Past Poets Laureate of Texas

1932 * Judd Mortimer Lewis, Houston
1934 * Aline T. Michaelis, Austin
1936 * Grace Noll Crowell, Dallas
1939 * Lexie Dean Robertson, Rising Star
1941 * Nancy Richey Ransom, Dallas
1943 * Dollielee Davis Smith, Cleburne
1945 * David Russell, Dallas
1947 * Aline B. Carter, San Antonio
1949 * Carlos Ashley, Llano
1951 * Arthur M. Sampley, Denton
1953 * Mildred Lindsey Raiborn, San Angelo
* Dee Walker, Texas City, alternate
1955 * Pierre Bernard Hill, Hunt
1957 * Margaret Royalty Edwards, Waco
1959 * Van Chandler, Kingsville * Edna Coe Majors, Colorado City, alternate
1961 * Lorena Simon, Port Arthur
1962 * Marvin Davis Winsett, Dallas
1963 * Gwendolyn Bennett Pappas, Houston
* Vassar Miller, Houston, alternate
1964 Jenny Lind Porter, Austin * Edith Rayzor Canant, Texas City, alternate
1966 * Bessie Maas Rowe, Port Arthur
Grace Marie Scott, Abilene, alternate
1967 * William E. Bard, Dallas
* Bessie Maas Rowe, Port Arthur, alternate
1968 * Kathleen Henry Harris Curry, Waco
* Sybil Leonard Armes, El Paso, alternate
1969 * Anne B. Marley, Austin
* Rose Davidson Speer, Brady, alternate
1970 * Robby Koons Mitchell, McKinney
* Faye Carr Adams, Dallas, alternate
1971 Dr. Terry J. Fonteney, Port Arthur
* Faye Carr Adams, Dallas, alternate
1972 * Mrs. Clark Gresham, Burkburnett
Marion J. McDaniel, Sidney, alternate
1973 *Violette Newton, Beaumont
Stella Woodall, San Antonio, alternate
1974 Lila Todd O’Neil, Port Arthur
C.W. Miller, San Antonio, alternate
1975 Ethel Osborne Hill, Port Arthur
* Gene Shuford, Denton, alternate
* Florice Stripling Jeffers, Burkburnett
*Vera L. Eckert, San Angelo, alternate
1977 Ruth Carruth, Vernon
*Joy Gresham Hagstrom, Burkburnett, alternate
1978 Pat Stodghill, Dallas
Dorothy B. Elfstroman, Galveston, alternate
1979 Dorothy B. Elfstroman, Galveston
Ruth Carruth, Vernon, alternate
1980 *Weems S. Dykes, McCamey * Mildred Crabtree Speer, Amarillo, alternate
1981 no appointment
1982 * William D. Barney, Fort Worth
* Vassar Miller, Houston, alternate
1983–1986 no appointment
1987 * Ruth E. Reuther, Wichita Falls
1988 * Vassar Miller, Houston
1989–1992 no appointment
1993–1994 *Mildred Vorpahl Baass, Victoria
1994–1995 *Mildred Vorpahl Baass, Victoria
1996–1999 no appointment
2000 James Hoggard, Wichita Falls
2001 Walter McDonald, Lubbock
2002 no appointment
2003 * Jack Myers, Mesquite
2004 Cleatus Rattan, Cisco
2005 Alan Birkelbach, Plano
2006 Red Steagall, Fort Worth
2007 Steven Fromholz, Kopperl
2008 Larry D. Thomas, Houston
2009 Paul Ruffin, Huntsville
2010 Karla K. Morton, Denton
2011 David M. Parsons, Conroe
2012 Jan Seale, McAllen

* Deceased