List of governors of Missouri

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This is a list of Governors of Missouri since its territory became part of the United States.

Thirty-eight of the Governors have been Democratic. Fifteen have been Republican. One has been Liberal Republican.

As of 2018–19, Missouri has never had a female governor.

Governors of MissouriEdit

Parties

  Democratic-Republican (3)   Democratic (38)   Republican (15)   Liberal Republican (1)

# Portrait   Governor Took office Left office Party   Lieutenant Governor[F] Terms[G]
1   Alexander McNair September 18, 1820 November 15, 1824 Democratic-Republican William Henry Ashley 1
2   Frederick Bates November 15, 1824 August 4, 1825 Democratic-Republican Benjamin Harrison Reeves 13[C]
3   Abraham J. Williams August 4, 1825 January 20, 1826 Democratic-Republican Vacant 13[H]
4   John Miller January 20, 1826 November 19, 1832 Democratic Daniel Dunklin 1 13[I]
5   Daniel Dunklin November 19, 1832 September 30, 1836 Democratic Lilburn W. Boggs 12[J]
6   Lilburn Boggs September 30, 1836 November 16, 1840 Democratic Franklin Cannon 1 12[K]
7   Thomas Reynolds November 16, 1840 February 9, 1844 Democratic Meredith Miles Marmaduke 12[C]
8   Meredith Miles Marmaduke February 9, 1844 November 20, 1844 Democratic Vacant 12[L]
9   John C. Edwards November 20, 1844 November 20, 1848 Democratic James Young 1
10   Austin Augustus King November 20, 1848 January 3, 1853 Democratic Thomas Lawson Price 1
11   Sterling Price January 3, 1853 January 5, 1857 Democratic Wilson Brown 1
12   Trusten Polk January 5, 1857 February 27, 1857 Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 13[M]
13   Hancock Lee Jackson February 27, 1857 October 22, 1857 Democratic Vacant 13[N]
14   Robert Marcellus Stewart October 22, 1857 January 3, 1861 Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 13[I]
15   Claiborne Fox Jackson January 3, 1861 July 23, 1861 Democratic Thomas Caute Reynolds 13[O]
16   Hamilton Rowan Gamble July 31, 1861 January 31, 1864 Republican Willard Preble Hall 13[P][C]
17   Willard Preble Hall January 31, 1864 January 2, 1865 Republican Vacant 13[L]
18   Thomas Clement Fletcher January 2, 1865 January 12, 1869 Republican George Rappeen Smith 1
19   Joseph W. McClurg January 12, 1869 January 4, 1871 Republican Edwin O. Stanard 1
20   bgcolor=Template:Liberal Republican Party (United States)/meta/color | B. Gratz Brown January 4, 1871 January 3, 1873 Liberal Republican bgcolor=Template:Liberal Republican Party (United States)/meta/color | Joseph J. Gravely 1
21   Silas Woodson January 3, 1873 January 12, 1875 Democratic bgcolor=Template:Liberal Republican Party (United States)/meta/color | Charles Phillip Johnson 1
22   Charles Henry Hardin January 12, 1875 January 8, 1877 Democratic Norman Jay Coleman 1
23   John Smith Phelps January 8, 1877 January 10, 1881 Democratic Henry Clay Brockmeyer 1
24   Thomas Theodore Crittenden January 10, 1881 January 12, 1885 Democratic Robert Alexander Campbell 1
25   John S. Marmaduke January 12, 1885 December 28, 1887 Democratic Albert P. Morehouse 12[C]
26   Albert P. Morehouse December 28, 1887 January 14, 1889 Democratic Vacant 12[L]
27   David R. Francis January 14, 1889 January 9, 1893 Democratic Stephen Hugh Claycomb 1
28   William J. Stone January 9, 1893 January 11, 1897 Democratic John Baptiste O'Meara 1
29   Lawrence Vest Stephens January 11, 1897 January 14, 1901 Democratic August Henry Bolte 1
30   Alexander Monroe Dockery January 14, 1901 January 9, 1905 Democratic John Adams Lee 1
Thomas L. Rubey
31   Joseph W. Folk January 9, 1905 January 11, 1909 Democratic John C. McKinley 1
32   Herbert S. Hadley January 9, 1909 January 13, 1913 Republican Jacob Friedrich Gmelich 1
33   Elliot Woolfolk Major January 13, 1913 January 8, 1917 Democratic William Rock Painter 1
34   Frederick D. Gardner January 8, 1917 January 10, 1921 Democratic Wallace Crossley 1
35   Arthur M. Hyde January 10, 1921 January 12, 1925 Republican Hiram Lloyd 1
36   Samuel Aaron Baker January 12, 1925 January 14, 1929 Republican Phillip Allen Bennett 1
37   Henry S. Caulfield January 14, 1929 January 9, 1933 Republican Edward Henry Winter 1
38   Guy Brasfield Park January 9, 1933 January 11, 1937 Democratic Frank Gaines Harris 1
39   Lloyd C. Stark January 11, 1937 February 26, 1941 Democratic Frank Gaines Harris 1[Q]
40   Forrest C. Donnell February 26, 1941 January 8, 1945 Republican Frank Gaines Harris 1[R]
41   Phil M. Donnelly January 8, 1945 January 10, 1949 Democratic Walter Naylor Davis 1
42   Forrest Smith January 10, 1949 January 12, 1953 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 1
43   Phil M. Donnelly January 12, 1953 January 14, 1957 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 1
44   James T. Blair, Jr. January 14, 1957 January 9, 1961 Democratic Edward V. Long 1
45   John M. Dalton January 9, 1961 January 11, 1965 Democratic Hilary A. Bush 1
46   Warren E. Hearnes January 11, 1965 January 8, 1973 Democratic Thomas F. Eagleton 2
William S. Morris
47   Kit Bond January 8, 1973 January 10, 1977 Republican William C. Phelps 1
48   Joseph P. Teasdale January 10, 1977 January 12, 1981 Democratic William C. Phelps 1
49   Kit Bond January 12, 1981 January 14, 1985 Republican Kenneth J. Rothman 1
50   John Ashcroft January 14, 1985 January 11, 1993 Republican Harriett Woods 2
Mel Carnahan
51   Mel Carnahan January 11, 1993 October 16, 2000 Democratic Roger B. Wilson 1 12[C]
52   Roger B. Wilson October 16, 2000 January 8, 2001 Democratic Joe Maxwell 12[L][S]
53   Bob Holden January 8, 2001 January 10, 2005 Democratic Joe Maxwell 1
54   Matt Blunt January 10, 2005 January 12, 2009 Republican Peter Kinder 1
55   Jay Nixon January 12, 2009 January 9, 2017 Democratic Peter Kinder 2
56   Eric Greitens January 9, 2017 June 1, 2018 Republican Mike Parson 1
57   Mike Parson June 1, 2018 Incumbent Republican Mike Kehoe N/A[L]

The most recent Governor to die was Joseph P. Teasdale (1936–2014). The most recently serving United States Governor of Missouri to die was Mel Carnahan (1934–2000).[1] The oldest living Governor or former Governor of Missouri is Kit Bond (born 1939).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mel Carnahan Dies in Crash (Report). New York Times. Retrieved July 30, 2018.