FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNORS

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 1948 - 1955
1947 - 1947
Democrat
Gov. Eurith Dickinson Rivers Georgia 1937 - 1941 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 1913 - 1915
1911 - 1912
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Mackey Brown Georgia 1909 - 1911 Democrat
Gov. Hoke Smith Georgia 1907 - 1909 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. Ellis Gibbs Arnall Georgia 1943 - 1947 Democrat
Gov. Eugene Talmadge Georgia 1933 - 1937 Democrat
Gov. Joseph Meriwether Terrell Georgia 1902 - 1907 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 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
Gov. William Schley Georgia 1835 - 1837 Union Democrat
Gov. Wilson Lumpkin Georgia 1831 - 1835 Union Democrat
Gov. George Rockingham Gilmer Georgia 1837 - 1839
1829 - 1831
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 1815 - 1817
1809 - 1813
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 Democratic-Republican
Gov. George Handley Georgia 1788 - 1789 None
Gov. George Mathews Georgia 1793 - 1796
1787 - 1788
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. Edward Telfair Georgia 1789 - 1793
1786 - 1787
Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. Samuel Elbert Georgia 1785 - 1786 Whig (conservation 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 Whig (radical faction), Jeffersonian Republican
Gov. John Wereat Georgia 1779 - 1779 Whig (conservation faction)
Gov. John Houstoun Georgia 1784 - 1785
1778 - 1779
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
Gov. Nathan Deal Georgia 2015 - 2019
2011 - 2015
Republican
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