List of Governors of South Carolina, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 William Haselden Ellerbe 18 January 1897 2 June 1899 Democratic Marion, South Carolina
2 Miles Benjamin McSweeney 2 June 1899 20 January 1903 Democratic Charleston, South Carolina
3 Duncan Clinch Heyward 20 January 1903 15 January 1907 Democratic Richland County, South Carolina, C.S.A.
4 Martin Frederick Ansel 15 January 1907 17 January 1911 Democratic Charleston, South Carolina
5 Coleman Livingston Blease 17 January 1911 14 January 1915 Democratic Newberry, South Carolina
6 Charles Aurelius Smith 14 January 1915 19 January 1915 Democratic Hertford County, North Carolina
7 Richard Irvine Manning III 19 January 1915 21 January 1919 Democratic Sumter County, South Carolina
8 Robert Archer Cooper 21 January 1919 20 May 1922 Democratic Laurens County, South Carolina
9 Wilson Godfrey Harvey 20 May 1922 16 January 1923 Democratic Charleston, South Carolina
10 Thomas Gordon McLeod 16 January 1923 18 January 1927 Democratic Lynchburg, South Carolina
11 John Gardiner Richards, Jr. 18 January 1927 20 January 1931 Democratic Liberty Hill, South Carolina, C.S.A.
12 Ibra Charles Blackwood 20 January 1931 15 January 1935 Democratic Spartanburg County, South Carolina
13 Olin D. Johnston 15 January 1935 17 January 1939 Democratic Near Honea Path, South Carolina
14 Burnet R. Maybank 17 January 1939 4 November 1941 Democratic Charleston, South Carolina
15 Joseph Emile Harley 4 November 1941 27 February 1942 Democratic Williston, South Carolina, United States
16 Richard Manning Jefferies 27 February 1942 19 January 1943 Democratic Cherokee County, South Carolina
17 Olin D. Johnston 19 January 1943 2 January 1945 Democratic Near Honea Path, South Carolina
18 Ransome Judson Williams 2 January 1945 21 January 1947 Democratic Cope, South Carolina
19 Strom Thurmond 21 January 1947 16 January 1951 Democratic Edgefield, South Carolina
20 James Francis Byrnes 16 January 1951 18 January 1955 Democratic Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
21 George Bell Timmerman, Jr. 18 January 1955 20 January 1959 Democratic Anderson County, South Carolina
22 Ernest “Fritz” Hollings 20 January 1959 15 January 1963 Democratic Anderson County, South Carolina
23 Donald Stuart Russell 15 January 1963 22 April 1965 Democratic Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
24 Robert Evander McNair 22 April 1965 19 January 1971 Democratic Cades, South Carolina
25 John C. West 19 January 1971 21 January 1975 Democratic Camden, Kershaw County South Carolina, USA
26 James Burrows Edwards 21 January 1975 10 January 1979 Republican Hawthorne, Florida, U.S.
27 Richard Wilson Riley 10 January 1979 14 January 1987 Democratic Greenville County, South Carolina, U.S.
28 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. 14 January 1987 11 January 1995 Republican Greenville, South Carolina
29 David Muldrow Beasley 11 January 1995 13 January 1999 Republican Darlington, South Carolina
30 James Hovis Hodges 13 January 1999 15 January 2003 Democratic Lancaster, South Carolina, U.S.
31 Mark Sanford 15 January 2003 12 January 2011 Republican Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
32 Nikki Haley 12 January 2011 24 January 2017 Republican Bamberg, South Carolina, U.S.
33 Henry McMaster 24 January 2017 Incumbent Republican Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

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