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Francis Richard Lubbock
Confederate Governor of Texas & Staff Officer to Jefferson Davis


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Francis Richard Lubbock, governor of Texas, 1861 to 1863, was born at Beaufort, S.C. October 16, 1815. As a young man he engaged in mercantile pursuits, in which he has been distinguished throughout life. In 1834 he removed to New Orleans and thence in 1836 to Texas, where he became one of the early settlers of the city of Houston. Soon taking a position of prominence he was chosen clerk of the Texas house of representatives in 1838 and was appointed comptroller of the treasury and adjutant of the military organization. He was again comptroller in 1841, and served as clerk of Harris county in 1843 to 1856. In 1857 he was elected lieutenant-governor of the State, and in 1860 he was a delegate to the Charleston convention. He was elected governor of Texas in 1861, and in this position was earnest and active in support of the Confederate States government. In 1863 Governor Lubbock declined the proffered renomination, and entered the military service, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was commissioned colonel and aide-de-camp on the staff of President Davis in 1864, and after the evacuation of Richmond, accompanied the President and was with him at the time of his capture. Colonel Lubbock was carried as a prisoner to Fortress Monroe and afterward to Fort Delaware, where he was kept in solitary confinement for seven months. In December, 1865, he returned to Texas, and with characteristic energy, at once began the organization of the commercial house of F. R. Lubbock & Son. In 1867 he removed to Galveston and there served three terms as city treasurer. Subsequently he was for four terms, beginning in 1878, elected State treasurer. Of late years, having reached an advanced age, he has withdrawn himself from public affairs.
Confederate Military History

Side Confederate
State Texas
Born October 16, 1815
Beaufort, South Carolina
Died June 22, 1905
Austin, Texas
Buried Texas State Cemetery
Austin, Texas

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