|Lieutenant Governor of |
|Seat||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Term length||Four years, renewable once consecutively|
|Constituting instrument||North Carolina Constitution of 1868|
|Inaugural holder||Tod R. Caldwell|
|Salary||US$124,676 per year|
The Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina is the second highest elected official in the U.S. state of North Carolina and is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government.
List[change | change source]
|#||Portrait||Lt. Governor||Term of office||Political party||Governor(s)|
|1||Tod R. Caldwell[a]||1868–1870||Republican||William W. Holden (R)|
|Office vacant 1870–1873|
|2||Curtis H. Brogden||1873–1874||Republican||Tod R. Caldwell (R)|
|Office vacant 1874–1877|
|3||Thomas J. Jarvis||1877–1879||Democratic||Zebulon B. Vance (D)|
|Office vacant 1879–1881|
|4||James L. Robinson[b]||1881–1885||Democratic||Thomas J. Jarvis (D)|
|5||Charles M. Stedman||1885–1889||Democratic||Alfred Moore Scales (D)|
|6||Thomas M. Holt||1889–1891||Democratic||Daniel Gould Fowle (D)|
|Office vacant 1891–1893|
|7||Rufus A. Doughton||1893–1897||Democratic||Elias Carr (D)|
|8||Charles A. Reynolds||1897–1901||Republican||Daniel Lindsay Russell (R)|
|9||Wilfred D. Turner||1901–1905||Democratic||Charles Brantley Aycock (D)|
|10||Francis D. Winston||1905–1909||Democratic||Robert Broadnax Glenn (D)|
|11||William C. Newland||1909–1913||Democratic||William Walton Kitchin (D)|
|12||Elijah L. Daughtridge||1913–1917||Democratic||Locke Craig (D)|
|13||Oliver Max Gardner||1917–1921||Democratic||Thomas Walter Bickett (D)|
|14||William B. Cooper||1921–1925||Democratic||Cameron A. Morrison (D)|
|15||Jacob E. Long||1925–1929||Democratic||Angus Wilton McLean (D)|
|16||Richard T. Fountain||1929–1933||Democratic||Oliver Max Gardner (D)|
|17||Alexander H. Graham||1933–1937||Democratic||John C. B. Ehringhaus (D)|
|18||Wilkins P. Horton||1937–1941||Democratic||Clyde R. Hoey (D)|
|19||Reginald L. Harris||1941–1945||Democratic||J. Melville Broughton (D)|
|20||Lynton Y. Ballentine||1945–1949||Democratic||R. Gregg Cherry (D)|
|21||Hoyt Patrick Taylor||1949–1953||Democratic||W. Kerr Scott (D)|
|22||Luther H. Hodges||1953–1954||Democratic||William B. Umstead (D)|
|Office vacant 1954–1957|
|23||Luther E. Barnhardt||1957–1961||Democratic||Luther H. Hodges (D)|
|24||Harvey Cloyd Philpott[c]||1961||Democratic||Terry Sanford (D)|
|Office vacant 1961–1965|
|25||Robert W. Scott||1965–1969||Democratic||Dan K. Moore (D)|
|26||Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr.||1969–1973||Democratic||Robert W. Scott (D)|
|27||Jim Hunt||1973–1977||Democratic||James Holshouser (R)|
|28||James C. Green[d]||1977–1985||Democratic||Jim Hunt (D)|
|29||Robert B. Jordan||1985–1989||Democratic||James G. Martin (R)|
|31||Dennis Wicker||1993–2001||Democratic||Jim Hunt (D)|
|32||Bev Perdue[f]||2001–2009||Democratic||Mike Easley (D)|
|33||Walter Dalton||2009–2013||Democratic||Bev Perdue (D)|
|34||Dan Forest||2013–2021||Republican||Pat McCrory (R)|
|Roy Cooper (D)|
|35||Mark Robinson[g]||2021–present||Republican||Roy Cooper (D)|
Notes[change | change source]
- Became Governor on December 20, 1870.
- Robinson is often referred to as "acting Lieutenant Governor" from 1879 through 1881, because, as President Pro Tempore of the Senate at the time that Jarvis succeeded to the governorship, he became President of the Senate, putting him next in line to succeed the governor. However, technically, there is no such office as "acting" lieutenant governor, meaning that the office was vacant, just as it had been in periods such as 1874-1877. Robinson was elected lieutenant governor in his own right in 1880.
- Died in office.
- First Lt. Governor to serve two terms.
- First Republican elected since Reynolds in 1896.
- First female Lt. Governor.
- First African American Lt. Governor.