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Governors of Mississippi Territory
Name Term Party Life
Winthorp Sargent[?] 07 May 1798 - 25 May 1801 Federalist  
William C. C. Claiborne[?] 25 May 1801 - 01 Mar. 1805 Democrat  
Robert Williams[?] 01 Mar. 1805 - 07 Mar. 1809 Democrat  
David Holmes 07 Mar. 1809 - 10 Dec. 1817 Democrat 10 March 1769 - 20 Aug. 1832
Governors of the State of Mississippi
Name Term Party Life
David Holmes 10 Dec. 1817 - 05. Jan. 1820 Democrat s.a.
George Poindexter[?] 05 Jan. 1820 - 07 Jan. 1822 Democrat ?? ??? 1779 - 5 Sept. 1853
Walter Leake[?] 07 Jan. 1822 - 17 Nov. 1825 Democrat 25 May 1762 - 17 Nov. 1825
Gerard Brandon[?] 17 Nov. 1825 - 07 Jan. 1826 Democrat 15 Sept. 1788 - 28 March 1850
David Holmes 07 Jan. 1826 - 25 Jul. 1826 Democrat s.a.
Gerard Brandon[?] 25 Jul. 1826 - 09 Jan. 1832 Democrat s.a.
Abram M. Scott[?] 09 Jan. 1832 - 12 Jul. 1833 Democrat ?? ??? 1785 - 12 Jul. 1833
Charles Lynch 12 Jul. 1833 - 20 Nov. 1833 Democrat ?? ??? 1783 - 09 Feb. 1853
Hiram Runnels[?] 20 Nov. 1833 - 03 Dec. 1835 Democrat  
John A. Quitman 03 Dec. 1835 - 07 Jan. 1836 Whig  
Charles Lynch 07 Jan. 1836 - 08 Jan. 1838 Democrat  
Alexander G. McNutt[?] 08 Jan. 1838 - 10 Jan. 1842 Democrat  
Tilghman Tucker[?] 10 Jan. 1842 - 10 Jan. 1844 Democrat  
Albert G. Brown[?] 10 Jan. 1844 - 10 Jan. 1848 Democrat  
Joseph W. Matthews[?] 10 Jan. 1848 - 10 Jan. 1850 Democrat  
John A. Quitman 10 Jan. 1850 - 3 Feb. 1851 Democrat  
John I. Guion 3 Feb. 1851 - 24 Nov. 1851 Democrat  
James Whitfield[?] 24 Nov. 1851 - 10 Jan. 1852 Democrat  
Henry S. Foote[?] 10 Jan. 1852 - 5 Jan. 1854 Union-Democrat  
John J. Pettus[?] 5 Jan. 1854 - 10 Jan. 1854 Democrat  
John J. McRae[?] 10 Jan. 1854 - 16 Nov. 1857 Democrat  
William McWillie[?] 16 Nov. 1857 - 21 Nov. 1859 Democrat  
John J. Pettus[?] 21 Nov. 1859 - 16 Nov. 1863 Democrat  
Charles Clark[?] 16 Nov. 1863 - 13 Jun. 1865 Democrat  
William L. Sharkey 13 Jun. 1865 - 16 Oct. 1865 Whig  
Benjamin G. Humphreys 16 Oct. 1865 - 15 Jun. 1868 Democrat  
Adelbert Ames 15 Jun. 1868 - 10 Mar. 1870 Republican  
James L. Alcorn 10 Mar. 1870 - 30 Nov. 1871 Republican  
Ridgely C. Powers 30 Nov. 1871 - 4 Jan. 1874 Republican  
Adelbert Ames 4 Jan. 1874 - 20 Mar. 1876 Republican  
John M. Stone 20 Mar. 1876 - 09 Jan. 1882 Democrat  
Robert Lowry 09 Jan. 1882 - 13 Jan. 1890 Democrat  
John M. Stone 13 Jan. 1890 - 20 Jan. 1896 Democrat  
Anselm J. McLaurin 20 Jan. 1896 - 16 Jan. 1900 Democrat  
Andrew H. Longino[?] 16 Jan. 1900 - 19 Jan. 1904 Democrat  
James K. Vardaman 19 Jan. 1904 - 21 Jan. 1908 Democrat  
Edmund Noel[?] 21 Jan. 1908 - 16 Jan. 1912 Democrat  
Earl L. Brewer[?] 16 Jan. 1912 - 18 Jan. 1916 Democrat  
Theodore G. Bilbo 18 Jan. 1916 - 18 Jan. 1920 Democrat  
Lee M. Russell[?] 18 Jan. 1920 - 18 Jan. 1924 Democrat  
Henry L. Whitfield[?] 18 Jan. 1924 - 18 Mar. 1927 Democrat  
Dennis Murphree 18 Mar. 1927 - 16 Jan. 1928 Democrat  
Theodore G. Bilbo 16 Jan. 1928 - 19 Jan. 1932 Democrat  
Martin Sennett Conner[?] 19 Jan. 1932 - 21 Jan. 1936 Democrat  
Hugh L. White 21 Jan. 1936 - 16 Jan. 1940 Democrat  
Paul B. Johnson, Sr. 16 Jan. 1940 - 26 Dec. 1943 Democrat  
Dennis Murphree 26 Dec. 1943 - 18 Jan. 1944 Democrat  
Thomas L. Bailey[?] 18 Jan. 1944 - 02 Nov. 1946 Democrat  
Fielding L. Wright 02 Nov. 1946 - 22 Jan. 1952 Democrat  
Hugh L. White 22 Jan. 1952 - 17 Jan. 1956 Democrat  
James P. Coleman[?] 17 Jan. 1956 - 19 Jan. 1960 Democrat  
Ross R. Barnett 19 Jan. 1960 - 21 Jan. 1964 Democrat  
Paul B. Johnson, Jr. 21 Jan. 1964 - 16 Jan. 1968 Democrat  
John Bell Williams 16 Jan. 1968 - 18 Jan. 1972 Democrat  
William Waller[?] 18 Jan. 1972 - 20 Jan. 1976 Democrat  
Cliff Finch[?] 20 Jan. 1976 - 22 Jan. 1980 Democrat  
William Winter 22 Jan. 1980 - 10 Jan. 1984 Democrat  
William Allain 10 Jan. 1984 - 12 Jan. 1988 Democrat  
Ray Mabus 12 Jan. 1988 - 14 Jan. 1992 Democrat b. 11 Oct. 1948
Kirk Fordice 14 Jan. 1992 - 11 Jan. 2000 Republican b. 10 Feb. 1934
Ronnie Musgrove 11 Jan. 2000 - present Democrat b. 19 Jul. 1956

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