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Missouri Governors

So far, John holds the record for the first name of the most governors of the State of Missouri, but when it became a state on August 10, 1824, Alexander was the first name of its first governor . Missouri’s 55th governor was given the name Jeremiah at birth. He goes by the nickname Jay.

Click on the first names of the people who have governed Missouri to learn the name meaning and see what other people with the same name grew up to be.

6 Missouri governors were named John

  • John Ashcroft (b. 1942) served 1985-93
  • John Cummins Edwards (1804-88) served 1845-49
  • John Montgomery Dalton (1900-72) served 1961-65
  • John Miller (1781-1846) served 1825-32
  • John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-87) served 1885-87
  • John Smith Phelps (1814-86 ) served 1877-81

3 Missouri governors were named Joseph

  • Joseph Patrick Teasdale (b. 1936 ) served 1977-81
  • Joseph Wingate Folk (1869-1923) served 1905-09
  • Joseph Washington McClurg (1818-1900) served 1869-71

3 Missouri governors were named Thomas

  • Thomas Clement Fletcher (1827-99) served 1865-69
  • Thomas Reynolds (1796-45) served 1841-45
  • Thomas Theodore Crittenden (b. ) served 1881-85

2 Missouri governors were named Alexander

  • Alexander McNair (1775-1826) served 1820-24 (1st Governor)
  • Alexander Monroe Dockery (1845-1926) served 1901-05

2 Missouri governors were named Forrest

  • Forrest C. Donnell (1884-1980) served 1941-45
  • Forrest Smith (1886-1962) served 1949-53

2 Missouri governors were named Frederick

  • Frederick Bates (1777-1825) served 1824-25
  • Frederick Dozier Gardner (1869-1933) served 1917-21

2 Missouri governors were named Robert

  • Robert Lee “Bob” Holden (b. 1949) served 2001-05
  • Robert Marcellus Stewart (1815-1871) served 1857-61

Only one:

  • Abraham J. William (1781-1839) served 1825-26
  • Albert Pickett Morehouse (1835-91) served 1887-89
  • Arthur Mastick Hyde (1877-1947) served 1921-25
  • Austin Augustus King (1802-70) served 1848-53
  • Benjamin Gratz Brown (1826-85) served 1871-73
  • Charles Henry Hardin (1820-92) served 1875-77
  • Christopher Samuel “Kit” Bond (b. 1939) served 1973-77 and 1981-85
  • Claiborne Fox Jackson (1806-1862) served 1861
  • Daniel Dunklin (1790-1844) served 1832-36
  • David Rowland Francis (1850-1927) served 1889-93
  • Elliot Woolfolk Major (1864-1949) served 1913-17
  • Guy Brasfield Park (1872-1946) served 1933-37
  • Hamilton Rowan Gamble (1798-1864) served 1861-64
  • Hancock Lee Jackson (1796-1876) served 1857
  • Henry S. Caulfield (1873-1966) served 1929-33
  • Herbert S. Hadley (1872-1927) served 1909-13
  • James Thomas Blair, Jr. (1902-62) served 1957-61
  • Jeremiah Wilson “Jay” Nixon (b. 1956) served 2009-
  • Lawrence Vest “Lon” Stephens (1858-1923) served 1897-1901
  • Lilburn Williams Boggs (1796-1860) served 1836-40
  • Lloyd C. Stark (1874-1933) served 1937-41
  • Matthew Roy “Matt” Blunt (b. 1970) served 2005-09
  • Melvin Eugene “Mel’ Carnahan (1934-2000) served 1993-2000
  • Meredith Miles Marmaduke (1791-1864) served 1844
  • Philip Matthew “Phil” Donnelly (1891-1961) served 1945-49 and 1953-57
  • Roger B. Wilson (b. 1948) served 2000-01
  • Samuel Aaron Baker (1874-1933) served 1925-29
  • Silas Woodson (1819-1896) served 1873-75
  • Sterling Price (1809) served 1853-57
  • Trusten Polk (1811-76) served 1857
  • Warren E. Hearnes (1923-2009) served 1965-73
  • Willard Preble Hall* (1820=1882) served 1864-65
  • William Joel Stone (1848-1918) served 1893-97

*Hall’s birth name was William, but he went by Willard, so, there were really two Missouri governors born with the given name William.


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