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List of Lieutenant Governors

# Name Political Party Term Governor(s) served under
1 Alexander Scott Bullitt 1800–1804 James Garrard
2 John Caldwell 1804 Christopher Greenup
3 Thomas Posey Democratic-Republican 1806–1808 Christopher Greenup
4 Gabriel Slaughter Democratic-Republican 1808–1812 Charles Scott
5 Richard Hickman 1812–1816 Isaac Shelby
6 Gabriel Slaughter Democratic-Republican 1816 George Madison
Vacant 1816–1820 Gabriel Slaughter
7 William T. Barry Democratic-Republican 1820–1824 John Adair
8 Robert B. McAfee Democratic-Republican 1824–1828 Joseph Desha
9 John Breathitt Democratic 1828–1832 Thomas Metcalfe
10 James T. Morehead National Republican, Whig 1832–1834 John Breathitt
Vacant 1834–1836 James T. Morehead
11 Charles A. Wickliffe Whig 1836–1839 James Clark
12 Manlius Valerius Thomson 1840–1844 Robert P. Letcher
13 Archibald Dixon Whig 1844–1848 William Owsley
14 John LaRue Helm Whig 1848–1850 John J. Crittenden
Vacant 1850–1851 John L. Helm
15 John Burton Thompson Whig, Know Nothing 1851–1853 Lazarus W. Powell
16 James Greene Hardy Know Nothing 1855–1856 Charles S. Morehead
Vacant 1856–1859
17 Linn Boyd Democratic 1859 Beriah Magoffin
18 Richard Taylor Jacob Democratic 1863–1864 Thomas E. Bramlette
Vacant 1864–1867 Thomas E. Bramlette
19 John W. Stevenson Democratic 1867 John L. Helm
Vacant 1867–1871
20 John G. Carlisle Democratic 1871–1875 Preston H. Leslie
21 John C. Underwood 1875–1879 James B. McCreary
22 James E. Cantrill 1879–1883 Luke P. Blackburn
23 James R. Hindman Democratic 1883–1887 J. Proctor Knott
24 James W. Bryan Democratic 1887–1891 Simon Bolivar Buckner
25 Mitchell C. Alford Democratic 1891–1895 John Young Brown
26 William J. Worthington Republican 1895–1899 William O. Bradley
27 John Marshall Republican 1899–1900 William S. Taylor
28 J. C. W. Beckham Democratic 1900 William Goebel
Vacant 1900–1903 J. C. W. Beckham
29 William P. Thorne 1903–1907 J. C. W. Beckham
30 William H. Cox Republican 1907–1911 Augustus E. Willson
31 Edward J. McDermott Democratic 1911–1915 James B. McCreary
32 James D. Black Democratic 1915–1919 Augustus O. Stanley
33 S. Thruston Ballard Republican 1919–1923 James D. Black
Edwin P. Morrow
34 Henry Denhardt 1923–1927 William J. Fields
35 James Breathitt, Jr. Democratic 1927–1931 Flem D. Sampson
36 Happy Chandler Democratic 1931–1935 Ruby Laffoon
37 Keen Johnson Democratic 1935–1939 Happy Chandler
38 Rodes K. Myers 1939–1943 Keen Johnson
39 Kenneth H. Tuggle Republican 1943–1947 Simeon Willis
40 Lawrence W. Wetherby Democratic 1947–1950 Earle Clements
41 Emerson "Doc" Beauchamp Democratic 1951–1955 Lawrence W. Wetherby
vacant
42 Harry Lee Waterfield Democratic 1955–1959 Happy Chandler
43 Wilson W. Wyatt Democratic 1959–1963 Bert Combs
44 Harry Lee Waterfield Democratic 1963–1967 Ned Breathitt
45 Wendell H. Ford Democratic 1967–1971 Louie Nunn
46 Julian M. Carroll Democratic 1971–1974 Wendell Ford
Vacant 1974–1975
47 Thelma Stovall Democratic 1975–1979 Julian Carroll
48 Martha Layne Collins Democratic 1979–1983 John Y. Brown Jr.
49 Steve Beshear Democratic 1983–1987 Martha Layne Collins
50 Brereton C. Jones Democratic 1987–1991 Wallace Wilkinson
51 Paul E. Patton Democratic 1991–1995 Brereton C. Jones
52 Steve Henry Democratic 1995–2003 Paul E. Patton
53 Steve Pence Republican 2003–2007 Ernie Fletcher
54 Daniel Mongiardo Democratic 2007–2011 Steve Beshear
55 Jerry Abramson Democratic 2011–2014 Steve Beshear
56 Crit Luallen Democratic 2014–2015 Steve Beshear
57 Jenean Hampton Republican 2015–present Matt Bevin

Some accounts also indicate that Kentucky's Confederate government had one lieutenant governor, Horatio F. Simrall, who was elected at the Russellville Convention in 1861. Simrall fled to Mississippi shortly thereafter.

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