FORMER KENTUCKY GOVERNORS

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 Jr. 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. Albert Benjamin Chandler Kentucky 1955 - 1959
1935 - 1939
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. 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. James Bennett McCreary Kentucky 1911 - 1915
1875 - 1879
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 Sr. 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. 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 1867 - 1867
1850 - 1851
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 Jeffersonian-Republican