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Georgia : Past Governors Bios

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Sonny Perdue Georgia (2003 - 2011 )
Republican
Gov. Roy E. Barnes Georgia (1999 - 2003 )
Democrat
Gov. Zell Miller Georgia (1991 - 1999 )
Democrat
Gov. Joe Frank Harris Georgia (1983 - 1991 )
Democrat
Gov. George Dekle Busbee Georgia (1975 - 1983 )
Democrat
Gov. Jimmy Earl Carter Georgia (1971 - 1975 )
Democrat
Gov. Lester Garfield Maddox Georgia (1967 - 1971 )
Democrat
Gov. Carl Edward Sanders Georgia (1963 - 1967 )
Democrat
Gov. Samuel Ernest Vandiver Georgia (1959 - 1963 )
Democrat
Gov. Samuel Marvin Griffin Georgia (1955 - 1959 )
Democrat
Gov. Melvin Ernest Thompson Georgia (1947 - 1948 )
Democrat
Gov. Herman Eugene Talmadge Georgia (1947 - 1947 )
(1948 - 1955 )
Democrat
Gov. Ellis Gibbs Arnall Georgia (1943 - 1947 )
Democrat
Gov. Eurith Dickinson Rivers Georgia (1937 - 1941 )
Democrat
Gov. Eugene Talmadge Georgia (1933 - 1937 )
(1941 - 1943 )
Democrat
Gov. Richard Brevard Russell Georgia (1931 - 1933 )
Democrat
Gov. Lamartine Griffin Hardman Georgia (1927 - 1931 )
Democrat
Gov. Clifford Mitchell Walker Georgia (1923 - 1927 )
Democrat
Gov. Thomas William Hardwick Georgia (1921 - 1923 )
Democrat
Gov. Hugh Manson Dorsey Georgia (1917 - 1921 )
Democrat
Gov. Nathaniel Edwin Harris Georgia (1915 - 1917 )
Democrat
Gov. John Marshall Slaton Georgia (1911 - 1912 )
(1913 - 1915 )
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Mackey Brown Georgia (1909 - 1911 )
(1912 - 1913 )
Democrat
Gov. Hoke Smith Georgia (1907 - 1909 )
(1911 - 1911 )
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Meriwether Terrell Georgia (1902 - 1907 )
Democrat
Gov. Allen D. Candler Georgia (1898 - 1902 )
Democrat
Gov. William Yates Atkinson Georgia (1894 - 1898 )
Democrat
Gov. William Jonathan Northen Georgia (1890 - 1894 )
Democrat
Gov. John Brown Gordon Georgia (1886 - 1890 )
Democrat
Gov. Henry Dickerson McDaniel Georgia (1883 - 1886 )
Democrat
Gov. James Boynton Georgia (1883 - 1883 )
Democrat
Gov. Alexander Hamilton Stephens Georgia (1882 - 1883 )
Democrat-Whig
Gov. Alfred Holt Colquitt Georgia (1877 - 1882 )
Democrat
Gov. James Milton Smith Georgia (1872 - 1877 )
Democrat
Gov. Benjamin F. Conley Georgia (1871 - 1872 )
Republican
Gov. Rufus Brown Bullock Georgia (1868 - 1871 )
Republican
Gov. Thomas Howard Ruger Georgia (1868 - 1868 )
Military
Gov. Charles Jones Jenkins Georgia (1865 - 1868 )
Union Democrat
Gov. James Johnson Georgia (1865 - 1865 )
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Emerson Brown Georgia (1857 - 1865 )
(1912 - 1913 )
Democrat
Gov. Herschel Vespasian Johnson Georgia (1853 - 1857 )
Democrat
Gov. Howell Cobb Georgia (1851 - 1853 )
Union Democrat
Gov. George Washington Towns Georgia (1847 - 1851 )
Democrat
Gov. George Walker Crawford Georgia (1843 - 1847 )
Whig
Gov. Charles James McDonald Georgia (1839 - 1843 )
Democrat (Union, then states' rights)
Gov. William Schley Georgia (1835 - 1837 )
Union Democrat
Gov. Wilson Lumpkin Georgia (1831 - 1835 )
Union Democrat
Gov. George Rockingham Gilmer Georgia (1829 - 1831 )
(1837 - 1839 )
Democrat-Whig
Gov. John Forsyth Georgia (1827 - 1829 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. George Michael Troup Georgia (1823 - 1827 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Clark Georgia (1819 - 1823 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Matthew Talbot Georgia (1819 - 1819 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. William Rabun Georgia (1817 - 1819 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Peter Early Georgia (1813 - 1815 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. David Brydie Mitchell Georgia (1809 - 1813 )
(1815 - 1817 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Milledge Georgia (1802 - 1806 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Josiah Tattnall Georgia (1801 - 1802 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. David Emanuel Georgia (1801 - 1801 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Jackson Georgia (1798 - 1801 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Jared Irwin Georgia (1796 - 1798 )
(1806 - 1809 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. George Handley Georgia (1788 - 1789 )
None
Gov. George Mathews Georgia (1787 - 1788 )
(1793 - 1796 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. Edward Telfair Georgia (1786 - 1787 )
(1789 - 1793 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. Samuel Elbert Georgia (1785 - 1786 )
Whig (conservative faction)
Gov. Lyman Hall Georgia (1783 - 1784 )
Whig (radical faction)
Gov. John Martin Georgia (1782 - 1783 )
None
Gov. Nathan Brownson Georgia (1781 - 1782 )
Whig
Gov. Stephen Heard Georgia (1780 - 1781 )
Whig
Gov. Richard Howley Georgia (1780 - 1780 )
Whig
Gov. George Walton Georgia (1779 - 1780 )
(1789 - 1789 )
Whig (radical faction), Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. John Wereat Georgia (1779 - 1779 )
Whig (conservative faction)
Gov. John Houstoun Georgia (1778 - 1779 )
(1784 - 1785 )
Whig
Gov. John Adam Treutlen Georgia (1777 - 1778 )
Whig (radical faction)
Gov. Button Gwinnett Georgia (1777 - 1777 )
Whig (radical faction)
Gov. Archibald Bulloch Georgia (1776 - 1777 )
Whig