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Iowa : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Chet Culver Iowa (2007 - 2011)
Democrat
Gov. Thomas J. Vilsack Iowa (1999 - 2007)
Democrat
Gov. Robert D. Ray Iowa (1969 - 1983)
Republican
Gov. Robert David Fulton Iowa (1969 - 1969)
Democratic
Gov. Harold Everett Hughes Iowa (1963 - 1969)
Democrat
Gov. Norman Arthur Erbe Iowa (1961 - 1963)
Republican
Gov. Herschel C. Loveless Iowa (1957 - 1961)
Democrat
Gov. Leo Arthur Hoegh Iowa (1955 - 1957)
Republican
Gov. Leo Elthon Iowa (1954 - 1955)
Republican
Gov. William S. Beardsley Iowa (1949 - 1954)
Republican
Gov. Robert Donald Blue Iowa (1945 - 1949)
Republican
Gov. Bourke Blakemore Hickenlooper Iowa (1943 - 1945)
Republican
Gov. George Allison Wilson Iowa (1939 - 1943)
Republican
Gov. Nelson George Kraschel Iowa (1937 - 1939)
Democrat
Gov. Clyde Laverne Herring Iowa (1933 - 1937)
Democrat
Gov. Daniel Webster Turner Iowa (1931 - 1933)
Republican
Gov. John Hammill Iowa (1925 - 1931)
Republican
Gov. Nathan Edward Kendall Iowa (1921 - 1925)
Republican
Gov. William Lloyd Harding Iowa (1917 - 1921)
Republican
Gov. George Washington Clarke Iowa (1913 - 1917)
Republican
Gov. Beryl Franklin Carroll Iowa (1909 - 1913)
Republican
Gov. Warren Garst Iowa (1908 - 1909)
Republican
Gov. Albert Baird Cummins Iowa (1902 - 1908)
Republican
Gov. Leslie Mortier Shaw Iowa (1898 - 1902)
Republican
Gov. Francis Marion Drake Iowa (1896 - 1898)
Republican
Gov. Frank Darr Jackson Iowa (1894 - 1896)
Republican
Gov. Horace Boies Iowa (1890 - 1894)
Democrat
Gov. William Larrabee Iowa (1886 - 1890)
Republican
Gov. Buren Robinson Sherman Iowa (1882 - 1886)
Republican
Gov. John Henry Gear Iowa (1878 - 1882)
Republican
Gov. Joshua G. Newbold Iowa (1877 - 1878)
Republican
Gov. Cyrus Clay Carpenter Iowa (1872 - 1876)
Republican
Gov. Samuel Merrill Iowa (1868 - 1872)
Republican
Gov. William Milo Stone Iowa (1864 - 1868)
Republican
Gov. Samuel Jordan Kirkwood Iowa (1860 - 1864)
(1876 - 1877)
Republican
Gov. Ralph Phillips Lowe Iowa (1858 - 1860)
Republican
Gov. James Wilson Grimes Iowa (1854 - 1858)
Whig
Gov. Stephen Hempstead Iowa (1850 - 1854)
Democrat
Gov. Ansel Briggs Iowa (1846 - 1850)
Democrat