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Texas History - James W. Throckmorton

The 12th Governor of Texas was James W. Throckmorton.
Accomplishments: When presidential reconstruction gave way to congressional reconstruction in March 1867, Throckmorton and the U.S. military differed: he disagreed with their deployment of troops in the interior rather than on the frontier; and they accused him of failing to punish crimes against blacks and Unionists. In July General Philip Sheridan removed Throckmorton from the governorship as "an impediment to reconstruction." E.M. Pease was appointed in his place.
He was born on February 01, 1825 in Sparta, Tennessee and died on April 21, 1894 in McKinney, Texas.