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Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1846 - present

Name Party Sessions Dates of Service
Frank P. Alexander Democrat 21st (R.S.)
Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891
Ben Barnes Democrat 60th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
59th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969
Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967
Wingate Stuart Barron, Sr. Democrat 41st (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S., 5th C.S.)
Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931
Hamilton Prioleau Bee - 6th (R.S., Adjourned)
Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857
Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr. Democrat 40th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929
Thomas Reuben Bonner Democrat 15th (R.S.)
Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
William H. Bourland - 1st (R.S.)
May 1, 1846 - May 11, 1846
Edward Thomas Branch - 1st (R.S.)
Mar 9, 1846 - Mar 16, 1846
John 'Red' Brown - 1st (R.S.)
Mar 3, 1846 - Mar 9, 1846
Guy Morrison Bryan Democrat 14th (R.S., 2nd R.S.)
Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876
Constantine W. Buckley - 9th (1st C.S.)
9th (R.S.)
Feb 2, 1863 - Mar 7, 1863
Nov 4, 1861 - Dec 7, 1861
Nathaniel Macon Burford - 11th (R.S.)
Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 8, 1870
Robert Wilburn Calvert Democrat 45th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939
Waggoner Carr Democrat 56th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
55th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961
Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959
Bill Clayton Democrat 67th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
66th (R.S.)
65th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
64th (R.S.)
Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983
Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981
Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979
Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977
John Hughes Cochran Democrat 23rd (R.S.)
16th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881
Tom Craddick Republican 80th (R.S.)
79th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
78th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 13, 2009
Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007
Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005
William E. Crump - 1st (R.S.)
1st (R.S.)
Mar 16, 1846 - May 1, 1846
Feb 16, 1846 - Mar 3, 1846
Price Daniel, Jr. Democrat 63rd (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975
Price Daniel, Sr. Democrat 48th (R.S.)
Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945
Nicholas Henry Darnell - 9th (R.S.)
Dec 7, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862
L. Travis Dashiell Democrat 25th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899
David Catchings Dickson - 4th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853
Ira Hobart Evans Republican 12th (R.S., 1st C.S., Provisional)
Feb 10, 1870 - May 10, 1871
Lafayette Lumpkin Foster Democrat 19th (R.S.)
Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887
Franklin Oliver Fuller Democrat 35th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Jan 9, 1917 - Dec 4, 1918
Charles Reese Gibson Democrat 18th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885
Claud Henry Gilmer Democrat 49th (R.S.)
Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947
James Wilson Henderson - 2nd (R.S.)
Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849
Charles G. Keenan - 3rd (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851
Austin Milton Kennedy Democrat 31st (R.S.)
Jan 12, 1909 - Mar 15, 1909
James E. "Pete" Laney Democrat 77th (R.S.)
76th (R.S.)
75th (R.S.)
74th (R.S.)
73rd (R.S.)
Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 9, 2001
Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 12, 1999
Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 14, 1997
Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995
Homer LaKirby Leonard Democrat 47th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943
Gib Lewis Democrat 72nd (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
71st (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S., 5th C.S., 6th C.S.)
70th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
69th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
68th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 8, 1991 - Jan 12, 1993
Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 8, 1991
Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 10, 1989
Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 13, 1987
Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985
Jim T. Lindsey Democrat 54th (R.S.)
Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957
Matthew Fielding Locke - 7th (R.S.)
Jan 18, 1858 - Nov 7, 1859
Thomas Bell Love Democrat 30th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 8, 1907 - Aug 31, 1907
Durwood Manford Democrat 51st (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951
John Wesley Marshall Democrat 31st (1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Mar 15, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911
Robert Milner Democrat 22nd (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893
Fred Hawthorne Minor Democrat 42nd (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933
Robert Emmett Morse Democrat 46th (R.S.)
Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941
Gus F. Mutscher Democrat 62nd (R.S., 1st C.S.)
61st (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 12, 1971 - Mar 28, 1972
Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971
Pat Morris Neff Democrat 28th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905
George Cassety Pendleton Democrat 20th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889
Stephen William Perkins - 1st (R.S.)
May 11, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847
Rayford Price Democrat 62nd (2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Mar 28, 1972 - Jan 9, 1973
Robert E. Prince Democrat 27th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Samuel Rayburn Democrat 32nd (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913
William Otey Reed Democrat 50th (R.S.)
Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949
George Robertson Reeves Democrat 17th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 11, 1881 - Sep 5, 1882
Hardin Richard Runnels - 5th (R.S.)
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Lee Satterwhite Democrat 39th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927
Francis William Seabury Democrat 29th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
R.E. Seagler Democrat 38th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
Jan 9, 1923 - Apr 5, 1924
Reuben E. Senterfitt Democrat 53rd (R.S., 1st C.S.)
52nd (R.S.)
Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955
Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953
James Stevens Sherrill Democrat 26th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901
William Henry Sinclair Republican 12th (R.S., Adjourned)
May 10, 1871 - Jan 14, 1873
Thomas Slater Smith Democrat 24th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 8, 1895 - Oct 21, 1896
Coke Robert Stevenson Democrat 44th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
43rd (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937
Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935
Joe Straus Republican 85th (R.S.)
84th (R.S.)
83rd (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
82nd (R.S., 1st C.S.)
81st (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 8, 2019
Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 10, 2017
Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015
Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013
Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 11, 2011
Marion DeKalb Taylor Democrat 13th (R.S.)
10th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
8th (R.S., 1st C.S., Adjourned)
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Nov 3, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866
Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861
Willliam S. Taylor - 7th (R.S.)
Nov 2, 1857 - Jan 18, 1858
Chester H. Terrell Democrat 33rd (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915
Charles Graham Thomas Democrat 37th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S.)
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923
Robert Ewing Thomason Democrat 36th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S., 4th C.S.)
Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921
Byron M. Tunnell Democrat 58th (R.S.)
Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 8, 1965
James Arthur 'Jimmy' Turman Democrat 57th (R.S., 1st C.S., 2nd C.S., 3rd C.S.)
Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963
John William Woods Democrat 34th (R.S., 1st C.S.)
Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917