Former Mississippi Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Haley Barbour Mississippi 2004 - 2012 Republican
Gov. David Ronald “Ronnie” Musgrove Mississippi 2000 - 2004 Democrat
Gov. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Mississippi 1992 - 2000 Republican
Gov. Raymond Edwin Mabus Mississippi 1988 - 1992 Democrat
Gov. William A. Allain Mississippi 1984 - 1988 Democrat
Gov. William Forrest Winter Mississippi 1980 - 1984 Democrat
Gov. Charles Clifton Finch Mississippi 1976 - 1980 Democrat
Gov. William Lowe Waller Mississippi 1972 - 1976 Democrat
Gov. John Bell Williams Mississippi 1968 - 1972 Democrat
Gov. Paul B. Johnson Jr. Mississippi 1964 - 1968 Democrat
Gov. Ross Robert Barnett Mississippi 1960 - 1964 Democratic
Gov. James Plemon Coleman Mississippi 1956 - 1960 Democratic
Gov. Fielding Lewis Wright Mississippi 1946 - 1952 Democratic
Gov. Thomas Lowry Bailey Mississippi 1944 - 1946 Democratic
Gov. Dennis Herron Murphree Mississippi 1943 - 1944
1927 - 1928
Democratic
Gov. Paul Burney Johnson, Sr. Mississippi 1940 - 1943 Democratic
Gov. Hugh Lawson White Mississippi 1936 - 1940 Democratic
Gov. Martin Sennet Conner Mississippi 1932 - 1936 Democratic
Gov. Theodore Gilmore Bilbo Mississippi 1928 - 1932
1916 - 1920
Democratic
Gov. Henry Lewis Whitfield Mississippi 1924 - 1927 Democratic
Gov. Lee Maurice Russell Mississippi 1920 - 1924 Democratic
Gov. Earl Leroy Brewer Mississippi 1912 - 1916 Democratic
Gov. Edmond Favor Noel Mississippi 1908 - 1912 Democratic
Gov. James Vardaman Mississippi 1904 - 1908 Democratic
Gov. Andrew Houston Longino Mississippi 1900 - 1904 Democratic
Gov. Anselm McLaurin Mississippi 1896 - 1900 Democratic
Gov. John Marshall Stone Mississippi 1890 - 1896
1876 - 1882
Democratic
Gov. Robert Lowry Mississippi 1882 - 1890 Democratic
Gov. Adelbert Ames Mississippi 1874 - 1876
1868 - 1870
Military (1st term), Republican
Gov. Ridgley Ceylon Powers Mississippi 1871 - 1874
Gov. James Lusk Alcorn Mississippi 1870 - 1871 Republican
Gov. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys Mississippi 1865 - 1868 Democratic
Gov. William Lewis Sharkey Mississippi 1865 - 1865 Professional
Gov. Charles Clark Mississippi 1863 - 1865 Democratic
Gov. William McWillie Mississippi 1857 - 1859 Democratic
Gov. John Jones McRae Mississippi 1854 - 1857 Democratic
Gov. John Jones Pettus Mississippi 1854 - 1854 Democratic
Gov. Henry Stuart Foote Mississippi 1852 - 1854 Union-Democratic
Gov. James Whitfield Mississippi 1851 - 1852 Democratic
Gov. John Isaac Guion Mississippi 1851 - 1851 Democratic
Gov. John Anthony Quitman Mississippi 1849 - 1851
1835 - 1836
Democratic
Gov. Joseph W. Matthews Mississippi 1848 - 1850 Democratic
Gov. Albert Gallatin Brown Mississippi 1844 - 1848 Democratic
Gov. Tilghman Mayfield Tucker Mississippi 1842 - 1844 Democratic
Gov. Alexander Gallatin Mcnutt Mississippi 1838 - 1842 Democratic
Gov. Charles Lynch Mississippi 1836 - 1838
1833 - 1833
Democrat, later a Whig
Gov. Hiram George Runnels Mississippi 1833 - 1835 Democratic
Gov. Abram Marshall Scott Mississippi 1832 - 1833 Democratic
Gov. Gerard Chittocque Brandon Mississippi 1826 - 1832
1825 - 1826
Gov. Walter Leake Mississippi 1822 - 1825 Democratic
Gov. George Poindexter Mississippi 1820 - 1822 Democratic
Gov. David Holmes Mississippi 1817 - 1820 Democratic