List of lieutenant governors of Alabama

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Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Seal of the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.svg

since April 10, 2017
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Andrew J. Applegate
Formation 1868
Salary $68,556

This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of Alabama, 1868 to present. In Alabama, 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. Under the Alabama Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is the President and Presiding Officer of the Alabama Senate and the Lieutenant Governor, like other statewide officeholders in Alabama are sworn-in on the third Monday in January every four years.


  Democratic (27)   Republican (4)

# Lt. Governor Term Party Governor Notes
1 Andrew J. Applegate 1868–1870 Republican William H. Smith
2 Edward H. Moren 1870–1872 Democratic Robert B. Lindsay
3 Alexander McKinstry 1872–1874 Republican David P. Lewis
4 Robert F. Ligon 1874–1876 Democratic George S. Houston
Office abolished 1876–1903
5 Russell Cunningham 1903–1907 Democratic William D. Jelks [1]
6 Henry B. Gray 1907–1911 Democratic B. B. Comer
7 Walter D. Seed Sr. 1911–1915 Democratic Emmet O'Neal
8 Thomas E. Kilby 1915–1919 Democratic Charles Henderson
9 Nathan Miller 1919–1923 Democratic Thomas Kilby
10 Charles S. McDowell 1923–1927 Democratic William W. Brandon [1]
11 William Davis 1927–1931 Democratic Bibb Graves
12 Hugh D. Merrill 1931–1935 Democratic Benjamin M. Miller
13 Thomas E. Knight 1935–1939 Democratic Bibb Graves
14 Albert A. Carmichael 1939–1943 Democratic Frank M. Dixon
15 Leven H. Ellis 1943–1947 Democratic Chauncey Sparks
16 James C. Inzer 1947–1951 Democratic Jim Folsom
17 James Allen 1951–1955 Democratic Gordon Persons
18 William G. Hardwick 1955–1959 Democratic Jim Folsom
19 Albert Boutwell 1959–1963 Democratic John Malcolm Patterson
20 James Allen 1963–1967 Democratic George Wallace
21 Albert Brewer 1967–1968 Democratic Lurleen Wallace [2]
22 Jere Beasley 1971–1979 Democratic George Wallace [1]
23 George McMillan 1979–1983 Democratic Fob James
24 Bill Baxley 1983–1987 Democratic George Wallace
25 Jim Folsom, Jr. 1987–1993 Democratic H. Guy Hunt [2]
26 Don Siegelman 1995–1999 Democratic Fob James
27 Steve Windom 1999–2003 Republican Don Siegelman
28 Lucy Baxley 2003–2007 Democratic Bob Riley
29 Jim Folsom, Jr. 2007–2011 Democratic Bob Riley
30 Kay Ivey 2011–2017 Republican Robert Bentley [2]


  1. ^ a b c Acted as governor while the governor was out of state for more than 20 days.
  2. ^ a b c Became governor following death, conviction or resignation of the governor. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate thereupon became the senior presiding officer of the Senate, and next in line for the governorship, for the remainder of the quadrennium.

Other high offices held[edit]

This is a table of the higher offices held by lieutenant governors. All representatives and senators represented Alabama.

Lt. Governor Term length Higher offices held
Robert F. Ligon 1874–1876 U.S. Representative
Russell Cunningham 1903–1907 Governor of Alabama
Thomas Kilby 1915–1919 Governor of Alabama
Charles S. McDowell 1923–1927 Acting Governor of Alabama
James Allen 1951–1955
U.S. Senator
Albert Brewer 1967–1968 Governor of Alabama
Jere Beasley 1971–1979 Acting Governor of Alabama
Jim Folsom Jr. 1987–1993
Governor of Alabama
Don Siegelman 1995–1999 Governor of Alabama
Kay Ivey 2011–2017 Governor of Alabama

Living former U.S. Lieutenant Governors of Alabama[edit]

As of April 2017, there are seven former U.S. lieutenant governors of Alabama who are currently living at this time.

  • The oldest U.S. lieutenant governor of Alabama being Jere Beasley (served 1971–1979, born 1935).
  • The most recent death of a former U.S. lieutenant governor of Alabama is that of Albert Brewer (served 1967–1968, born 1928) on January 2, 2017.
  • The most recently serving former U.S. lieutenant governor of Alabama to die was Lucy Baxley (served 2003–2007, born 1937) on October 14, 2016.
Lt. Governor Term length Date of birth (and age)
Jere Beasley 1971–1979 (1935-12-12) December 12, 1935 (age 82)
George McMillan 1979–1983 (1943-10-11) October 11, 1943 (age 74)
Bill Baxley 1983–1987 (1941-06-27) June 27, 1941 (age 76)
Jim Folsom Jr. 1987–1993
(1949-05-14) May 14, 1949 (age 68)
Don Siegelman 1995–1999 (1946-02-24) February 24, 1946 (age 71)
Steve Windom 1999–2003 (1949-11-06) November 6, 1949 (age 68)
Kay Ivey 2011–2017 (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 73)

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