William Harding Mayes
Full name: William Harding Mayes
Biography: Handbook of Texas Online
Term as Lt.Governor: January 21, 1913 - May 6, 1914*
Legislatures as Lt. Governor:
33 1st C.S. (July 21, 1913 - August 19, 1913)
33 R.S. (January 14, 1913 - April 1, 1913)
Elected state or federal offices:
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*Mayes tendered his resignation to Governor Colquitt on April 1, 1914, to become Dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. His resignation was not effective until May 6th, 1914, when Colquitt filed Mayes's letter of resignation with the Secretary of State on the same day that Mayes ipso facto forfeited the office of Lieutenant Governor under the dual office holding provisions of the Texas Constitution by accepting his first paycheck from the University. Senate presidents pro tem Collins, Warren, Wiley, Gibson, Morrow, Taylor, Watson, and Nugent filled in for the vacancy until William Hobby was inaugurated on January 19, 1915.
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