Texas History - Francis R. Lubbock

The 9th Governor of Texas was Francis R. Lubbock. Accomplishments: Among his actions were the mobilizing of a frontier regiment of cavalry against hostile Indians, the modest expansion of industrial resources, and the sale of U.S. bonds acquired in 1850 to help replenish an exhausted treasury. His interpretation of conscription laws made every able-bodied man between 16 and 60 years of age liable for military service. He did not run for reelection, preferring to join the Confederate Army as a lieutenant colonel in November 1863. He was born on October 16, 1815 in South Carolina and died on June 22, 1905 in Austin, Texas.