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Kentucky's Gubernatorial History

Chronological Listing

  1. 1792-1796 - Shelby
  2. 1796-1804 - Garrard
  3. 1804-1808 - Greenup
  4. 1808-1812 - Scott
  5. 1812-1816 - Shelby
  6. 1816 - Madison
  7. 1816-1820 - Slaughter
  8. 1820-1824 - Adair
  9. 1824-1828 - Desha
  10. 1828-1832 - Metcalfe
  11. 1832-1834 - Breathitt
  12. 1834-1836 - Morehead
  13. 1836-1839 - Clark
  14. 1839-1840 - Wickliffe
  15. 1840-1844 - Letcher
  16. 1844-1848 - Owsley
  17. 1848-1850 - Crittenden
  18. 1850-1851 - Helm
  19. 1851-1855 - Powell
  20. 1855-1859 - Morehead
  21. 1859-1862 - Magoffin
  22. 1862-1863 - Robinson
  23. 1863-1867 - Bramlette
  24. 1867 - Helm
  25. 1867-1871 - Stevenson
  26. 1871-1875 - Leslie
  27. 1875-1879 - McCreary
  28. 1879-1883 - Blackburn
  29. 1883-1887 - Knott
  30. 1887-1891 - Buckner
  31. 1891-1895 - Brown
  32. 1895-1899 - Bradley
  33. 1899-1900 - Taylor
  34. 1900 - Goebel
  35. 1900-1907 - Beckham
  36. 1907-1911 - Willson
  37. 1911-1915 - McCreary
  38. 1915-1919 - Stanley
  39. 1919 - Black
  40. 1919-1923 - Morrow
  41. 1923-1927 - Fields
  42. 1927-1931 - Sampson
  43. 1931-1935 - Laffoon
  44. 1935-1939 - Chandler
  45. 1939-1943 - Johnson
  46. 1943-1947 - Willis
  47. 1947-1950 - Clements
  48. 1950-1955 - Wetherby
  49. 1955-1959 - Chandler
  50. 1959-1963 - Combs
  51. 1963-1967 - Breathitt
  52. 1967-1971 - Nunn
  53. 1971-1974 - Ford
  54. 1974-1979 - Carroll
  55. 1979-1983 - Brown
  56. 1983-1987 - Collins
  57. 1987-1991 - Wilkinson
  58. 1991-1995 - Jones
  59. 1995-2003 - Patton
  60. 2003-2007 - Fletcher
  61. 2007-2015 - Beshear
  62. 2015-Present - Bevin​

Listing by Last Name

  • Adair, John
  • Beckham, J.C.W.
  • Beshear, Steven L.
  • Black, James D.
  • Blackburn, Luke P.
  • Bradley, William O.
  • Bramlette, Thomas E.
  • Breathitt, Edward "Ned"
  • Breathitt, John
  • Brown, John Young
  • Brown, John Y., Jr.
  • Buckner, Simon Bolivar
  • Carroll, Julian
  • Chandler, A.B. "Happy"
  • Clark, James
  • Clements, Earle C.
  • Collins, Martha Layne
  • Combs, Bert T.
  • Crittenden, John Jordan
  • Desha, Joseph
  • Fields, William Jason
  • Fletcher, Ernie
  • Ford, Wendell
  • Garrard, James
  • Goebel, William
  • Greenup, Christopher
  • Helm, John L.
  • Johnson, Keen
  • Jones, Brereton C.
  • Knott, James Proctor
  • Laffoon, Ruby
  • Leslie, Preston H.
  • Letcher, Robert P.
  • Madison, George
  • Magoffin, Beriah
  • McCreary, James B.
  • Metcalfe, Thomas
  • Morehead, Charles Slaughter
  • Morehead, James Turner
  • Morrow, Edwin P.
  • Nunn, Louie B.
  • Owsley, William
  • Patton, Paul E.
  • Powell, Lazarus
  • Robinson, James F.
  • Sampson, Flem
  • Scott, Charles
  • Shelby, Isaac
  • Slaughter, Gabriel
  • Stanley, Augustus
  • Stevenson, John W.
  • Taylor, William S.
  • Wetherby, Lawrence
  • Wickliffe,Charles Anderson
  • Wilkinson, Wallace
  • Willis, Simeon
  • Willson, Augustus
Isaac Shelby​
​Kentucky's First Governor