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Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James W. Robinson

First Lieutenant Governor of Texas

— (1800-1857) —

 
 
James W. Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, September 20, 2018
1. James W. Robinson Marker
Inscription.  First Lieutenant Governor of Texas James W. Robinson (1800-1857) Born in Indiana. Came to Texas in 1833. Elected lieutenant governor in November, 1835, Served as governor January to March 1836, then fought as a private in the Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836. Later lived in Gonzales, was judge of the fourth judicial district, and member of Supreme Court.

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.
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He is chairman of the Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Legislative Council.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1735.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1836.
 
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); From Segregation to Integration (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.)
James W. Robinson Marker Rear with list of Texas Lieutenant Governors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
2. James W. Robinson Marker Rear with list of Texas Lieutenant Governors
 
 
James W. Robinson Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, September 20, 2018
3. James W. Robinson Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.   2. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.   3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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