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Missouri History

Lieutenant Governors

Thomas Lawson Price, Lt. Gov., D, 1848-52

Thomas Lawson Price
1848-52

William C. Phelps, Lt. Gov., R, 1973-81

William C. Phelps
1973-81

Harriet Woods, Lt. Gov., D, 1985-89

Harriet Woods
1985-89

Name and (party)

Term

County

Born

Died

1. William Henry Ashley (D)

1820–24

St. Louis

1785

3/26/1839

2. Benjamin Harrison Reeves (D)1

1824–28

Howard

N/A

4/16/1849

3. Daniel Dunklin (D)

1828–32

Washington

1/14/1790

7/25/1844

4. Lilburn W. Boggs (D)2

1832–36

Jackson

12/14/1792

3/14/1860

5. Franklin Cannon (D)

1836–40

Cape Girardeau

3/12/1794

6/13/1863

6. Meredith Miles Marmaduke (D)3

1840–44

Saline

8/28/1791

3/26/1864

7. James Young (D)

1844–48

Lafayette

5/11/1800

2/9/1878

8. Thomas Lawson Price (D)

1848–52

Cole

1/19/1809

7/15/1870

9. Wilson Brown (D)

1853–57

Cape Girardeau

8/27/1804

8/27/1855

10. Hancock Lee Jackson (D)4

1857–61

Randolph

5/12/1796

3/19/1876

11. Thomas Caute Reynolds (D)

1860–61

St. Louis

10/11/1821

3/30/1887

12. William Willard Preble Hall (U)5,6

1861–64

Buchanan

5/ 9/1820

11/ 3/1882

13. George Smith (R)

1865–69

Caldwell

2/ 2/1809

7/14/1881

14. Edwin Obed Standard (R)

1869–71

St. Louis

1/ 5/1832

3/12/1914

15. Joseph Jackson Gravely (Liberal)7

1871–73

Cedar

9/25/1828

4/28/1872

16. Charles Phillip Johnson (Liberal)

1873–75

St. Louis

1/ 8/1836

5/21/1920

17. Norman J. Colman (D)

1875–77

St. Louis

3/16/1827

11/3/1911

18. Henry Clay Brockmeyer (D)

1877–81

St. Louis City

8/12/1828

7/26/1906

19. Robert Alexander Campbell (D)

1881–85

St. Louis City

9/ 2/1832

4/2/1926

20. Albert Pickett Morehouse (D)8

1885–89

Nodaway

7/11/1835

9/23/1891

21. Stephen Hugh Claycomb (D)

1889–93

Jasper

8/11/1847

6/6/1930

22. John Baptiste O’Meara (D)

1893–97

St. Louis City

6/24/1852

7/22/1926

23. August Henry Bolte (D)

1897–1901

Franklin

9/ 3/1854

6/24/1920

24. John Adams Lee (D)

1901–03

St. Louis City

6/28/1851

10/10/1928

25. Thomas Lewis Rubey (D)9

1903–04

Laclede

N/A

9/2/1928

26. John C. McKinley (R)

1905–09

Putnam

11/20/1859

5/1/1927

27. Jacob Friedrich Gmelich (R)

1909–13

Cooper

7/23/1839

2/21/1914

28. William Rock Painter (D)

1913–17

Carroll

8/27/1863

7/1/1947

29. Wallace Crossley (D)

1917–21

Johnson

10/ 4/1874

12/13/1943

30. Hiram Lloyd (R)

1921–25

St. Louis

7/27/1875

9/10/1942

31. Phillip Allen Bennett (R)

1925–29

Dallas

3/ 5/1881

12/7/1942

32. Edward Henry Winter (R)

1929–33

Cole

4/ 5/1879

6/29/1941

33. Frank Gaines Harris (D)

1933–45

Boone

4/25/1871

12/30/1944

34. Walter Naylor Davis (D)10

1945–49

St. Louis

11/29/1876

9/16/1951

35. James T. Blair Jr. (D)

1949–57

Cole

3/15/1902

7/12/1962

36. Edward V. Long (D)11

1957–61

Pike

7/18/1908

11/6/1972

37. Hilary A. Bush (D)

1961–65

Jackson

6/21/1905

5/11/1966

38. Thomas F. Eagleton (D)

1965–69

St. Louis

9/4/1929

 

39. William S. Morris (D)

1969–73

Jackson

11/8/1919

3/4/1975

40. William C. Phelps (R)

1973–81

Jackson

4/5/1934

 

41. Kenneth J. Rothman (D)

1981–85

St. Louis

10/11/1935

 

42. Harriett Woods (D)

1985–89

St. Louis

6/2/1927

 

43. Mel Carnahan (D)

1989–93

Phelps

2/11/1934

10/16/2000

44. Roger B. Wilson (D)12

1993-2000

Boone

10/10/1948

 

45. Joe Maxwell (D)13

2000-2005

Audrain

3/17/1957

 

46. Peter Kinder (R)

2005-2017

Cape Girardeau

5/12/1954

 

47. Michael Lynn Parson (R)14

2017-2018

Polk

8/17/1955

48. Michael (Mike) Kehoe (R)15

2018-

Cole

1/17/1962

1Reeves resigned in July 1825; the office was vacant until the inauguration of Daniel Dunklin.
2Boggs became governor when Daniel Dunklin resigned in 1836.
3Marmaduke served as governor for nine months after the death of Reynolds in 1844.
4Lt. Governor Wilson Brown died in Office in August 1855.  The office was vacant until Hancock Lee Jackson was elected in August 1856.  Jackson served as governor from February through October 1857, after the resignation of Trusten Polk.  After Robert Stewart's inauguration, Jackson resumed his lieutenant governor duties
5 The office of lieutenant governor, held by Thomas Caute Reynolds, was declared vacant by the Missouri State Convention.  Willard Preble Hall was elected provisional governor by the convention on July 31, 1861.
6 Hall succeeded to the governorship following the death of Gamble in July 1864.
7 Gravely died in office in April 1872; the office remained vacant until the November 1872 general election; official records also record his surname as Gravelly.
8 Morehouse succeeded to the governorship following the death of Marmaduke in 1887; his office remained vacant until the inauguration of Claycomb.
9 Lee resigned the lieutenant governor's office in 1903; Senate President Pro Tempore Thomas L. Rubey assumed the duties of the office until the inauguration of McKinley.
10 Harris died in office in December 1944; the office remained vacant until the newly-elected Walter N. Davis took the oath in January 1945.
11 Long appointed to a vacant United States Senate seat in September 1960.
12 Wilson succeeded to the office of governor in October 2000 upon the death of Governor Mel Carnahan.
13 Lieutenant Governor-Elect Joe Maxwell was appointed to the vacant office to serve until his inauguration in January 2001.
14 Parson succeeded to the office of governor after Eric Greitens resigned on June 1, 2018.
15 Kehoe was appointed Lt. Governor on June 18, 2018.