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Former Governors' Bios


The NGA Governors Database


This searchable database identifies former governors by state and dates of service. The governors' biographies available on the NGA website provide summary biographical information only and are edited infrequently. For more comprehensive information, please see the resource links and additional references that may be listed on a governor's biography page. To begin your search, please choose a state, commonwealth or territory from the dropdown list or click 'Search Governors' for the advanced search menu.

 

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Henry McMaster South Carolina (2017 )
Republican
Gov. Nikki R. Haley South Carolina (2011 - 2017 )
Republican
Gov. Mark Sanford South Carolina (2003 - 2011 )
Republican
Gov. Jim Hodges South Carolina (1999 - 2003 )
Democrat
Gov. David M. Beasley South Carolina (1995 - 1999 )
Republican
Gov. Carroll A. Campbell South Carolina (1987 - 1995 )
Republican
Gov. Richard Wilson Riley South Carolina (1979 - 1987 )
Democrat
Gov. James Burrows Edwards South Carolina (1975 - 1979 )
Republican
Gov. John Carl West South Carolina (1971 - 1975 )
Democrat
Gov. Robert Evander McNair South Carolina (1965 - 1971 )
Democrat