|9th Governor of Texas|
November 7, 1861 – November 5, 1863
|Lieutenant||John McClannahan Crockett|
|Preceded by||Edward Clark|
|Succeeded by||Pendleton Murrah|
|6th Lieutenant Governor of Texas|
|Governor||Hardin R. Runnels|
|Preceded by||Hardin R. Runnels|
|Succeeded by||Edward Clark|
|Born|| October 16, 1815|
Beaufort, South Carolina
|Died|| June 22, 1905 (age 115)|
Francis Richard Lubbock (October 16, 1815 – June 22, 1905) was the ninth Governor of Texas and was in office during the American Civil War. He was the brother of Thomas Saltus Lubbock, for whom Lubbock County, Texas and the City of Lubbock are named.
Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Lubbock was a businessman in South Carolina before moving to Texas in 1836. During the Republic of Texas period, President Sam Houston appointed Lubbock to be comptroller.
In 1857, Lubbock was elected lieutenant governor of Texas as a Democrat but failed in his reelection bid in 1859. Following the Confederate secession in 1861, Lubbock won the governorship of Texas. During his tenure, he supported Confederate conscription, working to draft all able-bodied men, including resident aliens, into the Confederate States Army.
When Lubbock's term ended in 1863, he joined the Confederate Army and was appointed to a lieutenant colonel's position, serving under Major General John B. Magruder. By 1864, Lubbock was promoted to aide-de-camp for Jefferson Davis. Following the Confederacy's military collapse Lubbock fled from Richmond, Virginia with Davis. They were soon caught by Union troops in Georgia. He was imprisoned at Fort Delaware for eight months before being paroled.
On his return to Texas, Lubbock continued to pursue business interests in Houston and Galveston. From 1878 to 1891, he served as Texas State Treasurer. He died in Austin.
- Francis Richard Lubbock from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Read an entry about Francis R. Lubbock from the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas published 1880, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
- Sketch of Lubbock from A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
Hardin Richard Runnels
|Lieutenant Governor of Texas|
| Succeeded by|
|Governor of Texas|
| Succeeded by|
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