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Kentucky : Past Governors Bios

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
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
Gov. Louie Broady Nunn Kentucky (1967 - 1971 )
Republican
Gov. Edward Thompson Breathitt Kentucky (1963 - 1967 )
Democrat
Gov. Bert Thomas Combs Kentucky (1959 - 1963 )
Democratic
Gov. Lawrence Winchester Wetherby Kentucky (1950 - 1955 )
Democratic
Gov. Earle Chester Clements Kentucky (1947 - 1950 )
Democratic
Gov. Simeon Slavens Willis Kentucky (1943 - 1947 )
Republican
Gov. Keen Johnson Kentucky (1939 - 1943 )
Democratic
Gov. Albert Benjamin Chandler Kentucky (1935 - 1939 )
(1955 - 1959 )
Democratic
Gov. Ruby Laffoon Kentucky (1931 - 1935 )
Democratic
Gov. Flem Davis Sampson Kentucky (1927 - 1931 )
Republican
Gov. William Jason Fields Kentucky (1923 - 1927 )
Democratic
Gov. Edwin Porch Morrow Kentucky (1919 - 1923 )
Republican
Gov. James Dixon Black Kentucky (1919 - 1919 )
Democratic
Gov. Augustus Owsley Stanley Kentucky (1915 - 1919 )
Democratic
Gov. Augustus Everett Willson Kentucky (1907 - 1911 )
Republican
Gov. John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham Kentucky (1900 - 1907 )
Democratic
Gov. William Goebel Kentucky (1900 - 1900 )
Democratic
Gov. William Sylvester Taylor Kentucky (1899 - 1900 )
Republican
Gov. William O. Bradley Kentucky (1895 - 1899 )
Republican
Gov. John Young Brown Kentucky (1891 - 1895 )
Democratic
Gov. Simon Bolivar Buckner Kentucky (1887 - 1891 )
Democratic
Gov. James Proctor Knott Kentucky (1883 - 1887 )
Democrat
Gov. Luke Pryor Blackburn Kentucky (1879 - 1883 )
Democratic
Gov. James Bennett McCreary Kentucky (1875 - 1879 )
(1911 - 1915 )
Democratic
Gov. Preston Hopkins Leslie Kentucky (1871 - 1875 )
Democratic
Gov. John White Stevenson Kentucky (1867 - 1871 )
Democratic
Gov. Thomas Elliott Bramlette Kentucky (1863 - 1867 )
Democratic
Gov. James Fisher Robinson Kentucky (1862 - 1863 )
Democratic
Gov. Beriah Magoffin Kentucky (1859 - 1862 )
Democratic
Gov. Charles Slaughter Morehead Kentucky (1855 - 1859 )
American
Gov. Lazarus Whitehead Powell Kentucky (1851 - 1855 )
Democrat
Gov. John Larue Helm Kentucky (1850 - 1851 )
(1867 - 1867 )
Whig
Gov. John Jordan Crittenden Kentucky (1848 - 1850 )
Whig
Gov. William Owsley Kentucky (1844 - 1848 )
Whig
Gov. Robert Perkins Letcher Kentucky (1840 - 1844 )
Whig
Gov. Charles Anderson Wickliffe Kentucky (1839 - 1840 )
Whig
Gov. James Clark Kentucky (1836 - 1839 )
Whig
Gov. James Turner Morehead Kentucky (1834 - 1836 )
Whig
Gov. John Breathitt Kentucky (1832 - 1834 )
Jacksonian Democrat
Gov. Thomas Metcalfe Kentucky (1828 - 1832 )
Whig
Gov. Joseph Desha Kentucky (1824 - 1828 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. John Adair Kentucky (1820 - 1824 )
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Gabriel Slaughter Kentucky (1816 - 1820 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. George Madison Kentucky (1816 - 1816 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. Charles Scott Kentucky (1808 - 1812 )
Jeffersonian-Republican
Gov. Christopher Greenup Kentucky (1804 - 1808 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. James Garrard Kentucky (1796 - 1804 )
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. Isaac Shelby Kentucky (1792 - 1796 )
(1812 - 1816 )
Jeffersonian Republican