The Governors of West Virginia

NO.NAMEBORNDIEDBIRTHPLACEPARTYTERM OF
OFFICE
1Arthur Ingram BoremanJuly 24, 1823Apr. 19, 1896Waynesburg, Pa.Rep.1863-69
2Daniel Duane Tompkins FarnsworthDec. 23, 1819Dec. 5, 1892Staten Island, N. Y.Rep.1869 (3)
3William Erskine StevensonMar. 18, 1820Nov. 29, 1883Warren, Pa.Rep.1869-71
4John Jeremiah JacobDec. 9, 1829Nov. 24, 1893near RomneyDem.1871-77
5Henry Mason MathewsMar. 29, 1834Apr. 28, 1884FrankfordDem.1877-81
6Jacob Beeson JacksonApr. 6, 1829Dec. 11, 1893ParkersburgDem.1881-85
7Emanuel Willis WilsonAug. 11, 1844May 28, 1905Harpers FerryDem.1885-90 (2)
8Aretas Brooks FlemingOct. 15, 1839Oct. 13, 1923FairmontDem.1890-93 (2)
9William Alexander MacCorkleMay 7, 1857Sept. 24, 1930near Lexington, Va.Dem.1893-97
10George Wesley AtkinsonJune 29, 1845Apr. 4, 1925CharlestonRep.1897-01
11Albert Blakeslee WhiteSept. 22, 1856July 3, 1941Cleveland, OhioRep.1901-05
12William Mercer Owens DawsonMay 21, 1853Mar. 12, 1916Bloomington, Md.Rep.1905-09
13William Ellsworth GlasscockDec. 13, 1862Apr. 12, 1925Monongalia CountyRep.1909-13
14Henry Drury HatfieldSept. 15, 1875Oct. 23, 1962on Mate Creek, Logan County (1)Rep.1913-17
15John Jacob CornwellJuly 11, 1867Sept. 8, 1954near PennsboroDem.1917-21
16Ephraim Franklin MorganJan. 16, 1869Jan. 15, 1949near ForksburgRep.1921-25
17Howard Mason GoreOct. 12, 1877June 20, 1947near ClarskburgRep.1925-29
18William Gustavus ConleyJan. 8, 1866Oct. 21, 1940near KingwoodRep.1929-33
19Herman Guy KumpOct. 31, 1877Feb. 14, 1962Capon SpringsDem.1933-1937
20Homer Adams HoltMar. 1, 1898Jan. 16, 1975LewisburgDem.1937-1941
21Matthew Mansfield NeelyNov. 9, 1874Jan. 18, 1958near GroveDem.1941-45
22Clarence Watson MeadowsFeb. 11, 1904Sept. 12, 1961BeckleyDem.1945-49
23Okey Leonidas PattesonSept. 14, 1898July 3, 1989DingessDem.1949-53
24William Casey MarlandMar. 26, 1918Nov. 26, 1965Johnson City, Ill.Dem.1953-57
25Cecil Harland UnderwoodNov. 5, 1922Nov. 24, 2008Joseph's MillsRep.1957-61
26William Wallace BarronDec. 8, 1911Nov. 12, 2002ElkinsDem.1961-65
27Hulett Carlson SmithOct. 21, 1918Jan. 15, 2012BeckleyDem.1965-69
28Arch Alfred Moore, Jr.Apr. 16, 1923Jan. 7, 2015MoundsvilleRep.1969-77
29John David Rockefeller, IVJune 18, 1937...New York, N. Y.Dem.1977-85
30Arch Alfred Moore, Jr.Apr. 16, 1923Jan. 7, 2015MoundsvilleRep.1985-89
31William Gaston Caperton IIIFeb. 21, 1940...CharlestonDem.1989-97
32Cecil Harland UnderwoodNov. 5, 1922Nov. 24, 2008Joseph's MillsRep.1997-01
33Robert E. Wise, Jr.Jan. 6, 1948...Washington, D. C.Dem.2001-05
34Joseph ManchinAug. 24, 1947...FarmingtonDem.2005-2010
35Earl Ray TomblinMar. 15, 1952...Logan CountyDem.2010-17
36James Conley Justice, Jr.Apr. 27, 1951...CharlestonDem.2017-

Notes: (1) This location is in present Mingo County. (2) Because the election of 1888 was contested, Governor Willis remained in office until 1890, when the Legislature declared Aretas Fleming had defeated Nathan Goff Jr. in the 1888 election. (3) Farnsworth served as Governor only for the last five days of the term of Governor Boreman, who resigned to enter the U. S. Senate.

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