Julian Carroll

American politician

Julian Morton Carroll (born April 16, 1931) is an American politician from the state of Kentucky. A Democrat, he is a member of the Kentucky Senate, representing Anderson, Franklin, Woodford, Gallatin and Owen counties.

Julian Carroll
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 7th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded byLindy Casebier
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
August 29, 1978 – July 10, 1979
Preceded byWilliam Milliken
Succeeded byOtis R. Bowen
54th Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 28, 1974 – December 11, 1979
LieutenantThelma Stovall
Preceded byWendell H. Ford
Succeeded byJohn Y. Brown Jr.
46th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 7, 1971 – December 28, 1974
GovernorWendell H. Ford
Preceded byWendell H. Ford
Succeeded byThelma Stovall
Personal details
Julian Morton Carroll

(1931-04-16) April 16, 1931 (age 89)
Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Charlann Harting (Deceased)
EducationPaducah Junior College
University of Kentucky (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force

From 1974 to 1979, he served as the 54th Governor of Kentucky, succeeding Wendell H. Ford, who resigned to accept a seat in the U.S. Senate.[1] He was the first Kentucky governor from the state's far-western Jackson Purchase region, and his running mate Thelma Stovall was the first woman to be elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.


  1. "Kentucky Governor Julian Morton Carroll". National Governors Association. Retrieved April 3, 2012.

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