Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

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Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
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Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Joseph García

since January 11, 2011
Website www.colorado.gov/ltgovernor/

The lieutenant governor of Colorado is the second-highest-ranking member of the executive department of the Colorado state government, below only the Governor of Colorado. The lieutenant governor, who acts as governor in his absence and succeeds to the governorship in case of vacancy, is elected on a partisan ticket with the governor.

The present lieutenant governor is Joseph A. Garcia, a Democrat.

List of Lieutenant Governors of the State of Colorado[edit]


# Name From To Party Notes
1 Lafayette Head 1877 1879 Republican
2 Horace Austin Warner Tabor 1879 1883 Republican
3 William H. Meyer 1883 1885 Republican
4 Peter W. Breene 1885 1887 Republican
5 Norman H. Meldrum 1887 1889 Democratic
6 William Grover Smith 1889 1891 Republican
7 William Story 1891 1893 Republican
8 David Hopkinson Nichols 1893 1895 Populist
9 Jared L. Brush 1895 1899 Republican Namesake of Brush, Colorado.
10 Francis Patrick Carney 1899 1901 Populist
11 David Courtney Coates 1901 1902 Democratic
12 Warren A. Haggott 1902 1903 Republican
13 Jesse F. McDonald 1903 1905 Republican
14 Arthur Cornforth 1905 1905 Republican
15 Fred W. Parks 1905 1907 Republican
16 Erastus Harper 1907 1909 Republican
17 Stephen R. Fitzgarrald 1909 1915 Democratic
18 Moses E. Lewis 1915 1917 Republican
19 James A. Pulliam 1917 1919 Democratic
20 George Stepham 1919 1921 Republican
21 Earl Cooley 1921 1923 Republican
22 Robert F. Rockwell 1923 1925 Republican
23 Sterling Byrd Lacy 1925 1927 Democratic
24 George Milton Corlett 1927 1931 Republican
25 Edwin C. Johnson 1931 1932 Democratic
26 Raymond Herbert Talbot 1933 1937 Democratic
27 Frank J. Hayes 1937 1939 Democratic
28 John Charles Vivian 1939 1943 Republican Elected to serve as Governor 1943-1947.
29 William Eugene Higby 1943 1947 Republican
30 Homer L. Pearson 1947 1949 Democratic
31 Walter Walford Johnson 1949 1950 Democratic Served as Governor 1950-1951 following the resignation of Governor William Lee Knous.
32 Charles P. Murphy 1950 1950 Republican
33 Gordon L. Allott 1950 1955 Republican
34 Stephen L.R. McNichols 1955 1957 Democratic Elected to serve as Governor 1957-1963.
35 Frank L. Hays 1957 1959 Republican
36 Robert Lee Knous 1959 1967 Democratic
37 Mark Anthony Hogan 1967 1971 Democratic
38 John David Vanderhoof 1971 1973 Republican Served as Governor 1973-1975 following resignation of Governor John Arthur Love.
39 Ted L. Strickland 1973 1975 Republican
40 George L. Brown 1975 1979 Democratic
41 Nancy E. Dick 1979 1987 Democratic
42 Mike Callihan 1987 1994 Democratic
43 Samuel H. Cassidy 1994 1995 Democratic
44 Gail S. Schoettler 1995 1999 Democratic
45 Joe Rogers 1999 2003 Republican
46 Jane E. Norton 2003 2007 Republican
47 Barbara O'Brien 2007 2011 Democratic
48 Joseph A. Garcia 2011 Democratic

Living former lt. governors[edit]

As of October 2013, seven former lt. governors were alive. The oldest living lt. governor is Nancy E. Dick (1979–1987, born 1930). The most recent lt. governor to die was Joe Rogers (1999–2003), on October 7, 2013.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Mark A. Hogan 1967–1971 (1931-01-27) January 27, 1931 (age 83)
Nancy E. Dick 1979–1987 (1930-07-22) July 22, 1930 (age 84)
Mike Callihan 1987–1994 (1947-08-07) August 7, 1947 (age 66)
Samuel H. Cassidy 1994–1995 (1950-01-16) January 16, 1950 (age 64)
Gail Schoettler 1995–1999 (1943-10-21) October 21, 1943 (age 70)
Jane E. Norton 2003–2007 (1954-10-12) October 12, 1954 (age 59)
Barbara O'Brien 2007–2011 (1950-04-18) April 18, 1950 (age 64)

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