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Governor of Arkansas
Seal of Arkansas.svg
AsaHutchinson.JPG
Incumbent
Asa Hutchinson

since January 13, 2015
Style The Honorable
Residence Arkansas Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder James Sevier Conway
Formation 1836; Constitution of Arkansas
Succession Every four years, unless re-elected.
Salary $86,890 (2013)[1]

The Governor of Arkansas is the head of the executive branch of Arkansas's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Arkansas Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.[2]

The state has had 45 elected governors, as well as 10 acting governors who assumed powers and duties following the resignation or death of the governor, totaling 55 distinct terms. Before becoming a state, Arkansas Territory had four governors appointed to it by the President of the United States. Orval Faubus served the longest term as state governor, being elected six times to serve twelve years. Bill Clinton, elected five times over two distinct terms, fell only one month short of twelve years. The shortest term for an elected governor was the 38 days served by John Sebastian Little before his nervous breakdown; one of the acting successors to his term, Jesse M. Martin, served only three days, the shortest stint overall. The current governor is Asa Hutchinson, who took office on January 13, 2015 after his election on November 4, 2014.

Governors[edit]

Governors of the Territory of Arkansas[edit]

For the period before Arkansas Territory was formed, see the list of Governors of Missouri Territory.

Arkansaw Territory (renamed Arkansas Territory around 1822[a]) was split from Missouri Territory on July 4, 1819. It lost land twice, on November 15, 1824, and May 6, 1828, with the land being made unorganized territory both times; this land eventually became part of Oklahoma.

As secretary of the territory from 1819 to 1829, Robert Crittenden served as acting governor whenever the appointed governor was not in the state. This meant he was in fact the first person to perform the office of Governor of Arkansas Territory, since James Miller did not arrive in the territory until nine months after his appointment.[4]

# Picture Governor Term in office Appointed by Notes
1 AR Miller James.jpg James Miller March 3, 1819

December 27, 1824
James Monroe [b][c]
2 George Izard.jpg George Izard March 4, 1825

November 22, 1828
[d][e]
John Quincy Adams
3 AR Pope John.jpg John Pope March 9, 1829[8]

March 9, 1835
Andrew Jackson [f][g]
4 WSFulton.jpg William S. Fulton March 9, 1835

June 15, 1836
[h]

Governors of the State of Arkansas[edit]

Arkansas was admitted to the Union on June 15, 1836. It seceded from the Union on May 6, 1861, and joined the Confederate States of America on May 18, 1861; there was no Union government in exile, so there was a single line of governors, though as the state fell to Union forces there was a loyalist government put in place with an insignificant Confederate government in exile. Following the end of the American Civil War, it was part of the Fourth Military District. Arkansas was readmitted to the Union on June 22, 1868.

The first state constitution of 1836 established four-year terms for governors,[12] which was lowered to two years in the 1874, and current, constitution.[13] Amendment 63 to the Arkansas Constitution, passed in 1984, increased the terms of both governor and lieutenant governor to four years.[14] Governors were originally limited only to serving no more than eight out of every twelve years,[12] but the 1874 constitution removed any term limit. A referendum in 1992 limited governors to two terms.[15]

Until 1864, the constitutions provided that, should the office of governor be rendered vacant, the president of the senate would serve as acting governor until such time as a new governor were elected or the disability removed, or the acting governor's senate term expired.[16][17] This led to some situations where the governorship changed hands in quick succession, due to senate terms ending or new senate presidents being elected. For example, after John Sebastian Little resigned in 1907, three senate presidents acted as governor before the next elected governor took office. Should the president of the senate be similarly incapacitated, the next in line for the governorship was the speaker of the state house of representatives.

The 1864 constitution created the office of lieutenant governor[18] who would also act as president of the senate,[19] and who would serve as acting governor in case of vacancy.[20] The 1868 constitution maintained the position,[21] but the 1874 constitution removed it and returned to the original line of succession.[22] Amendment 6 to the constitution, passed in 1914 but not recognized until 1925,[23] recreated the office of lieutenant governor, who becomes governor in case of vacancy of the governor's office.[24] The governor and lieutenant governor are not elected on the same ticket.

Arkansas was a strongly Democratic state before the Civil War, electing only candidates from the Democratic party. It elected three Republican governors following Reconstruction, but after the Democratic Party re-established control, 92 years passed before voters chose another Republican.

#[i] Portrait Governor Term in office[j] Party Term[k] Lt. Governor[l][m]
1 AR Conway James Sevier.jpg   James Sevier Conway September 13, 1836

November 4, 1840
Democratic 1
(1836)
Office did not exist
2 Archibald Yell - 2er Gouverneur Arkansas.jpg Archibald Yell November 4, 1840

April 29, 1844
Democratic 2
(1840)
[n]
Samuel Adams (governor).jpg Samuel Adams April 29, 1844

November 5, 1844
Democratic
3 Thomas Stevenson Drew - Gouverneur von Arkansas.jpg Thomas Stevenson Drew November 5, 1844

January 10, 1849
Democratic 3
(1844)
4
(1848)
[o]
Blank.gif Richard C. Byrd January 10, 1849

April 19, 1849
Democratic
4 AR Roane John.jpg John Selden Roane April 19, 1849

November 15, 1852
Democratic
5 Elias Nelson Conway.jpg Elias Nelson Conway November 15, 1852

November 16, 1860
Democratic 5
(1852)
6
(1856)
6 Henry Massey Rector.jpg Henry Massey Rector November 16, 1860

November 4, 1862
Democratic 7
(1860)
[p][q]
Blank.gif Thomas Fletcher November 4, 1862

November 15, 1862
Democratic
7 Governor Harris Flanigin.jpg Harris Flanagin November 15, 1862

May 26, 1865[r]
Democratic 8
(1862)
[s][t]
8 Isaac Murphy.jpg Isaac Murphy April 18, 1864

July 2, 1868
Republican 9
(1864)
[s]
  Calvin C. Bliss[37]
9 Powell Clayton.jpg Powell Clayton July 2, 1868

March 17, 1871
Republican 10
(1868)
[u]
James M. Johnson[39][v]
(July 2, 1868 – March 14, 1871)
Vacant
Blank.gif Ozra Amander Hadley[w] March 17, 1871

January 6, 1873
Republican
10 GovElishaBaxter.jpg Elisha Baxter January 6, 1873

November 12, 1874
Republican 11
(1872)
[x][y]
Volney V. Smith[41]
11 Augustus Hill Garland - Brady-Handy.jpg Augustus Hill Garland November 12, 1874

January 11, 1877
Democratic 12
(1874)
Office did not exist
12 WRMiller.jpg William Read Miller January 11, 1877

January 13, 1881
Democratic 13
(1876)
14
(1878)
13 Thomas James Churchill (2).jpg Thomas James Churchill January 13, 1881

January 13, 1883
Democratic 15
(1880)
14 AR James Berry.jpg James Henderson Berry January 13, 1883

January 15, 1885[z]
Democratic 16
(1882)
15 Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr - Gouverneur von Arkansas.jpg Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr. January 17, 1885[z]

January 17, 1889
Democratic 17
(1884)
18
(1886)
16 James Philip Eagle.jpg James Philip Eagle January 17, 1889

January 14, 1893
Democratic 19
(1888)
20
(1890)
17 William Meade Fishback.jpg William Meade Fishback January 14, 1893

January 18, 1895
Democratic 21
(1892)
18 AR Clarke John.jpg James Paul Clarke January 18, 1895

January 18, 1897
Democratic 22
(1894)
19 Daniel Webster Jones (governor).jpg Daniel Webster Jones January 18, 1897

January 18, 1901
Democratic 23
(1896)
24
(1898)
20 Jeff Davis.jpg Jeff Davis January 18, 1901

January 18, 1907
Democratic 25
(1900)
26
(1902)
27
(1904)
21 AR Little John.jpg John Sebastian Little January 18, 1907

February 11, 1907[aa]
Democratic 28
(1906)
[ab]
AR Moore John.jpg John Isaac Moore February 11, 1907[aa]

May 14, 1907
Democratic
Blank.gif Xenophon Overton Pindall May 14, 1907

January 11, 1909
Democratic
Blank.gif Jesse M. Martin January 11, 1909

January 14, 1909
Democratic
22 Portrait of George Washington Donaghey.jpg George Washington Donaghey January 14, 1909

January 16, 1913
Democratic 29
(1908)
30
(1910)
23 Joseph T. Robinson cropped.jpg Joseph Taylor Robinson January 16, 1913

March 8, 1913
Democratic 31
(1912)
[ac]
Blank.gif William Kavanaugh Oldham March 8, 1913

March 13, 1913
Democratic
Blank.gif Junius Marion Futrell March 13, 1913

August 6, 1913[ad]
Democratic
24 Blank.gif George Washington Hays August 6, 1913[ad]

January 10, 1917[ae]
Democratic
32
(1914)
Vacant
25 Charles Hillman Brough in 1916.jpg Charles Hillman Brough January 10, 1917[ae]

January 11, 1921[af]
Democratic 33
(1916)
34
(1918)
26 AR McRae Thomas.jpg Thomas Chipman McRae January 11, 1921[af]

January 13, 1925[58]
Democratic 35
(1920)
36
(1922)
27 Blank.gif Tom Jefferson Terral January 13, 1925[58]

January 11, 1927
Democratic 37
(1924)
28 JohnEllisMartineau.jpg John Ellis Martineau January 11, 1927

March 2, 1928
Democratic 38
(1926)
[ag]
Harvey Parnell
29 Blank.gif Harvey Parnell March 2, 1928

January 10, 1933
Democratic Vacant
39
(1928)
William Lee Cazort
40
(1930)
Lawrence Elery Wilson
30 Blank.gif Junius Marion Futrell January 10, 1933

January 12, 1937
Democratic 41
(1932)
William Lee Cazort
42
(1934)
31 Blank.gif Carl Edward Bailey January 12, 1937

January 14, 1941
Democratic 43
(1936)
Robert L. Bailey
44
(1938)
32 Blank.gif Homer Martin Adkins January 14, 1941

January 9, 1945
Democratic 45
(1940)
46
(1942)
James L. Shaver
33 Blank.gif Benjamin Travis Laney January 9, 1945

January 11, 1949
Democratic 47
(1944)
48
(1946)
Nathan Green Gordon
34 Sid mcmath1.JPG Sid McMath January 11, 1949

January 13, 1953
Democratic 49
(1948)
50
(1950)
35 Blank.gif Francis Cherry January 13, 1953

January 11, 1955
Democratic 51
(1952)
36 Orval Faubus speaking, 20 August 1959.jpg Orval Faubus January 11, 1955

January 10, 1967
Democratic 52
(1954)
53
(1956)
54
(1958)
55
(1960)
56
(1962)
57
(1964)
37 Blank.gif Winthrop Rockefeller January 10, 1967

January 12, 1971
Republican 58
(1966)
Maurice Britt
59
(1968)
38 Dale Bumpers.jpg Dale Bumpers January 12, 1971

January 3, 1975[60]
Democratic 60
(1970)
Bob C. Riley
61
(1972)
[ah]
Blank.gif Bob C. Riley January 3, 1975[60]

January 14, 1975
Democratic Acting as governor
39 AR Pryor David.jpg David Pryor January 14, 1975

January 3, 1979
Democratic 62
(1974)
Joe Purcell
63
(1976)
[ai]
Blank.gif Joe Purcell January 3, 1979

January 9, 1979
Democratic Acting as governor
40 Bill Clinton.jpg Bill Clinton January 9, 1979

January 19, 1981
Democratic 64
(1978)
Joe Purcell
41 Frank D. White 1995.jpg Frank D. White January 19, 1981

January 11, 1983
Republican 65
(1980)
Winston Bryant[aj]
42 Bill Clinton.jpg Bill Clinton January 11, 1983

December 12, 1992
Democratic 66
(1982)
67
(1984)
68
(1986)
[ak]
69
(1990)
[al]
Jim Guy Tucker
43 Jim Guy Tucker.jpg Jim Guy Tucker December 12, 1992

July 15, 1996
Democratic Vacant
70
(1994)
[am]
Mike Huckabee[an]
44 Mike Huckabee at 2014 CPAC (cropped).jpg Mike Huckabee July 15, 1996

January 9, 2007
Republican Vacant
Winthrop P. Rockefeller[e]
(November 1996 – July 16, 2006)
71
(1998)
72
(2002)
Vacant
45 Governor Mike Beebe.jpg Mike Beebe January 9, 2007

January 13, 2015
Democratic 73
(2006)
Bill Halter
74
(2010)
Mark Darr[an][62]
(January 11, 2011 – February 1, 2014)
Vacant
46 AsaHutchinson.JPG Asa Hutchinson January 13, 2015

Incumbent
Republican 75
(2014)
[ao]
Tim Griffin

Living former governors[edit]

There are five living former governors, the oldest being David Pryor (served 1975–1979, born 1934). The most recent death of a former governor was that of Dale Bumpers (served 1971–1975, born 1925), who died on January 1, 2016. The most recently serving governor to die was Frank D. White, who served from 1981 to 1983 and died on May 21, 2003.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
David Pryor 1975–1979 (1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 81)
Bill Clinton 1979–1981
1983–1992
(1946-08-19) August 19, 1946 (age 70)
Jim Guy Tucker 1992–1996 (1943-06-12) June 12, 1943 (age 73)
Mike Huckabee 1996–2007 (1955-08-24) August 24, 1955 (age 60)
Mike Beebe 2007–2015 (1946-12-28) December 28, 1946 (age 69)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The territory was formally organized with the name "Arkansaw", but spellings including "Arkansas" and "Arkansa" remained common until around 1822, when the popularity of the Arkansas Gazette helped standardize the spelling as "Arkansas".[3]
  2. ^ James Miller was appointed territorial governor on March 3, 1819, the same date the bill organizing Arkansaw Territory was signed. However, to avoid the hot southern summer, he delayed his departure from New Hampshire until September, and took a non-direct route, finally arriving in the territory on December 26, 1819.[5] Robert Crittenden, secretary of the territory, served as acting governor while Miller was delayed.[4]
  3. ^ Resigned citing poor health. At the time of his resignation, he had been absent from the territory for 18 months.[6]
  4. ^ George Izard did not arrive in Arkansas Territory until May 31, 1825; Robert Crittenden, Secretary of the territory, acted as governor in his stead, though Crittenden himself was out of state when Izard arrived.[7]
  5. ^ a b Died in office.
  6. ^ The office was vacant from November 22, 1828, until March 9, 1829. By the time notice of George Izard's death reached Washington, D.C., Andrew Jackson had been elected president, and the United States Senate refused to approve John Quincy Adams's choice for governor, preferring to wait until Jackson took office.[9]
  7. ^ Pope arrived in the territory in May 1829.[10]
  8. ^ William S. Fulton served as governor until statehood, when he was elected to the United States Senate.[11]
  9. ^ The official numbering includes repeat governors and omits acting governors. Subsequent terms for repeat governors are marked with their original number italicized.
  10. ^ Most dates come from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas list of governors;[25] when differing, either the date was different in the actual articles on the governors and that agreed with other sources, or specific sourcing is supplied to explain the discrepancy.
  11. ^ Each term for which a governor is elected is listed here; if multiple governors served in a single term, due to resignations, deaths, and the like, then that term will be shared among those governors. If a governor was elected multiple times, then there will be multiple terms listed for that governor.
  12. ^ The office of lieutenant governor was created in 1864 and abolished in 1874. It was recreated in 1914, and was not filled until 1927. The amendment to the constitution creating the office was narrowly voted in by the electorate in 1914. The Speaker of the House declared that the measure had lost because it did not receive a majority of the highest vote total from that election. In 1925, it was discovered that a 1910 law amended this requirement such that only a majority of the votes on the specific question was required. Therefore, the 1914 initiative was declared to be valid.[23]
  13. ^ Lieutenant governors represented the same party as their governor unless noted.
  14. ^ Yell resigned to run for the United States House of Representatives, winning the election.[26] As president of the senate, Adams acted as governor for the remainder of the term.
  15. ^ Drew resigned due to the low salary he received as governor.[27] As president of the senate, Byrd acted as governor[28] until Roane was elected in a special election to fill the remainder of the term.[29]
  16. ^ The 1861 constitution was enacted during this term; while term lengths remained at four years, a new election schedule was created, calling for elections in 1862, two years into the term.[30]
  17. ^ Rector resigned two weeks before the end of his term. Most sources state it was due to badly losing his bid for re-election[31][32] but at least one source states it was due to unhappiness that the new constitution would shorten his term.[33] Governor-elect Flanagin was not sworn in until November 15;[34] in the interim, as president of the senate, Thomas Fletcher acted as governor.[33] Fletcher is omitted from most lists of Arkansas governors.
  18. ^ Some sources state Flanagin left office on April 18, 1864, but that was when Isaac Murphy was sworn in as provisional governor; Flanagin remained governor of the Confederate government-in-exile until May 26, 1865.[25]
  19. ^ a b Flanagin fled Little Rock as it fell to Union forces on September 10, 1863, leading a largely inept government in exile in Washington, Arkansas until 1865. Murphy was elected provisional governor by a loyalist government set up after Union control of the state was established, taking office on April 18, 1864, causing a slight overlap in terms, though due to the collapse of the Confederate effort in Arkansas, Flanagin had no authority over the state.[35]
  20. ^ The 1864 constitution was enacted during this term; however, it was drafted by the Union occupation, and had no effect on Flanagin's government. While term lengths remained at four years, a new election schedule was created, calling for elections in 1864.[36]
  21. ^ Clayton resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate. The office of lieutenant governor was vacant at the time, so as the president pro tempore of the senate, Hadley acted as governor for the remainder of the term.[38]
  22. ^ Resigned to take office as secretary of state.
  23. ^ Ozra Amander Hadley's first name is sometimes spelled "Ozro" in sources; it is unknown which is correct.[38]
  24. ^ Baxter was removed from office for a short time due to the Brooks–Baxter War.[40]
  25. ^ The 1874 constitution was enacted during this term, shortening terms to two years.
  26. ^ a b Sources disagree on when Hughes succeeded Berry, with the National Governors Association saying January 17,[42] contemporary sourcing saying January 15,[43] and the Encyclopedia of Arkansas using both dates.[25][44] This list uses the contemporary source as the least likely to be mistaken.
  27. ^ a b Sources disagree on when Little resigned. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas says February 7, but the National Governors Association and a book by University of Arkansas Press[45] say February 11. Due to wider use, February 11 is the date used here.
  28. ^ Little resigned after suffering a nervous breakdown soon after taking office.[46] As president of the senate, Moore acted as governor until the legislature adjourned,[47] at which time a new president pro tempore of the senate was chosen, Pindall, who acted as governor until his senate term expired.[48] For the remaining three days of the term, Martin, the new president pro tempore of the senate, acted as governor.[49]
  29. ^ Robinson resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate. As president of the senate, Oldham acted as governor for six days before a new president of the senate was elected.[50] The new president, Futrell, acted as governor[51] until Hays was elected in a special election to fill the remainder of the term.[52] Conflict over whether or not Futrell could succeed Oldham as acting governor led to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that he could.[53]
  30. ^ a b Some sources state Hays succeeded Futrell on July 23, but that was when the special election that chose Hays occurred; he was sworn in on August 6.[54][55]
  31. ^ a b Sources disagree on whether Brough succeeded Futrell on January 10 or January 11; a contemporary source states January 10,[56] so this list uses that date.
  32. ^ a b Sources disagree on whether McRae succeeded Brough on January 11 or January 12; a slim majority of sources say January 12.[57]
  33. ^ Martineau resigned to be a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.[59] As lieutenant governor, Parnell became governor.
  34. ^ Bumpers resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate. As lieutenant governor, Riley acted as governor for the remainder of the term.
  35. ^ Pryor resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate. As lieutenant governor, Purcell acted as governor for the remainder of the term.
  36. ^ Represented the Democratic Party.
  37. ^ Terms changed from two years to four years beginning with this term.
  38. ^ Clinton resigned to be President of the United States. As lieutenant governor, Tucker acted as governor for the remainder of the term.
  39. ^ Resigned after being convicted of mail fraud in the Whitewater scandal.[61] As lieutenant governor, Huckabee acted as governor for the remainder of the term.
  40. ^ a b Represented the Republican Party.
  41. ^ Governor Hutchinson's term expires on January 8, 2019; he is not yet term-limited.

References[edit]

General
Constitutions
Specific
  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ AR Const. art. VI
  3. ^ "Timeline – 1822: Indian Peace Treaty". Historic Arkansas Museum. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Robert Crittenden (1797–1834)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved August 14, 2008. 
  5. ^ "James Miller (1776–1851)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Timeline – 1824: Expansion". Historic Arkansas Museum. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  7. ^ "George Izard (1776–1828)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  8. ^ Bruce, Henry Addington (1909). The Romance of American Expansion. Moffat, Yard & Company. p. 86. 
  9. ^ "Timeline – 1828: Final Indian Treaty". Historic Arkansas Museum. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  10. ^ Williams, Nancy A.; Jeannie M. Whayne (2000). Arkansas Biography: A Collection of Notable Lives. University of Arkansas Press. p. 226. ISBN 1-55728-587-X. 
  11. ^ "Fulton, William Savin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Clerk of the United States House of Representatives and Historian of the United States Senate. Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  12. ^ a b 1836 Const. art. V, § 4
  13. ^ AR Const. art. VI, § 1
  14. ^ AR Const. amendment 63
  15. ^ "State Gubernatorial Term Limits". Retrieved September 9, 2007. 
  16. ^ 1836 Const. art. V, § 18
  17. ^ 1861 Const. art. V, § 18
  18. ^ 1864 Const. art. VI, § 19
  19. ^ 1864 Const. art. VI, § 20
  20. ^ 1864 Const. art. VI, § 23
  21. ^ 1868 Const. art. VI, § 1
  22. ^ AR Const. art. VI, § 12
  23. ^ a b "About The Office – Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas". Retrieved August 31, 2007. 
  24. ^ Arkansas Supreme Court, Bryant v. English, 311 Ark. 187, 843 S.W.2d 308 (1992).
  25. ^ a b c "Office of the Governor". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Arkansas Governor Archibald Yell". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Arkansas Governor Thomas Stevenson Drew". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Arkansas Governor Richard C. Byrd". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Arkansas Governor John Selden Roane". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  30. ^ 1861 Const. art. IV, § 8
  31. ^ "Henry Massie Rector". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  32. ^ The Confederate Governors. p. 51. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  33. ^ a b Historical Review of Arkansas: Its Commerce, Industry and Modern Affairs, Volume 1. p. 250. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Harris Flanagin". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  35. ^ "Harris Flanagin (1817–1874)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  36. ^ 1864 Const. art. IV, § 8
  37. ^ Herndon p. 287
  38. ^ a b "Ozro Amander Hadley (1826–1915)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved October 14, 2008. 
  39. ^ Herndon p. 293
  40. ^ "Arkansas Governor Elisha Baxter". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  41. ^ Herndon p. 306
  42. ^ "Arkansas Governor James Henderson Berry". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  43. ^ Arkansas Biennial Report of the Auditor of State. Office of Auditor of State, Arkansas. 1886. p. 39. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  44. ^ "Simon Pollard Hughes". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  45. ^ Governors of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  46. ^ "Arkansas Governor John Sebastian Little". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  47. ^ "Arkansas Governor John Isaac Moore". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  48. ^ "Arkansas Governor Xenophon Overton Pindall". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  49. ^ "John Sebastian Little (1851–1916)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved October 14, 2008. 
  50. ^ "Arkansas Governor William Kavanaugh Oldham". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  51. ^ "Arkansas Governor Junius Marion Futrell". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  52. ^ "Arkansas Governor George Washington Hays". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  53. ^ Futrell v. Oldham, accessed September 9, 2015
  54. ^ New International Yearbook: A Compendium of the World's Progress. Dodd, Mead and Company. 1914. p. 63. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  55. ^ Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Somerset Publishers, Inc. 1998. p. 145. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  56. ^ Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1917. p. 61. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  57. ^ Encyclopedia of Arkansas. p. 147. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  58. ^ a b Encylcopedia of Arkansas. p. 148. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  59. ^ "Arkansas Governor John Ellis Martineau". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  60. ^ a b "Bob Cowley Riley". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  61. ^ R.H., Melton; Michael Haddigan (May 5, 1996). "Three Guilty in Arkansas Fraud Trial". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 14, 2008. 
  62. ^ Resigned due to an ethics investigation.

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