Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

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Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Coat of arms of Maryland.svg
Coat of arms of the state of Maryland
Boyd Rutherford at Israel Cybertech Conference, 2020 38 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Boyd Rutherford

since January 21, 2015
Style
Term lengthFour years, renewable once, but renewable again after a 4-year respite
Inaugural holderBlair Lee III
FormationJanuary 1971
WebsiteOffice of the Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor of Maryland is the second highest-ranking official in the executive branch of the state government of Maryland in the United States.

List[change | change source]

Parties

  Unionist (1)   Democratic (6)   Republican (2)

Lieutenant governors under the Maryland Constitution of 1864[change | change source]

# Portrait Lieutenant Governor Party Term
1 Christopher C. Cox.jpg Christopher C. Cox Unionist 1865–1868

Lieutenant governors under the Maryland Constitution of 1867[change | change source]

Constitution amended November 4, 1970 to create the office of Lieutenant Governor.

# Portrait Lieutenant Governor Party Term start Term end Governor
2 Blair Lee III Democrat January 20, 1971 January 17, 1979 Marvin Mandel
3 No image.svg Samuel W. Bogley Democrat January 17, 1979 January 19, 1983 Harry Hughes
4
J. Joseph Curran Jr. Democrat January 19, 1983 January 21, 1987
5 No image.svg Melvin A. Steinberg Democrat January 21, 1987 January 18, 1995 William D. Schaefer
6
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Democrat January 18, 1995 January 15, 2003 Parris Glendening
7
Michael Steele Republican January 15, 2003 January 17, 2007 Bob Ehrlich
8
Anthony G. Brown Democrat January 17, 2007 January 21, 2015 Martin O'Malley
9
Boyd Rutherford Republican January 21, 2015 Incumbent Larry Hogan

Living former lieutenant governors of Maryland[change | change source]

Lieutenant Governor Term Date of birth (age)
Samuel W. Bogley 1979–1983 (1941-11-16) November 16, 1941 (age 79)
J. Joseph Curran Jr. 1983–1987 (1931-07-07) July 7, 1931 (age 90)
Melvin A. Steinberg 1987–1995 (1933-10-04) October 4, 1933 (age 88)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend 1995–2003 (1951-07-04) July 4, 1951 (age 70)
Michael S. Steele 2003–2007 (1958-10-24) October 24, 1958 (age 63)
Anthony G. Brown 2007–2015 (1961-11-21) November 21, 1961 (age 59)

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Maryland State Archives. (October 20, 2017). Maryland Manual On-Line: A Guide to Maryland Government. "Lieutenant Governor". Retrieved August 15, 2020.