|9th Governor of Texas|
November 7, 1861 – November 5, 1863
|Lieutenant||John McClannahan Crockett|
|Preceded by||Edward Clark|
|Succeeded by||Pendleton Murrah|
|6th Lieutenant Governor of Texas|
|Governor||Hardin R. Runnels|
|Preceded by||Hardin R. Runnels|
|Succeeded by||Edward Clark|
|Born||October 16, 1815|
Beaufort, South Carolina
|Died||June 22, 1905 (aged 89)|
Francis Richard Lubbock (October 16, 1815 – June 22, 1905) was the ninth Governor of Texas and was in office during the American Civil War. He was the brother of Thomas Saltus Lubbock, for whom Lubbock County, Texas and the City of Lubbock are named.
Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Lubbock was a businessman in South Carolina before moving to Texas in 1836. During the Republic of Texas period, President Sam Houston appointed Lubbock to be comptroller.
In 1857, Lubbock was elected lieutenant governor of Texas as a Democrat but failed in his reelection bid in 1859. Following the Confederate secession in 1861, Lubbock won the governorship of Texas. During his tenure, he supported Confederate conscription, working to draft all able-bodied men, including resident aliens, into the Confederate States Army. He was known to praise the Great Hanging at Gainesville, where in October 1862, some 42 suspected Unionists were murdered, convicted and killed by hanging through sentences by a "Citizens Court" not recognized under state law, with some 14 lynched without benefit even of that kangaroo trial. It was part of an outbreak of violence, often caused by Confederate or state troops, in North Texas in the early years of the war.
When Lubbock's term ended in 1863, he joined the Confederate Army. He was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel, serving under Major General John B. Magruder. By 1864, Lubbock was promoted to aide-de-camp for Jefferson Davis. Following the Confederacy's military collapse, Lubbock fled from Richmond, Virginia with Davis. They were soon caught by Union troops in Georgia. He was imprisoned at Fort Delaware with John Reagan and Jefferson Davis for eight months before being paroled.
- McCaslin, Richard B. "Great Hanging of Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- Francis Richard Lubbock from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Read an entry about Francis R. Lubbock from the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas[permanent dead link] published 1880, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
- Sketch of Lubbock from A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
Hardin Richard Runnels
| Lieutenant Governor of Texas
| Governor of Texas