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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. Matt Bevin Kentucky (2015 )
Republican
Gov. Steven L. Beshear Kentucky (2007 - 2015 )
Democrat
Gov. Ernie Fletcher Kentucky (2003 - 2007 )
Republican
Gov. Paul E. Patton Kentucky (1995 - 2003 )
Democrat
Gov. Brereton C. Jones Kentucky (1991 - 1995 )
Democrat
Gov. Wallace G. Wilkinson Kentucky (1987 - 1991 )
Democrat
Gov. Martha Layne Collins Kentucky (1983 - 1987 )
Democrat
Gov. John Y. Brown Kentucky (1979 - 1983 )
Democrat
Gov. Julian Morton Carroll Kentucky (1974 - 1979 )
Democrat
Gov. Wendell Hampton Ford Kentucky (1971 - 1974 )
Democrat