List of lieutenant governors of Alabama

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

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

The Lieutenant Governor of Alabama is the president and presiding officer of the Alabama Senate, and is elected to serve a four-year term. The office was created in 1868,[1] abolished in 1875,[2] and recreated in 1901.[3] According to the current constitution, should the governor be out of the state for more than 20 days, the lieutenant governor becomes acting governor, and if the office of governor becomes vacant the lieutenant governor ascends to the governorship.[4] Earlier constitutions said the powers of the governor devolved upon the successor, rather than them necessarily becoming governor,[5] but the official listing includes these as full governors.[6] The governor and lieutenant governor are not elected on the same ticket.

Lieutenant Governors of the State of Alabama
# Image Lieutenant Governor Term in office Party Election Governor[a]
1 No image.svg   Applegate, Andrew J.Andrew J. Applegate August 13, 1868

August 21, 1870
Republican 1868
[b]
  Smith, William HughWilliam Hugh Smith
Vacant August 21, 1870

November 26, 1870
2 Ehmoren.jpg Moren, Edward H.Edward H. Moren November 26, 1870

November 17, 1872
Democratic 1870 Lindsay, Robert B.Robert B. Lindsay
3 AlexMcKinstry (cropped).jpg McKinstry, AlexanderAlexander McKinstry November 17, 1872

November 24, 1874
Republican 1872 Lewis, David P.David P. Lewis
4 Robert F. Ligon.jpg Ligon, Robert F.Robert F. Ligon November 24, 1874

November 28, 1876
Democratic 1874 Houston, George S.George S. Houston
Office did not exist November 28, 1876

January 19, 1903
5 Russell McWhortor Cunningham ca 1904.png Cunningham, Russell M.Russell M. Cunningham January 19, 1903

January 14, 1907
Democratic 1902
[c]
Jelks, William D.William D. Jelks
6 No image.svg Gray, Henry B.Henry B. Gray January 14, 1907

January 17, 1911
Democratic 1906 Comer, B. B.B. B. Comer
7 No image.svg Seed Sr., Walter D.Walter D. Seed Sr. January 17, 1911

January 18, 1915
Democratic 1910 O'Neal, EmmetEmmet O'Neal
8 Thomas Kilby.jpg Kilby, ThomasThomas Kilby January 18, 1915

January 20, 1919
Democratic 1914 Henderson, CharlesCharles Henderson
9 No image.svg Miller, Nathan LeeNathan Lee Miller January 20, 1919

January 15, 1923
Democratic 1918 Kilby, ThomasThomas Kilby
10 No image.svg McDowell, Charles S.Charles S. McDowell January 15, 1923

January 17, 1927
Democratic 1922
[d]
Brandon, William W.William W. Brandon
11 No image.svg Davis, William C.William C. Davis January 17, 1927

January 19, 1931
Democratic 1926 Graves, BibbBibb Graves
12 No image.svg Merrill, Hugh D.Hugh D. Merrill January 19, 1931

January 14, 1935
Democratic 1930 Miller, Benjamin M.Benjamin M. Miller
13 Thomas E. Knight.jpg Knight, Thomas E.Thomas E. Knight January 14, 1935

May 17, 1937
Democratic 1934
[e]
Graves, BibbBibb Graves
Vacant May 17, 1937

January 17, 1939
14 No image.svg Carmichael, Albert A.Albert A. Carmichael January 17, 1939

January 19, 1943
Democratic 1938 Dixon, Frank M.Frank M. Dixon
15 No image.svg Ellis, Leven H.Leven H. Ellis January 19, 1943

January 20, 1947
Democratic 1942 Sparks, ChaunceyChauncey Sparks
16 No image.svg Inzer, James C.James C. Inzer January 20, 1947

January 15, 1951
Democratic 1946 Folsom, JimJim Folsom
17 JamesAllenVA.jpg Allen, JamesJames Allen January 15, 1951

January 17, 1955
Democratic 1950 Persons, GordonGordon Persons
18 No image.svg Hardwick, William G.William G. Hardwick January 17, 1955

January 19, 1959
Democratic 1954 Folsom, JimJim Folsom
19 No image.svg Boutwell, AlbertAlbert Boutwell January 19, 1959

January 14, 1963
Democratic 1958 Patterson, John M.John M. Patterson
20 JamesAllenVA.jpg Allen, JamesJames Allen January 14, 1963

January 16, 1967
Democratic 1962 Wallace, GeorgeGeorge Wallace
21 Governor Albert Brewer 1970.jpg Brewer, AlbertAlbert Brewer January 16, 1967

May 7, 1968
Democratic 1966
[f]
Wallace, LurleenLurleen Wallace
Vacant May 7, 1968

January 18, 1971
Brewer, AlbertAlbert Brewer
22 Jere Beasley.JPG Beasley, JereJere Beasley January 18, 1971

January 15, 1979
Democratic 1970
[g]
Wallace, GeorgeGeorge Wallace
1974
23 No image.svg McMillan, GeorgeGeorge McMillan January 16, 1979

January 17, 1983
Democratic 1978 James, FobFob James
24 No image.svg Baxley, BillBill Baxley January 17, 1983

January 18, 1987
Democratic 1982 Wallace, GeorgeGeorge Wallace
25 Jim Folsom Jr..jpg Folsom, Jr., JimJim Folsom, Jr. January 18, 1987

April 22, 1993
Democratic 1986 Hunt, H. GuyH. Guy Hunt[h]
1990
[i]
Vacant April 22, 1993

January 16, 1995
Folsom, Jr., JimJim Folsom, Jr.
26 Don Siegelman at Netroots Nation 2008.jpg Siegelman, DonDon Siegelman January 16, 1995

January 18, 1999
Democratic 1994 James, FobFob James[h]
27 No image.svg Windom, SteveSteve Windom January 18, 1999

January 20, 2003
Republican 1998 Siegelman, DonDon Siegelman[j]
28 Lucy Baxley.jpg Baxley, LucyLucy Baxley January 20, 2003

January 15, 2007
Democratic 2002 Riley, BobBob Riley[h]
29 Jim Folsom Jr..jpg Folsom, Jr., JimJim Folsom, Jr. January 15, 2007

January 17, 2011
Democratic 2006
30 Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey.jpg Ivey, KayKay Ivey January 17, 2011

April 10, 2017
Republican 2010 Bentley, Robert J.Robert J. Bentley
2014
[k][l]
Vacant April 10, 2017

present
Ivey, KayKay Ivey

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lieutenant governors represented the same party as their governor unless noted.
  2. ^ Applegate died in office.
  3. ^ Cunningham acted as governor from April 25, 1904, to March 5, 1905, while Jelks was absent from the state.
  4. ^ McDowell acted as governor from July 10, 1924, to July 11, 1924, while Brandon was absent from the state.[6]
  5. ^ Knight died in office.
  6. ^ Brewer was acting governor on July 25, 1967, when Wallace had been absent from the state for 20 days; she returned to the state later that day.[6][7] Wallace later died in office, and Brewer succeeded her.
  7. ^ Beasley acted as governor from June 5, 1972, to July 7, 1972, while Wallace was absent from the state.[6]
  8. ^ a b c Represented the Republican Party.
  9. ^ Hunt was removed from office;[8] as lieutenant governor, Folsom succeeded him.
  10. ^ Represented the Democratic Party.
  11. ^ Bentley resigned from office;[9] as lieutenant governor, Ivey succeeded him.
  12. ^ The current vacancy will expire on January 14, 2019.

References[edit]

General
Constitutions
Specific
  1. ^ 1868 Const. art. V, § 1
  2. ^ 1875 Const. art. V, § 1
  3. ^ AL Const. art. V, § 112
  4. ^ AL Const. art. V, § 127
  5. ^ 1819 Const. art. IV, § 18; 1861 Const. art. IV, § 18; 1865 Const. art V, § 19; 1868 Const. art. V, § 15; 1875 Const. art. V § 15
  6. ^ a b c d "Alabama Governors". Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Owen, Thomas McAdory (1979). Alabama Official and Statistical Register. Alabama Department of Archives & History. p. 17. Retrieved September 28, 2008. 
  8. ^ Nossiter, Adam (12 June 1997). "Ex-Gov. Hunt of Alabama Cleared by Pardon Board". The New York Times. p. 18. Retrieved September 28, 2008. 
  9. ^ Blinder, Alan (10 April 2017). "Robert Bentley, Alabama Governor, Resigns Amid Scandal". The New York Times. Retrieved April 10, 2017.