- James E. Ferguson
name = James Edward Ferguson
order = 26th
office = Governor of Texas
January 19, 1915
August 25, 1917
William P. Hobby
Oscar Branch Colquitt
William P. Hobby
August 31, 1871
September 21, 1944
party = Democrat
Miriam A. Ferguson
James Edward "Pa" Ferguson (
August 31, 1871- September 21, 1944) was a United States politicianfrom the state of Texas.
Ferguson was born near
Salado, Texas. At the age of 16, he left home and drifted though the states of the American Old West. After he returned to Texas, he was admitted to the bar. He married Miriam A. "Ma" Wallace [ [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/FF/ffe6.html TSHA Online - Texas State Historical Association - Home ] at www.tsha.utexas.edu] on December 31, 1899. During the 1900s and 1910s, Ferguson ran several local campaigns.
Governor of Texas
In 1914, Ferguson was elected
Governor of Texasrunning as an anti- prohibitionist Democrat. He served in this position from January 19, 1915to August 25, 1917.
After being re-elected in 1916, Ferguson vetoed the appropriations for the University of Texas. This was in retribution for the university's refusal to dismiss certain faculty members which Ferguson found objectionable. This move spurred the drive to impeach Ferguson. A leading Ferguson critic on the UT campus was
historian Eugene C. Barker. Ferguson was indicted on nine charges in July 1917. The Texas House of Representativesprepared twenty-one charges against Ferguson and the Senate convicted him on ten of those charges. The Senate removed him from the office of Governor and declared him ineligible to hold office in the state of Texas. Despite this ruling, Ferguson ran for Governor in 1918 but he was defeated by William P. Hobby.
Ferguson also ran for
President of the United Statesin the 1920 election as the candidate of the American Party. Ferguson was on the ballot in only Texas, where he received 47,968 votes (9.86% of the vote in Texas, 0.18% of the vote nationwide). The election was won by Republican candidate Warren Gamaliel Harding.
Ferguson was also surpassed by four other unsuccessful candidates:
James Middleton Coxof the Democratic Party.
Eugene Victor Debsof the Socialist Party of America.
*Parley Parker Christensen of the
United States Farmer-Labor Party.
*Aaron Sherman Watkins of the
United States Prohibition Party.
Senate bid and First Gentleman of Texas
He failed at his bid for the
United States Senatein 1922, making it to the runoff election but losing to Earle B. Mayfield. Ferguson ran the campaigns of his wife Miriam A. Ferguson, who was elected to two terms as Governor of Texas ( January 20, 1925- January 17, 1927and January 17, 1933- January 15, 1935).
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