Former Tennessee Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Bill Haslam Tennessee 2011 - 2019
Republican
Gov. Phil Bredesen Tennessee 2003 - 2011
Democrat
Gov. Don Sundquist Tennessee 1995 - 2003
Republican
Gov. Ned Ray McWherter Tennessee 1987 - 1995
Democrat
Gov. Lamar Alexander Tennessee 1979 - 1987
Republican
Gov. Ray Blanton Tennessee 1975 - 1979
Democrat
Gov. Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn Tennessee 1971 - 1975
Republican
Gov. Earl Buford Ellington Tennessee 1967 - 1971
1959 - 1963
Democrat
Gov. Frank Goad Clement Tennessee 1953 - 1959
Democrat
Gov. Jim Nance McCord Tennessee 1945 - 1949
Democrat
Gov. William Prentice Cooper Tennessee 1939 - 1945
Democrat
Gov. Gordon Browning Tennessee 1937 - 1939
Democrat
Gov. Harry Hill McAlister Tennessee 1933 - 1937
Democrat
Gov. Henry Hollis Horton Tennessee 1927 - 1933
Democrat
Gov. Austin Peay III Tennessee 1923 - 1927
Democrat
Gov. Alfred Alexander Taylor Tennessee 1921 - 1923
Republican
Gov. Albert Houston Roberts Tennessee 1919 - 1921
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Clarke Rye Tennessee 1915 - 1919
Democrat
Gov. Ben Walter Hooper Tennessee 1911 - 1915
Republican
Gov. Malcolm Rice Patterson Tennessee 1907 - 1911
Democrat
Gov. John Isaac Cox Tennessee 1905 - 1907
Democrat
Gov. James Beriah Frazier Tennessee 1903 - 1905
Democrat
Gov. Benton McMillin Tennessee 1899 - 1903
Democrat
Gov. Robert Love Taylor Tennessee 1897 - 1899
1887 - 1891
Democrat
Gov. Peter Turney Tennessee 1893 - 1897
Democrat
Gov. John Price Buchanan Tennessee 1891 - 1893
Farm-Labor
Gov. William Brimage Bate Tennessee 1883 - 1887
Democrat
Gov. Alvin Hawkins Tennessee 1881 - 1883
Republican/Whig
Gov. Albert Smith Marks Tennessee 1879 - 1881
Democrat
Gov. James Davis Porter Tennessee 1875 - 1879
Democrat
Gov. John Calvin Brown Tennessee 1871 - 1875
Democrat/Whig
Gov. DeWitt Clinton Senter Tennessee 1869 - 1871
Republican/Whig
Gov. William Gannaway Brownlow Tennessee 1865 - 1869
Whig/Know-Nothing
Gov. Edward Hazzard East Tennessee 1865 - 1865
Democrat/Opposition Party
Gov. Robert Looney Caruthers Tennessee 1863 - 1863
Democrat
Gov. Andrew Johnson Tennessee 1862 - 1865
1853 - 1857
Democrat
Gov. Isham Green Harris Tennessee 1857 - 1862
Democrat
Gov. William Bowen Campbell Tennessee 1851 - 1853
Whig
Gov. William Trousdale Tennessee 1849 - 1851
Democrat
Gov. Neill Smith Brown Tennessee 1847 - 1849
Whig/Know-Nothing
Gov. Aaron Venable Brown Tennessee 1845 - 1847
Democrat
Gov. James Chamberlain Jones Tennessee 1841 - 1845
Whig
Gov. James Knox Polk Tennessee 1839 - 1841
Democrat
Gov. Newton Cannon Tennessee 1835 - 1839
Whig
Gov. William Carroll Tennessee 1829 - 1835
1821 - 1827
Democratic-Republican (first three terms); Democrat (last three terms)
Gov. William Hall Tennessee 1829 - 1829
Democrat
Gov. Joseph McMinn Tennessee 1815 - 1821
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Willie Blount Tennessee 1809 - 1815
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Sevier Tennessee 1803 - 1809
1796 - 1801
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Archibald Roane Tennessee 1801 - 1803
Democratic-Republican