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Lieutenant Governors

These individuals have served as lieutenant governors of Kansas, the second ranking position in the executive branch.

Name In office
Joseph Pomeroy Root February 12, 1861 - January 12, 1863
Thomas Andrew Osborn January 12, 1863 - January 9, 1865
James McGrew January 9, 1865 - January 14, 1867
Nehemiah Green January 14, 1867 - November 4, 1868
Charles Vernon Eskridge January 11, 1869 - January 9, 1871
Peter Percival Elder January 9, 1871 - January 13, 1873
Elias Sleeper Stover January 13, 1873 - January 11, 1875
Melville Judson Salter January 11, 1875 - July 19, 1877
Lyman Underwood Humphrey December 1, 1877 - January 10, 1881
David Wesley Finney January 10, 1881 - January 12, 1885
Alexander Pancoast Riddle January 12, 1885 - January 14, 1889
Andrew Jackson Felt January 14, 1889 - January 9, 1893
Percy Daniels January 9, 1893 - January 14, 1895
James Armstrong Troutman January 14, 1895 - January 11, 1897
Alexander Miller Harvey January 11, 1897 - January 9, 1899
Harry E. Richter January 9, 1899 - January 12, 1903
David John Hanna January 12, 1903 - January 14, 1907
William James Fitzgerald January 14, 1907 - January 9, 1911
Richard Joseph Hopkins January 9, 1911 - January 13, 1913
Sheffield Ingalls January 13, 1913 - January 11, 1915
William Yoast Morgan January 11, 1915 - January 13, 1919
Charles Solomon Huffman January 13, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Ben Sanford Paulen January 8, 1923 - January 12, 1925
De Lanson Alson Newton Chase January 12, 1925 - January 14, 1929
Jacob W. Graybill January 14, 1929 - January 9, 1933
Charles W. Thompson January 9, 1933 - January 11, 1937
William M. Lindsay January 11, 1937 - January 9, 1939
Carl E. Friend January 9, 1939 - January 11, 1943
Jess C. Denious January 11, 1943 - January 13, 1947
Frank L. Hagaman January 13, 1947 - November 28, 1950
Fred Hall January 8, 1951 - January 10, 1955
John McCuish January 10, 1955 - January 3, 1957
Joseph W. Henkle, Sr. January 14, 1957 - January 9, 1961
January 9, 1961 - January 11, 1965
John Crutcher January 11, 1965 - January 13, 1969
James H. DeCoursey, Jr. January 13, 1969 - January 11, 1971
Reynolds Shultz January 11, 1971 - January 8, 1973
Dave Owen January 8, 1973 - January 13, 1975
Shelby Smith January 13, 1975 - January 8, 1979
Paul V. Dugan January 8, 1979 - January 10, 1983
Thomas R. Docking January 10, 1983 - January 12, 1987
Jack D. Walker January 12, 1987 - January 14, 1991
James Francisco January 14, 1991 - January 9, 1995
Sheila Frahm January 9, 1995 - June 11, 1996
Gary Sherrer July 18, 1996 - January 13, 2003
John E. Moore January 13, 2003 - January 8, 2007
Mark Parkinson January 8, 2007 - April 27, 2009
Troy Findley May 15, 2009 - January 10, 2011
Jeffrey W. Colyer January 10, 2011 - present

Entry: Lieutenant Governors

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: May 2012

Date Modified: February 2017

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