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. 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 James Oglesby Illinois 1885 - 1889
1873 - 1873
1865 - 1869
Republican
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