Winthuisen, Tomás Felipe de (unknown–unknown)

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: August 6, 2020

Tomás Felipe (Thomás Phelipe) de Winthuisen, governor of Texas from 1741 to 1743, was one of the few civilians to govern Texas under Spanish administration. During his tenure of office the Apache raids on San Antonio continued, and the first reports were received of the appearance of Comanches in the north. He was replaced by Justo Boneo y Morales.

Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the North Mexican States and Texas (2 vols., San Francisco: History Company, 1886, 1889). Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Elizabeth Howard West, trans., "Bonilla's Brief Compendium of the History of Texas, 1772," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 8 (July 1904).


  • Politics and Government
  • Government Officials

Time Periods:

  • Spanish Texas

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August 6, 2020

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