HOUSTON CO., TX - 1837-2007
HOUSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS
Front Row l/r: F.H.
Bayne, B.F. Holcomb, I.A. Daniel, George
Morgan Waller, & E.B.Hale
Back row l/r: A.W.
Philips, John C. Lacy, R.J. Spence, & O.B.
JAMES MADDEN was elected
the first sheriff in September 1837 and served until the
end of 1838 when he resigned.
A. WALKER was appointed on January 1, 1839 and
served until September 14,1839 but this is not in the
State Election Register.
E. GOSSETT was elected on September 14,1839 and
served until April 18, 1840.
JOHN S. MARTIN was elected
on April 18,1840 and served until February 6,1843.
JOSEPH R BURNETT was
elected on February 6,1843; re-elected February 3,1845
and served until July 13,1846.
H. RANDOLPH was elected on July 13, 1846;
re-elected Aug 7,1848 and served until August 5, 1850.
T. HEFLIN was elected on August 5,1850 and served
until August 2,1852.
FRANKLIN D. BODENHAMER was
elected on Aug 2,1852 and served until Aug 7,1854.
WASHINGTON M. JONES was
elected on August 7,1854 and served until Aug 4,1856.
JOHN S. ODELL was elected
on August 4,1856 and served until August 2,1858.
WILSON E. HAIL was elected
on August 2,1858 and served until August 6, 1860
JOHN SLAIN was elected on
August 6,1860 and served until August 4,1862.
SAMUEL B. LACY was elected on Aug 4,1862;
re-elected Aug 1, 1864 and served until August 7, 1865.
A. WRIGHT was appointed on August 7,1865 by
Governor A. J. Hamilton and served until June 25,1866.
JAMES T. HEFLIN was elected
on June 25, 1866 and served until February 3, 1869 when
he was removed by General Canby's Special Order # 26.
J. BENNETT was appointed on
February 3,1869 by General Canby's Special Order# 26 but
failed to qualify.
JOHN H. BOSICK was
appointed on March 8,1869 by General Canby's Special
Order # 55 but failed to qualify.
F. RAMSDALE was appointed on May 4, 1869 by
General J. J. Reynolds' Special Order # 105 but
resigned on General J. J. Reynolds' Special Order #304
on December 28,1869.
L. DORSETT was appointed by General J. J.
Reynolds' Special Order # 304 on December 28, 1869; was
elected Decernber 3,1869 (no reason given for date
discrepancy) and served until October 20.1870 when he
E. B. DWYER was appointed
on October 31, 1870 and served until November 8, 1872.
J. L. SHERIDAN was elected
on November 8,1872 and served until February 15,1876.
F. H. BAYNE was elected on
February 15, 1876; re-elected November 2,1880, November
7,1882, November 4,1884 and served until November 2,
F. HOLCOMB was elected on
November 2,1886 and served until November 6, 1888,
F. H. BAYNE was elected a
second time on November 6,1888; re-elected November
4,1890 and served until November 8, 1892. Sheriff Bayne
served a total of fourteen years, seven months and
fifteen days, the longest total time in the history of
A. DANIEL was elected on November 8,1892 and
served until November 6, 1894.
M. WALLER was elected on November 6, 1894
re-elected November 3, 1896 and served until November 8.
E. B. HALE was elected on
November 8,1898; re-elected November 6,1900, November
4,1902 and served until November 8,1904,
A.W. PHILLIPS was elected
on November 8, 1904 and served until November 6,1906.
JOHN C. LACY was elected on
November 6,1906; re-elected November 3,1908 and served
until November 8, 1910.
A. W. PHILLIPS was elected
a second time on November 8, 1910; re-elected Nov 5,1912
and served until November 3,1914.
R. J. SPENCE was elected on
November 3, 1914; re-elected November 7, 1916, November
5, 1918 and served November 2, 1920.
0. B. HALE was elected on
November 2,1920; re-elected November 7,1922, November
4,1924 and served until January 1,1927.
James Lawson "J. L.." HAZLETT was elected
on November 2,1926; re-elected November 6,1928, November
4,1930, November 8,1932 and served until January 1,
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ARCHIE L. MAPLES was
elected on November 6,1934; re-elected November 3,1936
and served until January l939.
E. H. BAKER was elected on
November 8,1938; re-elected November 5,1940 and served
until January 1, 1943.
W. W. McCONNELL was elected
on November 3,1942; re-elected November 7,1944, November
5,1946 and served until January 1, 1949.
LLOYD LACY LOVELL was
elected on November 2,1948; re-elected November 7,1950,
November 4,1952, November 2, 1954, November 6, 1956 and
served until January 1, 1961. Sheriff Lovell died in
January 1979 at the Crockett Hospital
J. B. LIVELY was elected on
November 8, 1960; re-elected November 3, 1964 and served
until December 1967 when he resigned.
F. M. BROWN was appointed
on December 22,1967 and served until January 1, 1969.
BEN D. MONK was elected on
November 5,1968 and served until January 1, 1973.
MORRIS MINTER was elected
on November 7, 1972; re-elected November 2,1976,
November 4,1980, November 6,1984 and served until
October 28,1985 when he died. Sheriff Minter was born
March 28,1921 in Houston County, Texas and was a U. S.
Navy veteran of World War II.
CLAUDIE KENDRICK was
appointed on November 4, 1985; was elected on
November 8, 1988 and served until 1992. Sheriff
Kendrick was born August 25, 1934 and had been a lawman
O. "Jimbo" RAINS served 1992 - 2002. He had
previously worked for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage
Commission and had served as a Deputy Sheriff for both
Sheriff Morris Minter and Sheriff Claudie Kendrick.
Sheriff Rains was born in Houston County.