Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
The lieutenant governor of Missouri is the first person in the order of succession of the U.S. state of Missouri's executive branch, thus serving as governor in the event of the death, resignation, removal, impeachment, absence from the state, or incapacity due to illness of the governor of Missouri. The lieutenant governor also serves, ex officio, as president of the Missouri Senate. The lieutenant governor is elected separately from the governor, and therefore may be of a different party than the governor.
|Lieutenant Governor of Missouri|
|Appointer||Popular election / Governor of Missouri|
|Term length||Four years, no term limits|
|Inaugural holder||William Henry Ashley|
The current lieutenant governor is Mike Kehoe.
|#||Took office||Left office||Party||Terms[A]|
|1||William Henry Ashley||September 18, 1820||November 15, 1824||Democratic-Republican||Alexander McNair||1|
|2||Benjamin Harrison Reeves||November 15, 1824||July 1825||Democratic-Republican||Frederick Bates||1⁄2[B]|
|Vacant||July 1825||November 17, 1828||Frederick Bates||1⁄2[C]|
|Abraham J. Williams|
|3||Daniel Dunklin||November 17, 1828||November 19, 1832||Democratic||John Miller||1|
|4||Lilburn Boggs||November 19, 1832||September 30, 1836||Democratic||Daniel Dunklin||1⁄2|
|Vacant||September 30, 1836||November 21, 1836||Lilburn Boggs||1⁄2[D]|
|5||Franklin Cannon||November 21, 1836||November 16, 1840||Democratic||Lilburn Boggs||1|
|6||Meredith Miles Marmaduke||November 16, 1840||February 9, 1844||Democratic||Thomas Reynolds||1⁄2|
|Vacant||February 9, 1844||November 20, 1844||Meredith Miles Marmaduke||1⁄2[D]|
|7||James Young||November 20, 1844||November 20, 1848||Democratic||John C. Edwards||1|
|8||Thomas Lawson Price||November 20, 1848||January 3, 1853||Democratic||Austin Augustus King||1|
|9||Wilson Brown||January 3, 1853||August 27, 1855||Democratic||Sterling Price||1⁄2[E]|
|Vacant||August 27, 1855||January 5, 1857||Sterling Price||1⁄2[F]|
|10||Hancock Lee Jackson||January 5, 1857||February 27, 1857||Democratic||Trusten Polk||1⁄12|
|Vacant||February 27, 1857||October 22, 1857||Hancock Lee Jackson||1⁄6[G]|
|10||Hancock Lee Jackson||October 22, 1857||January 3, 1861||Democratic||Robert Marcellus Stewart||3⁄4|
|11||Thomas Caute Reynolds||January 3, 1861||July 23, 1861||Democratic||Claiborne Fox Jackson||1⁄6[H]|
|12||Willard Preble Hall||July 31, 1861||January 31, 1864||Republican||Hamilton Rowan Gamble||2⁄3[I]|
|Vacant||January 31, 1864||January 2, 1865||Willard Preble Hall||1⁄4[D]|
|13||George Smith||January 2, 1865||January 12, 1869||Republican||Thomas Clement Fletcher||1|
|14||Edwin Obed Stanard||January 12, 1869||January 4, 1871||Republican||Joseph W. McClurg||1|
|15||Joseph J. Gravely||January 4, 1871||April 28, 1872||Liberal Republican||B. Gratz Brown||1⁄2[E]|
|Vacant||April 28, 1872||January 3, 1873||B. Gratz Brown||1⁄2[F]|
|16||Charles Phillip Johnson||January 3, 1873||January 12, 1875||Liberal Republican||Silas Woodson||1|
|17||Norman Jay Coleman||January 12, 1875||January 8, 1877||Democratic||Charles Henry Hardin||1|
|18||Henry Clay Brockmeyer||January 8, 1877||January 10, 1881||Democratic||John Smith Phelps||1|
|19||Robert Alexander Campbell||January 10, 1881||January 12, 1885||Democratic||Thomas Theodore Crittenden||1|
|20||Albert P. Morehouse||January 12, 1885||December 28, 1887||Democratic||John S. Marmaduke||1⁄2|
|Vacant||December 28, 1887||January 14, 1889||Albert P. Morehouse||1⁄2[D]|
|21||Stephen Hugh Claycomb||January 14, 1889||January 9, 1893||Democratic||David R. Francis||1|
|22||John Baptiste O'Meara||January 9, 1893||January 11, 1897||Democratic||William Joel Stone||1|
|23||August Bolte||January 11, 1897||January 14, 1901||Democratic||Lawrence Vest Stephens||1|
|24||John Adams Lee||January 14, 1901||April 25, 1903||Democratic||Alexander Monroe Dockery||1⁄2[B]|
|25||Thomas Lewis Rubey||April 25, 1903||January 9, 1905||Democratic||Alexander Monroe Dockery||1⁄2[J]|
|26||John C. McKinley||January 9, 1905||January 11, 1909||Republican||Joseph W. Folk||1|
|27||Jacob Friedrich Gmelich||January 11, 1909||January 13, 1913||Republican||Herbert S. Hadley||1|
|28||William Rock Painter||January 13, 1913||January 8, 1917||Democratic||Elliot Woolfolk Major||1|
|29||Wallace Crossley||January 8, 1917||January 10, 1921||Democratic||Frederick D. Gardner||1|
|30||Hiram Lloyd||January 10, 1921||January 12, 1925||Republican||Arthur M. Hyde|
|31||Philip Allen Bennett||January 12, 1925||January 14, 1929||Republican||Samuel Aaron Baker||1|
|32||Edward Henry Winter||January 14, 1929||January 9, 1933||Republican||Henry S. Caulfield||1|
|33||Frank Gaines Harris||January 9, 1933||December 30, 1944||Democratic||Guy Brasfield Park||2+1⁄2[E]|
|Lloyd C. Stark|
|Forrest C. Donnell|
|Vacant||December 30, 1944||January 8, 1945||Forrest C. Donnell||1⁄2[F]|
|34||Walter Naylor Davis||January 8, 1945||January 10, 1949||Democratic||Phil M. Donnelly||1|
|35||James T. Blair Jr.||January 10, 1949||January 14, 1957||Democratic||Forrest Smith||2|
|Phil M. Donnelly|
|36||Edward V. Long||January 14, 1957||September 23, 1960||Democratic||James T. Blair Jr.||1⁄2[K]|
|Vacant||September 23, 1960||January 9, 1961||James T. Blair Jr.||1⁄2[C]|
|37||Hilary A. Bush||January 9, 1961||January 11, 1965||Democratic||John M. Dalton||1|
|38||Thomas Eagleton||January 11, 1965||December 27, 1968||Democratic||Warren E. Hearnes||1|
|Vacant||December 27, 1968||January 13, 1969||Warren E. Hearnes||1⁄48 [c]|
|39||William S. Morris||January 13, 1969||January 8, 1973||Democratic||Warren E. Hearnes||1|
|40||William C. Phelps||January 8, 1973||January 12, 1981||Republican||Kit Bond||2|
|Joseph P. Teasdale|
|41||Kenneth Rothman||January 12, 1981||January 14, 1985||Democratic||Kit Bond||1|
|42||Harriett Woods||January 14, 1985||January 9, 1989||Democratic||John Ashcroft||1|
|43||Mel Carnahan||January 9, 1989||January 11, 1993||Democratic||John Ashcroft||1|
|44||Roger B. Wilson||January 11, 1993||October 16, 2000||Democratic||Mel Carnahan||1⁄3|
|Vacant||October 16, 2000||November 15, 2000||Roger B. Wilson||1⁄3[D]|
|45||Joe Maxwell||November 15, 2000||January 10, 2005||Democratic||Roger B. Wilson||1+1⁄3[L]|
|46||Peter Kinder||January 10, 2005||January 9, 2017||Republican||Matt Blunt||3|
|47||Mike Parson||January 9, 2017||June 1, 2018||Republican||Eric Greitens||1⁄3|
|48||Mike Kehoe||June 18, 2018||Incumbent||Republican||Mike Parson||2⁄3|
- A. ^ The fractional terms of some lieutenant governors are not to be understood absolutely literally; rather, they are meant to show single terms during which multiple lieutenant governors served, due to resignations, deaths and the like.
- B. a b Resigned from office.
- C. a b Vacant due to resignation of lieutenant governor.
- D. a b c d e Vacant due to lieutenant governor becoming governor for remainder of unexpired term.
- E. a b c Died in office.
- F. a b c Vacant due to death of lieutenant governor.
- G. ^ Vacant due to lieutenant governor acting as governor.
- H. ^ The Missouri state convention declared the executive department of the state had expatriated itself and their offices vacant. Reynolds had fled the capital and aligned himself with the Confederacy.
- I. ^ Hall was elected the provisional governor of Missouri by the state convention.
- J. ^ Appointed lieutenant governor following the resignation of Lee.
- K. ^ Resigned from office to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.
- L. ^ Wilson appointed lieutenant governor-elect Maxwell to fill vacancy until his official inauguration.
Other high offices heldEdit
This is a table of congressional, other governorships, and other federal offices held by lieutenant governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Missouri except where noted. An asterisk ('*') denotes those offices from which the lieutenant governor resigned or otherwise left office to take.
|Lt. Governor||Lt. Gubernatorial term||U.S. Congress||Other offices held|
|Daniel Dunklin||1828–1832||Governor of Missouri|
|Lilburn Boggs||1832–1836||Governor of Missouri*|
|Meredith Miles Marmaduke||1840–1844||Governor of Missouri*|
|Thomas Lawson Price||1848–1853||H|
|Hancock Lee Jackson||1857||Acting Governor of Missouri|
|Thomas Caute Reynolds||1861||Confederate Governor of Missouri|
|Willard Preble Hall||1861–1864||Governor of Missouri*|
|Edwin Obed Stanard||1869–1871||H|
|Joseph Jackson Gravely||1871–1873||H|
|Norman Jay Coleman||1875–1877||U.S. Secretary of Agriculture|
|Albert P. Morehouse||1885–1887||Governor of Missouri*|
|Thomas Lewis Rubey||1903–1905||H|
|Philip Allen Bennett||1925–1929||H|
|James T. Blair Jr.||1949–1957||Governor of Missouri|
|Edward V. Long||1957–1960||S*|
|Mel Carnahan||1989–1993||Governor of Missouri, posthumously elected U.S. Senator|
|Roger B. Wilson||1993–2000||Governor of Missouri*|
|Mike Parson||2017–2018||Governor of Missouri*|
Living former lieutenant governorsEdit
As of October 2022[update], there are four former lieutenant governors of Missouri, the oldest lieutenant governor being Roger B. Wilson (served 1993–2000, born 1948). The most recent lieutenant governor to die was Ken Rothman (served 1981–1985, born 1935) on April 26, 2019. The most recent serving lieutenant governor to die was Mel Carnahan (served 1989–1993, born 1934) on October 16, 2000.
|Lt. Governor||Lt. gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|Roger B. Wilson||1993–2000||October 10, 1948|
|Joe Maxwell||2000–2005||March 17, 1957|
|Peter Kinder||2005–2017||May 12, 1954|
|Mike Parson||2017–2018||September 17, 1955|
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- "1945 Constitution of the State of Missouri" (PDF). Missouri Secretary of State. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
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- "Missouri state government salary". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
- Journal of the Missouri State Convention Held at Jefferson City, July, 1861. St. Louis: George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders. 1861. OCLC 2650423. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
- McCaskill, Claire (March 2, 2001). "OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, PERIOD JULY 1, 2000 TO NOVEMBER 15, 2000 AND THE TWO YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2000" (PDF). Office Of The State Auditor Of Missouri. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- Office website of the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
- Publications by or about the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri at Internet Archive.