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Pecos County Sheriff's Tenure of Office

Photographs contributed by Kay Woods-Lopez

***Need Photos of Andrew Loomis & Joseph Heid***

Andrew Loomis

1872-75

Joseph Heid

1875-76, 1878-80

James Johnson

1872, 1876-78

John Edgar

1880-90

W. P. Mathews

1891-92

A. J. Royal

1892 - 94

R. B. Neighbors

1894-1904

D. S. Barker

1904-26

W. P. Rooney

1926-36

F. S. Wilson

1936-40

Dan Bihl

1940-42

B. R. Hillger

1942-46

Charles N. Baker

1946-52

C. S. "Pete" TenEyck

1952-78

Larry Gibbs

1978-84

Bruce Wilson

1984-00

Cliff Harris

2001-Date

  

 

 

Information below was compiled & contributed by Eddie Cope

 

APRIL 12, 1875 - SPECIAL TERM

 

Andrew Loomis - Sheriff, served until June 4, 1875 . At which time he resigned and Joseph Heid was elected Sheriff by court.

 

 

1876 COMMISSIONER'S PRECINCTS FORMED

 

James Johnson - Sheriff served until Joseph Heid was elected Sheriff.

 

GENERAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 5, 1878

Joseph Head  elected Sheriff. Harry Ryan appointed  Sheriff by Commissioner's Court and sworn and bonded April 10, 1879

 

GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 20, 1880

John Edgar was elected sheriff from 1880 through the terms of 1882, 1884, 1886, and 1888. He was elected Sheriff in the General Election of November 10, 1890 but failed to make bond in the required length of time; his bondsmen served notice that they wished to be released from bonding John Edgar. The office declared a vacancy on December 2, 1890 and the bondsmen were called on to pay the indebtedness. On this same date W. P. Matthews was appointed Sheriff & Tax collector.

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1892

 

Andrew Jackson Royal elected Sheriff and served one term. Soon after he was defeated in November 12, 1894 election, he was assassinated.

 

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GENERAL ELECTION OF 1894   

R. B. Neighbors elected Sheriff from 1894 through the term of 1896, 1898, 1900 and 1902

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1904

 

D. S. Barker elected Sheriff from 1904 through the term of 1906, 1908, 1910, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920. 1922, and 1924

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GENERAL ELECTION OF 1926

 

 W. P. Rooney elected Sheriff from 1926 through the term of 1928, 1930, 1932 and 1934

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1936

 

F. S. Wilson elected sheriff from 1936 through the term of 1938. He died in office January 22, 1939 . Dan Bihl was appointed to serve out Mr. Wilson's unexpired term.

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1940

 

Dan Bihl elected Sheriff

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1942

 

R. B. Hilger elected Sheriff 1942 and 1944

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1946

 

Charles N. "Charlie" Baker was elected Sheriff 1946, 1948, 1950, and 1952. Mr. Baker died November 5, 1952 and Clarence S. Ten Eych was appointed Sheriff on November 11, 1952

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1954

 

Clarence S. Ten Eych elected Sheriff in 1954 for a two year term. The four year term started in 1956

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956

 

Clarence S. Ten Eych elected Sheriff in 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968.1972, and 1976

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF  1980

 

Larry Gibbs took office for one term 1980, 1984

. Stepped down because of back problems and Bruce Wilson filled in as acting Sheriff

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 1984-2000

 

Bruce Wilson was elected Sheriff and remained until the year 2000

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION OF 2001

 

Cliff Harris was elected Sheriff and remains as of this date 2003

 

 

 

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