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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. Jeff Colyer Kansas (2018 )
Republican
Gov. Mark Parkinson Kansas (2009 - 2011 )
Democrat
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Kansas (2003 - 2009 )
Democrat
Gov. Bill Graves Kansas (1995 - 2003 )
Republican
Gov. Joan Finney Kansas (1991 - 1995 )
Democrat
Gov. John Michael Hayden Kansas (1987 - 1991 )
Republican
Gov. John Carlin Kansas (1979 - 1987 )
Democrat
Gov. Robert F. Bennett Kansas (1975 - 1979 )
Republican
Gov. Robert Blackwell Docking Kansas (1967 - 1975 )
Democrat
Gov. William Henry Avery Kansas (1965 - 1967 )
Republican