Governors Of Missouri

Governors of Missouri

  • Abraham J. Williams
    Abraham Jude Williams was an American politician from Boone County, Missouri. He was the third Governor of Missouri, serving an unelected interim term in 1825 and 1826 following the death of Frederick Bates.
  • Albert P. Morehouse Albert P. Morehouse
    Albert Pickett Morehouse was the 26th Governor of Missouri from 1887 to 1889.
  • Alexander McNair Alexander McNair
    Alexander McNair was an American frontiersman and politician. He was the first Governor of Missouri from its entry as a state in 1820, until 1824.
  • Alexander Monroe Dockery Alexander Monroe Dockery
    Alexander Monroe Dockery was an American physician and politician from the state of Missouri. A Democrat, he was a multi-term member of the United States House of Representatives and the 30th Governor of Missouri.
  • Arthur M. Hyde Arthur M. Hyde
    Arthur Mastick Hyde was an American Republican politician, who served as the 35th Governor of Missouri from 1921 to 1925, and as the United States Secretary of Agriculture for President Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933.
  • Austin Augustus King Austin Augustus King
    Austin Augustus King, also known as Austin A. King and Austin King, was an American lawyer, politician, and military officer. A Democrat, he was the tenth Governor of Missouri and a one-term United States Congressman.
  • Benjamin Gratz Brown Benjamin Gratz Brown
    Benjamin Gratz Brown was an American politician. He was a Senator, the 20th Governor of Missouri, and the Liberal Republican and Democratic Party vice presidential candidate in the presidential election of 1872.
  • Bob Holden Bob Holden
    Robert Lee Holden Jr. is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party he served as the 53rd Governor of Missouri from 2001 to 2005.
  • Charles Henry Hardin Charles Henry Hardin
    Charles Henry Hardin was a politician and governor from Missouri, and one of the eight founders of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
  • Claiborne Fox Jackson Claiborne Fox Jackson
    Claiborne Fox Jackson, also known as C. F. Jackson, was an American politician who was the 15th Governor of Missouri from January 3, 1861, until his deposition on July 23, 1861.
  • Daniel Dunklin Daniel Dunklin
    Daniel Dunklin was the fifth Governor of Missouri, serving from 1832 to 1836. He also served as the state's third Lieutenant Governor. Dunklin is considered the "Father of Public Schools" in Missouri. Dunklin was also the father-in-law of Missouri Lieutenant Governor Franklin Cannon.
  • David R. Francis David R. Francis
    David Rowland Francis was an American politician and diplomat. He served in various positions including Mayor of St. Louis, the 27th Governor of Missouri, and United States Secretary of the Interior. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Russia between 1916 and 1917, during the Russian Revolution of 1917.
  • Elliot Woolfolk Major Elliot Woolfolk Major
    Elliot Woolfolk Major was an American lawyer and Democratic politician from Pike County, Missouri.
  • Eric Greitens Eric Greitens
    Eric Robert Greitens is an American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL, serving as the 56th Governor of Missouri since January 2017. A Democrat until 2015, he switched to the Republican Party. He is the second youngest Governor in the United States, after New Hampshire's Chris Sununu.
  • Forrest C. Donnell Forrest C. Donnell
    Forrest C. Donnell was a United States Senator and the 40th Governor of Missouri.
  • Forrest Smith Forrest Smith
    Forrest Smith was the 42nd Governor of Missouri. He was a Democrat.
  • Frederick Bates Frederick Bates
    Frederick Bates, was an American attorney and politician. He was elected in 1824 as the second governor of Missouri and died in office in 1825.
  • Frederick D. Gardner Frederick D. Gardner
    Frederick "Fred" Dozier Gardner, an American businessman and coffin and hearse manufacturer from St. Louis, Missouri, served as the 34th Governor of Missouri from 1917 to 1921.
  • Guy Brasfield Park Guy Brasfield Park
    Guy Brasfield Park was an American politician from the U.S. State of Missouri.
  • Hamilton Rowan Gamble Hamilton Rowan Gamble
    Hamilton Rowan Gamble was an American jurist and politician who served as the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court at the time of the Dred Scott Decision in 1852, writing a dissenting opinion when his colleagues voted to overturn the 28-year precedent in Missouri of "once free always free".
  • Hancock Lee Jackson Hancock Lee Jackson
    Hancock Lee Jackson was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 13th Governor of Missouri in 1857.
  • Henry S. Caulfield Henry S. Caulfield
    Henry Stewart Caulfield was an American lawyer and Republican politician from St. Louis, Missouri. He represented Missouri in the U.S. House from 1907 to 1909 and was the 37th Governor of Missouri from 1929 to 1933.
  • Herbert S. Hadley Herbert S. Hadley
    Herbert Spencer Hadley was an American lawyer and a Republican Party politician from St. Louis, Missouri. Born in Olathe, Kansas, he was Missouri Attorney General from 1905 to 1909 and in 1908 was elected the 32nd Governor of Missouri, serving one term from 1909 to 1913.
  • James T. Blair Jr.
    James Thomas Blair Jr. was an American Democratic politician from the state of Missouri. He was the 44th Governor of Missouri as well as serving as the 35th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives.
  • Jay Nixon Jay Nixon
    Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 55th Governor of Missouri from 2009 to 2017 as a member of the Democratic Party. Nixon was first elected Governor in 2008 and reelected in 2012.
  • John Ashcroft John Ashcroft
    John David Ashcroft is an American attorney and politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General, in the George W. Bush Administration. He later founded The Ashcroft Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.
  • John Cummins Edwards John Cummins Edwards
    John Cummins Edwards was a Democratic politician from the state of Missouri. He served as a member of the 27th United States Congress as well as Missouri's ninth Governor.
  • John M. Dalton
    John Montgomery Dalton was an American Democratic politician from the state of Missouri. He was the 45th Governor of Missouri and the state's 34th Attorney General.
  • John Miller (Missouri politician) John Miller (Missouri politician)
    John Miller was an American publisher, War of 1812 veteran, and politician from Missouri. A Democrat, Miller was the fourth Governor of Missouri before serving three terms in the United States House of Representatives.
  • John S. Marmaduke John S. Marmaduke
    John S. Marmaduke served as the 25th Governor of Missouri from 1885 until his death in 1887. Prior to this he was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.
  • John S. Phelps John S. Phelps
    John Smith Phelps was a politician, soldier during the American Civil War, and the 23rd Governor of Missouri.
  • Joseph P. Teasdale
    Joseph Patrick Teasdale was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as the 48th Governor of Missouri from 1977 to 1981.
  • Joseph W. Folk Joseph W. Folk
    Joseph "Holy Joe" Wingate Folk was an American lawyer, reformer, and politician from St. Louis, Missouri. He served as Governor of Missouri from 1905 to 1909.
  • Joseph W. McClurg Joseph W. McClurg
    Joseph Washington McClurg was the 19th Governor of Missouri in the decade following the American Civil War. His stepfather was William Murphy.
  • Kit Bond Kit Bond
    Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond is a former United States Senator from Missouri and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, he defeated Democrat Harriett Woods by a margin of 53%–47%. He was re-elected in 1992, 1998, and 2004.
  • Lilburn Boggs Lilburn Boggs
    Lilburn Williams Boggs was the sixth Governor of Missouri from 1836 to 1840.
  • Lloyd C. Stark Lloyd C. Stark
    Lloyd Crow Stark was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. He was a Democrat.
  • Lon Vest Stephens Lon Vest Stephens
    Lawrence "Lon" Vest Stephens was a U.S. politician from Missouri. He served as State Treasurer of Missouri from 1890 to 1897, and as the 29th Governor of Missouri from 1897 to 1901.
  • Matt Blunt Matt Blunt
    Matthew Roy Blunt is an American former naval officer and politician who served as the 54th Governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009.
  • Mel Carnahan Mel Carnahan
    Melvin Eugene Carnahan was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as the 51st Governor of Missouri and was elected posthumously to the U.S. Senate.
  • Meredith Miles Marmaduke Meredith Miles Marmaduke
    Meredith Miles Marmaduke was an American politician who served as the 8th Governor of Missouri in 1844, following the suicide of Governor Thomas Reynolds.
  • Phil M. Donnelly Phil M. Donnelly
    Philip Matthew "Phil" Donnelly was the 41st and 43rd Governor of Missouri. He was a Democrat. Donnelly and Christopher S. "Kit" Bond are the only Missouri governors to serve two non-consecutive terms.
  • Robert Marcellus Stewart Robert Marcellus Stewart
    Robert Marcellus Stewart was the 14th Governor of Missouri from 1857 to 1861, during the critical years just prior to the American Civil War.
  • Roger B. Wilson
    Roger B. Wilson is a former American politician who briefly served as the 52nd Governor of Missouri from October 16, 2000 to January 8, 2001. In 2012 he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of money laundering, and was sentenced to two years probation. Wilson is a member of the Democratic Party.
  • Sam Aaron Baker Sam Aaron Baker
    Samuel Aaron Baker was an American teacher and Republican politician from Missouri. He served as the state's 36th Governor.
  • Silas Woodson Silas Woodson
    Silas Woodson was the 21st Governor of Missouri, United States, between January 3, 1873 and January 12, 1875. He was notable for being the first Democrat elected to that position since the Civil War. No Republican would reach the office for over 30 years after Woodson's election.
  • Sterling Price Sterling Price
    Sterling Price was an American soldier, lawyer, planter, and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857.
  • Thomas Caute Reynolds Thomas Caute Reynolds
    Thomas Caute Reynolds was Confederate Governor of the divided border-state of Missouri in the American Civil War, following the death of Claiborne Jackson.
  • Thomas Clement Fletcher Thomas Clement Fletcher
    Thomas Clement Fletcher was the 18th Governor of Missouri during the latter stages of the American Civil War and the early part of Reconstruction. He was the first Missouri governor to be born in the state. The Thomas C. Fletcher House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • Thomas Reynolds (governor) Thomas Reynolds (governor)
    Thomas Reynolds was the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court as well as the seventh Governor of Missouri. A Democrat, he is notable for being one of the few American politicians to die by suicide while in office.
  • Thomas Theodore Crittenden Thomas Theodore Crittenden
    Thomas Theodore Crittenden was a United States colonel during the American Civil War, and a Democratic politician who served as the 24th Governor of Missouri from 1881 to 1885.
  • Trusten Polk Trusten Polk
    Trusten Polk served as the 12th Governor of Missouri in 1857 and U.S. Senator from 1857 to 1862.
  • Warren E. Hearnes Warren E. Hearnes
    Warren Eastman Hearnes was an American politician and the 46th Governor of Missouri from 1965-73. He was the first Missouri Governor eligible to serve two consecutive four-year terms, and was a lifelong Democrat.
  • Willard Preble Hall Willard Preble Hall
    William Willard Preble Hall was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the 17th Governor of Missouri from 1864 to 1865 during the last years of the American Civil War.
  • William J. Stone William J. Stone
    William Joel Stone was a Democratic politician from Missouri who represented his state in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 to 1891, and in the U.S. Senate from 1903 until his death; he also served as the 28th Governor of Missouri from 1893 to 1897.

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