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Lieutenant Governors

The Kansas Lieutenant Governor is the second-ranking officer of the state executive branch. The offices of governor and lieutenant governor are elected jointly every four years in the midterm year by a plurality of votes. The office is restricted to two consecutive four-year terms beginning on the second Monday of January next after election. Afterward an individual must wait one term before being eligible to run again. Lieutenant governors must be citizens of Kansas, at least 31 years of age and a residence of the United States for 10 years. The provisions are contained in the Kansas Constitution, Article 1, Section 1, which were updated in 1974.

These individuals have served as lieutenant governors of Kansas, the second ranking position in the executive branch. Search the Archives Catalog for information about records from the Kansas Lieutenant Governor's office.

  Name In office
1. Joseph Pomeroy Root February 12, 1861 - January 12, 1863
2. Thomas Andrew Osborn January 12, 1863 - January 9, 1865
3. James McGrew January 9, 1865 - January 14, 1867
4. Nehemiah Green January 14, 1867 - November 4, 1868
5. Charles Vernon Eskridge January 11, 1869 - January 9, 1871
6. Peter Percival Elder January 9, 1871 - January 13, 1873
7. Elias Sleeper Stover January 13, 1873 - January 11, 1875
8. Melville Judson Salter January 11, 1875 - July 19, 1877
9. Lyman Underwood Humphrey December 1, 1877 - January 10, 1881
10. David Wesley Finney January 10, 1881 - January 12, 1885
11. Alexander Pancoast Riddle January 12, 1885 - January 14, 1889
12. Andrew Jackson Felt January 14, 1889 - January 9, 1893
13. Percy Daniels January 9, 1893 - January 14, 1895
14. James Armstrong Troutman January 14, 1895 - January 11, 1897
15. Alexander Miller Harvey January 11, 1897 - January 9, 1899
16. Harry E. Richter January 9, 1899 - January 12, 1903
17. David John Hanna January 12, 1903 - January 14, 1907
18. William James Fitzgerald January 14, 1907 - January 9, 1911
19. Richard Joseph Hopkins January 9, 1911 - January 13, 1913
20. Sheffield Ingalls January 13, 1913 - January 11, 1915
21. William Yoast Morgan January 11, 1915 - January 13, 1919
22. Charles Solomon Huffman January 13, 1919 - January 8, 1923
23. Ben Sanford Paulen January 8, 1923 - January 12, 1925
24. De Lanson Alson Newton Chase January 12, 1925 - January 14, 1929
25. Jacob W. Graybill January 14, 1929 - January 9, 1933
26. Charles W. Thompson January 9, 1933 - January 11, 1937
27. William M. Lindsay January 11, 1937 - January 9, 1939
28. Carl E. Friend January 9, 1939 - January 11, 1943
29. Jess C. Denious January 11, 1943 - January 13, 1947
30. Frank L. Hagaman January 13, 1947 - November 28, 1950
31. Fred Hall January 8, 1951 - January 10, 1955
32. John McCuish January 10, 1955 - January 3, 1957
33. Joseph W. Henkle, Sr. January 14, 1957 - January 9, 1961
34. Harold H. Chase January 9, 1961 - January 11, 1965
35. John Crutcher January 11, 1965 - January 13, 1969
36. James H. DeCoursey, Jr. January 13, 1969 - January 11, 1971
37. Reynolds Shultz January 11, 1971 - January 8, 1973
38. Dave Owen January 8, 1973 - January 13, 1975
39. Shelby Smith January 13, 1975 - January 8, 1979
40. Paul V. Dugan January 8, 1979 - January 10, 1983
41. Thomas R. Docking January 10, 1983 - January 12, 1987
42. Jack D. Walker January 12, 1987 - January 14, 1991
43. James Francisco January 14, 1991 - January 9, 1995
44. Sheila Frahm January 9, 1995 - June 11, 1996
45. Gary Sherrer July 18, 1996 - January 13, 2003
46. John E. Moore January 13, 2003 - January 8, 2007
47. Mark Parkinson January 8, 2007 - April 27, 2009
48. Troy Findley May 15, 2009 - January 10, 2011
49. Jeffrey W. Colyer January 10, 2011 - January 31, 2018
50. Tracey Mann February 14, 2018 - January 14, 2019
51. Lynn Rogers January 14, 2019 - present

Entry: Lieutenant Governors

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: May 2012

Date Modified: January 2019

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