Former Illinois Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Bruce Rauner Illinois 2015 - 2019
Republican
Gov. Pat Quinn Illinois 2009 - 2015
Democrat
Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich Illinois 2003 - 2009
Democrat
Gov. George H. Ryan Illinois 1999 - 2003
Republican
Gov. Jim Edgar Illinois 1991 - 1999
Republican
Gov. James Robert Thompson Illinois 1977 - 1991
Republican
Gov. Daniel Walker Illinois 1973 - 1977
Democrat
Gov. Richard Buell Ogilvie Illinois 1969 - 1973
Republican
Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro Illinois 1968 - 1969
Democrat
Gov. Otto Kerner, Jr. Illinois 1961 - 1968
Democrat
Gov. William Grant Stratton Illinois 1953 - 1961
Republican
Gov. Adlai Ewing Stevenson Illinois 1949 - 1953
Democrat
Gov. Dwight Herbert Green Illinois 1941 - 1949
Republican
Gov. John Henry Stelle Illinois 1940 - 1941
Democrat
Gov. Henry Horner Illinois 1933 - 1940
Democrat
Gov. Louis Lincoln Emmerson Illinois 1929 - 1933
Republican
Gov. Lennington Small Illinois 1921 - 1929
Republican
Gov. Frank Orren Lowden Illinois 1917 - 1921
Republican
Gov. Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne Illinois 1913 - 1917
Democrat
Gov. Charles Samuel Deneen Illinois 1905 - 1913
Republican
Gov. Richard Yates Jr. Illinois 1901 - 1905
Republican
Gov. John Riley Tanner Illinois 1897 - 1901
Republican
Gov. John Peter Altgeld Illinois 1893 - 1897
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Wilson Fifer Illinois 1889 - 1893
Republican
Gov. Richard James Oglesby Illinois 1885 - 1889
1873 - 1873
1865 - 1869
Republican
Gov. John Marshall Hamilton Illinois 1883 - 1885
Republican
Gov. Shelby Moore Cullom Illinois 1877 - 1883
Republican
Gov. John Lourie Beveridge Illinois 1873 - 1877
Republican
Gov. John McAuley Palmer Illinois 1869 - 1873
Republican, Democrat
Gov. Richard Yates Sr. Illinois 1861 - 1865
Republican
Gov. John Wood Illinois 1860 - 1861
Republican
Gov. William Henry Bissell Illinois 1857 - 1860
Republican, Democrat
Gov. Joel Aldrich Matteson Illinois 1853 - 1857
Democrat
Gov. Augustus C. French Illinois 1846 - 1853
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Ford Illinois 1842 - 1846
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Carlin Illinois 1838 - 1842
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Duncan Illinois 1834 - 1838
Democrat
Gov. William Lee Davidson Ewing Illinois 1834 - 1834
Democrat
Gov. John Reynolds Illinois 1830 - 1834
Democrat
Gov. Ninian Edwards Illinois 1826 - 1830
Republican-Democrat
Gov. Edward Coles Illinois 1822 - 1826
Democrat-Republican
Gov. Shadrack Bond Illinois 1818 - 1822
Democrat-Republican