List of lieutenant governors of Missouri

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Number of Lieutenant Governors of Missouri by party affiliation
Party Governors
Democratic 32
Republican 10
Democratic-Republican 2
Liberal Republican 2

The lieutenant governor of Missouri is the first person in the order of succession of Missouri's executive branch, thus serving as governor in the event of the death, resignation, removal, impeachment, absence from the state, or incapacity due to illness of the governor of Missouri. The Lt. Governor is elected separately and can be of a different party than the governor.

Lieutenant Governors[edit]

      Democratic-Republican (2)       Democratic (32)       Republican (10)       Liberal Republican (2)

#   Lieutenant Governor Took office Left office Party   Governor Terms[A]
1 William Henry Ashley September 18, 1820 November 15, 1824 Democratic-Republican Alexander McNair 1
2 Benjamin Harrison Reeves November 15, 1824 July 1825 Democratic-Republican Frederick Bates 12[B]
vacant July 1825 November 17, 1828 Frederick Bates 12[C]
Abraham J. Williams
John Miller
3 Daniel Dunklin November 17, 1828 November 19, 1832 Democratic John Miller 1
4 Lilburn Boggs November 19, 1832 September 30, 1836 Democratic Daniel Dunklin 12
vacant September 30, 1836 November 21, 1836 Lilburn Boggs 12[D]
5 Franklin Cannon November 21, 1836 November 16, 1840 Democratic Lilburn Boggs 1
6 Meredith Miles Marmaduke November 16, 1840 February 9, 1844 Democratic Thomas Reynolds 12
vacant February 9, 1844 November 20, 1844 Meredith Miles Marmaduke 12[D]
7 James Young November 20, 1844 November 20, 1848 Democratic John C. Edwards 1
8 Thomas Lawson Price November 20, 1848 January 3, 1853 Democratic Austin Augustus King 1
9 Wilson Brown January 3, 1853 August 27, 1855 Democratic Sterling Price 12[E]
vacant August 27, 1855 January 5, 1857 Sterling Price 12[F]
10 Hancock Lee Jackson January 5, 1857 February 27, 1857 Democratic Trusten Polk 13
vacant February 27, 1857 October 22, 1857 Hancock Lee Jackson 13[G]
10 Hancock Lee Jackson October 22, 1857 January 3, 1861 Democratic Robert Marcellus Stewart 13
11 Thomas Caute Reynolds January 3, 1861 July 23, 1861 Democratic Claiborne Fox Jackson 13[H]
12 William Willard Preble Hall July 31, 1861 January 31, 1864 Republican Hamilton Rowan Gamble 13[I]
vacant January 31, 1864 January 2, 1865 William Willard Preble Hall 13[D]
13 George Smith January 2, 1865 January 12, 1869 Republican Thomas Clement Fletcher 1
14 Edwin Obed Stanard January 12, 1869 January 4, 1871 Republican Joseph W. McClurg 1
15 Joseph J. Gravely January 4, 1871 April 28, 1872 Liberal Republican B. Gratz Brown 12[E]
vacant April 28, 1872 January 3, 1873 B. Gratz Brown 12[F]
16 Charles Phillip Johnson January 3, 1873 January 12, 1875 Liberal Republican Silas Woodson 1
17 Norman Jay Coleman January 12, 1875 January 8, 1877 Democratic Charles Henry Hardin 1
18 Henry Clay Brockmeyer January 8, 1877 January 10, 1881 Democratic John Smith Phelps 1
19 Robert Alexander Campbell January 10, 1881 January 12, 1885 Democratic Thomas Theodore Crittenden 1
20 Albert P. Morehouse January 12, 1885 December 28, 1887 Democratic John S. Marmaduke 12
vacant December 28, 1887 January 14, 1889 Albert P. Morehouse 12[D]
21 Stephen Hugh Claycomb January 14, 1889 January 9, 1893 Democratic David R. Francis 1
22 John Baptiste O'Meara January 9, 1893 January 11, 1897 Democratic William Joel Stone 1
23 August Bolte January 11, 1897 January 14, 1901 Democratic Lawrence Vest Stephens 1
24 John Adams Lee January 14, 1901 April 25, 1903 Democratic Alexander Monroe Dockery 12[B]
25 Thomas Lewis Rubey April 25, 1903 January 9, 1905 Democratic Alexander Monroe Dockery 12[J]
26 John C. McKinley January 9, 1905 January 11, 1909 Republican Joseph W. Folk 1
27 Jacob Friedrich Gmelich January 11, 1909 January 13, 1913 Republican Herbert S. Hadley 1
28 William Rock Painter January 13, 1913 January 8, 1917 Democratic Elliot Woolfolk Major 1
29 Wallace Crossley January 8, 1917 January 10, 1921 Democratic Frederick D. Gardner 1
30 Hiram Lloyd January 10, 1921 January 12, 1925 Republican Arthur M. Hyde
31 Philip Allen Bennett January 12, 1925 January 14, 1929 Republican Samuel Aaron Baker 1
32 Edward Henry Winter January 14, 1929 January 9, 1933 Republican Henry S. Caulfield 1
33 Frank Gaines Harris January 9, 1933 December 30, 1944 Democratic Guy Brasfield Park 2 12[E]
Lloyd C. Stark
Forrest C. Donnell
vacant December 30, 1944 January 8, 1945 Forrest C. Donnell 12[F]
34 Walter Naylor Davis January 8, 1945 January 10, 1949 Democratic Phil M. Donnelly 1
35 James T. Blair, Jr. January 10, 1949 January 14, 1957 Democratic Forrest Smith 2
Phil M. Donnelly
36 Edward V. Long January 14, 1957 September 23, 1960 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 12[K]
vacant September 23, 1960 January 9, 1961 James T. Blair, Jr. 12[C]
37 Hilary A. Bush January 9, 1961 January 11, 1965 Democratic John M. Dalton 1
38 Thomas Eagleton January 11, 1965 January 13, 1969 Democratic Warren E. Hearnes 1
39 William S. Morris January 13, 1969 January 8, 1973 Democratic Warren E. Hearnes 1
40 William C. Phelps January 8, 1973 January 12, 1981 Republican Christopher "Kit" Bond 2
Joseph P. Teasdale
41 Kenneth Rothman January 12, 1981 January 14, 1985 Democratic Christopher "Kit" Bond 1
42 Harriett Woods January 14, 1985 January 9, 1989 Democratic John Ashcroft 1
43 Mel Carnahan January 9, 1989 January 11, 1993 Democratic John Ashcroft 1
44 Roger B. Wilson January 11, 1993 October 17, 2000 Democratic Mel Carnahan 13
vacant October 17, 2000 November 15, 2000 Roger B. Wilson 13[D]
45 Joe Maxwell November 15, 2000 January 10, 2005 Democratic Roger B. Wilson 1 13[L]
Bob Holden
46 Peter Kinder January 10, 2005 Incumbent Republican Matt Blunt 1
Jay Nixon

Notes[edit]

  • A. ^ The fractional terms of some lieutenant governors are not to be understood absolutely literally; rather, they are meant to show single terms during which multiple lieutenant governors served, due to resignations, deaths and the like.
  • B. a b Resigned from office.
  • C. a b Vacant due to resignation of lieutenant governor.
  • D. a b c d e Vacant due to lieutenant governor becoming governor for remainder of unexpired term.
  • E. a b c Died in office.
  • F. a b c Vacant due to death of lieutenant governor.
  • G. ^ Vacant due to lieutenant governor acting as governor.
  • H. ^ The Missouri state convention declared the executive department of the state had expatriated itself and their offices vacant.[1] Reynolds had fled the capital and aligned himself with the Confederacy.
  • I. ^ Hall was elected the provisional governor of Missouri by the state convention.[1]
  • J. ^ Appointed lieutenant governor following the resignation of Lee.
  • K. ^ Resigned from office to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.
  • L. ^ Wilson appointed lieutenant governor elect Maxwell to fill vacancy until his official inauguration.[2]

Other high offices held[edit]

This is a table of congressional, other governorships, and other federal offices held by lieutenant governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Missouri except where noted. * denotes those offices which the lieutenant governor resigned or otherwise left office to take.

Name Term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
Daniel Dunklin 1828–1832 H
Daniel Dunklin 1828–1832 Governor of Missouri
Lilburn Boggs 1832–1836 Governor of Missouri*
Meredith Miles Marmaduke 1840–1844 Governor of Missouri*
Thomas Lawson Price 1848–1853 H
Hancock Lee Jackson 1857 Acting Governor of Missouri
Thomas Caute Reynolds 1861 Confederate Governor of Missouri
Willard Preble Hall 1861–1864 Governor of Missouri*
Edwin Obed Stanard 1869–1871 H
Joseph Jackson Gravely 1871–1873 H
Norman Jay Coleman 1875–1877 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Albert P. Morehouse 1885–1887 Governor of Missouri*
Thomas Lewis Rubey 1903–1905 H
Philip Allen Bennett 1925–1929 H
James T. Blair, Jr. 1949–1957 Governor of Missouri
Edward V. Long 1957–1960 S*
Thomas Eagleton 1965–1969 S
Mel Carnahan 1989–1993 Governor of Missouri, Posthumously elected U.S. Senator
Roger B. Wilson 1993–2000 Governor of Missouri*

Living former lieutenant governors[edit]

As of August 2014, five former governors were alive, the oldest being William C. Phelps (1973–1981, born 1934). The most recent lieutenant governor to die was Thomas Eagleton (1965–1969) on March 4, 2007. The most recent serving lieutenant governor to die was Mel Carnahan (1989–1993) on October 16, 2000.

Name Term Date of birth
William C. Phelps 1973–1981 (1934-04-05) April 5, 1934 (age 80)
Kenneth Rothman 1981–1985 (1935-10-11) October 11, 1935 (age 78)
Roger B. Wilson 1993–2000 (1948-10-10) October 10, 1948 (age 65)
Joe Maxwell 2000–2005 (1957-03-17) March 17, 1957 (age 57)

References[edit]

General
Constitutions
Specific
  1. ^ a b Journal of the Missouri State Convention Held at Jefferson City, July, 1861. St. Louis: George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders. 1861. OCLC 2650423. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ McCaskill, Claire (March 2, 2001). "OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, PERIOD JULY 1, 2000 TO NOVEMBER 15, 2000 AND THE TWO YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2000" (PDF). Office Of The State Auditor Of Missouri. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 

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