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Former State Governors

TERM NAME PARTY COMMENT
1861-1863 Charles Lawrence Robinson Republican Born in Hardwick, Massachusetts on July 21, 1818. Died on August 17, 1894.
1863-1865 Thomas Carney Republican Born near Tipton, Ohio on August 20, 1824. Died on July 28, 1888,
1865-1868 Samuel Johnson Crawford Republican Born near Bedford, Indiana on April 10, 1835. Resigned to take command of the 19th Regiment. Died on October 21, 1913.
1868-1869 Nehemiah Green Republican Born in Grassy Point, Hardin County, Ohio on March 8, 1837. Died on January 12, 1890.
1869-1873 James Madison Harvey Republican Born near Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia on September 21, 1833. Died on April 15, 1894.
1873-1877 Thomas Andrew Osborn Republican Born near Meadville, Pennsylvania on October 26, 1836. Died on February 4, 1898.
1877-1879 George Tobey Anthony Republican Born in Mayfield, New York on June 9, 1824. Died on August 5, 1896.
1879-1883 John Pierce St. John Republican Born in Brookville, Indiana on February 25, 1833. Died on August 31, 1916.
1883-1885 George Washington Glick Democrat Born in Greencastle, Ohio on July 4, 1827. Died on April 13, 1911.
1885-1889 John Alexander Martin Republican Born in Brownville, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1839. Died on October 2, 1889
1889-1893 Lyman Underwood Humphrey Republican Born in New Baltimore, Ohio on July 25, 1844. Died on September 12, 1915.
1893-1895 Lorenzo Dowd Lewelling Populist Born in Salem, Iowa on December 21, 1846. Died on September 3, 1900.
1895-1897 Edmund Needham Morrill Republican Born in Westbrook, Maine on February 12, 1834. Died on March 14, 1909.
1897-1899 John Whitnah Leedy Populist Born near Belleville, Ohio on March 4, 1849. Died on March 24, 1935.
1899-1903 William Eugene Stanley Republican Born in Knox County, Ohio on December 28, 1844. Died on October 13, 1910.
1903-1905 Willis Joshua Bailey Republican Born near Mount Carroll, Illinois on October 12, 1854. Died on May 19, 1932.
1905-1909 Edward Wallis Hoch Republican Born in Danville, Kentucky on March 17, 1849. Died on June 1, 1925.
1909-1913 Walter Roscoe Stubbs Republican Born near Richmond, Indiana on November 7, 1858. Died on March 25, 1929.
1913-1915 George Hartshorn Hodges Democrat Born in Orion, Wisconsin on February 6, 1866. Died on October 7, 1947.
1915-1919 Arthur Capper Republican First native-born governor to serve Kansas, was born in Garnett, Kansas on July 14, 1865. Died on December 19, 1951.
1919-1923 Henry Justin Allen Republican Born in Pittsfield, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1868. Died on January 17, 1950.
1923-1925 Jonathan McMillan Davis Democrat Born in Bronson, Kansas on April 27, 1871. Died on June 27, 1943.
1925-1929 Benjamin Sanford Paulen Republican Born near Clinton, Illinois on July 14, 1869. Died on July 11, 1961.
1929-1931 Clyde Martin Reed Republican Born near Champaign, Illinois on October 9, 1871. Died on November 8, 1949.
1931-1933 Harry Hines Woodring Democrat Born in Elk City, Kansas on May 31, 1887. Died on September 9, 1967.
1933-1937 Alfred Mossman Landon Republican Born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1887. Died on October 12, 1987.
1937-1939 Walter August Huxman Democrat born near Pretty Prairie, Kansas on February 16, 1887. Died on June 26, 1972.
1939-1943 Payne Harry Ratner Republican Born in Casey, Illinois on October 3, 1896. Died on December 27, 1974.
1943-1947 Andrew Frank Schoeppel Republican Born near Claflin, Kansas on November 23, 1894. Died on January 21, 1962.
1947-1950 Frank Carlson Republican Born in Concordia, Kansas on January 23, 1893. Resigned as governor and elected to US Senate. Died on May 30, 1987.
1950-1951 Frank Lester Hagaman Republican born in Bushnell, Illinois on June 1, 1894. Died on June 23, 1966.
1951-1955 Edward Ferdinand Arn Republican Born in Kansas City, Kansas on May 19, 1906. Died on January 22, 1998.
1955-1957 Fred Lee Hall Republican Born in Dodge City, Kansas on July 24, 1916. Resigned as governor - Appointed Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Died on March 18, 1970.
1957 John Berridge McCuish Republican Born in Leadville, Colorado on June 22, 1906. Served only 11 days as governor, to appoint Fred Hall Justice of Kansas Supreme Court. Died on March 12, 1962.
1957-1961 George Docking Democrat Born in Clay Center, Kansas on February 23, 1904. Died on January 20, 1964.
1961-1965 John Anderson Jr. Republican Born near Olathe, Kansas on May 8, 1917.
1965-1967 William Henry Avery Republican Born in Wakefield, Kansas on August 11, 1911.
1967-1975 Robert B. Docking Democrat Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 9, 1925. Died on October 8, 1983.
1975-1979 Robert F. Bennett Republican Born in Johnson County, Kansas, on May 23, 1927. Died on October 9, 2000.
1979-1987 John Carlin Democrat Born in Salina, Kansas on August 3, 1940.
1987-1991 John Michael "Mike" Hayden Republican Born in Atwood Kansas on March 16, 1944.
1991-1995 Joan Finney Democrat Born in Topeka, Kansas on February 12, 1925.
1995-2003 Bill Graves Republican Born in Salina, Kansas on January 9, 1953.
2003-2009 Kathleen Sibelius Democrat Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 15, 1948. Joined President Barack Obama as Secretary of Health and Human Services on April 28, 2009.
2009-2011
Lt. Governor
Mark Parkinson Democrat Born in Wichita, Kansas on June 24, 1957. Served after Sibelius confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
 

ADDITIONAL LINKS:


Source: Kansas State Historical Society, (http://www.kshs.org), April 19, 2004
Source: National Governors Association, (http://www.nga.org), April 19, 2004



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