Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

second highest ranking official of the executive branch of the state government of North Carolina

The Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina is the second highest elected official in the U.S. state of North Carolina and is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government.

Lieutenant Governor of
North Carolina
Mark Robinson

since January 1, 2021 (2021-01-01)
Member of
SeatRaleigh, North Carolina
Term lengthFour years, renewable once consecutively
Constituting instrumentNorth Carolina Constitution of 1868
Inaugural holderTod R. Caldwell
SalaryUS$124,676 per year
WebsiteOfficial website

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  Democratic (29)   Republican (6)

# Portrait Lt. Governor Term of office Political party Governor(s)
1   Tod R. Caldwell[a] 1868–1870 Republican William W. Holden (R)
Office vacant 1870–1873
2   Curtis H. Brogden 1873–1874 Republican Tod R. Caldwell (R)
Office vacant 1874–1877
3   Thomas J. Jarvis 1877–1879 Democratic Zebulon B. Vance (D)
Office vacant 1879–1881
4   James L. Robinson[b] 1881–1885 Democratic Thomas J. Jarvis (D)
5   Charles M. Stedman 1885–1889 Democratic Alfred Moore Scales (D)
6   Thomas M. Holt 1889–1891 Democratic Daniel Gould Fowle (D)
Office vacant 1891–1893
7   Rufus A. Doughton 1893–1897 Democratic Elias Carr (D)
8   Charles A. Reynolds 1897–1901 Republican Daniel Lindsay Russell (R)
9   Wilfred D. Turner 1901–1905 Democratic Charles Brantley Aycock (D)
10   Francis D. Winston 1905–1909 Democratic Robert Broadnax Glenn (D)
11   William C. Newland 1909–1913 Democratic William Walton Kitchin (D)
12   Elijah L. Daughtridge 1913–1917 Democratic Locke Craig (D)
13   Oliver Max Gardner 1917–1921 Democratic Thomas Walter Bickett (D)
14   William B. Cooper 1921–1925 Democratic Cameron A. Morrison (D)
15   Jacob E. Long 1925–1929 Democratic Angus Wilton McLean (D)
16   Richard T. Fountain 1929–1933 Democratic Oliver Max Gardner (D)
17   Alexander H. Graham 1933–1937 Democratic John C. B. Ehringhaus (D)
18   Wilkins P. Horton 1937–1941 Democratic Clyde R. Hoey (D)
19   Reginald L. Harris 1941–1945 Democratic J. Melville Broughton (D)
20   Lynton Y. Ballentine 1945–1949 Democratic R. Gregg Cherry (D)
21   Hoyt Patrick Taylor 1949–1953 Democratic W. Kerr Scott (D)
22   Luther H. Hodges 1953–1954 Democratic William B. Umstead (D)
Office vacant 1954–1957
23   Luther E. Barnhardt 1957–1961 Democratic Luther H. Hodges (D)
24   Harvey Cloyd Philpott[c] 1961 Democratic Terry Sanford (D)
Office vacant 1961–1965
25   Robert W. Scott 1965–1969 Democratic Dan K. Moore (D)
26   Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr. 1969–1973 Democratic Robert W. Scott (D)
27   Jim Hunt 1973–1977 Democratic James Holshouser (R)
28   James C. Green[d] 1977–1985 Democratic Jim Hunt (D)
29   Robert B. Jordan 1985–1989 Democratic James G. Martin (R)
30   Jim Gardner[e] 1989–1993 Republican
31   Dennis Wicker 1993–2001 Democratic Jim Hunt (D)
32   Bev Perdue[f] 2001–2009 Democratic Mike Easley (D)
33   Walter Dalton 2009–2013 Democratic Bev Perdue (D)
34   Dan Forest 2013–2021 Republican Pat McCrory (R)
Roy Cooper (D)
35   Mark Robinson[g] 2021–present Republican Roy Cooper (D)

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  1. Became Governor on December 20, 1870.
  2. Robinson is often referred to as "acting Lieutenant Governor" from 1879 through 1881, because, as President Pro Tempore of the Senate at the time that Jarvis succeeded to the governorship, he became President of the Senate, putting him next in line to succeed the governor. However, technically, there is no such office as "acting" lieutenant governor, meaning that the office was vacant, just as it had been in periods such as 1874-1877. Robinson was elected lieutenant governor in his own right in 1880.
  3. Died in office.
  4. First Lt. Governor to serve two terms.
  5. First Republican elected since Reynolds in 1896.
  6. First female Lt. Governor.
  7. First African American Lt. Governor.

References change

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.

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