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Texas State Attorneys General, 1846-2015 (May be incomplete!)
Volney E. Howard 1846 John Woods Harris 1846-49 Henry Percy Brewster 1849-50 Andrew Jackson Hamilton 1850 Ebenezer Allen 1850-52 Thomas Jefferson Jennings 1852-56 James Willie 1856-58 Malcolm Daniel Graham 1858-60 George M. Flournoy 1860-62 Nathan George Shelley 1862-64 B. E. Tarver 1864-65 William Alexander 1865-66 William Martin Walton 1866-67 William Alexander 1867 Ezekiel B. Turner 1867-70 William Alexander 1870-74 George W. Clark 1874-76 Hannibal Honestus Boone 1876-78 George McCormick 1878-80 James Harvey McLeary 1880-82 John D. Templeton 1882-86 James Stephen Hogg 1886-90 Charles A. Culberson 1890-94 M. M. Crane 1894-98 Thomas S. Smith 1898-1901 Charles K. Bell 1901-04 R. V. Davidson 1904-09 Jewel Preston Lightfoot 1910-12 James Du Bose Walthall 1912-13 Ben Franklin Looney 1913-19 Calvin Maples Cureton 1919-21 W. A. Keeling 1921-25 Dan Moody 1925-27 Claude Pollard 1927-29 Robert Lee Bobbitt 1929-31 James V. Allred 1931-35 William McCraw 1935-39 Gerald C. Mann 1939-44 Grover Sellers 1944-47 Price Daniel 1947-53 John Ben Shepperd 1953-57 Will Reid Wilson 1957-63 Waggoner Carr 1963-67 Crawford C. Martin 1967-72 John Luke Hill 1973-79 Mark White 1979-83 Jim Mattox 1983-91 Dan Morales 1991-99 John Cornyn 1999-2002 Greg Abbott 2002-15

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1850: George W. Paschal, defeated.
  • 1890: Charles A. Culberson, elected.
  • 1892: Charles A. Culberson, elected.
  • 1916: C. W. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1938: Ralph W. Yarborough (Dem), defeated for nomination.
  • 1952: John Ben Shepperd, elected.
  • 1954: John Ben Shepperd, elected.
  • 1978: Marion Price Daniel, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978: James A. Baker III, defeated.
  • 1994 Mar 8: Dan Morales (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1994 Mar 8: Patricia Lykos (Rep), advanced to runoff; Don Wittig (Rep), advanced to runoff; John Marshall (Rep), defeated in primary; Tony Garza (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Apr 12: Don Wittig (Rep), nominated; Patricia Lykos (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Dan Morales (Dem), elected; Don Wittig (Rep), defeated; Vicki Flores (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Mar 10: Jim Mattox (Dem), nominated; Morris L. Overstreet (Dem), defeated in primary; Gene Kelly (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Mar 10: Barry Williamson (Rep), advanced to runoff; John Cornyn (Rep), advanced to runoff; Tom Pauken (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Apr 14: John Cornyn (Rep), nominated; Barry Williamson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: John Cornyn (Rep), elected; Jim Mattox (Dem), defeated; Mike Angwin (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Mar 12: Kirk P. Watson (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 2002 Mar 12: Greg Abbott (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Greg Abbott (Rep), elected; Kirk P. Watson (Dem), defeated; Jon Roland (Libertarian), defeated; David Cobb (Green), defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Greg Abbott (Rep), elected; David Van Os (Dem), defeated; Jon Roland (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Greg Abbott (Rep), elected; Barbara Ann Radnofsky (Dem), defeated; Jon Roland (Libertarian), defeated.
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