Coke Stevenson

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Texas Governor Coke R. Stevenson (1941-1947)

Coke Robert Stevenson (March 20, 1888 – June 28, 1975) was a Texas Democrat who served as the state's House Speaker, lieutenant governor, and governor from 1941 to 1947. He is known for his "defeat" in the 1948 Senate election where then-U.S. Representative Lyndon B. Johnson stole the race in the primaries with the help of Abe Fortas and George Parr.

Stevenson later supported numerous Republican candidates, and his grandson, Andrew Murr, of Junction is a Republican state representative. Stevenson spent his retirement at his 15,000-acre ranch at Telegraph, near Junction in Kimble County, Texas.

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