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List of Kentucky State Governors

NameHeld OfficePolitical Party
Isaac ShelbyAug 24, 1812
Sep 5, 1816
Democratic Republican
James GarrardJun 7, 1796
Sep 5, 1804
Democratic Republican
Christopher GreenupSep 5, 1804
Sep 1, 1808
Democratic Republican
Charles ScottSep 1, 1808
Aug 24, 1812
Democratic Republican
George MadisonSep 5, 1816
Oct 14, 1816
Democratic Republican
Gabriel SlaughterOct 14, 1816
Aug 29, 1820
Democratic Republican
John AdairAug 29, 1820
Aug 24, 1824
Democratic Republican
Joseph DeshaAug 24, 1824
Aug 26, 1828
Democratic Republican
Thomas MetcalfeAug 26, 1828
Sep 4, 1832
National Republican
John BreathittSep 4, 1832
Feb 21, 1834
Democratic
James T. MoreheadFeb 21, 1834
Aug 30, 1836
National Republican
James ClarkAug 30, 1836
Aug 27, 1839
Whig
Charles A. WickliffeAug 27, 1839
Sep 2, 1840
Whig
Robert P. LetcherSep 2, 1840
Sep 4, 1844
Whig
William OwsleySep 4, 1844
Sep 6, 1848
Whig
John J. CrittendenSep 6, 1848
Jul 13, 1850
Whig
John L. HelmSep 3, 1867
Sep 8, 1867
Democratic
Lazarus W. PowellSep 2, 1851
Sep 4, 1855
Democratic
Charles S. MoreheadSep 4, 1855
Aug 30, 1859
Know Nothing
Beriah MagoffinAug 30, 1859
Aug 18, 1862
Democratic
James F. RobinsonAug 18, 1862
Sep 1, 1863
Democratic
Thomas E. BramletteSep 1, 1863
Sep 3, 1867
Democratic
John W. StevensonSep 8, 1867
Feb 3, 1871
Democratic
Preston H. LeslieFeb 3, 1871
Aug 31, 1875
Democratic
James B. McCrearyDec 12, 1911
Dec 7, 1915
Democratic
Luke P. BlackburnSep 2, 1879
Sep 5, 1883
Democratic
J. Proctor KnottSep 5, 1883
Aug 30, 1887
Democratic
Simon B. BucknerAug 30, 1887
Sep 2, 1891
Democratic
John Young BrownSep 2, 1891
Dec 10, 1895
Democratic
William O. BradleyDec 10, 1895
Dec 12, 1899
Republican
William S. TaylorDec 12, 1899
Jan 30, 1900
Republican
William GoebelJan 30, 1900
Feb 3, 1900
Democratic
J. C. W. BeckhamFeb 3, 1900
Dec 12, 1907
Democratic
Augus E. WillsonDec 10, 1907
Dec 12, 1911
Republican
Augus O. StanleyDec 7, 1915
May 19, 1919
Democratic
James D. BlackMay 19, 1919
Dec 9, 1919
Democratic
Edwin P. MorrowDec 9, 1919
Dec 11, 1923
Republican
William J. FieldsDec 11, 1923
Dec 13, 1927
Democratic
Flem D. SampsonDec 13, 1927
Dec 8, 1931
Republican
Ruby LaffoonDec 8, 1931
Dec 10, 1935
Democratic
A. B. ChandlerDec 13, 1955
Dec 8, 1959
Democratic
Keen JohnsonOct 9, 1939
Dec 7, 1943
Democratic
Simeon S. WillisDec 7, 1943
Dec 9, 1947
Republican
Earle C. ClementsDec 9, 1947
Nov 27, 1950
Democratic
Lawrence W. WetherbyNov 27, 1950
Dec 13, 1955
Democratic
Bert T. CombsDec 8, 1959
Dec 10, 1963
Democratic
Edward T. BreathittDec 10, 1963
Dec 12, 1967
Democratic
Louie B. NunnDec 12, 1967
Dec 7, 1971
Republican
Wendell H. FordDec 7, 1971
Dec 9, 1975
Democratic
Julian M. CarrollDec 9, 1975
Dec 11, 1979
Democratic
John Y. Brown, Jr.Dec 11, 1979
Dec 13, 1983
Democratic
Martha Layne CollinsDec 13, 1983
Dec 8, 1987
Democratic
Wallace G. WilkinsonDec 8, 1987
Dec 10, 1991
Democratic
Brereton JonesDec 10, 1991
Dec 12, 1995
Democratic
Paul E. PattonDec 12, 1995
Dec 9, 2003
Democratic
Ernie FletcherDec 9, 2003
Dec 11, 2007
Republican
Steven Lynn BeshearDec 11, 2007
Incumbent
Democratic




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