List of Governors of Kentucky, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 Isaac Shelby 4 June 1792 7 June 1796 Democratic-Republican Hagerstown, Maryland
2 James Garrard 7 June 1796 5 September 1804 Democratic-Republican Stafford County, Virginia
3 Christopher Greenup 5 September 1804 1 September 1808 Democratic-Republican Fairfax County, Virginia
4 Charles Scott 1 September 1808 24 August 1812 Democratic-Republican Cumberland County, Virginia
5 Isaac Shelby 24 August 1812 5 September 1816 Democratic-Republican Hagerstown, Maryland
6 George Madison 5 September 1816 14 October 1816 Democratic-Republican Augusta County, Virginia
7 Gabriel Slaughter 14 October 1816 29 August 1820 Democratic-Republican Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
8 John Adair 29 August 1820 24 August 1824 Democratic-Republican Chester County, South Carolina
9 Joseph Desha 24 August 1824 26 August 1828 Democratic-Republican Monroe County, Pennsylvania
10 Thomas Metcalfe 26 August 1828 4 September 1832 National Republican Fauquier County, Virginia
11 John Breathitt 4 September 1832 21 February 1834 Democratic Henry County, Virginia
12 James T. Morehead 21 February 1834 30 August 1836 National Republican, later Whig Bullitt County, Kentucky
13 James Clark 30 August 1836 27 August 1839 Whig Bedford County, Virginia
14 Charles A. Wickliffe 27 August 1839 2 September 1840 Whig Washington County, Kentucky
15 Robert P. Letcher 2 September 1840 4 September 1844 Whig Goochland County, Virginia
16 William Owsley 4 September 1844 6 September 1848 Whig Virginia
17 John J. Crittenden 6 September 1848 31 July 1850 Whig Versailles, Kentucky, United States
18 John L. Helm 31 July 1850 2 September 1851 Whig Hardin County, Kentucky
19 Lazarus W. Powell 2 September 1851 4 September 1855 Democratic Henderson County, Kentucky
20 Charles S. Morehead 4 September 1855 30 August 1859 Know Nothing Nelson County, Kentucky
21 Beriah Magoffin 30 August 1859 18 August 1862 Democratic Harrodsburg, Kentucky
22 James F. Robinson 18 August 1862 1 September 1863 Democratic Scott County, Kentucky
23 Thomas E. Bramlette 1 September 1863 3 September 1867 Democratic Cumberland County, Kentucky
24 John L. Helm 3 September 1867 8 September 1867 Democratic Hardin County, Kentucky
25 John W. Stevenson 8 September 1867 3 February 1871 Democratic Richmond, Virginia
26 Preston H. Leslie 3 February 1871 31 August 1875 Democratic Wayne County, Kentucky
27 James B. McCreary 31 August 1875 2 September 1879 Democratic Richmond, Kentucky
28 Luke P. Blackburn 2 September 1879 5 September 1883 Democratic Woodford County, Kentucky
29 J. Proctor Knott 5 September 1883 30 August 1887 Democratic Raywick, Kentucky
30 Simon B. Buckner 30 August 1887 2 September 1891 Democratic Hart County, Kentucky
31 John Young Brown 2 September 1891 10 December 1895 Democratic Claysville, Kentucky
32 William O. Bradley 10 December 1895 12 December 1899 Republican Garrard County, Kentucky
33 William S. Taylor 12 December 1899 30 January 1900 Republican Butler County, Kentucky
34 William Goebel 30 January 1900 3 February 1900 Democratic Carbondale, Pennsylvania
35 J. C. W. Beckham 3 February 1900 10 December 1907 Democratic Nelson County, Kentucky
36 Augustus E. Willson 10 December 1907 12 December 1911 Republican Maysville, Kentucky
37 James B. McCreary 12 December 1911 7 December 1915 Democratic Richmond, Kentucky
38 Augustus O. Stanley 7 December 1915 19 May 1919 Democratic Shelbyville, Kentucky
39 James D. Black 19 May 1919 9 December 1919 Democratic Knox County, Kentucky
40 Edwin P. Morrow 9 December 1919 11 December 1923 Republican Somerset, Kentucky
41 William J. Fields 11 December 1923 13 December 1927 Democratic Willard, Kentucky
42 Flem D. Sampson 13 December 1927 8 December 1931 Republican Laurel County, Kentucky
43 Ruby Laffoon 8 December 1931 10 December 1935 Democratic Madisonville, Kentucky
44 A. B. “Happy” Chandler 10 December 1935 9 October 1939 Democratic Corydon, Kentucky
45 Keen Johnson 9 October 1939 7 December 1943 Democratic Brandon’s Chapel, Kentucky
46 Simeon S. Willis 7 December 1943 9 December 1947 Republican Aid Township, Ohio
47 Earle C. Clements 9 December 1947 27 November 1950 Democratic Morganfield, Kentucky, U.S.
48 Lawrence W. Wetherby 27 November 1950 13 December 1955 Democratic Middletown, Kentucky
49 A. B. “Happy” Chandler 13 December 1955 8 December 1959 Democratic Corydon, Kentucky
50 Bert T. Combs 8 December 1959 10 December 1963 Democratic Manchester, Kentucky
51 Edward T. Breathitt 10 December 1963 12 December 1967 Democratic Hopkinsville, Kentucky
52 Louie B. Nunn 12 December 1967 7 December 1971 Republican Park, Barren County Kentucky, USA
53 Wendell H. Ford 7 December 1971 28 December 1974 Democratic Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
54 Julian M. Carroll 28 December 1974 11 December 1979 Democratic West Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
55 John Y. Brown, Jr. 11 December 1979 13 December 1983 Democratic Lexington, Kentucky
56 Martha Layne Collins 13 December 1983 8 December 1987 Democratic Bagdad, Kentucky
57 Wallace G. Wilkinson 8 December 1987 10 December 1991 Democratic Casey County, Kentucky, USA
58 Brereton Jones 10 December 1991 12 December 1995 Democratic Gallipolis, Ohio
59 Paul E. Patton 12 December 1995 9 December 2003 Democratic Fallsburg, Kentucky, U.S.
60 Ernie Fletcher 9 December 2003 11 December 2007 Republican Mount Sterling, Kentucky, U.S.
61 Steve Beshear 11 December 2007 8 December 2015 Democratic Dawson Springs, Kentucky, U.S.
62 Matt Bevin 8 December 2015 incumbent Republican Denver, Colorado, U.S.

  US States Governors List  
Governors of Alaska Governors of Michigan Governors of Ohio
Governors of Arizona Governors of Minnesota Governors of Oklahoma
Governors of Arkansas Governors of Mississippi Governors of Oregon
Governors of California Governors of Missouri Governors of Pennsylvania
Governors of Delaware Governors of Montana Governors of Rhode Island
Governors of Georgia Governors of Nebraska Governors of South Carolina
Governors of Hawaii Governors of Nevada Governors of South Dakota
Governors of Idaho Governors of New Hampshire Governors of Tennessee
Governors of Illinois Governors of New Jersey Governors of Texas
Governors of Indiana Governors of New Mexico Governors of Utah
Governors of Iowa Governors of New York Governors of Vermont
Governors of Kansas Governors of North Carolina Governors of Virginia
Governors of Kentucky Governors of North Dakota Governors of Washington
Governors of Louisiana Governors of Alabama Governors of West Virginia
Governors of Maine Governors of Colorado Governors of Wisconsin
Governors of Maryland Governors of Connecticut Governors of Wyoming
Governors of Massachusetts Governors of Florida