Governors of Missouri

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  1. John Ashcroft

    John Ashcroft


    John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General (2001–2005), in the George W. Bush Administration. He later founded The Ashcroft Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.

  2. Benjamin Gratz Brown

    Benjamin Gratz Brown


    Benjamin Gratz Brown (May 28, 1826 – December 13, 1885) was an American politician. He was a Senator, the 20th Governor of Missouri, and the Liberal Republican and Democratic Party Vice presidential candidate in the presidential election of 1872.

  3. Jay Nixon

    Jay Nixon


    Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, Nixon was first elected Governor in 2008 and reelected in 2012.

  4. Kit Bond

    Kit Bond


    Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond (born March 6, 1939) is a former United States Senator from Missouri and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, he defeated Democrat Harriett Woods by a margin of 53%–47%. He was re-elected in 1992, 1998, and 2004. On January 8, 2009, he announced that he would not seek re-election to a fifth term in 2010, and was succeeded by current Senator Roy Blunt on January 3, 2011. Following his retirement from the Senate, Bond became a partner at Thompson Coburn.

  5. Thomas Reynolds

    Thomas Reynolds


    Thomas Reynolds (1752–1829) was an English antiquarian and minister.

  6. Lilburn Boggs

    Lilburn Boggs


    Lilburn Williams Boggs (December 14, 1796 – March 19, 1860) was the sixth Governor of Missouri from 1836 to 1840. He is now most widely remembered for his interactions with Joseph Smith and Porter Rockwell, and Missouri Executive Order 44, known by Mormons as the "Extermination Order", issued in response to the ongoing conflict between members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other settlers of Missouri. Boggs was also a key player in the Honey War of 1837.

  7. William Joel Stone

    William Joel Stone


    William Joel Stone (May 7, 1848 – April 14, 1918) was a Democratic politician from Missouri who represented his state in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 to 1891, and in the U.S. Senate from 1903 until his death; he also served as the 28th Governor of Missouri from 1893 to 1897.

  8. Trusten Polk

    Trusten Polk


    Trusten Polk (May 29, 1811 – April 16, 1876) served as both the 12th Governor of Missouri in 1857 and U.S. Senator from 1857 to 1862.

  9. John S. Marmaduke

    John S. Marmaduke


    John Sappington Marmaduke (March 14, 1833 – December 28, 1887) was a regular army officer from the divided border-state of Missouri, who became a Confederate Major general during the American Civil War.

  10. Joseph P. Teasdale

    Joseph P. Teasdale


    Joseph Patrick Teasdale (March 29, 1936 – May 8, 2014) was an American politician from the state of Missouri. A Democrat, he served as the 48th Governor of Missouri from 1977 to 1981.

  11. Frederick Dozier Gardner

    Frederick Dozier Gardner


    Frederick "Fred" Dozier Gardner (November 6, 1869 – December 18, 1933), an American businessman and coffin and hearse manufacturer from St. Louis, Missouri, served as the 34th Governor of Missouri from 1917 to 1921.

  12. Alexander Monroe Dockery

    Alexander Monroe Dockery


    Alexander Monroe Dockery (February 11, 1845 – December 26, 1926) was an American physician and politician from the state of Missouri. A Democrat, he was a multi-term member of the United States House of Representatives and the 30th Governor of Missouri.

  13. John Miller (Missouri politician)

    John Miller (Missouri politician)


    John Miller (November 25, 1781 – March 18, 1846) was an American publisher, War of 1812 veteran, and politician from Missouri. A Democrat, Miller was the fourth Governor of Missouri before serving three terms in the United States House of Representatives.

  14. Henry S. Caulfield

    Henry S. Caulfield


    Henry Stewart Caulfield (December 9, 1873 – May 11, 1966) was an American lawyer and Republican politician from St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in St. Louis. He represented Missouri in the U.S. House from 1907 to 1909 and was the 37th Governor of Missouri from 1929 to 1933. He received his law degree from Washington University Law school in 1895.

  15. John M. Dalton

    John M. Dalton


    John Montgomery Dalton (November 9, 1900 – July 7, 1972) was a Democratic politician from the state of Missouri. He was the 45th Governor of Missouri and the state's 34th Attorney General.

  16. John Cummins Edwards

    John Cummins Edwards


    John Cummins Edwards (June 24, 1804 – October 14, 1888) was a Democratic politician from the state of Missouri. He served as a member of the 27th United States Congress as well as Missouri's ninth Governor.

  17. Charles Henry Hardin

    Charles Henry Hardin


    Charles Henry Hardin (July 15, 1820 – July 29, 1892) was a politician and governor from Missouri, and one of the eight founders of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

  18. Roger B. Wilson

    Roger B. Wilson


    Roger B. Wilson (born October 10, 1948) is an American politician who served as the 52nd Governor of Missouri from October 16, 2000 to January 8, 2001. He is a Democrat.

  19. Phil M. Donnelly

    Phil M. Donnelly


    Philip Matthew "Phil" Donnelly (March 6, 1891 – September 12, 1961) was the 41st and 43rd Governor of Missouri. He was a Democrat. Donnelly and Christopher S. "Kit" Bond are unique in being the only Missouri governors to serve two non-consecutive terms.

  20. Sterling Price

    Sterling Price


    Sterling Price (September 20, 1809 – September 29, 1867) was a lawyer, planter, and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857. He also served as a United States Army brigadier general during the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate Army major general in the American Civil War. Price is best known for his victories in New Mexico and Chihuahua during the Mexican conflict, and for his losses at the Battles of Pea Ridge and Westport during the Civil War–the latter being the culmination of his ill-fated Missouri Campaign of 1864. Following the war, Price took his remaining troops to Mexico rather than surrender, unsuccessfully seeking service with the Emperor Maximillian there. He ultimately returned to Missouri, where he died in poverty and was buried in St. Louis.

  21. Mel Carnahan

    Mel Carnahan


    Melvin Eugene "Mel" Carnahan (February 11, 1934 – October 16, 2000) was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as the 51st Governor of Missouri (1993-2000) and was elected posthumously to the U.S. Senate.

  22. Frederick Bates

    Frederick Bates


    Frederick Bates (June 23, 1777 – August 4, 1825), older brother of Edward Bates and James Woodson Bates, was an American attorney and politician. He was elected in 1824 as the second governor of Missouri and died in office in 1825. Before that he had served as a Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court for Michigan Territory, was appointed by Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of the Louisiana Territory and started to build his political base in St. Louis.

  23. Herbert S. Hadley

    Herbert S. Hadley


    Herbert Spencer Hadley (February 20, 1872 – December 1, 1927) was an American lawyer and a Republican Party politician from St. Louis, Missouri. Born in Olathe, Kansas, he was Missouri Attorney General from 1905 to 1909 and in 1908 was elected the 32nd Governor of Missouri, serving one term from 1909 to 1913. As Attorney General, he successfully prosecuted Standard Oil Company for violating Missouri antitrust law.

  24. Alexander McNair

    Alexander McNair


    Alexander McNair (May 5, 1775 – March 18, 1826) was an American frontiersman and politician. He was the first Governor of Missouri from its entry as a state in 1820, until 1824.

  25. Forrest C. Donnell

    Forrest C. Donnell


    Forrest C Donnell (August 20, 1884 – March 3, 1980) was a United States Senator and the 40th Governor of Missouri. He was a Republican.

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