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Former State Governors

TERM NAME PARTY COMMENT
1889-1893 Joseph Kemp Toole (PDF) Democrat Born on May 12, 1851 in Savannah, Missouri. He died in Helena, Montana on March 11, 1929. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
1893-1897 John Ezra Rickards (PDF) Republican Born July 23, 1848 in Delaware City, Delaware. Died December 25, 1927 in Berkley, California.
1897-1901 Robert Burns Smith (PDF) Democrat-Populist Born on December 29, 1854 on a farm in Hickman County, Kentucky. Died on November 16, 1908 in Kalispell, Montana. Interment in Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Montana.
1901-1908 Joseph Kemp Toole (PDF) Democrat Born on May 12, 1851 in Savannah, Missouri. He died in Helena, Montana on March 11, 1929. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
1908-1913 Edwin Lee Norris (PDF) Democrat Born on August 15, 1865 in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Died on April 25, 1924 in Great Falls, Montana. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
1913-1921 Samuel Vernon Stewart (PDF) Democrat Born on August 2, 1872 in Monroe County, Ohio near Bellesville. Died during his second term on September 15, 1939 in Helena Montana. Interment in Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Montana.
1921-1925 Joseph Moore Dixon (PDF) Republican Born on July 31, 1867, in Snow Camp, North Carolina. Died on May 22, 1934 in Missoula, Montana. Interment in Missoula Cemetery.
1925-1933 John Edward Erickson (PDF) Democrat Born on March 14, 1863 in Stoughton, Wisconsin. He died in Helena, Montana on May 25, 1946. Interment in Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Montana.
1933-1935 Frank Henry Cooney (PDF) Democrat Born on December 31, 1872, in Ontario, Canada. He died on December 15, 1935 in Great Falls, Montana. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Missoula, Montana.
1935-1937 William Elmer Holt (PDF) Democrat Born on October 14, 1884 in Savannah, Missouri. He died on March 1, 1945 in Helena, Montana. Interment somewhere in Portland, Oregon.
1937-1941 Roy Elmer Ayers (PDF) Democrat Born on November 9, 1882 on a cattle ranch on Spring Creek, five miles north of Lewistown, Montana Territory. He died in Lewistown on May 23, 1955. Interment in Lewistown City Cemetery.
1941-1949 Samuel Clarence Ford (PDF) Republican Born on November 7, 1882 in Albany, Kentucky. He died on November 25, 1961 in Helena, Montana.
1949-1953 John Woodrow Bonner Democrat Born on July 16, 1902, in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. Died on March 28, 1970. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
1953-1961 John Hugo Aronson (PDF) Republican Born on September 1, 1891, in Gällstad, Västergötland, Sweden. Died on February 25, 1978 in Columbia Falls, Montana. Interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Davenport, Washington.
1961-1962 Donald Grant Nutter (PDF) Republican Born on November 28, 1915, in Lambert, Montana. He died on January 5, 1962 while flying to Cut Bank, when high winds sheared off one of the planes wings near Wolf Creek, Montana. Interment in Sidney City Cemetery, Sidney, Montana.
1962-1969 Tim Milford Babcock (PDF) Republican Born on a farm in Littlefork, Minnesota, on October 27, 1919.
1969-1973 Forrest Howard Anderson (PDF) Democrat Born in Helena, Montana, on January 30, 1913. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, July 20, 1989 in Helena Montana. Cremated.
1973-1981 Thomas Lee Judge (PDF) Democrat Born on October 12, 1934, in Helena, Montana.
1981-1989 Theodore Schwinden (PDF) Democrat Born on August 31, 1925 in Wolf Point, Montana.
1989-1993 Stanley Graham Stephens (PDF) Republican Born on September 16, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1993-2001 Marc Racicot Republican Born on July 24, 1948 in Thompson Falls, Montana.
2001-2005 Judy Martz Republican Born on July 28, 1943 in Big Timber, Montana.
 

ADDITIONAL LINKS:


Source: The Montana Capital, (http://www.montanacapitol.com/), April 25, 2004
Source: Office of the Governor of Montana, (http://www.state.mt.us/gov2/default.asp), April 25, 2004
Source: United States Congress, (http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp), April 25, 2004
Source: The Political Graveyard, (http://politicalgraveyard.com/), April 25, 2004
Source: National Governor's Association, (http://www.nga.org), April 25, 2004



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