Paul E. Patton

American politician

Paul Edward Patton (born May 26, 1937) is an American politician. He was the 59th Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1995 to 2003. He was the first governor eligible to succeed himself in office since James Garrard in 1800.[1][2] Since 2013, he has been the chancellor of the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky after serving as its president from 2010 to 2013. He also served as chairman of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education from 2009 to 2011.

Paul E. Patton
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
July 16, 2002 – August 19, 2003
Preceded byJohn Engler
Succeeded byDirk Kempthorne
59th Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 12, 1995 – December 9, 2003
LieutenantSteve Henry
Preceded byBrereton Jones
Succeeded byErnie Fletcher
51st Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 10, 1991 – December 12, 1995
GovernorBrereton Jones
Preceded byBrereton Jones
Succeeded bySteve Henry
Personal details
Paul Edward Patton

(1937-05-26) May 26, 1937 (age 86)
Fallsburg, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Carol Cooley
Judi Conway
EducationUniversity of Kentucky (BS)

References change

  1. "Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine". National Governors Association
  2. Mueller, p. A1