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Speaker of the Texas House election documents

Session Election type Speaker Documents Candidates on final ballot
85th R.S. Record Vote Joe Straus View Joe Straus: yeas (150), nays (0), present-not voting (0)
84th R.S. Record Vote Joe Straus View Joe Straus (127), Scott Turner (19)
83rd R.S. Acclamation Joe Straus View Joe Straus
82nd R.S. Record Vote Joe Straus View Joe Straus: yeas (132), nays (15), present-not voting (2)
81st R.S. Acclamation Joe Straus View Joe Straus
80th R.S. Record Vote Tom Craddick View Tom Craddick: yeas(121), nays(27), present-not voting(0)
79th R.S. Record Vote Tom Craddick View Tom Craddick: yeas (142), nays (4), present-not voting (1)
78th R.S. Record Vote Tom Craddick View Tom Craddick; yeas (149), nays (1)
77th R.S. Acclamation James E. "Pete" Laney View James E. "Pete" Laney
76th R.S. Acclamation James E. "Pete" Laney View James E. "Pete" Laney
75th R.S. Acclamation James E. "Pete" Laney View James E. "Pete" Laney
74th R.S. Acclamation James E. "Pete" Laney View James E. "Pete" Laney
73rd R.S. Acclamation James E. "Pete" Laney View James E. "Pete" Laney
72nd R.S. Record Vote Gib Lewis View Gibson D. Lewis; yeas (146), nays (1), present-not voting (2)
71st R.S. Record Vote Gib Lewis View Gibson D. Lewis; yeas (149), nays (0), present-not voting (1)
70th R.S. Acclamation Gib Lewis View Gibson D. Lewis
69th R.S. Acclamation Gib Lewis View Gibson D. Lewis
68th R.S. Record Vote Gib Lewis View Gibson D. Lewis; yeas (144), nays (2), present- not voting (2)
67th R.S. Record Vote Bill Clayton View Bill Clayton; yeas (120), nays (21), not voting (8)
66th R.S. Record Vote Bill Clayton View Bill Clayton; yeas (137), nays (8), not voting (4)
65th R.S. Acclamation Bill Clayton View Bill Clayton
64th R.S. Record Vote Bill Clayton View Bill Clayton (112), Carl Parker (33), present-not voting (3)
63rd R.S. Motion Price Daniel, Jr. View Price Daniel, Sr.; present-not-voting (5)
62nd 2nd C.S. Gus F. Mutscher View Resignation letter of Gus Mutscher, dated 3/27/72 and effective upon the election of his successor, was laid before the House on 3/28/72.
62nd 2nd C.S. Record Vote Rayford Price View Rayford Price (77), L.DeWitt Hale (65).
62nd 2nd C.S. Appointed James L. Slider View James L. Slider appointed to call the House to order by Gus Mutscher in his letter resigning as Speaker upon the election of his successor.
62nd R.S. Acclamation Gus F. Mutscher View G.F. Mutscher
61st R.S. Acclamation Gus F. Mutscher View G.F. Mutscher
60th R.S. Acclamation Ben Barnes View Ben Barnes
59th R.S. Acclamation Ben Barnes View Ben Barnes
58th R.S. Secret ballot Byron M. Tunnell View Byron M. Tunnell (141), John C. Alaniz (9)
57th R.S. Secret ballot James Arthur 'Jimmy' Turman View James A. Turman (83), Wade F. Spilman (66)
56th R.S. Secret ballot Waggoner Carr View Waggoner Carr (79), Joe Burkett, Jr. (71)
55th R.S. Acclamation Waggoner Carr View Waggoner Carr
54th R.S. Acclamation Jim T. Lindsey View Jim Lindsey
53rd R.S. Acclamation Reuben E. Senterfitt View Reuben E. Senterfitt
52nd R.S. Acclamation Reuben E. Senterfitt View Reuben E. Senterfitt
51st R.S. Secret, Acclamation Durwood Manford View Durwood Manford, Joe M. Kilgore; while the vote was being counted, Kilgore moved that Manford be elected by acclamation; motion prevailed unanimously; motion prevailed to destroy all ballots cast
50th R.S. Acclamation William Otey Reed View W.O. Reed
49th R.S. Acclamation Claud Henry Gilmer View Claud Gilmer
48th R.S. Acclamation Price Daniel, Sr. View Price Daniel, Sr.
47th R.S. Acclamation Homer LaKirby Leonard View Homer Leonard
46th R.S. Acclamation Robert Emmett Morse View R. Emmett Morse
45th R.S. Acclamation Robert Wilburn Calvert View Robert W. Calvert
44th R.S. Secret, Acclamation Coke Robert Stevenson View Coke R. Stevenson (80), Robert W. Calvert (68); the vote being cast and counted, Calvert moved that the Chief Clerk be instructed to cast the entire vote of the House for Stevenson; motion prevailed
43rd R.S. Secret, Acclamation Coke Robert Stevenson View Coke R. Stevenson (82), A.P. Johnson (68); the vote being cast and counted, Johnson moved that the temporary Chief Clerk be instructed to cast the entire vote of the House for Stevenson; motion prevailed.
42nd R.S. Acclamation Fred Hawthorne Minor View Fred. H. Minor
41st R.S. Secret, Acclamation Wingate Stuart Barron, Sr. View W.S. Barron (87), W.R. Montgomery (59); the vote being deposited and counted, Montgomery moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Barron
40th R.S. Acclamation Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr. View R.L. Bobbitt
39th R.S. Secret Lee Satterwhite View Lee Satterwhite (78), T.K. Irwin (57), J.W. Hall (10); Satterwhite having been declared the winner by the Secretary of State, Irwin moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Satterwhite
38th R.S. Secret R.E. Seagler View R.E. Seagler (127), Lewis T. Carpenter (19); Seagler having been declared the winner, Carpenter moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Seagler
37th R.S. Secret Charles Graham Thomas View Chas G. Thomas (134)
36th R.S. Secret Robert Ewing Thomason View R.E. Thomason (134)
35th R.S. Secret Franklin Oliver Fuller View F.O. Fuller (140)
34th R.S. Secret John William Woods View John B. Woods (72), Newt B. Williams (57), H.B. Savage (10); Woods having been declared the winner, Williams moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Woods.
33rd R.S. Secret Chester H. Terrell View Chester H. Terrell (87), W.C. McKamy (51), J.C. Hunt (1); Terrell having been declared the winner, McKamy moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Terrell.
32nd R.S. Secret Samuel Rayburn View Sam Rayburn (70), C.E. Gilmore (63); Rayburn having been declared the winner, Gilmore moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Rayburn.
31st 1st C.S. Secret Austin Milton Kennedy View Following his call to order of the session, Austin Kennedy delivered a resignation speech.
31st 1st C.S. Secret John Wesley Marshall View John Marshall (104), A.M. Kennedy (2), Sam Rayburn (4), John A. Mobley (1).
31st R.S. Secret Austin Milton Kennedy View A. M. Kennedy (69), John A. Mobley (63); prior to the counting of the ballots, Mobley successfully moved that Kennedy be unanimously elected speaker.
30th R.S. Secret Thomas Bell Love View Thos B. Love (87); H.B. Terrell (45)
29th R.S. Secret Francis William Seabury View F. W. Seabury (126)
28th R.S. Secret Pat Morris Neff View Pat Neff (73), L.S. Schluter (57); Neff having been declared the winner, Schluter moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Neff.
27th R.S. Secret Robert E. Prince View Prince (125)
26th R.S. Secret James Stevens Sherrill View Sherrill (70), Bailey (54); Sherrill having been declared the winner, Bailey moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Sherrill.
25th R.S. Secret L. Travis Dashiell View Dashiell (120), Burney (8); Dashiell having been elected, Burney moved that the entire vote of the House be cast for Dashiell.
24th R.S. Secret Thomas Slater Smith View Smith (102), Floyd (22); Smith having been elected, Floyd moved that the entire vote of the house be cast for Smith.
23rd R.S. Secret John Hughes Cochran View Cochran (63), Gosset (35), Wilson (20)
22nd R.S. Secret Robert Milner View Milner (53), Browning (50)
21st R.S. Secret Frank P. Alexander View Alexander (103)
20th R.S. Secret George Cassety Pendleton View Pendleton (103)
19th R.S. Secret Lafayette Lumpkin Foster View Foster (56), Upton (49)
18th R.S. Secret Charles Reese Gibson View C. R. Gibson (64), W.F. Upton (33)
17th R.S. Secret George Robertson Reeves View George Reeves (50), George Finlay (35), Hill (1)
16th R.S. Secret John Hughes Cochran View Dan Cochran (57), Guy Bryan (26), M.D.K. Taylor (4), Smith of Harris (1)
15th R.S. Secret Thomas Reuben Bonner View T.R. Bonner (45), D.U. Barziza (43)
14th R.S. Secret Guy Morrison Bryan View Guy M. Bryan (75), B.H. Epperson (2)
13th R.S. Secret Marion DeKalb Taylor View M.D.K. Taylor (67, W.A. Ellett (10)
12th Provisional Acclamation Ira Hobart Evans View Ira H. Evans
12th R.S. Acclamation Ira Hobart Evans View Ira H. Evans
12th R.S. William Henry Sinclair View William Henry Sinclair
11th R.S. Secret Nathaniel Macon Burford View N.M. Burford (39), Smith (30)
10th R.S. Secret Marion DeKalb Taylor View M.D.K. Taylor (45), Buckley(18)
9th 1st C.S. Secret Constantine W. Buckley View C.W. Buckley (54), Flewellen (5), Smith (1)
9th R.S. Constantine W. Buckley View C.W. Buckley
9th R.S. Nicholas Henry Darnell View Nicolas Henry Darnell
8th R.S. Secret Marion DeKalb Taylor View M.D.K. Taylor (42), Darnell ( 33)
7th R.S. Secret Willliam S. Taylor View William S. Taylor
7th R.S. Secret Matthew Fielding Locke View Matthew Fielding Locke (39), Dennis (14), Brown (13), blank (1)
6th R.S. Secret Hamilton Prioleau Bee View H.P. Bee (78), N.B. Charlton (1), Kittrell (1), Blank (1)
5th R.S. Secret Hardin Richard Runnels View H.R. Runnels (41), William Fields (37), Blank (1)
4th R.S. Secret David Catchings Dickson View Dickson (30), Runnels (27)
3rd R.S. Secret Charles G. Keenan View Keenan (27), Tarrant (16)
2nd R.S. Secret James Wilson Henderson View J.W. Henderson (34), M.B. Lamar (24)
1st R.S. Secret William E. Crump View W.E. Crump (27), E.T. Branch (8), J.W. Rose (7)
1st R.S. Secret John 'Red' Brown View John Brown (32), William H. Bourland (23), none (1)
1st R.S. Secret Stephen William Perkins View Stephen Perkins (42), John Brown (1), Edward Clark (2), Benjamin Gooch (1), Volney Howard (1), blank (1)
1st R.S. Secret William H. Bourland View William H. Bourland (48), Echols (1), Darnell (1), Tankersly (2), Smith(1), blank (1)
1st R.S. Secret Edward Thomas Branch View Edward Branch (31), Edward Clark (21), blank (1)
1st R.S. Secret William E. Crump View W.E. Crump (42), Edward Branch (14), Edward Clark (1), Benjamin Gooch (1)

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