Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James W. Robinson
First Lieutenant Governor of Texas
— (1800-1857) —
Since Robinson's term, 35 men have served in this capacity. Nine became governor by succession, seven were elected governor. One, Allan Shivers, succeeded to the governorship and served longer in that office than any other man: 7 years, 6 months and 5 days. The first native son to serve Texas as lieutenant governor was William P. Hobby in 1915.
This elective office is the second highest in the state. Qualifications for lieutenant governor are the same as for governor and he may be called upon to succeed to that office at any time. The salary is the same as for members of the State Senate.
The lieutenant governor presides over the Senate and appoints senators to the 24 standing committees. Through this broad power he may direct the course of legislation. He
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1735.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 29° 30.064′ N, 97° 27.155′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of North St. Joseph Street (Business U.S. 183) and St. Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling north on North St. Joseph Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 N St Joseph Street, Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gonzales Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Central Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Ponton (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzales County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Church Square (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . . James W. Robinson (Texas and California). on Wikipedia (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
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