Former West Virginia Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin West Virginia 2015 - 2017
Democrat
Gov. Joe Manchin III West Virginia 2005 - 2010
Democrat
Gov. Bob Wise West Virginia 2001 - 2005
Democrat
Gov. Cecil H. Underwood West Virginia 1997 - 2001
1957 - 1961
Republican
Gov. Gaston Caperton West Virginia 1989 - 1997
Democrat
Gov. John Davison Rockefeller West Virginia 1977 - 1985
Democrat
Gov. Arch A. Moore West Virginia 1969 - 1977
Republican
Gov. Hulett Carlson Smith West Virginia 1965 - 1969
Democrat
Gov. William W. Barron West Virginia 1961 - 1965
Democrat
Gov. William Casey Marland West Virginia 1953 - 1957
Democrat
Gov. Okey Leonidas Patteson West Virginia 1949 - 1953
Democrat
Gov. Clarence W. Meadows West Virginia 1945 - 1949
Democrat
Gov. Matthew Mansfield Neely West Virginia 1941 - 1945
Democrat
Gov. Homer Adams Holt West Virginia 1937 - 1941
Democrat
Gov. Herman Guy Kump West Virginia 1933 - 1937
Democrat
Gov. William Gustavus Conley West Virginia 1929 - 1933
Republican
Gov. Howard M. Gore West Virginia 1925 - 1929
Republican
Gov. Ephraim Franklin Morgan West Virginia 1921 - 1925
Republican
Gov. John Jacob Cornwell West Virginia 1917 - 1921
Democrat
Gov. Henry Drury Hatfield West Virginia 1913 - 1917
Republican
Gov. William E. Glasscock West Virginia 1909 - 1913
Republican
Gov. William M.O. Dawson West Virginia 1905 - 1909
Republican
Gov. Albert Blakeslee White West Virginia 1901 - 1905
Republican
Gov. George Wesley Atkinson West Virginia 1897 - 1901
Republican
Gov. William Alexander MacCorkle West Virginia 1893 - 1897
Democrat
Gov. Aretas Brooks Fleming West Virginia 1890 - 1893
Democrat
Gov. Henry Mason Mathews West Virginia 1887 - 1881
Democrat
Gov. Emanuel Willis Wilson West Virginia 1885 - 1890
Democrat
Gov. Jacob Beeson Jackson West Virginia 1881 - 1885
Democrat
Gov. John Jeremiah Jacob West Virginia 1871 - 1877
1st term Democrat; 2nd term Independent
Gov. William Erskine Stevenson West Virginia 1869 - 1871
Republican
Gov. Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth West Virginia 1869 - 1869
Republican
Gov. Arthur Ingraham Boreman West Virginia 1863 - 1869
Unionist (Republican)