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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. Bill Haslam Tennessee (2011 )
Republican
Gov. Phil Bredesen Tennessee (2003 - 2011 )
Democrat
Gov. Don Sundquist Tennessee (1995 - 2003 )
Republican
Gov. Ned Ray McWherter Tennessee (1987 - 1995 )
Democrat
Gov. Lamar Alexander Tennessee (1979 - 1987 )
Republican
Gov. Ray Blanton Tennessee (1975 - 1979 )
Democrat
Gov. Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn Tennessee (1971 - 1975 )
Republican
Gov. Earl Buford Ellington Tennessee (1959 - 1963 )
(1967 - 1971 )
Democrat
Gov. Frank Goad Clement Tennessee (1953 - 1959 )
(1963 - 1967 )
Democrat
Gov. Jim Nance McCord Tennessee (1945 - 1949 )
Democrat