List of lieutenant governors of Alabama

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This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of Alabama, 1868 to present. In Alabama, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor do not run together on the same ticket. The Lieutenant Governor can therefore be affiliated with a different political party than that of the Governor. Under the Alabama Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is the President and Presiding Officer of the Alabama Senate and the Lieutenant Governor, like other statewide officeholders in Alabama are sworn-in on the third Monday every four years. The current Lieutenant Governor is Kay Ivey.

#NameTermPartyGovernor served withNotes
1Andrew J. Applegate1868–1870RepublicanWilliam H. Smith
2Edward H. Moren1870–1872DemocraticRobert B. Lindsay
3Alexander McKinstry1872–1874RepublicanDavid P. Lewis
4Robert F. Ligon1874–1876DemocraticGeorge S. Houston
Office abolished 1876–1903
5Russell M. Cunningham1903–1907DemocraticWilliam D. Jelks[1]
6Henry B. Gray1907–1911DemocraticB. B. Comer
7Walter D. Seed, Sr.1911–1915DemocraticEmmet O'Neal
8Thomas E. Kilby1915–1919DemocraticCharles Henderson
9Nathan L. Miller1919–1923DemocraticThomas E. Kilby
10Charles S. McDowell1923–1927DemocraticWilliam W. Brandon[1]
11William C. Davis1927–1931DemocraticBibb Graves
12Hugh D. Merrill1931–1935DemocraticBenjamin M. Miller
13Thomas E. Knight1935–1939DemocraticBibb Graves
14Albert A. Carmichael1939–1943DemocraticFrank M. Dixon
15Leven H. Ellis1943–1947DemocraticChauncey Sparks
16James C. Inzer1947–1951DemocraticJames E. Folsom Sr.
17James B. Allen1951–1955DemocraticGordon Persons
18William G. Hardwick1955–1959DemocraticJames E. Folsom Sr.
19Albert B. Boutwell1959–1963DemocraticJohn Malcolm Patterson
20James B. Allen1963–1967DemocraticGeorge Wallace
21Albert P. Brewer1967–1968DemocraticLurleen Wallace[2]
22Jere Beasley1971–1979DemocraticGeorge Wallace[1]
23George McMillan, Jr.1979–1983DemocraticForrest H. "Fob" James Jr.
24Bill Baxley1983–1987DemocraticGeorge Wallace
25Jim Folsom, Jr.1987–1993DemocraticH. Guy Hunt[2]
26Don Siegelman1995–1999DemocraticFob James
27Steve Windom1999–2003RepublicanDon Siegelman
28Lucy Baxley2003–2007DemocraticBob Riley
29Jim Folsom, Jr.2007–2011DemocraticBob Riley
30Kay Ivey2011–RepublicanRobert Bentley


  1. ^ a b c Acted as governor while the governor was out of state for more than 20 days.
  2. ^ a b Became governor following death, conviction or resignation of the governor. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate thereupon became the senior presiding officer of the Senate, and next in line for the governorship, for the remainder of the quadrennium.

Higher offices held[edit]

This is a table of the higher offices held by lieutenant governors. All representatives and senators represented Alabama.

NameLt. Gubernatorial termHigher offices held
Robert F. Ligon1874–1876U.S. Representative
Russell M. Cunningham1903–1907Governor of Alabama
Thomas E. Kilby1915–1919Governor of Alabama
Charles S. McDowell1923–1927Acting Governor of Alabama
James Allen1951–1955, 1963–1967U.S. Senator
Albert P. Brewer1967–1968Governor of Alabama
Jere Beasley1971–1979Acting Governor of Alabama
Jim Folsom, Jr.1987–1993, 2007–2011Governor of Alabama
Don Siegelman1995–1999Governor of Alabama

Living former lt. governors[edit]

As of August 2014, eight former lt. governors were alive. The oldest being Albert Brewer (1967–1968, born 1928). The most recent death of a former lt. governor was that of William G. Hardwick (1955–1959), on 15 January 1993. The most recently serving lt. governor to die was James Allen (1963–1967), on 1 June 1978.

Lt. GovernorLt. Gubernatorial termDate of birth
Albert Brewer1967–1968(1928-10-26) 26 October 1928 (age 85)
Jere Beasley1971–1979(1935-12-12) 12 December 1935 (age 78)
George McMillan1979–1983(1943-10-11) 11 October 1943 (age 70)
Bill Baxley1983–1987(1941-06-27) 27 June 1941 (age 73)
Jim Folsom, Jr.1987–1993, 2007–2011(1949-05-14) 14 May 1949 (age 65)
Don Siegelman1995–1999(1946-02-24) 24 February 1946 (age 68)
Steve Windom1999–2003(1949-11-06) 6 November 1949 (age 64)
Lucy Baxley2003–2007(1937-12-21) 21 December 1937 (age 76)

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