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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. Kim Reynolds Iowa (2017 )
Republican
Gov. Terry E. Branstad Iowa (2011 - 2017 )
(1983 - 1999 )
Republican
Gov. Chet Culver Iowa (2007 - 2011 )
Democrat
Gov. Thomas J. Vilsack Iowa (1999 - 2007 )
Democrat
Gov. Robert D. Ray Iowa (1969 - 1983 )
Republican
Gov. Robert David Fulton Iowa (1969 - 1969 )
Democratic
Gov. Harold Everett Hughes Iowa (1963 - 1969 )
Democrat
Gov. Norman Arthur Erbe Iowa (1961 - 1963 )
Republican
Gov. Herschel C. Loveless Iowa (1957 - 1961 )
Democrat
Gov. Leo Arthur Hoegh Iowa (1955 - 1957 )
Republican