List of lieutenant governors of South Carolina

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This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of South Carolina, 1730 to present. In South Carolina, the Lieutenant Governor and the governor do not run together on the same ticket. The Lieutenant Governor can therefore be affiliated with a different political party than that of the Governor. However, a Constitutional Amendment was passed on November 6, 2012 that would require the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to run on the same ticket, effective with the 2018 election.[1]

Royal Period (1719-1776)[edit]

The Lieutenant Governor position was created by the British government under the control of the Board of Trade in 1729 for a term beginning on January 1, 1730. Prior to that, the Governor appointed a deputy governor to act in his stead during his absence. There were only three Lieutenant Governors during the Royal period and two were father and son.

# Name Took Office Left Office Governor(s) Served Under
1 Thomas Broughton January 1, 1730 November 22, 1737 Robert Johnson
2 William Bull I December 23, 1738 March 21, 1755 James Glen
3 William Bull II March 21, 1755 March 26, 1776 James Glen
William Henry Lyttleton
Thomas Boone
Charles Greville Montagu
William Campbell

Statehood Period (1776 to Present)[edit]

Vice Presidents under the Constitution of 1776[edit]

The General Assembly chose the Vice President for a term of two years.

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served Under
4 Henry Laurens March 26, 1776 January 10, 1777 No party John Rutledge
5 James Parsons June 27, 1777 January 9, 1779 No party John Rutledge

Lieutenant Governors under the Constitution of 1778[edit]

The General Assembly chose the Lieutenant Governor for a term of two years.

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served Under
6 Thomas Bee January 9, 1779 January 24, 1780 No party John Rutledge
7 Christopher Gadsden January 24, 1780 January 31, 1782 No party John Rutledge
8 Richard Hutson January 31, 1782 February 4, 1783 No party John Mathews
9 Richard Beresford February 4, 1783 March 15, 1783 No party Benjamin Guerard
10 William Moultrie February 16, 1784 February 11, 1785 No party Benjamin Guerard
11 Charles Drayton February 11, 1785 February 20, 1787 No party William Moultrie
12 Thomas Gadsden February 20, 1787 January 26, 1789 Federalist Thomas Pinckney
13 Alexander Gillon January 26, 1789 February 15, 1791 Federalist Charles Pinckney

Lieutenant Governors under the Constitution of 1790[edit]

The General Assembly chose the Lieutenant Governor for a term of two years.

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served Under
14 Isaac Holmes February 15, 1791 December 5, 1792 Federalist Charles Pinckney
15 James Ladson December 5, 1792 December 17, 1794 Federalist William Moultrie
16 Lewis Morris December 17, 1794 December 8, 1796 Federalist Arnoldus Vanderhorst
17 Robert Anderson December 8, 1796 December 18, 1798 Democratic-
Republican
Charles Pinckney
18 John Drayton December 18, 1798 January 23, 1800 Democratic-
Republican
Edward Rutledge
19 Richard Winn December 4, 1800 December 8, 1802 Democratic-
Republican
John Drayton
20 Ezekiel Pickens December 8, 1802 December 7, 1804 Democratic-
Republican
James Burchill Richardson
21 Thomas Sumter, Jr. December 7, 1804 December 9, 1806 Democratic-
Republican
Paul Hamilton
22 John Hopkins December 9, 1806 December 10, 1808 Democratic-
Republican
Charles Pinckney
23 Frederick Nance December 10, 1808 December 8, 1810 Democratic-
Republican
John Drayton
24 Samuel Farrow December 8, 1810 December 10, 1812 Democratic-
Republican
Henry Middleton
25 Eldred Simkins December 10, 1812 December 10, 1814 Democratic-
Republican
Joseph Alston
26 Robert Creswell December 10, 1814 December 5, 1816 Democratic-
Republican
David Rogerson Williams
27 John A. Cuthbert December 5, 1816 December 8, 1818 Democratic-
Republican
Andrew Pickens
28 William Youngblood December 8, 1818 December 7, 1820 Democratic-
Republican
John Geddes
29 William Pinckney December 7, 1820 December 7, 1822 Democratic-
Republican
Thomas Bennett, Jr.
30 Henry Bradley December 7, 1822 December 3, 1824 Democratic-
Republican
John Lyde Wilson
31 William Bull December 3, 1824 December 9, 1826 Democratic-
Republican
Richard Irvine Manning I
32 James Witherspoon December 9, 1826 December 10, 1828 Democratic-
Republican
John Taylor
33 Thomas Williams December 10, 1828 December 9, 1830 Democratic Stephen Decatur Miller
34 Patrick Noble December 9, 1830 December 10, 1832 Democratic James Hamilton, Jr.
35 Charles Cotesworth Pinckney December 10, 1832 December 9, 1834 Democratic Robert Young Hayne
36 Whitemarsh B. Seabrook December 9, 1834 December 10, 1836 Democratic George McDuffie
37 William DuBose December 10, 1836 December 7, 1838 Democratic Pierce Mason Butler
38 Barnabas Kelet Henagan December 7, 1838 April 7, 1840 Democratic Patrick Noble
39 William K. Clowney December 9, 1840 December 8, 1842 Democratic John Peter Richardson II
40 Isaac Donnom Witherspoon December 8, 1842 December 7, 1844 Democratic James Henry Hammond
41 J.F. Ervin December 7, 1844 December 8, 1846 Democratic William Aiken
42 William Cain December 8, 1846 December 12, 1848 Democratic David Johnson
43 William Henry Gist December 12, 1848 December 13, 1850 Democratic Whitemarsh B. Seabrook
44 Joshua John Ward December 13, 1850 December 9, 1852 Democratic John Hugh Means
45 James Irby December 9, 1852 December 11, 1854 Democratic John Lawrence Manning
46 Richard de Treville December 11, 1854 December 9, 1856 Democratic James Hopkins Adams
47 Gabriel Cannon December 9, 1856 December 10, 1858 Democratic Robert F.W. Allston
48 M. E. Carn December 10, 1858 December 14, 1860 Democratic William Henry Gist
49 W.W. Harllee December 14, 1860 December 17, 1862 Democratic Francis Wilkinson Pickens
50 Plowden Weston December 17, 1862 December 18, 1864 Democratic Milledge Luke Bonham
51 Robert McCaw December 18, 1864 May 25, 1865 Democratic Andrew Gordon Magrath

Lieutenant Governors under the Constitution of 1865[edit]

First Constitution of South Carolina to provide for the direct election of the Lieutenant Governor.

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served Under
52 W.D. Porter November 30, 1865 July 6, 1868 No party James Lawrence Orr

Lieutenant Governors under the Constitution of 1868[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served Under
53 Lemuel Boozer July 6, 1868 December 3, 1870 Republican Robert Kingston Scott
54 Alonzo J. Ransier December 3, 1870 December 7, 1872 Republican Robert Kingston Scott
55 Richard Howell Gleaves December 7, 1872 December 14, 1876 Republican Franklin J. Moses, Jr.
Daniel Henry Chamberlain
56 William Dunlap Simpson December 14, 1876 February 26, 1879 Democratic Wade Hampton III
57 John D. Kennedy November 30, 1880 December 1, 1882 Democratic Johnson Hagood
58 John Calhoun Sheppard December 1, 1882 July 10, 1886 Democratic Hugh Smith Thompson
59 William Mauldin November 30, 1886 December 4, 1890 Democratic John Peter Richardson III
60 Eugene Gary December 4, 1890 1893 Democratic Benjamin Tillman
61 W.H. Timmerman 1893 January 18, 1897 Democratic Benjamin Tillman
John Gary Evans

Lieutenant Governors under the Constitution of 1895[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served Under
62 Miles Benjamin McSweeney January 18, 1897 June 2, 1899 Democratic William Haselden Ellerbe
63 Robert B. Scarborough June 2, 1899 January 15, 1901 Democratic Miles Benjamin McSweeney
64 James Tillman January 15, 1901 January 20, 1903 Democratic Miles Benjamin McSweeney
65 John Sloan January 20, 1903 January 15, 1907 Democratic Duncan Clinch Heyward
66 Thomas Gordon McLeod January 15, 1907 January 17, 1911 Democratic Martin Frederick Ansel
67 Charles Aurelius Smith January 17, 1911 January 14, 1915 Democratic Coleman Livingston Blease
68 Andrew Bethea January 19, 1915 January 21, 1919 Democratic Richard Irvine Manning III
69 J.T. Liles January 21, 1919 January 18, 1921 Democratic Robert Archer Cooper
70 Wilson Godfrey Harvey January 18, 1921 May 20, 1922 Democratic Robert Archer Cooper
71 E.B. Jackson January 16, 1923 January 18, 1927 Democratic Thomas Gordon McLeod
72 Thomas Bothwell Butler January 18, 1927 January 20, 1931 Democratic John Gardiner Richards, Jr.
73 James Sheppard January 20, 1931 January 15, 1935 Democratic Ibra Charles Blackwood
74 Joseph Emile Harley January 15, 1935 November 4, 1941 Democratic Olin D. Johnston
Burnett R. Maybank
75 Ransome Judson Williams January 19, 1943 January 2, 1945 Democratic Olin D. Johnston
76 George Bell Timmerman, Jr. January 21, 1947 January 18, 1955 Democratic Strom Thurmond
James F. Byrnes
77 Ernest "Fritz" Hollings January 18, 1955 January 20, 1959 Democratic George Bell Timmerman, Jr.
78 Burnet Maybank, Jr. January 20, 1959 January 15, 1963 Democratic Ernest "Fritz" Hollings
79 Robert Evander McNair January 15, 1963 April 22, 1965 Democratic Donald S. Russell
80 John C. West January 17, 1967 January 19, 1971 Democratic Robert Evander McNair
81 Earle Morris, Jr. January 19, 1971 January 21, 1975 Democratic John C. West
82 W. Brantley Harvey, Jr. January 21, 1975 January 10, 1979 Democratic James B. Edwards
83 Nancy Stevenson January 10, 1979 January 12, 1983 Democratic Richard Riley
84 Michael R. Daniel January 12, 1983 January 14, 1987 Democratic Richard Riley
85 Nick Theodore January 14, 1987 January 11, 1995 Democratic Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
86 Bob Peeler January 11, 1995 January 15, 2003 Republican David Beasley
Jim Hodges
87 André Bauer January 15, 2003 January 12, 2011 Republican Mark Sanford
88 Ken Ard January 12, 2011 March 9, 2012 Republican Nikki Haley
89 Glenn F. McConnell March 13, 2012 - Republican Nikki Haley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SC voters in favor of governor-lieutenant governor ticket". wmbfnews.com. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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