Former South Carolina Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Nikki R. Haley South Carolina 2011 - 2017
Republican
Gov. Mark Sanford South Carolina 2003 - 2011
Republican
Gov. Jim Hodges South Carolina 1999 - 2003
Democrat
Gov. David M. Beasley South Carolina 1995 - 1999
Republican
Gov. Carroll A. Campbell South Carolina 1987 - 1995
Republican
Gov. Richard Wilson Riley South Carolina 1979 - 1987
Democrat
Gov. James Burrows Edwards South Carolina 1975 - 1979
Republican
Gov. John Carl West South Carolina 1971 - 1975
Democrat
Gov. Robert Evander McNair South Carolina 1965 - 1971
Democrat
Gov. Donald Stuart Russell South Carolina 1963 - 1965
Democrat
Gov. Ernest Frederick Hollings South Carolina 1959 - 1963
Democrat
Gov. George Bell Timmerman South Carolina 1955 - 1959
Democrat
Gov. James Francis Byrnes South Carolina 1951 - 1955
Democrat
Gov. James Strom Thurmond South Carolina 1947 - 1951
Democrat
Gov. Ransome Judson Williams South Carolina 1945 - 1947
Democrat
Gov. Olin De Witt Talmadge Johnston South Carolina 1943 - 1945
1935 - 1939
Democrat
Gov. Richard Manning Jeffries South Carolina 1942 - 1943
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Emile Harley South Carolina 1941 - 1942
Democrat
Gov. Burnet Rhett Maybank South Carolina 1939 - 1941
Democrat
Gov. Ibra Charles Blackwood South Carolina 1931 - 1935
Democrat
Gov. John Gardiner Richards South Carolina 1927 - 1931
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Gordon McLeod South Carolina 1923 - 1927
Democrat
Gov. Wilson Godfrey Harvey South Carolina 1922 - 1923
Democrat
Gov. Robert Archer Cooper South Carolina 1919 - 1922
Democrat
Gov. Richard Irvine Manning III South Carolina 1915 - 1919
Democrat
Gov. Charles A. Smith South Carolina 1915 - 1915
Democrat
Gov. Coleman Livingston Blease South Carolina 1911 - 1915
Democrat
Gov. Martin Frederick Ansel South Carolina 1907 - 1911
Democrat
Gov. Duncan Clinch Heyward South Carolina 1903 - 1907
Democrat
Gov. Miles Benjamin McSweeney South Carolina 1899 - 1903
Democrat
Gov. William Haselden Ellerbe South Carolina 1897 - 1899
Democrat
Gov. John Gary Evans South Carolina 1894 - 1897
Democrat
Gov. Benjamin Ryan Tillman South Carolina 1890 - 1894
Democrat
Gov. John Peter Richardson South Carolina 1886 - 1890
Democrat
Gov. John Calhoun Sheppard South Carolina 1886 - 1886
Democrat
Gov. Hugh Smith Thompson South Carolina 1882 - 1886
Democrat
Gov. Johnson Hagood South Carolina 1880 - 1882
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Bothwell Jeter South Carolina 1880 - 1880
Democrat
Gov. William Dunlap Simpson South Carolina 1879 - 1880
Democrat
Gov. Wade Hampton III South Carolina 1876 - 1879
Democrat
Gov. Daniel Henry Chamberlain South Carolina 1874 - 1876
Republican
Gov. Franklin J. Moses South Carolina 1872 - 1874
Republican
Gov. Robert Kingston Scott South Carolina 1868 - 1872
Republican
Gov. Edward R. S. Canby South Carolina 1868 - 1868
Gov. James Lawrence Orr South Carolina 1865 - 1868
Conservative
Gov. Benjamin Franklin Perry South Carolina 1865 - 1865
Democrat
Gov. Andrew Gordon MacGrath South Carolina 1864 - 1865
Democrat
Gov. Milledge Luke Bonham South Carolina 1862 - 1864
Democrat
Gov. Francis Wilkinson Pickens South Carolina 1860 - 1862
Gov. William Henry Gist South Carolina 1858 - 1860
Democrat
Gov. Robert Francis Withers Allston South Carolina 1856 - 1858
Democrat
Gov. James Hopkins Adams South Carolina 1854 - 1856
Democrat
Gov. John Laurence Manning South Carolina 1852 - 1854
Democrat
Gov. John Hugh Means South Carolina 1850 - 1852
Democrat
Gov. Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook South Carolina 1848 - 1850
Democrat
Gov. David Johnson South Carolina 1846 - 1848
Democrat
Gov. William Aiken South Carolina 1844 - 1846
Democrat
Gov. James Henry Hammond South Carolina 1842 - 1844
Democrat
Gov. John Peter Richardson II South Carolina 1840 - 1842
Democrat
Gov. Barnabas Kelet Henagan South Carolina 1840 - 1840
Democrat
Gov. Patrick Noble South Carolina 1838 - 1840
Democrat
Gov. Pierce Mason Butler South Carolina 1836 - 1838
Democrat
Gov. George McDuffie South Carolina 1834 - 1836
Democrat
Gov. Robert Young Hayne South Carolina 1833 - 1834
Democrat
Gov. James Jr. Hamilton South Carolina 1830 - 1832
Democrat
Gov. Stephen Decatur Miller South Carolina 1828 - 1830
Democrat
Gov. John Taylor South Carolina 1826 - 1828
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Richard Irvine Manning South Carolina 1824 - 1826
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Lyde Wilson South Carolina 1822 - 1824
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Thomas Bennett South Carolina 1820 - 1822
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Geddes John South Carolina 1818 - 1820
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Andrew Pickens South Carolina 1816 - 1818
Democratic-Republican
Gov. David Rogerson Williams South Carolina 1814 - 1816
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Joseph Alston South Carolina 1812 - 1814
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Henry Middleton South Carolina 1810 - 1812
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Drayton South Carolina 1808 - 1810
1800 - 1802
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Charles Pinckney South Carolina 1806 - 1808
1796 - 1798
1789 - 1792
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Paul Hamilton South Carolina 1804 - 1806
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Burchill Richardson South Carolina 1802 - 1804
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Edward Rutledge South Carolina 1798 - 1800
Federalist
Gov. Arnoldus Vandershorst South Carolina 1794 - 1796
Federalist
Gov. Thomas Pinckney South Carolina 1787 - 1789
Federalist
Gov. William Moultrie South Carolina 1785 - 1794
Federalist
Gov. Benjamin Guerard South Carolina 1783 - 1785
No affiliation
Gov. John Mathews South Carolina 1782 - 1783
No affiliation
Gov. John Rutledge South Carolina 1779 - 1782
1776 - 1778
No affiliation
Gov. Rawlins Lowndes South Carolina 1778 - 1779
No affiliation