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Mississippi : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Haley Barbour Mississippi (2004 - 2012)
Republican
Gov. David Ronald "Ronnie" Musgrove Mississippi (2000 - 2004)
Democrat
Gov. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Mississippi (1992 - 2000)
Republican
Gov. Raymond Edwin Mabus Mississippi (1988 - 1992)
Democrat
Gov. William A. Allain Mississippi (1984 - 1988)
Democrat
Gov. William Forrest Winter Mississippi (1980 - 1984)
Democrat
Gov. Charles Clifton Finch Mississippi (1976 - 1980)
Democrat
Gov. William Lowe Waller Mississippi (1972 - 1976)
Democrat
Gov. John Bell Williams Mississippi (1968 - 1972)
Democrat
Gov. Paul B. Johnson Jr. Mississippi (1964 - 1968)
Democrat
Gov. Ross Robert Barnett Mississippi (1960 - 1964)
Democratic
Gov. James Plemon Coleman Mississippi (1956 - 1960)
Democratic
Gov. Fielding Lewis Wright Mississippi (1946 - 1952)
Democratic
Gov. Thomas Lowry Bailey Mississippi (1944 - 1946)
Democratic
Gov. Paul B. Johnson Sr. Mississippi (1940 - 1943)
Democratic
Gov. Hugh Lawson White Mississippi (1936 - 1940)
(1952 - 1956)
Democratic
Gov. Martin Sennet Conner Mississippi (1932 - 1936)
Democratic
Gov. Dennis Herron Murphree Mississippi (1927 - 1928)
(1943 - 1944)
Democratic
Gov. Henry Lewis Whitfield Mississippi (1924 - 1927)
Democratic
Gov. Lee Maurice Russell Mississippi (1920 - 1924)
Democratic
Gov. Theodore Gilmore Bilbo Mississippi (1916 - 1920)
(1928 - 1932)
Democratic
Gov. Earl Leroy Brewer Mississippi (1912 - 1916)
Democratic
Gov. Edmond Favor Noel Mississippi (1908 - 1912)
Democratic
Gov. James Vardaman Mississippi (1904 - 1908)
Democratic
Gov. Andrew Houston Longino Mississippi (1900 - 1904)
Democratic
Gov. Anselm McLaurin Mississippi (1896 - 1900)
Democratic
Gov. Robert Lowry Mississippi (1882 - 1890)
Democratic
Gov. John Marshall Stone Mississippi (1876 - 1882)
(1890 - 1896)
Democratic
Gov. Ridgely Ceylon Powers Mississippi (1871 - 1874)
Gov. James Lusk Alcorn Mississippi (1870 - 1871)
Republican
Gov. Adelbert Ames Mississippi (1868 - 1870)
(1874 - 1876)
Military (1st term), Republican
Gov. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys Mississippi (1865 - 1868)
Democratic
Gov. William Lewis Sharkey Mississippi (1865 - 1865)
Provisional
Gov. Charles Clark Mississippi (1863 - 1865)
Democratic
Gov. William McWillie Mississippi (1857 - 1859)
Democratic
Gov. John Jones McRae Mississippi (1854 - 1857)
Democratic
Gov. John Jones Pettus Mississippi (1854 - 1854)
(1859 - 1863)
Democratic
Gov. Henry Stuart Foote Mississippi (1852 - 1854)
Union-Democratic
Gov. James Whitfield Mississippi (1851 - 1852)
Democratic
Gov. John Isaac Guion Mississippi (1851 - 1851)
Democratic
Gov. Joseph W. Matthews Mississippi (1848 - 1850)
Democratic
Gov. Albert Gallatin Brown Mississippi (1844 - 1848)
Democratic
Gov. Tilghman Mayfield Tucker Mississippi (1842 - 1844)
Democratic
Gov. Alexander Gallatin Mcnutt Mississippi (1838 - 1842)
Democratic
Gov. John Anthony Quitman Mississippi (1835 - 1836)
(1850 - 1851)
Democratic
Gov. Hiram George Runnels Mississippi (1833 - 1835)
Democratic
Gov. Charles Lynch Mississippi (1833 - 1833)
(1836 - 1838)
Democrat, later a Whig
Gov. Abram Marshall Scott Mississippi (1832 - 1833)
Democratic
Gov. Gerard Chittocque Brandon Mississippi (1825 - 1826)
(1826 - 1832)
Gov. Walter Leake Mississippi (1822 - 1825)
Democratic
Gov. George Poindexter Mississippi (1820 - 1822)
Democratic
Gov. David Holmes Mississippi (1817 - 1820)
(1826 - 1826)
Democratic