List of Governors of Tennessee, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 John Sevier 30 March 1796 23 September 1801 Democratic-Republican Rockingham County, Virginia
2 Archibald Roane 23 September 1801 23 September 1803 Democratic-Republican Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
3 John Sevier 23 September 1803 20 September 1809 Democratic-Republican Rockingham County, Virginia
4 Willie Blount 20 September 1809 27 September 1815 Democratic-Republican Bertie County, North Carolina
5 Joseph McMinn 27 September 1815 1 October 1821 Democratic-Republican West Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania
6 William Carroll 1 October 1821 1 October 1827 Democratic-Republican Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Sam Houston 1 October 1827 16 April 1829 Democratic-Republican Rockbridge County, Virginia, U.S.
8 William Hall 16 April 1829 1 October 1829 Democratic Surry County, North Carolina
9 William Carroll 1 October 1829 12 October 1835 Democratic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Newton Cannon 12 October 1835 14 October 1839 Whig Guilford County, North Carolina
11 James K. Polk 14 October 1839 15 October 1841 Democratic Pineville, North Carolina, U.S.
12 James C. Jones 15 October 1841 14 October 1845 Whig Davidson County, Tennessee, United State
13 Aaron V. Brown 14 October 1845 17 October 1847 Democratic Brunswick County, Virginia, United States
14 Neill S. Brown 17 October 1847 16 October 1849 Whig Giles County, Tennessee
15 William Trousdale 16 October 1849 16 October 1851 Democratic Orange County, North Carolina, United States
16 William B. Campbell 16 October 1851 17 October 1853 Whig Sumner County, Tennessee
17 Andrew Johnson 17 October 1853 3 November 1857 Democratic Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
18 Isham G. Harris 3 November 1857 12 March 1862 Democratic Franklin County, Tennessee
19 Andrew Johnson 12 March 1862 4 March 1865 Unionist/Military Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
20 Edward H. East 4 March 1865 5 April 1865 Republican Davidson County, Tennessee, United State
21 William G. Brownlow 5 April 1865 25 February 1869 Republican Wythe County, Virginia
22 Dewitt Clinton Senter 25 February 1869 10 October 1871 Republican McMinn County, Tennessee
23 John C. Brown 10 October 1871 18 January 1875 Democratic Giles County, Tennessee
24 James D. Porter 18 January 1875 16 February 1879 Democratic Paris, Tennessee
25 Albert S. Marks 16 February 1879 17 January 1881 Democratic Owensboro, Kentucky
26 Alvin Hawkins 17 January 1881 15 January 1883 Republican Bath County, Kentucky
27 William B. Bate 15 January 1883 17 January 1887 Democratic Castalian Springs, Tennessee
28 Robert Love Taylor 17 January 1887 19 January 1891 Democratic Carter County, Tennessee
29 John P. Buchanan 19 January 1891 16 January 1893 Farm-Labor Williamson County, Tennessee
30 Peter Turney 16 January 1893 21 January 1897 Democratic Jasper, Tennessee
31 Robert Love Taylor 21 January 1897 16 January 1899 Democratic Carter County, Tennessee
32 Benton McMillin 16 January 1899 19 January 1903 Democratic Monroe County, Kentucky
33 James B. Frazier 19 January 1903 21 March 1905 Democratic Pikeville, Tennessee
34 John I. Cox 21 March 1905 17 January 1907 Democratic Sullivan County, Tennessee
35 Malcolm R. Patterson 17 January 1907 26 January 1911 Democratic Somerville, Alabama
36 Ben W. Hooper 26 January 1911 17 January 1915 Republican Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee, United States
37 Tom C. Rye 17 January 1915 15 January 1919 Democratic Benton County, Tennessee
38 A. H. Roberts 15 January 1919 15 January 1921 Democratic Overton County, Tennessee
39 Alfred A. Taylor 15 January 1921 16 January 1923 Republican Carter County, Tennessee
40 Austin Peay 16 January 1923 3 October 1927 Democratic Christian County, Kentucky
41 Henry Hollis Horton 3 October 1927 17 January 1933 Democratic Princeton, Alabama
42 Harry Hill McAlister 17 January 1933 15 January 1937 Democratic Nashville, Tennessee
43 Gordon Browning 15 January 1937 16 January 1939 Democratic Carroll County, Tennessee
44 Prentice Cooper 16 January 1939 16 January 1945 Democratic Bedford County, Tennessee
45 Jim Nance McCord 16 January 1945 16 January 1949 Democratic Unionville, Tennessee
46 Gordon Browning 16 January 1949 15 January 1953 Democratic Carroll County, Tennessee
47 Frank G. Clement 15 January 1953 19 January 1959 Democratic Dickson, Tennessee
48 Buford Ellington 19 January 1959 15 January 1963 Democratic Holmes County, Mississippi
49 Frank G. Clement 15 January 1963 16 January 1967 Democratic Dickson, Tennessee
50 Buford Ellington 16 January 1967 16 January 1971 Democratic Holmes County, Mississippi
51 Winfield Dunn 16 January 1971 18 January 1975 Republican Meridian, Mississippi
52 Ray Blanton 18 January 1975 17 January 1979 Democratic Hardin County, Tennessee
53 Lamar Alexander 17 January 1979 17 January 1987 Republican Maryville, Tennessee, U.S.
54 Ned McWherter 17 January 1987 21 January 1995 Democratic Palmersville, Tennessee
55 Don Sundquist 21 January 1995 18 January 2003 Republican Moline, Illinois
56 Phil Bredesen 18 January 2003 15 January 2011 Democratic Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
57 Bill Haslam 15 January 2011 present Republican Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

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