Illinois : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Pat Quinn Illinois (2009 - 2015 )
Democrat
Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich Illinois (2003 - 2009 )
Democrat
Gov. George H. Ryan Illinois (1999 - 2003 )
Republican
Gov. Jim Edgar Illinois (1991 - 1999 )
Republican
Gov. James Robert Thompson Illinois (1977 - 1991 )
Republican
Gov. Daniel Walker Illinois (1973 - 1977 )
Democrat
Gov. Richard Buell Ogilvie Illinois (1969 - 1973 )
Republican
Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro Illinois (1968 - 1969 )
Democrat
Gov. Otto Kerner Illinois (1961 - 1968 )
Democrat
Gov. William Grant Stratton Illinois (1953 - 1961 )
Republican
Gov. Adlai Ewing Stevenson Illinois (1949 - 1953 )
Democrat
Gov. Dwight Herbert Green Illinois (1941 - 1949 )
Republican
Gov. John Henry Stelle Illinois (1940 - 1941 )
Democrat
Gov. Henry Horner Illinois (1933 - 1940 )
Democrat
Gov. Louis Lincoln Emmerson Illinois (1929 - 1933 )
Republican
Gov. Lennington Small Illinois (1921 - 1929 )
Republican
Gov. Frank Orren Lowden Illinois (1917 - 1921 )
Republican
Gov. Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne Illinois (1913 - 1917 )
Democrat
Gov. Charles Samuel Deneen Illinois (1905 - 1913 )
Republican
Gov. Richard Yates Illinois (1901 - 1905 )
Republican
Gov. John Riley Tanner Illinois (1897 - 1901 )
Republican
Gov. John Peter Altgeld Illinois (1893 - 1897 )
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Wilson Fifer Illinois (1889 - 1893 )
Republican
Gov. John Marshall Hamilton Illinois (1883 - 1885 )
Republican
Gov. Shelby Moore Cullom Illinois (1877 - 1883 )
Republican
Gov. John Lourie Beveridge Illinois (1873 - 1877 )
Republican
Gov. John McAuley Palmer Illinois (1869 - 1873 )
Republican, Democrat
Gov. Richard Yates Illinois (1861 - 1865 )
Republican
Gov. John Wood Illinois (1860 - 1861 )
Republican
Gov. William Henry Bissell Illinois (1857 - 1860 )
Democrat, Republican
Gov. Joel Aldrich Matteson Illinois (1853 - 1857 )
Democrat
Gov. Augustus C. French Illinois (1846 - 1853 )
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Ford Illinois (1842 - 1846 )
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Carlin Illinois (1838 - 1842 )
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Duncan Illinois (1834 - 1838 )
Democrat
Gov. William Lee Davidson Ewing Illinois (1834 - 1834 )
Democrat
Gov. John Reynolds Illinois (1830 - 1834 )
Democrat
Gov. Ninian Edwards Illinois (1826 - 1830 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Edward Coles Illinois (1822 - 1826 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Shadrack Bond Illinois (1818 - 1822 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Richard James Oglesby Illinois (1865 - 1869 )
(1873 - 1873 )
(1885 - 1889 )
Republican