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Chronological List of Kansas Lieutenant Governors

# Name Term of Office
1 Joseph Pomeroy Root 12 Feb 1861 - 12 Jan 1863
2 Thomas Andrew Osborn 12 Jan 1863 - 9 Jan 1865
3 James McGrew 9 Jan 1865 14 Jan 1867
4 Nehemiah Green 14 Jan 1867 - 4 Nov 1868
5 Charles Vernon Eskridge 11 Jan 1869 - 9 Jan 1871
6 Peter Percival Elder 9 Jan 1871 - 13 Jan 1873
7 Elias Sleeper Stover 13 Jan 1873 - 11 Jan 1875
8 Melville Judson Salter 11 Jan 1875 - 19 July 1877
9 Lyman Underwood Humphrey 1 Dec 1877 - 10 Jan 1881
10 David Wesley Finney 10 Jan 1881 - 12 Jan 1885
11 Alexander Pancoast Riddle 12 Jan 1885 - 14 Jan 1889
12 Andrew Jackson Felt 14 Jan 1889 - 9 Jan 1893
13 Percy Daniels 9 Jan 1893 - 14 Jan 1895
14 James Armstrong Troutman 14 Jan 1895 - 11 Jan 1897
15 Alexander Miller Harvey 11 Jan 1897 - 9 Jan 1899
16 Harry E. Richter 9 Jan 1899 - 12 Jan 1903
17 David John Hanna 12 Jan 1903 - 14 Jan 1907
18 William James Fitzgerald 14 Jan 1907 - 9 Jan 1911
19 Richard Joseph Hopkins 9 Jan 1911 - 13 Jan 1913
20 Sheffield Ingalls 13 Jan 1913 - 11 Jan 1915
21 William Yoast Morgan 11 Jan 1915 - 13 Jan 1919
22 Charles Solomon Huffman 13 Jan 1919 - 8 Jan 1923
23 Ben Sanford Paulen 8 Jan 1923 - 12 Jan 1925
24 De Lanson Alson Newton Chase 12 Jan 1925 - 14 Jan 1929
25 Jacob W. Graybill 14 Jan 1929 - 9 Jan 1933
26 Charles W. Thompson 9 Jan 1933 - 11 Jan 1937
27 William M. Lindsay 11 Jan 1937 - 9 Jan 1939
28 Carl E. Friend 9 Jan 1939 - 11 Jan 1943
29 Jess C. Denious 11 Jan 1943 - 13 Jan 1947
30 Frank L. Hagaman 13 Jan 1947 - 28 Nov 1950
31 Fred Hall 8 Jan 1951 - 10 Jan 1955
32 John McCuish 10 Jan 1955 - 3 Jan 1957
33 Joseph W. Henkle, Sr. 14 Jan 1957 - 9 Jan 1961
34 Harold H. Chase 9 Jan 1961 - 11 Jan 1965
35 John Crutcher 11 Jan 1965 - 13 Jan 1969
36 James H. DeCoursey, Jr. 13 Jan 1969 - 11 Jan 1971
37 Reynolds Shultz 11 Jan 1971 - 8 Jan 1973
38 Dave Owen 8 Jan 1973 - 13 Jan 1975
39 Shelby Smith 13 Jan 1975 - 8 Jan 1979
40 Paul V. Dugan 8 Jan 1979 - 10 Jan 1983
41 Thomas R. Docking 10 Jan 1983 - 12 Jan 1987
42 Jack D. Walker 12 Jan 1987 - 14 Jan 1991
43 James Francisco 14 Jan 1991 - 9 Jan 1995
44 Sheila Frahm 9 Jan 1995 - 11 June 1996
45 Gary Sherrer 18 July 1996 - 13 Jan 2003
46 John E. Moore 13 Jan 2003 - 8 Jan 2007
47 Mark Parkinson 8 Jan 2007 - 27 Apr 2009
48 Troy Findley 15 May 2009 - 10 Jan 2011
49 Dr. Jeffrey W. Colyer 10 Jan 2011 - present

Alphabetical List of Kansas Lieutenant Governors

De Lanson Alson Newton Chase
Born 26 Apr 1875, Jay, Vermont, and died 19 Oct 1953, Ottawa, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 12 Jan 1925 - 14 Jan 1929
Republican from Pleasanton

Harold H. Chase
Born 31 Mar 1912, Springfield, Mo., and died 24 Oct 1976, Salina, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1961 - 11 Jan 1965
Republican from Salina

Dr. Jeffrey W. Colyer
Born 3 June 1960
Lieutenant Governor 10 Jan 2011 - present
Republican State Senator from Overland Park

John Crutcher
Born 19 Dec 1916, Ensign, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 jan 1965 - 13 Jan 1969
Republican from Hutchinson

Percy Daniels
Born 17 Sept 1840, Woonsocket, R.I., and died 15 Feb 1916, Bethany, Okla.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1893 - 14 Jan 1895
Populist from Girard

James H. DeCoursey, Jr.
Born 7 July 1932, Kansas City, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 1969 - 11 Jan 1971
Democrat from Mission

Jess C. Denious
Born 14 July 1879, Dodge City, Kan., and died 1 Dec 1953, Dodge City, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1943 - 13 Jan 1947
Republican from Dodge City

Thomas R. Docking
Born 10 Aug 1954
Lieutenant Governor 10 Jan 1983 - 12 Jan 1987
Democrat from Wichita

Paul V. Dugan
Born 1 Jan 1939, Wichita, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 8 Jan 1979 - 10 Jan 1983
Democrat from Wichita

Peter Percival Elder
Born 20 Sept 1823, New Portland, Maine, and died 19 Nov 1914, Ottawa, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1871 - 13 Jan 1873
Republican from Ottawa

Charles Vernon Eskridge
Born 1833 in Virginia, and died 15 July 1900, Emporia, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1869 - 9 Jan 1871
Republican from Emporia

Andrew Jackson Felt
Born 27 Dec 1833, Victor, Ontario County, N.Y., and died 27 June 1912, Garden City, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1889 - 9 Jan 1893
Republican from Seneca

Troy Findley
Born 11 July 1964, Lawrence, Kansas
Lieutenant Governor 15 May 2009 - 10 Jan 2011
Democrat from Lawrence

David Wesley Finney
Born 22 Aug 1839, Annapolis, Park County, Indiana, and died 1 Nov 1916, Emporia, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 10 Jan 1881 - 12 Jan 1885
Republican from Neosho Falls

William James Fitzgerald
Born 1 Nov 1861, Monroe, Wisc.
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1907 - 9 Jan 1911
Republican from Dodge City

Sheila Frahm
Born 22 Mar 1945, in Colby, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1995 - 11 June 1996; resigned to take U.S. Senate seat
Republican from Colby

James Francisco
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1991 - 9 Jan 1995
Democrat from Mulvane

Carl E. Friend
Born 18 Apr 1869, St. Joseph, Mo., and died 23 Feb 1948, Lawrence, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1939 - 11 Jan 1943
Republican from Lawrence

Jacob W. Graybill
Born 17 Apr 1861, McAllisterville, Penn., and died 24 Mar 1934, Junction City, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1929 - 9 Jan 1933
Republican physician from Newton

Nehemiah Green
Born 8 Mar 1837, Hardin County, Ohio, and died 12 Jan 1890, Manhattan, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1867 - 4 Nov 1868; became governor vice Crawford
Governor 4 Nov 1868 - 11 Jan 1869
Republican minister from Manhattan

Frank L. Hagaman
Born 1 June 1894, Bushnell, Ill., and died 23 June 1966, Kansas City.
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 1947 - 28 Nov 1950; became governor vice Carlson
Governor 28 Nov 1950 - 8 Jan 1951
Republican lawyer from Kansas City

Fred Hall
Born 24 July 1916, Dodge City, Kan., and died 18 Mar 1970, Shawnee, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 8 Jan 1951 - 10 Jan 1955
Governor 10 Jan 1955 - 3 Jan 1957; resigned to become a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
Republican lawyer from Dodge City

David John Hanna
Born 4 June 1866 in Illinois, and died 12 Apr 1946, Glendale, Calif.
Lieutenant Governor 12 Jan 1903 - 14 Jan 1907
Republican from Hill City

Alexander Miller Harvey
Born 24 Nov 1867, Richmond, Madison County, Ky., and died 9 Mar 1928, Topeka, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1897 - 9 Jan 1899
Populist from Topeka

Joseph W. Henkle, Sr.
Born 29 Aug 1906, Ponca City, Okla., and died 25 Jan 1983, Great Bend, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1957 - 9 Jan 1961
Democrat from Great Bend

Richard Joseph Hopkins
Born 4 Apr 1873, and died 28 Aug 1943, Kansas City
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1911 - 13 Jan 1913
Republican from Garden City

Charles Solomon Huffman
Born 8 Oct 1865, Vincennes, Ind., and died 6 May 1960, Columbus, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 1919 - 8 Jan 1923
Republican from Columbus

Lyman Underwood Humphrey
Born 25 July 1844, Stark County, Ohio, and died 12 Sept 1915, Independence, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 1 Dec 1877 - 10 Jan 1881; elected 6 Nov 1877 vice Salter
Governor 14 Jan 1889 - 9 Jan 1893
Republican publisher from Independence

Sheffield Ingalls
Born 28 Mar 1875, Atchison, Kan., and died 17 Jan 1937, Atchison, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 1913 - 11 Jan 1915
Republican from Atchison

William M. Lindsay
Born July 24, 1880, Allegany County, Md. (came to Kansas in 1886), and died 22 Feb 1957, Pittsburg, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1937 - 9 Jan 1939
Democrat from Pittsburg

John McCuish
Born 22 June 1906, Leadville, Colo., and died 12 Mar 1962, Newton, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 10 Jan 1955 - 3 Jan 1957
Governor 3 Jan 1957 - 14 Jan 1957; completed Fred Hall's term
Republican publisher from Newton

James McGrew
Born 26 Jan 1822 in Pennsylvania, and died 19 Jan 1911, Kansas City
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1865 14 Jan 1867
Republican from Wyandotte

William Yoast Morgan
Born 6 Apr 1866, Cincinnati, Ohio, and died 17 Feb 1932, Hutchinson, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1915 - 13 Jan 1919
Republican from Hutchinson

John E. Moore
Born 13 July 1943, West Virginia
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 2003 - 8 Jan 2007
Democratic businessman (Cessna Aircraft Co. executive vice president) from Wichita

Thomas Andrew Osborn
Born 26 Oct 1836, Meadville, Pa., and died 4 Feb 1898, Meadville, Pa.
Lieutenant Governor 12 Jan 1863 - 9 Jan 1865
Governor 13 Jan 1873 - 8 Jan 1877
Republican lawyer and printer from Leavenworth

Dave Owen
Born 10 Aug 1938
Lieutenant Governor 8 Jan 1973 - 13 Jan 1975
Republican from Overland Park

Mark Parkinson
Born 24 June 1957 in Wichita, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 8 Jan 2007 - 27 Apr 2009
Democrat from Olathe

Ben Sanford Paulen
Born 14 July 1869, DeWitt County, Ill., and died 11 July 1961, Fredonia, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 8 Jan 1923 - 12 Jan 1925
Governor 12 Jan 1925 - 14 Jan 1929
Republican banker from Fredonia

Harry E. Richter
Born 23 Apr 1847, Vermillion, Ohio, and died 15 Dec 1911, Emporia, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1899 - 12 Jan 1903
Republican from Council Grove

Alexander Pancoast Riddle
Born 16 Aug 1846, and died 12 May 1909, Salina, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 12 Jan 1885 - 14 Jan 1889
Republican from Girard

Joseph Pomeroy Root
Born 23 Apr 1826, Greenwich, Hampshire County, Mass., and died 20 July 1885, Kansas City
Lieutenant Governor 12 Feb 1861 - 12 Jan 1863
Republican physician from Wyandotte

Melville Judson Salter
Born 20 June 1834, Sardinia, Wyoming County, N.Y., and died 12 Mar 1896, Pawnee Station, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1875 - 19 July 1877; resigned to become register of Independence Land Office
Republican from Thayer

Gary Sherrer
Born 3 Sept 1940
Lieutenant Governor 18 July 1996 - 13 Jan 2003 ; appointed vice Frahm
Republican from Topeka

Reynolds Shultz
Born 4 Aug 1921, Jefferson County, Kan., and died
Lieutenant Governor 11 Jan 1971 - 8 Jan 1973
Republican from Lawrence

Shelby Smith
Born 8 Aug 1927, St. Joseph, Mo., and died
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 1975 - 8 Jan 1979
Republican from Wichita

Elias Sleeper Stover
Born 22 Nov 1836, Rockland, Maine, and died 3 Feb 1927, Albuquerque, N.M.
Lieutenant Governor 13 Jan 1873 - 11 Jan 1875
Republican from Council Grove

Charles W. Thompson
Born 2 July 1867, Ottumwa, Iowa, and died 1 June 1950, Topeka, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 9 Jan 1933 - 11 Jan 1937
Republican from Topeka

James Armstrong Troutman
Born 1 Dec 1853, Pleasant Grove, Fulton County, Ind., and died 25 Dec 1926, Topeka, Kan.
Lieutenant Governor 14 Jan 1895 - 11 Jan 1897
Republican from Topeka

Jack D. Walker
Born 5 Apr 1922
Lieutenant Governor 12 Jan 1987 - 14 Jan 1991
Republican from Overland Park