Making History

On December 8, 2015, Matt Bevin became Kentucky’s 62nd Governor, joining a long line of distinguished public servants.

Isaac Shelby

Isaac Shelby

1792 – 1796

James Garrard

James Garrard

1796 – 1804

Christopher Greenup

Christopher Greenup

1804 – 1808

Charles Scott

Charles Scott

1808 – 1812

Isaac Shelby

Isaac Shelby

1812 – 1816

George Madison

George Madison

1816

Gabriel Slaughter

Gabriel Slaughter

1816 – 1820

John Adair

John Adair

1820 – 1824

Joseph Desha

Joseph Desha

1824 – 1828

Thomas Metcalfe

Thomas Metcalfe

1828 – 1832

John Breathitt

John Breathitt

1832 – 1834

James Turner Morehead

James Turner Morehead

1834 – 1836

James Clark

James Clark

1836 – 1839

Charles Anderson Wickliffe

Charles Anderson Wickliffe

1839 – 1840

Robert Perkins Letcher

Robert Perkins Letcher

1840 – 1844

William Owsley

William Owsley

1844 – 1848

John Jordan Crittenden

John Jordan Crittenden

1848 – 1850

John LaRue Helm

John LaRue Helm

1850 – 1851

Lazarus Whitehead Powell

Lazarus Whitehead Powell

1851 – 1855

Charles Slaughter Morehead

Charles Slaughter Morehead

1855 – 1859

Beriah Magoffin

Beriah Magoffin

1859 – 1862

James Fisher Robinson

James Fisher Robinson

1862 – 1863

Thomas Elliott Bramlette

Thomas Elliott Bramlette

1863 – 1867

John LaRue Helm

John LaRue Helm

1867

John White Stevenson

John White Stevenson

1867 – 1871

Preston Hopkins Leslie

Preston Hopkins Leslie

1871 – 1875

James Bennett McCreary

James Bennett McCreary

1875 – 1879

Luke Pryor Blackburn

Luke Pryor Blackburn

1879 – 1883

James Proctor Knott

James Proctor Knott

1883 – 1887

Simon Bolivar Buckner

Simon Bolivar Buckner

1887 – 1891

John Young Brown

John Young Brown

1891 – 1895

William O’Connell Bradley

William O’Connell Bradley

1895 – 1899

William S. Taylor

William S. Taylor

1899 – 1900

William Justus Goebel

William Justus Goebel

1900

John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham

John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham

1900 – 1907

Augustus Everett Willson

Augustus Everett Willson

1907 – 1911

James Bennett McCreary

James Bennett McCreary

1911 – 1915

Augustus Owsley Stanley

Augustus Owsley Stanley

1915 – 1919

James D. Black

James D. Black

1919

Edwin P. Morrow

Edwin P. Morrow

1919 – 1923

William J. Fields

William J. Fields

1923 – 1927

Flem D. Sampson

Flem D. Sampson

1927 – 1931

Ruby Laffoon

Ruby Laffoon

1931 – 1935

Albert Benjamin Chandler, Sr.

Albert Benjamin Chandler, Sr.

1935 – 1939

Keen Johnson

Keen Johnson

1939 – 1943

Simeon S. Willis

Simeon S. Willis

1943 – 1947

Earle C. Clements

Earle C. Clements

1947 – 1950

Lawrence Wetherby

Lawrence Wetherby

1950 – 1955

Albert Benjamin Chandler, Sr.

Albert Benjamin Chandler, Sr.

1955 – 1959

Bert T. Combs

Bert T. Combs

1959 – 1963

Edward T. Breathitt

Edward T. Breathitt

1963 – 1967

Louie B. Nunn

Louie B. Nunn

1967 – 1971

Wendell H. Ford

Wendell H. Ford

1971 – 1974

Julian Carroll

Julian Carroll

1974 – 1979

John Young Brown Jr.

John Young Brown Jr.

1979 – 1983

Martha Layne Collins

Martha Layne Collins

1983 – 1987

Wallace G. Wilkinson

Wallace G. Wilkinson

1987 – 1991

Brereton C. Jones

Brereton C. Jones

1991 – 1995

Paul E. Patton

Paul E. Patton

1995 – 2003

Ernie Fletcher

Ernie Fletcher

2003 – 2007

Steve Beshear

Steve Beshear

2007 – 2015

Matthew Bevin

Matthew Bevin

2015 – Present