List of governors of Missouri

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This is a list of Governors of Missouri since its territory became part of the United States.

Thirty-eight of the Governors have been Democratic. Fifteen have been Republican. One has been Liberal Republican.

As of 2018–19, Missouri has never had a female governor.

Governors of Missouri[change | change source]

Parties

  Democratic-Republican (3)   Democratic (38)   Republican (15)   Liberal Republican (1)

# Portrait   Governor Took office Left office Party   Lieutenant Governor[F] Terms[G]
1 Alexander mcnair.jpg Alexander McNair September 18, 1820 November 15, 1824 Democratic-Republican William Henry Ashley 1
2 Frederick Bates.jpg Frederick Bates November 15, 1824 August 4, 1825 Democratic-Republican Benjamin Harrison Reeves 13[C]
3 Blank.gif Abraham J. Williams August 4, 1825 January 20, 1826 Democratic-Republican Vacant 13[H]
4 Missouri Governor John Miller.jpg John Miller January 20, 1826 November 19, 1832 Democratic Daniel Dunklin 1 13[I]
5 Daniel Dunklin.jpg Daniel Dunklin November 19, 1832 September 30, 1836 Democratic Lilburn W. Boggs 12[J]
6 Lilburn-Boggs.jpg Lilburn Boggs September 30, 1836 November 16, 1840 Democratic Franklin Cannon 1 12[K]
7 GovThomasReynolds.JPG Thomas Reynolds November 16, 1840 February 9, 1844 Democratic Meredith Miles Marmaduke 12[C]
8 Meredith Miles Marmaduke.jpg Meredith Miles Marmaduke February 9, 1844 November 20, 1844 Democratic Vacant 12[L]
9 John Cummins Edwards.jpg John C. Edwards November 20, 1844 November 20, 1848 Democratic James Young 1
10 AustinAugustusKing.jpg Austin Augustus King November 20, 1848 January 3, 1853 Democratic Thomas Lawson Price 1
11 Sterling Price.jpg Sterling Price January 3, 1853 January 5, 1857 Democratic Wilson Brown 1
12 Hon. Trusten Polk, Mo - NARA - 528704.jpg Trusten Polk January 5, 1857 February 27, 1857 Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 13[M]
13 Hancock Lee Jackson.jpg Hancock Lee Jackson February 27, 1857 October 22, 1857 Democratic Vacant 13[N]
14 Robert M. Stewart, 14th governor of Missouri.jpg Robert Marcellus Stewart October 22, 1857 January 3, 1861 Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 13[I]
15 Claiborne fox jackson.jpg Claiborne Fox Jackson January 3, 1861 July 23, 1861 Democratic Thomas Caute Reynolds 13[O]
16 HamiltonRowanGamble.jpg Hamilton Rowan Gamble July 31, 1861 January 31, 1864 Republican Willard Preble Hall 13[P][C]
17 Willard Preble Hall.jpg Willard Preble Hall January 31, 1864 January 2, 1865 Republican Vacant 13[L]
18 Thomas Clement Fletcher.jpg Thomas Clement Fletcher January 2, 1865 January 12, 1869 Republican George Rappeen Smith 1
19 Joseph W. McClurg - Brady-Handy.jpg Joseph W. McClurg January 12, 1869 January 4, 1871 Republican Edwin O. Stanard 1
20 BGratzBrown.png bgcolor=Template:Liberal Republican Party (United States)/meta/color | B. Gratz Brown January 4, 1871 January 3, 1873 Liberal Republican bgcolor=Template:Liberal Republican Party (United States)/meta/color | Joseph J. Gravely 1
21 Silas Woodson.jpg Silas Woodson January 3, 1873 January 12, 1875 Democratic bgcolor=Template:Liberal Republican Party (United States)/meta/color | Charles Phillip Johnson 1
22 Charles Henry Hardin.jpg Charles Henry Hardin January 12, 1875 January 8, 1877 Democratic Norman Jay Coleman 1
23 John smith phelps.jpg John Smith Phelps January 8, 1877 January 10, 1881 Democratic Henry Clay Brockmeyer 1
24 Thomas Theodore Crittenden - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas Theodore Crittenden January 10, 1881 January 12, 1885 Democratic Robert Alexander Campbell 1
25 John S. Marmaduke.jpg John S. Marmaduke January 12, 1885 December 28, 1887 Democratic Albert P. Morehouse 12[C]
26 Albert-p-morehouse.jpg Albert P. Morehouse December 28, 1887 January 14, 1889 Democratic Vacant 12[L]
27 DRFrancis.jpg David R. Francis January 14, 1889 January 9, 1893 Democratic Stephen Hugh Claycomb 1
28 William Joel Stone in 1917.jpg William J. Stone January 9, 1893 January 11, 1897 Democratic John Baptiste O'Meara 1
29 Lon Vest Stephens.JPG Lawrence Vest Stephens January 11, 1897 January 14, 1901 Democratic August Henry Bolte 1
30 AlexanderDockery.jpg Alexander Monroe Dockery January 14, 1901 January 9, 1905 Democratic John Adams Lee 1
Thomas L. Rubey
31 Joseph Wingate Folk cph.3b47532.jpg Joseph W. Folk January 9, 1905 January 11, 1909 Democratic John C. McKinley 1
32 Herbert S Hadley.jpg Herbert S. Hadley January 9, 1909 January 13, 1913 Republican Jacob Friedrich Gmelich 1
33 Major 4276919334 4c6c662037 o.jpg Elliot Woolfolk Major January 13, 1913 January 8, 1917 Democratic William Rock Painter 1
34 Frederick Dozier Gardner circa 1915.jpg Frederick D. Gardner January 8, 1917 January 10, 1921 Democratic Wallace Crossley 1
35 Arthur M. Hyde.jpg Arthur M. Hyde January 10, 1921 January 12, 1925 Republican Hiram Lloyd 1
36 Sam Aaron Baker.jpg Samuel Aaron Baker January 12, 1925 January 14, 1929 Republican Phillip Allen Bennett 1
37 Henry Stewart Caulfield.jpg Henry S. Caulfield January 14, 1929 January 9, 1933 Republican Edward Henry Winter 1
38 Guy Brasfield Park 1933.jpg Guy Brasfield Park January 9, 1933 January 11, 1937 Democratic Frank Gaines Harris 1
39 Lloyd Stark Restored.png Lloyd C. Stark January 11, 1937 February 26, 1941 Democratic Frank Gaines Harris 1[Q]
40 Forrest C. Donnell.jpg Forrest C. Donnell February 26, 1941 January 8, 1945 Republican Frank Gaines Harris 1[R]
41 Phil Donnelly.jpg Phil M. Donnelly January 8, 1945 January 10, 1949 Democratic Walter Naylor Davis 1
42 Forrest Smith.jpg Forrest Smith January 10, 1949 January 12, 1953 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 1
43 Phil Donnelly.jpg Phil M. Donnelly January 12, 1953 January 14, 1957 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 1
44 James T. Blair.jpg James T. Blair, Jr. January 14, 1957 January 9, 1961 Democratic Edward V. Long 1
45 Portrait of John M. Dalton.jpg John M. Dalton January 9, 1961 January 11, 1965 Democratic Hilary A. Bush 1
46 Warren E. Hearnes.jpg Warren E. Hearnes January 11, 1965 January 8, 1973 Democratic Thomas F. Eagleton 2
William S. Morris
47 Portrait of Christopher S Bond.jpg Kit Bond January 8, 1973 January 10, 1977 Republican William C. Phelps 1
48 Joseph P. Teasdale.jpg Joseph P. Teasdale January 10, 1977 January 12, 1981 Democratic William C. Phelps 1
49 Portrait of Christopher S Bond.jpg Kit Bond January 12, 1981 January 14, 1985 Republican Kenneth J. Rothman 1
50 John Ashcroft official photo as Governor.jpg John Ashcroft January 14, 1985 January 11, 1993 Republican Harriett Woods 2
Mel Carnahan
51 CarnahanMel.jpg Mel Carnahan January 11, 1993 October 16, 2000 Democratic Roger B. Wilson 1 12[C]
52 Roger B. Wilson.jpg Roger B. Wilson October 16, 2000 January 8, 2001 Democratic Joe Maxwell 12[L][S]
53 Bob Holden rep.jpg Bob Holden January 8, 2001 January 10, 2005 Democratic Joe Maxwell 1
54 Matt Blunt.jpg Matt Blunt January 10, 2005 January 12, 2009 Republican Peter Kinder 1
55 Jay Nixon 2016.jpg Jay Nixon January 12, 2009 January 9, 2017 Democratic Peter Kinder 2
56 Eric Greitens 2011-7.jpg Eric Greitens January 9, 2017 June 1, 2018 Republican Mike Parson 1
57 Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg Mike Parson June 1, 2018 Incumbent Republican Mike Kehoe N/A[L]

The most recent Governor to die was Joseph P. Teasdale (1936–2014). The most recently serving United States Governor of Missouri to die was Mel Carnahan (1934–2000).[1] The oldest living Governor or former Governor of Missouri is Kit Bond (born 1939).

References[change | change source]

  1. Mel Carnahan Dies in Crash (Report). New York Times. Retrieved July 30, 2018.