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West Virginia : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Joe Manchin III West Virginia (2005 - 2010)
Democrat
Gov. Bob Wise West Virginia (2001 - 2005)
Democrat
Gov. Gaston Caperton West Virginia (1989 - 1997)
Democrat
Gov. John Davison Rockefeller West Virginia (1977 - 1985)
Democrat
Gov. Arch A. Moore West Virginia (1969 - 1977)
(1985 - 1989)
Republican
Gov. Hulett Carlson Smith West Virginia (1965 - 1969)
Democrat
Gov. William W. Barron West Virginia (1961 - 1965)
Democrat
Gov. Cecil H. Underwood West Virginia (1957 - 1961)
(1997 - 2001)
Republican
Gov. William Casey Marland West Virginia (1953 - 1957)
Democrat
Gov. Okey Leonidas Patteson West Virginia (1949 - 1953)
Democrat
Gov. Clarence W. Meadows West Virginia (1945 - 1949)
Democrat
Gov. Matthew Mansfield Neely West Virginia (1941 - 1945)
Democrat
Gov. Homer Adams Holt West Virginia (1937 - 1941)
Democrat
Gov. Herman Guy Kump West Virginia (1933 - 1937)
Democrat
Gov. William Gustavus Conley West Virginia (1929 - 1933)
Republican
Gov. Howard M. Gore West Virginia (1925 - 1929)
Republican
Gov. Ephriam Franklin Morgan West Virginia (1921 - 1925)
Republican
Gov. John Jacob Cornwell West Virginia (1917 - 1921)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Drury Hatfield West Virginia (1913 - 1917)
Republican
Gov. William E. Glasscock West Virginia (1909 - 1913)
Republican
Gov. William M.O. Dawson West Virginia (1905 - 1909)
Republican
Gov. Albert Blakeslee White West Virginia (1901 - 1905)
Republican
Gov. George Wesley Atkinson West Virginia (1897 - 1901)
Republican
Gov. William Alexander MacCorkle West Virginia (1893 - 1897)
Democrat
Gov. Aretas Brooks Fleming West Virginia (1890 - 1893)
Democrat
Gov. Emanuel Willis Wilson West Virginia (1885 - 1890)
Democrat
Gov. Jacob Beeson Jackson West Virginia (1881 - 1885)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Mason Mathews West Virginia (1877 - 1881)
Democrat
Gov. John Jeremiah Jacob West Virginia (1871 - 1877)
1st term Democrat; 2nd term Independent
Gov. William Erskine Stevenson West Virginia (1869 - 1871)
Republican
Gov. Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth West Virginia (1869 - 1869)
Republican
Gov. Arthur Ingraham Boreman West Virginia (1863 - 1869)
Unionist (Republican)
Gov. Francis Harrison Pierpont West Virginia (1865 - 1868)
Republican