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Texas History - Richard B. Hubbard

The 16th Governor of Texas was Richard B. Hubbard.
Accomplishments: No legislatures met during this period. Besides an enormous public debt, Hubbard had to contend with renewed feuding and outlawry in the state. Other issues included the penitentiary lease system, the rise of the Grange and the Greenback Party, and the first experiments with the party primary. Hubbard received a majority of votes for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in July 1878, but did not receive a two-thirds majority.
He was passed over in favor of the compromise candidate, Oran Roberts. He was born on November 01, 1832 in Georgia and died in 1901 in Tyler, Texas.