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The Texas State Library and Historical Commission was created in 1909 and is now known as the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Since the creation of the agency, the following individuals have served at the helm of the agency, whether in an official or acting capacity.

1909 - 1915 -- Ernest W. Winkler

1915 - 1918 -- C. Klaerner

1918 - 1925 -- Elizabeth H. West

1925 - 1927 -- Octavia F. Rogan

1927 - 1945 -- Fannie M. Wilcox

1945 - 1946 -- Doris H. Connerly

1946 - 1950 -- Francis H. Henshaw

1950 - 1950 -- Fannie M. Wilcox

1950 - 1951 -- Doris H. Connerly

1951 - 1952 -- Roy Sylvan Dunn

1952 - 1954 -- Thomas J. Gibson III

1954 - 1960 -- Witt B. Harwell

1960 - 1961 -- William K. Peace

1962 - 1986 -- Dorman H. Winfrey

1987 - 1995 -- William D. Gooch

1995 - 1999 -- Robert S. Martin

1999 - 2013 -- Peggy D. Rudd

2013 - 2013 -- Edward Seidenberg

2013 -         -- Mark Smith

For more information on the history of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, you may wish to review the material found in The Handbook of Texas Online. Relevant articles would include: Texas State Archives, Texas State Library, and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

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