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Early Kentucky Governors

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Name Party Years Governor Born Died
Shelby, Isaac   May 1792 May 1796    
Garrard, James   May 1796 1804 14 Jan 1749
Stafford, Va
19 Jan 1822
Bourbon Co, Ky
Greenup, Christopher   Aug 1804 1808 ca 1750
Colony of Va
27 Apr 1818
Franklin Co, Ky
Scott, Charles   1808 1812 Cumberland Co, Va ca 1820
Woodford Co?
Shelby, Isaac   1812 1816    
Madison, George   Aug 1816 in office Jun 1763
Rockingham Co, Va
 
Slaughter, Col Gabriel Was elected Lt Gov under Madison and served out his term     1820   1830
Mercer Co, Ky
Adair, Gen. John   1820 1824 1757, SC 19 May 1840
Desha, Gen. Joseph   1824 1828 9 Dec 1768, Pa 11 Oct 1842
Georgetown, Scott Co, Ky
Metcalfe, Gen. Thomas National Republican Aug 1828 1832 20 Mar 1780
Fauquier, Va
18 Aug 1855
Nicholas Co, Ky
Breathitt, John National Democrats
or
Jackson Party
1832 1834 9 Nov 1786
near New London, Va
21 Feb 1834
in office
Morehead, James T
Elected Lt Gov when Breathitt elected Gov.
  1834 1836 24 May 1797
Covington, Ky
28 Dec 1854
Covington, Ky
Clark, James   Aug 1836 1839 1779, Bedford Co Va 27 Aug 1839
Wickliffe, Charles A
Elected Lt Gov 1836
  1839 1840 8 Jun 1788
Bardstown, Ky
Baltimore, 80+ yrs of age
Letcher, Robert P   1840 1844 Goochland Co, Va 24 Jan 1861
Frankfort, Ky
Owsley, Judge Wm.   1844 1848 1782, Va between 75 & 80
Crittenden, John J Whig 1848 1851 10 Sep 1786
Woodford Co, Ky
25 Jul 1863
Louisville, Ky
Powell, Lazarus W   1851 1855 6 Oct 1812
Henderson Co, Ky
ca 1868
Morehead, Charles S   1855   1802
Nelson Co, Ky
 
Magoffin, Beriah   1859 1861    
Robinson, I F
Speaker of the Senate
Acting Gov.
  1861 1863    
Bramlette, Gen. Thomas E Union 1863 1867 1817
Cumberland Co
[afterward Clinton Co]
 
Helm, John J   7 Aug 1867 8 Sep 1867 4 Jul 1802
Hardin Co, Ky
8 Sep 1867
Stevenson, John W
Lt. Gov.
  1867 resigned
1 Feb 1871
   
Leslie, P H
Speaker of the Senate
  1 Feb 1871      
Taylor, William S Republican   3 Feb 1900    
Goebel, William Democrat 3 Feb 1900 3 Feb 1900   3 Feb 1900