List of lieutenant governors of Mississippi

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This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of Mississippi.


  No party   Democratic   Republican

Lieutenant Governors[edit]

Lt. Governor Term Party
Duncan Stewart 1817–1820
James Patton 1820–1822
David Dickson 1822–1824
Gerard C. Brandon 1824–1826*
Abram M. Scott 1828–1832 Democrat
Fountain Winston 1832–1832

Presidents of the Senate[edit]

The Office of Lieutenant Governor was abolished by the Constitution of 1832, and the duties of President of the Senate were incorporated into a separate office.

Lt. Governor Term Party
Charles Lynch 1833–1834 Democrat
P. Briscoe 1834–1836
W. Van Norman 1836–1837
Alexander G. McNutt 1837–1838 Democrat
A. L. Bingaman 1838–1840
G. B. Augustus 1840–1842
Jesse Speight 1842–1843
A. Fox 1843–1844
Jesse Speight 1844–1846
G. T. Swan 1846–1848
Dabney Lipscomb 1848–1851
James Whitfield 1851–1854 Democrat
John J. Pettus 1854–1858 Democrat
James Drane 1858–1865
John M. Simonton 1865–1869

Lieutenant Governors[edit]

The Constitution of 1868 re-established the office of Lieutenant Governor. This office also re-assumed the duties of President of the Senate

Lt. Governor Term Party
Ridgley C. Powers 1870–1871 Republican
Alexander K. Davis 1871–1876 Republican
John M. Stone 1876–1878 Democrat
William H. Sims 1878–1882 Democrat
G. D. Shands 1882–1890 Democrat
M. M. Evans 1890–1896 Democrat
J. H. Jones 1896–1900 Democrat
James T. Harrison 1900–1904 Democrat
John Prentiss Carter 1904–1908 Democrat
Luther Manship 1908–1912 Democrat
Theodore G. Bilbo 1912–1916 Democrat
Lee Maurice Russell 1916–1920 Democrat
Homer H. Casteel 1920–1924 Democrat
Dennis Murphree 1924–1927 Democrat
Bidwell Adam 1928–1932 Democrat
Dennis Murphree 1932–1936 Democrat
Jacob Buehler Snider 1936–1940 Democrat
Dennis Murphree 1940–1943 Democrat
Fielding L. Wright 1944–1946 Democrat
Sam Lumpkin 1948–1952 Democrat
Carroll Gartin 1952–1960 Democrat
Paul B. Johnson, Jr. 1960–1964 Democrat
Carroll Gartin 1964–1966 Democrat
Charles L. Sullivan 1968–1972 Democrat
William F. Winter 1972–1976 Democrat
Evelyn Gandy 1976–1980 Democrat
Brad Dye 1980–1992 Democrat
Eddie Briggs 1992–1996 Republican
Ronnie Musgrove 1996–2000 Democrat
Amy Tuck 2000–2002 Democrat
2002–2008 Republican1
Phil Bryant 2008–2012 Republican
Tate Reeves 2012–present Republican

1. Amy Tuck switched to the Republican Party in December 2002.

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

As of January 2017, there are six former U.S. lieutenant governors of Mississippi who are currently living at this time, the oldest U.S. lieutenant governor of Mississippi being William F. Winter (served 1972–1976, born 1923). The most recent death of a former U.S. lieutenant governor of Mississippi was that of Evelyn Gandy (served 1976–1980, born 1920), on December 23, 2007.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
William F. Winter 1972–1976 (1923-02-21) February 21, 1923 (age 94)
Brad Dye 1980–1992 (1933-12-20) December 20, 1933 (age 83)
Eddie Briggs 1992–1996 1950 (age 66–67)
Ronnie Musgrove 1996–2000 (1956-07-29) July 29, 1956 (age 60)
Amy Tuck 2000–2008 (1963-07-08) July 8, 1963 (age 53)
Phil Bryant 2008–2012 (1954-12-09) December 9, 1954 (age 62)