as the second Governor of Texas.
Glenn Hegar Glenn Allen Hegar, Jr. (born 25 November 1970), is a Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 18th District west of Houston.
Glenn Kothmann Glenn H. Kothmann (born c. 1928) is a San Antonio, Texas politician.
Gonzalo Barrientos Gonzalo Barrientos, Jr. (born 20 July 1941) is a former Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 14th District from 1985 to 2007.
Grady Hazlewood Grady Hazlewood (August 18, 1902–April 1, 1989) was a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from 1941 to 1971, having represented the Amarillo-based District 31 in the Panhandle.
Gregory Luna Gregorio “Gregory” Luna (17 November 1932 – 6 November 1999) was a San Antonio, Texas politician who served as a Democrat in both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate for the...
Gustav Schleicher Gustav Schleicher was a German-born Democratic United States Representative from Texas.
Hector Uribe Hector Uribe is a former Democratic member of the Texas Senate, District 27 and a past candidate for Texas Land Commissioner.
Henry B. Gonzalez Henry Barbosa González (born Enrique Barbosa González; May 3, 1916 – November 28, 2000) was a Democratic politician from the state of Texas.
Henry Eustace McCulloch Henry Eustace McCulloch (December 6, 1816 – March 12, 1895) was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the Americ...
Henry Grover Henry Cushing Grover, usually known as Hank Grover, was a conservative politician from the U.S. state of Texas best known for his relatively narrow defeat as the Republican gubernatorial n...
Henry Kinney Henry Lawrence Kinney was born in Pennsylvania, USA on June 3, 1814.
Horace Worth Vaughan Horace Worth Vaughan (December 2, 1867 – November 2, 1922) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician.
Hugh Parmer Hugh Q. Parmer (born August 3, 1939) is an attorney and Democratic politician in Fort Worth, Texas.
J. E. "Buster" Brown James Eugene Brown, known as J. E. "Buster" Brown (born December 10, 1940), is an attorney and lobbyist in Austin, Texas, who served from 1981 to 2002 as a Republican member of the Texas S...
J. Searcy Bracewell, Jr. J. Searcy Bracewell, Jr., was a Texas Democratic politician and founder of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, based in Houston.
J. T. Rutherford J. T. Rutherford (May 30, 1921 – November 6, 2006), was a Democratic United States Congressional Representative and state legislator from the state of Texas.
Jack English Hightower Jack English Hightower (September 6, 1926 – August 3, 2013) was a former Democratic U.S. representative from Texas' 13th congressional district.
James Charles Wilson James Charles Wilson was an early settler of Texas and later a state legislator.
James Postell Douglas James Postell Douglas (born Lancaster, South Carolina, January 7, 1836; died Texas, November 27, 1901) was a soldier, politician, and businessman in the state of Texas.
James R. Gough James Rowland Gough (December 31, 1860 - November 19, 1916) was a Texan State Senator.
James W. Flanagan James Winright Flanagan (September 5, 1805 September 28, 1887) was an American merchant, lawyer, and farmer from Henderson, Texas.
James W. Throckmorton James Webb Throckmorton (February 1, 1825April 21, 1894) was an American politician who served as the 12th Governor of Texas from 1866 to 1867 during the early days of Reconstruction.
Jane Nelson Jane Gray Nelson (born October 5, 1951) is an American businesswoman and former teacher who represents Texas Senate District 12, encompassing parts of Denton and Tarrant counties.
Jeff Wentworth Earl Jeffrey Wentworth, known as Jeff Wentworth (born November 20, 1940), was a Republican member of the Texas Senate from San Antonio, who represented District 25 in the upper legislative...
Jerome B. Robertson Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (March 14, 1815 – January 7, 1890) was a doctor, Indian fighter, Texas politician, and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Jerry E. Patterson Jerry Emmett Patterson (born November 15, 1946), is the departing Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and a former Texas State Senator.
Jesse Grimes Jesse Grimes (1788–1866) was a Texas pioneer and politician.
Jim Turner (politician) James "Jim" Turner (born February 6, 1946), American politician, was the Democratic representative for the Texas 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 until 2005.
Jimmy Phillips (Texas) Jimmy Phillips (May 13, 1913—January 14, 2002) was a Texas State Senator from Angleton, Texas in the 1940s and 50s.
Joan Huffman Joan J. Huffman is an incoming Republican member of the 31-member Texas State Senate from District 17, which includes a portion of populous Harris County.
John Carona John Joseph Carona (born 14 December 1955) is a departing Republican member of the Texas Senate from District 16 in Dallas County, Texas.
John Hall Stephens John Hall Stephens (November 22, 1847 - November 18, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.
John J. Bell John Junior Bell (May 15, 1910 – January 24, 1963) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.
John Lafayette Camp John Lafayette Camp was an American lawyer and planter from Texas who served in the Texas state Senate and as a district court judge.
John Lafayette Camp, Jr. John Lafayette Camp, Jr. (September 15, 1855 – August 10, 1918) was a judge in Texas state district court and United States Attorney for the western district of Texas.
John Lee Smith John Lee Smith (1894–1963) was the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Texas during World War II and a vocal opponent of Texas labor unions during his tenure.
John M. Henderson John Morgan Henderson (September 10, 1868 – March 16, 1947) was an American politician.
John N. Leedom John Nesbett Leedom, Sr. (July 27, 1921 - May 31, 2011), was an engineer, businessman, and lobbyist from Dallas, Texas, who served from 1981 to 1996 as a Republican member of the Texas State Sen...
John O. Meusebach John O. Meusebach (May 26, 1812 – May 27, 1897), born Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, was at first a Prussian bureaucrat, later an American farmer and politician who served in the Texas ...
John Salmon Ford John Salmon Ford (May 26, 1815 – November 3, 1897), better known as "Rip" Ford, was a member of the Republic of Texas Congress and later of the State Senate, and mayor of Brownsville...
John Sharp (Texas politician) John Spencer Sharp is a Democratic politician from Texas, who has served since 2011 as the chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
John T. Montford John Thomas Montford (born June 28, 1943) is a business consultant in San Antonio, Texas, who is a former member of the Texas State Senate from District 28, based about Lubbock in West Texas.
John W. Lane John William Lane was a printer, state legislator, state senator, and mayor of Dallas, Texas.
John Whitmire John Harris Whitmire (born August 13, 1949) is the longest-serving of current members of the Texas State Senate representing District 15, which includes much of northern Houston, since 1983.
Jon Lindsay Jon Stephen Lindsay (born 4 December 1935) is a former Republican member of the Texas Senate, having represented the 7th District from 1997 to 2007.
José Antonio Navarro José Antonio Navarro (February 27, 1795 – January 13, 1871) was a Texas statesman, revolutionary, politician, rancher, and merchant.
José R. Rodríguez José R. Rodríguez (born March 1, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from District 29 in El Paso, Texas.
Juan Hinojosa Juan Jesus “Chuy” Hinojosa (born 7 March 1946) is a Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 20th District (Corpus Christi - McAllen).
Juan Seguín Juan Nepomuceno Seguín (October 27, 1806 – August 27, 1890) was a 19th-century Texas Senator, mayor, judge, and Justice of the Peace and a prominent participant in the Texas Revolution.
Judith Zaffirini Judith Pappas Zaffirini (born February 13, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from the 21st District, which includes her home city of Laredo in south Texas.
Kel Seliger Kelton Gray “Kel” Seliger (born June 16, 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 31 in the Panhandle and the Permian Basin.
Kelly Hancock Kelly Gene Hancock is a Texas businessman and Republican State Senator serving Texas’ 9th District.
Ken Armbrister Kenneth L. Armbrister (born 19 June 1946) was a Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 18th District from 1987 to 2007.
Kent Caperton Kent Allen Caperton (born August 2, 1949) is an attorney and political consultant in Austin, Texas, who served from 1981 to 1991 as a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from District 5,...
Kent Hance Kent Ronald Hance (born November 14, 1942) is the current and retiringChancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Kevin Eltife Kevin Paul Eltife (born March 1, 1959) is a businessman from Tyler, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas Senate.
Kilmer B. Corbin Kilmer Blaine Corbin, Sr. (June 18, 1919—January 7, 1993), the father of actor Barry Corbin, was a Lubbock, Texas, attorney who served as a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate fro...
Kim Brimer Kenneth Kimberlin “Kim” Brimer, Jr. (born 5 March 1945), is a former Republican member of the Texas State Senate from Fort Worth, having represented District 10.
Kip Averitt Barry Kip Averitt (born 31 October 1954) is a former Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 22nd District, which includes Ellis and McLennan counites.
Kirk Watson Kirk Watson (born March 18, 1958) is a Texas attorney and Democratic politician from Austin.
Kyle Janek Kyle Janek, M.D. (born January 10, 1958), is a former Republican member of the Texas Senate, having represented District 17 from 2003 until June 2, 2008.
Lawrence Sullivan Ross Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross (September 27, 1838January 3, 1898) was the 19th Governor of Texas (USA), a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of the Agr...
Leticia R. Van de Putte Leticia R. San Miguel Van de Putte (born 6 December 1954) is a Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 26th District.
Leticia Van de Putte Leticia R. San Miguel Van de Putte (born 6 December 1954) is a Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 26th District.
Lindon Williams Lindon M. Williams (December 27, 1932 – September 24, 1989) was a Texas Democratic Party politician and Justice of the Peace.
Lloyd Doggett Lloyd Alton Doggett II (born October 6, 1946) is a U.S. Representative from Texas.
Louis Wigfall Louis Trezevant Wigfall (April 21, 1816 – February 18, 1874) was an American politician from Texas who served as a member of the Texas Legislature, United States Senate, and Confederate Senate.
Malcolm D. Graham Malcolm D. Graham (July 6, 1827 – October 6, 1878) was a prominent Confederate politician.
Mario Gallegos, Jr. Mario Valentin Gallegos, Jr. was a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Texas.
Marshall Formby Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr. (April 12, 1911–December 27, 1984), was a Texas attorney, newspaper publisher, radio executive, and a Democratic politician who served a term in the Texas Stat...
Martin Dies, Jr. Martin Dies, Jr. (November 5, 1900 – November 14, 1972) was a Texas politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives.
Miles Crowley Miles Crowley (February 22, 1859 – September 22, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.
Nat Patton Nat Patton, also known as "Cousin Nat", was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the 7th District of Texas from 1935 to 1945.
Nelson Wolff Nelson William Wolff (born 1940) is a San Antonio, Texas, USA political figure.
O.H. "Ike" Harris O. H. "Ike" Harris (born June 5, 1932) is an attorney and lobbyist in Austin, Texas, who served from 1963 to 1965 and 1967 to 1995 as a Republican member from Dallas County in both houses of the...
Oscar Branch Colquitt Oscar Branch Colquitt (December 16, 1861 – March 8, 1940) was the 25th Governor of Texas from January 17, 1911 to January 19, 1915.
Peter W. Gray Peter W. Gray (December 12, 1819 – October 3, 1874) was an American lawyer, judge, and legislator from Texas.
Preston Smith (governor) Preston Earnest Smith (March 8, 1912October 18, 2003) was the 40th Governor of Texas from 1969 to 1973, who earlier served as the lieutenant governor from 1963 to 1969.
Pryor Lea Pryor Lea was an American politician and railroad entrepreneur who represented Tennessee's 2nd district in the United States House of Representatives from 1827 to 1831.
Ralph Hall Ralph Moody Hall (born May 3, 1923) is a United States Representative from.
Ray Farabee Kenneth Ray Farabee, known as Ray Farabee, is a retired attorney in Austin, Texas, who served as a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from Wichita Falls from 1975 to 1988.
Ray Roberts Herbert Ray Roberts represented Texas's 4th congressional district from 1962 to 1981.
Red Berry (Texas politician) Virgil Edward “Red” Berry (February 27, 1899 – November 24, 1969) was a Texas politician who represented San Antonio in both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate in the 1960s.
Reed N. Weisiger Reed Nelson Weisiger (May 2, 1838 September 12, 1908) was a Texas State Senator from District 26.
Rienzi Melville Johnston Rienzi Melville Johnston was an American newspaperman and Democratic Party politician from Houston, Texas.
Robert Gammage Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage (March 13, 1938 – September 10, 2012) was a Texas politician, having served as a Democrat in the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas State Senate, and the United...
Robert Henry Guinn Robert Henry Guinn (January 19, 1822-January 18, 1887) was a Texas politician.
Robert L. Duncan Robert Lloyd Duncan (born August 5, 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas Senate from the 28th District, centered on Lubbock.
Rodney Ellis Rodney Glenn Ellis (born April 7, 1954) is the state senator for Texas' 13th state senate district.
Royce West Royce Barry West is a Democratic African American member of the Texas Senate representing the Dallas-based 23rd District.
Rudolph A. Weinert Rudolph A. Weinert was a politician from Seguin, Texas, who served in the Texas Senate for 27 years from 1936 to 1963.
Samuel B. Cooper Samuel Bronson Cooper (May 30, 1850 - August 21, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Texas and a Member of the Board of General Appraisers.
Samuel B. Maxey Samuel Bell Maxey (March 30, 1825August 16, 1895) was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States.
Samuel Bogart Samuel Bogart was an itinerant Methodist minister and militia captain from Ray County, Missouri who played a prominent role in the 1838 Missouri Mormon War before later moving to Collin County, ...
Samuel Maverick Samuel Augustus Maverick (July 23, 1803 – September 2, 1870) was a Texas lawyer, politician, land baron and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Seth Shepard Seth Shepard (April 23, 1847 – December 3, 1917) was a United States federal judge.
Stephen Heard Darden Stephen Heard Darden (November 19, 1816 – May 16, 1902) was a prominent Texas politician who served in the Texas Senate and then as an officer in the Confederate Army during the American C...
Stephen W. Perkins Stephen W. Perkins (1809—after 1869) was an American political figure in the Republic of Texas and early statehood Texas who, in 1846–47, served as Speaker of the Texas House of Repr...
Steve Ogden Steve Ogden (born 21 September 1950) is a Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 5th District.
Sylvia Garcia Sylvia R. Garcia (born September 6, 1950) is an American politician who represents District 6 in the Texas Senate.
Teel Bivins Miles Teel Bivins (November 22, 1947–October 26, 2009) served as United States ambassador to Sweden between 2004 and 2006.
Temple Dickson Robert Temple Dickson, III (October 29, 1934–November 29, 2006), was a prominent trial lawyer, rancher, and a former Democratic state legislator, having served in both the Texas House of Represe...
Temple Houston Temple Lea Houston was the last-born child of Texas Revolutionary Sam Houston.
Temple Lea Houston Temple Lea Houston (August 12, 1860 – August 15, 1905) was the last-born child of Texas Revolutionary Sam Houston.
Thomas Hinds Duggan Thomas Hinds Duggan (20 April 1815 – 26 December 1865) was an early Texas settler and two-time Texas State Senator from Guadalupe County, Texas.
Todd Staples Douglas Todd Staples (born August 24, 1963) is the current Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.
Tommy Williams (politician) Thomas David “Tommy” Williams (born December 17, 1956) is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate representing District 4 in The Woodlands in Montgomery County in the Houston suburbs.
Troy Fraser Troy Fraser (born 10 August 1949) is a Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 24th District since 1997.
Walter Frank Woodul Walter Frank Woodul (1892 – 1984) was a Texas politician who was an early proponent of a state highway system.
Walter Mengden Walter Henry Mengden, Jr. (born October 25, 1926), is an attorney and oilman in Austin and Houston, Texas, who is a Republican former member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature from Ha...
Wayne Connally Wayne Wright Connally (March 19, 1923 – December 20, 2000) was a Texas rancher, a Democratic member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature, and a brother of both former Governor and...
Wendy Davis (politician) Wendy Russell Davis (born Wendy Jean Russell, May 16, 1963) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician from Fort Worth, Texas.
William Carey Graves William Carey Graves (born December 1, 1895 Washington Parish, Louisiana and died January 26, 1966 in Dallas, Texas) was a Democratic Texas State Senator for 4 terms and Majority Leader & Senate...
William Harrison Martin William Harrison "Howdy" Martin (September 2, 1822 – February 5, 1898) was a Texas State Senator, U.S. Representative from Texas and veteran of the Confederate States Army who served under Rober...
William Neff Patman William Neff "Bill" Patman (March 26, 1927 – December 9, 2008) was an American politician who served from 1981 to 1985 as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas.
William R. Baker William Robinson Baker (1820–1890) was a U.S. politician who was a Texas State Senator and Mayor of Houston, Texas.
William T. Moore (Texas politician) William Tyler Moore, Sr., known as W. T. 'Bill' Moore (April 9, 1918 - May 27, 1999), was an attorney and businessman in Bryan, Texas, who was a conservative Democratic member of the Texas...