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This is a list of Governors of Missouri since its territory became part of the United States.

Thirty-eight of the Governors have been Democratic. Fifteen have been Republican. One has been Liberal Republican.

As of 2018–19, Missouri has never had a female governor.

Governors of Missouri

      Democratic-Republican (3)       Democratic (38)       Republican (15)       Liberal Republican (1)

# Portrait   Governor Took office Left office Party   Lieutenant Governor Terms
1 Alexander mcnair.jpg Alexander McNair September 18, 1820 November 15, 1824 Democratic-Republican William Henry Ashley 1
2 Frederick Bates.jpg Frederick Bates November 15, 1824 August 4, 1825 Democratic-Republican Benjamin Harrison Reeves 13
3 Blank.gif Abraham J. Williams August 4, 1825 January 20, 1826 Democratic-Republican Vacant 13
4 Missouri Governor John Miller.jpg John Miller January 20, 1826 November 19, 1832 Democratic Daniel Dunklin 1+13
5 Daniel Dunklin.jpg Daniel Dunklin November 19, 1832 September 30, 1836 Democratic Lilburn W. Boggs 12
6 Lilburn-Boggs.jpg Lilburn Boggs September 30, 1836 November 16, 1840 Democratic Franklin Cannon 1+12
7 GovThomasReynolds.JPG Thomas Reynolds November 16, 1840 February 9, 1844 Democratic Meredith Miles Marmaduke 12
8 Meredith Miles Marmaduke.jpg Meredith Miles Marmaduke February 9, 1844 November 20, 1844 Democratic Vacant 12
9 John Cummins Edwards.jpg John C. Edwards November 20, 1844 November 20, 1848 Democratic James Young 1
10 AustinAugustusKing.jpg Austin Augustus King November 20, 1848 January 3, 1853 Democratic Thomas Lawson Price 1
11 Sterling Price.jpg Sterling Price January 3, 1853 January 5, 1857 Democratic Wilson Brown 1
12 Hon. Trusten Polk, Mo - NARA - 528704.jpg Trusten Polk January 5, 1857 February 27, 1857 Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 13
13 Hancock Lee Jackson.jpg Hancock Lee Jackson February 27, 1857 October 22, 1857 Democratic Vacant 13
14 Robert M. Stewart, 14th governor of Missouri.jpg Robert Marcellus Stewart October 22, 1857 January 3, 1861 Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 13
15 Claiborne fox jackson.jpg Claiborne Fox Jackson January 3, 1861 July 23, 1861 Democratic Thomas Caute Reynolds 13
16 HamiltonRowanGamble.jpg Hamilton Rowan Gamble July 31, 1861 January 31, 1864 Republican Willard Preble Hall 13
17 Willard Preble Hall.jpg Willard Preble Hall January 31, 1864 January 2, 1865 Republican Vacant 13
18 Thomas Clement Fletcher.jpg Thomas Clement Fletcher January 2, 1865 January 12, 1869 Republican George Rappeen Smith 1
19 Joseph W. McClurg - Brady-Handy.jpg Joseph W. McClurg January 12, 1869 January 4, 1871 Republican Edwin O. Stanard 1
20 BGratzBrown.png B. Gratz Brown January 4, 1871 January 3, 1873 Liberal Republican Joseph J. Gravely 1
21 Silas Woodson.jpg Silas Woodson January 3, 1873 January 12, 1875 Democratic Charles Phillip Johnson 1
22 Charles Henry Hardin.jpg Charles Henry Hardin January 12, 1875 January 8, 1877 Democratic Norman Jay Coleman 1
23 John smith phelps.jpg John Smith Phelps January 8, 1877 January 10, 1881 Democratic Henry Clay Brockmeyer 1
24 Thomas Theodore Crittenden - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas Theodore Crittenden January 10, 1881 January 12, 1885 Democratic Robert Alexander Campbell 1
25 John S. Marmaduke.jpg John S. Marmaduke January 12, 1885 December 28, 1887 Democratic Albert P. Morehouse 12
26 Albert-p-morehouse.jpg Albert P. Morehouse December 28, 1887 January 14, 1889 Democratic Vacant 12
27 DRFrancis.jpg David R. Francis January 14, 1889 January 9, 1893 Democratic Stephen Hugh Claycomb 1
28 William Joel Stone in 1917.jpg William J. Stone January 9, 1893 January 11, 1897 Democratic John Baptiste O'Meara 1
29 Lon Vest Stephens.JPG Lawrence Vest Stephens January 11, 1897 January 14, 1901 Democratic August Henry Bolte 1
30 AlexanderDockery.jpg Alexander Monroe Dockery January 14, 1901 January 9, 1905 Democratic John Adams Lee 1
Thomas L. Rubey
31 Joseph Wingate Folk cph.3b47532.jpg Joseph W. Folk January 9, 1905 January 11, 1909 Democratic John C. McKinley 1
32 Herbert S Hadley.jpg Herbert S. Hadley January 9, 1909 January 13, 1913 Republican Jacob Friedrich Gmelich 1
33 Major 4276919334 4c6c662037 o.jpg Elliot Woolfolk Major January 13, 1913 January 8, 1917 Democratic William Rock Painter 1
34 Frederick Dozier Gardner circa 1915.jpg Frederick D. Gardner January 8, 1917 January 10, 1921 Democratic Wallace Crossley 1
35 Arthur M. Hyde.jpg Arthur M. Hyde January 10, 1921 January 12, 1925 Republican Hiram Lloyd 1
36 Sam Aaron Baker.jpg Samuel Aaron Baker January 12, 1925 January 14, 1929 Republican Phillip Allen Bennett 1
37 Henry Stewart Caulfield.jpg Henry S. Caulfield January 14, 1929 January 9, 1933 Republican Edward Henry Winter 1
38 Guy Brasfield Park 1933.jpg Guy Brasfield Park January 9, 1933 January 11, 1937 Democratic Frank Gaines Harris 1
39 Lloyd Stark Restored.png Lloyd C. Stark January 11, 1937 February 26, 1941 Democratic Frank Gaines Harris 1
40 Forrest C. Donnell.jpg Forrest C. Donnell February 26, 1941 January 8, 1945 Republican Frank Gaines Harris 1
41 Phil Donnelly.jpg Phil M. Donnelly January 8, 1945 January 10, 1949 Democratic Walter Naylor Davis 1
42 Forrest Smith.jpg Forrest Smith January 10, 1949 January 12, 1953 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 1
43 Phil Donnelly.jpg Phil M. Donnelly January 12, 1953 January 14, 1957 Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 1
44 James T. Blair.jpg James T. Blair, Jr. January 14, 1957 January 9, 1961 Democratic Edward V. Long 1
45 Portrait of John M. Dalton.jpg John M. Dalton January 9, 1961 January 11, 1965 Democratic Hilary A. Bush 1
46 Warren E. Hearnes.jpg Warren E. Hearnes January 11, 1965 January 8, 1973 Democratic Thomas F. Eagleton 2
William S. Morris
47 Portrait of Christopher S Bond.jpg Kit Bond January 8, 1973 January 10, 1977 Republican William C. Phelps 1
48 Joseph P. Teasdale.jpg Joseph P. Teasdale January 10, 1977 January 12, 1981 Democratic William C. Phelps 1
49 Portrait of Christopher S Bond.jpg Kit Bond January 12, 1981 January 14, 1985 Republican Kenneth J. Rothman 1
50 John Ashcroft official photo as Governor.jpg John Ashcroft January 14, 1985 January 11, 1993 Republican Harriett Woods 2
Mel Carnahan
51 CarnahanMel.jpg Mel Carnahan January 11, 1993 October 16, 2000 Democratic Roger B. Wilson 1+12
52 Roger B. Wilson.jpg Roger B. Wilson October 16, 2000 January 8, 2001 Democratic Joe Maxwell 12
53 Bob Holden rep.jpg Bob Holden January 8, 2001 January 10, 2005 Democratic Joe Maxwell 1
54 Matt Blunt.jpg Matt Blunt January 10, 2005 January 12, 2009 Republican Peter Kinder 1
55 Jay Nixon 2016.jpg Jay Nixon January 12, 2009 January 9, 2017 Democratic Peter Kinder 2
56 Eric Greitens 2011-7.jpg Eric Greitens January 9, 2017 June 1, 2018 Republican Mike Parson 1
57 Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg Mike Parson June 1, 2018 Incumbent Republican Mike Kehoe N/A

The most recent Governor to die was Joseph P. Teasdale (1936–2014). The most recently serving United States Governor of Missouri to die was Mel Carnahan (1934–2000). The oldest living Governor or former Governor of Missouri is Kit Bond (born 1939).


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