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Texas attorney general discusses church shooting
Texas attorney general discusses church shooting
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: Fox News
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: Texas Shooting Devastating To The Community | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: Texas Shooting Devastating To The Community | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Published: 2017/11/06
Channel: MSNBC
Texas Attorney General On DACA, "It Was All Obama
Texas Attorney General On DACA, "It Was All Obama's Fault and I Don't Care About Dreamers"
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Act Now 2017
Texas Attorney General Says Churchgoers Should Be Armed! "Not Rely On First Responders"
Texas Attorney General Says Churchgoers Should Be Armed! "Not Rely On First Responders"
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: wwwMOXNEWScom
Texas attorney general praises disaster response
Texas attorney general praises disaster response
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Fox News
Texas attorney general on upholding immigration laws
Texas attorney general on upholding immigration laws
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Fox News
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Answers Questions
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Answers Questions
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Jeff Morgan
Texas Attorney General Calls Situation In Dallas
Texas Attorney General Calls Situation In Dallas 'Surreal' | MSNBC
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: MSNBC
Texas attorney general defends voter ID law
Texas attorney general defends voter ID law
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: Fox News
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Is An Idiot
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Is An Idiot
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: GREG PORTER
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Executive Amnesty
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Executive Amnesty
Published: 2015/02/25
Channel: The Heritage Foundation
Damaris, a DACA recipient, confronts Texas AG Ken Paxton on his attacks on immigrant youth and DACA.
Damaris, a DACA recipient, confronts Texas AG Ken Paxton on his attacks on immigrant youth and DACA.
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: United We Dream
Texas Attorney General Has Just Been Indicted
Texas Attorney General Has Just Been Indicted
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: THElNFOWARRlOR
Texas attorney general fires back over California state travel ban
Texas attorney general fires back over California state travel ban
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: kxan
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton indicted, sources say
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton indicted, sources say
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: kxan
Texas attorney general says Harvey is "probably the biggest storm in [Texas] history."
Texas attorney general says Harvey is "probably the biggest storm in [Texas] history."
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: CBS News
Update and Questions for Meeting with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Update and Questions for Meeting with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Published: 2017/11/27
Channel: Jeff Morgan
Texas Attorney General Paxton addresses state
Texas Attorney General Paxton addresses state's lawsuit against Obama administration
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he's 'standing and fighting' fraud charges
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton One-On-One on Complaints of Price Gouging, Fraud. #Smerconish
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton One-On-One on Complaints of Price Gouging, Fraud. #Smerconish
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
WHAT IS A CHILD SUPPORT REVIEW PROCESS NEGOTIATION CONFERENCE OR TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL CSRP MEETING
WHAT IS A CHILD SUPPORT REVIEW PROCESS NEGOTIATION CONFERENCE OR TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL CSRP MEETING
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: YourChildSupportLawyer.com
Texas Attorney General Ken Expected to drop DACA Lawsuit. #DACA #Texas #Trump
Texas Attorney General Ken Expected to drop DACA Lawsuit. #DACA #Texas #Trump
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Reacts After House Passes Bills On Immigration
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Reacts After House Passes Bills On Immigration
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Tea Partiest
Attorney General Ken Paxton Marks 7,000th Arrest by Fugitive Unit
Attorney General Ken Paxton Marks 7,000th Arrest by Fugitive Unit
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: Attorney General Paxton
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: The Trey Blocker Show
Sources: TX Attorney General indicted on felony charges
Sources: TX Attorney General indicted on felony charges
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: USA TODAY
Texas Attorney General
Texas Attorney General's Office Withdraws "Concern" After Misinterpretation of Intent
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Open Carry Texas
Texas Attorney General on Suing the Obama Administration | The Daily Signal
Texas Attorney General on Suing the Obama Administration | The Daily Signal
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: The Daily Signal
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Testifies on Abortion Provider Practices
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Testifies on Abortion Provider Practices
Published: 2015/07/29
Channel: Attorney General Paxton
WHAT TO EXPECT IN TEXAS CHILD SUPPORT COURT
WHAT TO EXPECT IN TEXAS CHILD SUPPORT COURT
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: YourChildSupportLawyer.com
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: NRA
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Defunding Planned Parenthood
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Defunding Planned Parenthood
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: EWTN
Texas Attorney General: This whole situation is shocking
Texas Attorney General: This whole situation is shocking
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: CBS News
Texas Attorney General
Texas Attorney General
Published: 2016/01/04
Channel: Attorney Plus
Texas attorney general on police ambush investigation
Texas attorney general on police ambush investigation
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: CBS This Morning
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Looking Into High School Prayer Room
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Looking Into High School Prayer Room
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: KFYO - Lubbock, TX
GMB
GMB's Piers Morgan blasts Texas Attorney General
Published: 2017/11/06
Channel: News 24/7
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: 'Fight Gay Marriage By Not Doing Your Jobs'
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: TYT Nation
Texas Attorney General
Texas Attorney General 'Very Confident' Obama Immigration Policy Harms States
Published: 2015/02/25
Channel: The Daily Signal
Texas Attorney General: I Would Rather Arm Citizens Than Increase Gun Control
Texas Attorney General: I Would Rather Arm Citizens Than Increase Gun Control
Published: 2017/11/06
Channel: AMERICAN NEWS TODAY
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wins gubernatorial campaign
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wins gubernatorial campaign
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: Fox 26 Houston
Texas attorney general thanks Americans for Harvey response
Texas attorney general thanks Americans for Harvey response
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: Fox News
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Leads Lawsuit Against Obama Administration
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Leads Lawsuit Against Obama Administration
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: TheFoundryBlog
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Talks State Coalition Backing Travel Ban
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Talks State Coalition Backing Travel Ban
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Tea Partiest
Ken Paxton Interview on Sanctuary Cities Bill
Ken Paxton Interview on Sanctuary Cities Bill
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton fights felony charge
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton fights felony charge
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas Attorney General Considers Fantasy Sports Illegal Gambling
Texas Attorney General Considers Fantasy Sports Illegal Gambling
Published: 2016/01/20
Channel: Wochit News
City leaders respond to open carry lawsuit by Texas Attorney General
City leaders respond to open carry lawsuit by Texas Attorney General
Published: 2016/07/29
Channel: kxan
Corrupt DOJ Looks To Indict Texas Attorney General
Corrupt DOJ Looks To Indict Texas Attorney General
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
Texas Attorney General
Texas Attorney General's Office Releases Report on DRT
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: kxan
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Attorney General of Texas
Seal of Texas Attorney General.svg
Ken Paxton.jpg
Incumbent
Ken Paxton

since January 5, 2015
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years, no term limits
Inaugural holder Volney E. Howard
1846
Formation Texas Constitution
Website oag.state.tx.us
The William P. Clements State Office Building houses the Attorney General offices.

The Texas Attorney General is the chief legal and law enforcement officer of the State of Texas.

The department has offices at the William P. Clements State Office Building in Downtown Austin.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Office of the Attorney General was first established by executive ordinance of the Republic of Texas government in 1836. The attorneys general of the Republic of Texas and the first four attorneys general under the 1845 state constitution were appointed by the governor. The office was made elective in 1850 by constitutional amendment.

The Attorney General is elected to a four-year term. In 2013, former Attorney General Greg Abbott announced he would not seek reelection and would run for Governor. In November 2014, he was elected as the Governor of Texas. Ken Paxton defeated former House Representative Dan Branch in the Republican primary by a 26% margin and was elected easily in the general election as the 50th Attorney General of Texas,[3] (there is a historical dispute whether he is the 50th or 51st Attorney General).[4] Ken Paxton was sworn in on January 5, 2015, in the Senate Chamber in the Texas Capitol. Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, United States Senator Ted Cruz, and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick all participated in the swearing-in ceremony.[5]

Duties and responsibilities[edit]

The Attorney General is charged by the state constitution to defend the laws and constitution of Texas, represent the state in litigation, and approve public bond issues. There are nearly 2,000 references to the Office of the Attorney General in state laws.

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and commissions, and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the state. These duties include representing the Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in appeals from criminal convictions in federal courts. The Office of the Attorney General, Law Enforcement Division employs a staff of sworn commissioned Texas peace officers (state police) that investigate public corruption, violent crime, human trafficking, money laundering, medicaid provider fraud, mortgage fraud, election violations, cybercrime, fugitives (apprehension), investigate other special classes of offenses, and conduct criminal investigations at the request of local prosecutors. In addition, the Law Enforcement Division is the state of Texas liaison to Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The office is also charged with proceedings to secure child support through its Child Support Division.[6]

List of Texas Attorneys General[edit]

List of office holders, with the dates they assumed and left office, as well as political party affiliation
Attorney General Took office Left office Political Party
Volney Howard February 21, 1846 May 7, 1846 Democrat
John W. Harris May 7, 1846 October 31, 1849 Democrat
Henry Percy Brewster October 31, 1849 January 15, 1850
Andrew Jackson Hamilton January 15, 1850 August 5, 1850 Democrat
Ebenezer Allen1 August 5, 1850 August 2, 1852
Thomas J. Jennings August 2, 1852 August 4, 1856
James Willie August 4, 1856 August 2, 1858
Malcolm D. Graham August 2, 1858 August 6, 1860 Democrat
George M. Flournoy August 6, 1860 January 15, 1862 Democrat
Nathan G. Shelley Democrat
Benjamin E. Tarver
William Alexander Republican
William M. Walton August 9, 1866 August 8, 1867 Democrat
Ezekiel B. Turner Nov. 5, 1867 July 11, 1870 Independent
William Alexander July 11, 1870 Jan. 27, 1874 Republican
George W. Clark Jan. 27, 1874 Apr. 25, 1876 Democrat
Hannibal Boone Apr. 25, 1876 Nov. 5, 1878 Democrat
George McCormick Nov. 5, 1878 Nov. 2, 1880
James H. McLeary Nov. 2, 1880 Nov. 7, 1882 Democrat
John D. Templeton Nov. 7, 1882 Nov. 2, 1886 Democrat
Jim Hogg Nov. 2, 1886 Nov. 4, 1890 Democrat
Charles Allen Culberson Nov. 4, 1890 Nov. 8, 1894 Democrat
Martin McNulty Crane Nov. 6, 1894 Nov. 8, 1898 Democrat
Thomas Slater Smith Nov. 8, 1898 March 15, 1901 Democrat
Charles K. Bell March 15, 1901 January 1,1904 Democrat
Robert V. Davidson January 1,1904 January 1, 1910 Democrat
Jewel P. Lightfoot January 1, 1910 August 31, 1912 Democrat
James D. Walthall September 1, 1912 January 1, 1913 Democrat
B. F. Looney January 1, 1913 January 1919 Democrat
Calvin M. Cureton January 1919 December 1921 Democrat
Walter Angus Keeling December 1921 January 1925 Democrat
Dan Moody January 1925 January 1927 Democrat
Claude Pollard2 January 1927 September 1929 Democrat
Robert L. Bobbitt3 September 1929 January 1931 Democrat
James Allred January 1931 January 1935 Democrat
William McCraw January 1935 January 1939 Democrat
Gerald Mann January 1939 January 1944 Democrat
Grover Sellers January 1944 January 1947 Democrat
Price Daniel January 1947 January 1953 Democrat
John Ben Shepperd January 1953 January 1, 1957 Democrat
Will Wilson January 1, 1957 January 15, 1963 Democrat
Waggoner Carr January 15, 1963 January 1, 1967 Democrat
Crawford Martin January 1, 1967 December 29, 1972 Democrat
John Hill January 1, 1973 January 19, 1979 Democrat
Mark White January 19, 1979 January 18, 1983 Democrat
Jim Mattox January 18, 1983 January 15, 1991 Democrat
Dan Morales January 15, 1991 January 13, 1999 Democrat
John Cornyn January 13, 1999 December 2, 2002 Republican
Greg Abbott December 2, 2002 January 5, 2015 Republican
Ken Paxton January 5, 2015 Incumbent Republican

Political prominence[edit]

Many leading political figures in Texas history have served as Attorney General, several of them using the office as a jumping off place to other offices in the state and national government. Attorneys general James S. Hogg, Charles A. Culberson, Dan Moody, James Allred, Price Daniel, Mark White, Rick Perry and Greg Abbott were elected governor. Culberson, Daniel, and John Cornyn were later elected to the United States Senate.[7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. First elected Attorney General (AG) of State of Texas; previously elected AG of the Republic of Texas
  2. Resigned
  3. Appointed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contacting the Office of the Attorney General." Texas Attorney General. Accessed September 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "STATE AGENCIES." State of Texas State Classification. Accessed September 13, 2008.
  3. ^ Texas attorney general election, 2014, Ballotpedia.
  4. ^ http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/05/ken-paxton-and-dan-branch-slug-it-out-in-race-for-texas-attorney-general.html/
  5. ^ Barnett, Marissa (January 2015). "Ken Paxton vows to continue Abbott's federal fights as attorney general". Dallas News. The Dallas Morning News Inc. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Duties & Responsibilities - Office of the Attorney General
  7. ^ Attorney General from the Handbook of Texas Online

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