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Encyclopedia > List of Lieutenant Governors of Tennessee

The following is a list of persons who have served as Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee (full current formal title: Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate) since the current Tennessee State Constitution was adopted in 1870. The title of Lieutenant Governor was formally added in 1951; however, the Speaker of the Senate has been the designated successor to the Governor of Tennessee since Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796. Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey is the first Republican to hold this office since the adoption of the current constitution, all others having been Democrats. The Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee is the Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate and first in line in the succession to the office of Governor of Tennessee in the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office through impeachment and conviction of the Governor. ... The Tennessee State Constitution defines the form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules (and means for changing them) of the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

Lieutenant Governors of the State of Tennessee
Name Term Party Life
Dorsey B. Thomas 1869-1871 Democratic  ?
John C. Vaughn 1871-1873 Democratic  ?
A. T. Lacey 1873-1875 Democratic  ?
Thomas H. Paine 1875-1877 Democratic  ?
Hugh M. McAdoo 1877-1879 Democratic  ?
John R. Neal 1879-1881 Democratic  ?
George H. Morgan 1881-1883 Democratic  ?
Benjamin F. Alexander 1883-1885 Democratic  ?
Cabell R. Berry 1885-1887 Democratic  ?
Z. W. Ewing 1887-1889 Democratic  ?
Benjamin J. Lea 1889-1891 Democratic  ?
William C. Dismukes 1891-1895 Democratic  ?
Ernest Pillow 1895-1897 Democratic b. 14 May 1856
John Thompson 1897-1899 Democratic  ?
Seid Waddell 1899-1901 Democratic  ?
Newton H. White 1901-1903 Democratic  ?
E. T. Seay 1903-1905 Democratic  ?
John I. Cox 1905 Democratic  ?
Ernest Rice 1905-1907 Democratic  ?
E. G. Tollett 1907-1909 Democratic  ?
William Kinney 1909-1911 Democratic  ?
Nathaniel Baxter, Jr. 1911-1913 Democratic  ?
Newton H. White 1913-1915 Democratic  ?
Hu Anderson 1915 Democratic  ?
Albert E. Hill 1915-1917 Democratic  ?
W. R. Crabtree 1917-1919 Democratic  ?
Andrew L. Todd 1919-1921 Democratic  ?
W. W. Bond 1921-1923 Democratic  ?
Eugene J. Bryan 1923-1925 Democratic  ?
L. D. Hill 1925-1927 Democratic  ?
Henry Hollis Horton 1927 Democratic  ?
Sam R. Bratton 1929-1931 Democratic  ?
Scott Fitzhugh 1931 Democratic  ?
A. B. Broadbent 1931-1933 Democratic  ?
A. F. Officer 1933-1935 Democratic  ?
William P. Moss 1935-1936 Democratic  ?
Bryan Pope 1936-1939 Democratic  ?
Blan R. Maxwell 1939-1943 Democratic  ?
J. H. Ballew 1943-1945 Democratic  ?
Larry Morgan 1945-1947 Democratic  ?
George Oliver Benton 1947-1949 Democratic  ?
Walter M. Haynes 1949-1953 Democratic  ?
Jared Maddux 1953-1959 Democratic  ?
William D. Baird 1959-1962 Democratic  ?
James L. Bonar 1963-1965 Democratic  ?
Jared Maddux 1965-1967 Democratic  ?
Frank Gorrell 1967-1971 Democratic  ?
John S. Wilder 1971-2007 Democratic b.1921
Ron Ramsey 2007- Republican b.1955

¹ John I. Cox became governor of Tennessee on March 21, 1905 when Governor James B. Frazier arranged his own appointment to a vacant United States Senate seat and then resigned as governor. Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry. ... Cabell Rives Berry (July 4, 1848–August 27, 1910) was the Speaker of the Tennessee Senate from 1885 to 1887. ... John Isaac Cox (1857–1946) was Governor of Tennessee from 1905 to 1907. ... Henry Hollis Horton (1866 – 1934) was Governor of Tennessee from 1927 to 1933. ... Jared Maddux was a Tennessee politician. ... Frank Gorrell was Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee from 1967 to 1971 during Governor Buford Ellingtons second term. ... John Shelton Wilder (born 1921) has served as Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee since 1971. ... Ronald Lynn Ron Ramsey (born November 20, 1955) is the current Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate; by virtue of his speakership, he also the Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee. ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... James Beriah Frazier (October 18, 1856–March 28, 1937) was Governor of Tennessee from 1903 to 1905 and subsequently a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1905 to 1911. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ...


² Henry H. Horton became governor of Tennessee on October 3, 1927 upon the death of Governor Austin Peay IV. The legislature then met on a biennial basis, so the position of Speaker of the Senate remained vacant until January, 1929. During this period, the designated successor to the governor was Selden Maiden, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Austin Peay IV (June 1, 1876–October 2, 1927) was governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1923 until his death. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... The Tennessee House of Representatives, in American politics, is the lower house of the state legislature of Tennessee, formally called the Tennessee General Assembly. ...


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