Texas History - William P. Hobby

The 27th Governor of Texas was William Pettus Hobby.
Accomplishments: While filling Ferguson's term, Hobby agreed to the proposal allowing women to vote during the primary, and supported legislation banning alcohol sales within ten miles of military installations. Hobby was elected governor in 1918, and supported a generous appropriation for education, state assistance in obtaining home loans, and tax levies on oil and gas products. The Eighteenth Amendment regarding prohibition was passed by the legislature and approved by the voters while Hobby was in office.
He was born on March 26, 1878 in Moscow, Texas and died on June 07, 1964 in Houston, Texas.