List of Lieutenant Governors of Tennessee

List of Lieutenant Governors of Tennessee

The following is a list of people 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.

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.

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.


*"Tennessee Blue Book"

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of lieutenant governors of Minnesota — This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of Minnesota. In 1886 elections were moved from odd years to even years. Beginning with the 1962 election, the term of the lieutenant governor increased from two to four years. Prior to the …   Wikipedia

  • List of lieutenant governors of Missouri — Number of Lieutenant Governors of Missouri by party affiliation Party Governors Democratic 32 Republican 10 Democratic Republican 2 Liberal Republican 2 The lieutenant governor of Missouri is the first person in the order of suc …   Wikipedia

  • List of lieutenant governors of Rhode Island — The current lieutenant governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is Elizabeth H. Roberts. In Rhode Island, the lieutenant governor and governor of Rhode Island are elected on separate tickets. Contents 1 Deputy Governors of the Colony… …   Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee — 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… …   Wikipedia

  • List of current United States lieutenant governors — This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. There are currently 21 Democrats and 22 Republicans serving as lieutenant governors in the United States. Currently, 23 states elect a lieutenant governor on a ticket with …   Wikipedia

  • National Lieutenant Governors Association — The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) is the non profit, nonpartisan professional association for elected or appointed officials who are first in line of succession to the governors in the 50 U.S. states and the five organized… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Tennessee-related topics — The following is a list of topics about the U.S. State of Tennessee. NOTOC compactTOC4 0–9*16th State to join the United States of AmericaA [ 95 counties of the State of Tennessee] *Adjacent states: **Commonwealth of Kentucky **Commonwealth of… …   Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant Governor — A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction. In the American and many Commonwealth systems, lieutenant governors are usually deputy heads of state. In Canada, however, a lieutenant governor… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Governors of Mississippi — Governor of Mississippi Seal of the State of Mississippi …   Wikipedia

  • List of Governors of Missouri — Governor of Missouri Seal of Missouri …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.