List of Governors of Nebraska


List of Governors of Nebraska

The following is a list of the Governors of the State of Nebraska.

Governor of Nebraska
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Incumbent
Dave Heineman

since January 20, 2005
Style The Honorable
Inaugural holder David Butler
1871
Formation Constitution of Nebraska

Contents

List of Governors

# Name Took office Left office Party Notes
1 David Butler February 21, 1867 June 2, 1871 Republican [1]
William H. James (acting) June 2, 1871 January 13, 1873 Republican [2]
2 Robert Wilkinson Furnas January 13, 1873 January 11, 1875 Republican
3 Silas Garber January 11, 1875 January 9, 1879 Republican
4 Albinus Nance January 9, 1879 January 4, 1883 Republican
5 James W. Dawes January 4, 1883 January 6, 1887 Republican
6 John Milton Thayer January 6, 1887 February 8, 1892 Republican [3]
7 James E. Boyd February 8, 1892 January 13, 1893 Democratic [3]
8 Lorenzo Crounse January 13, 1893 January 3, 1895 Republican
9 Silas A. Holcomb January 3, 1895 January 5, 1899 Fusion (Democratic/Populist)
10 William A. Poynter January 5, 1899 January 3, 1901 Fusion (Democratic/Populist)
11 Charles H. Dietrich January 3, 1901 May 1, 1901 Republican [4]
12 Ezra P. Savage May 1, 1901 January 8, 1903 Republican [5]
13 John H. Mickey January 8, 1903 January 3, 1907 Republican
14 George L. Sheldon January 3, 1907 January 7, 1909 Republican
15 Ashton C. Shallenberger January 7, 1909 January 5, 1911 Democratic
16 Chester H. Aldrich January 5, 1911 January 9, 1913 Republican
17 John H. Morehead January 9, 1913 January 4, 1917 Democratic
18 Keith Neville January 4, 1917 January 9, 1919 Democratic
19 Samuel R. McKelvie January 9, 1919 January 3, 1923 Republican
20 Charles W. Bryan January 3, 1923 January 8, 1925 Democratic
21 Adam McMullen January 8, 1925 January 3, 1929 Republican
22 Arthur J. Weaver January 3, 1929 January 8, 1931 Republican
23 Charles W. Bryan January 8, 1931 January 3, 1935 Democratic
24 Robert Leroy Cochran January 3, 1935 January 9, 1941 Democratic
25 Dwight Griswold January 9, 1941 January 9, 1947 Republican
26 Val Peterson January 9, 1947 January 8, 1953 Republican
27 Robert B. Crosby January 8, 1953 January 6, 1955 Republican
28 Victor E. Anderson January 6, 1955 January 8, 1959 Republican
29 Ralph G. Brooks January 8, 1959 September 9, 1960 Democratic [6]
30 Dwight W. Burney September 9, 1960 January 5, 1961 Republican [5]
31 Frank B. Morrison January 5, 1961 January 5, 1967 Democratic
32 Norbert T. Tiemann January 5, 1967 January 7, 1971 Republican
33 J. James Exon January 7, 1971 January 4, 1979 Democratic
34 Charles Thone January 4, 1979 January 6, 1983 Republican
35 J. Robert Kerrey January 6, 1983 January 9, 1987 Democratic
36 Kay A. Orr January 9, 1987 January 9, 1991 Republican
37 E. Benjamin Nelson January 9, 1991 January 7, 1999 Democratic
38 Mike Johanns January 7, 1999 January 20, 2005 Republican [7]
39 Dave Heineman January 20, 2005 Incumbent Republican [8][9]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Impeached and removed from office for misappropriation of state funds; the impeachment was expunged six years later.
  2. ^ As state secretary of state, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  3. ^ a b James Boyd won the 1890 election, and was sworn in on January 8, 1891. However, due to a question of his U.S. citizenship and eligibility for the office, he did not take office until February 8, 1892.
  4. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  5. ^ a b As lieutenant governor, became governor for unexpired term.
  6. ^ Died in office.
  7. ^ Resigned to be United States Secretary of Agriculture.
  8. ^ As lieutenant governor, succeeded to the office of governor for Johann's unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
  9. ^ Governor Heineman's second term expires on January 1, 2015; he is term limited.

Other high offices held

This is a table of congressional, other governorships, and other federal offices held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Nebraska except where noted. * denotes those offices which the governor resigned to take.

Name Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
William Alexander Richardson 1858 (territorial) U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois
J. Sterling Morton 1858–1859, 1861 (territorial) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Algernon Paddock 1861 (territorial) S
Alvin Saunders 1861–1867 (territorial) S
John Milton Thayer 1887–1892 S Governor of Wyoming Territory
Lorenzo Crounse 1893–1895 H
Charles Henry Dietrich 1901 S*
Ashton C. Shallenberger 1909–1911 H
John H. Morehead 1913–1917 H
Dwight Griswold 1941–1947 S
Val Peterson 1947–1953 Ambassador to Denmark, Ambassador to Poland
J. James Exon 1971–1979 S
Charles Thone 1979–1983 H
Bob Kerrey 1983–1987 S
Ben Nelson 1991–1999 S
Mike Johanns 1999–2005 S U.S. Secretary of Agriculture*

Living former governors

As of April 2011, six former governors were alive, the oldest being Charles Thone (1979–1983, born 1924). The most recent governor to die was J. James Exon (1971–1979), on June 10, 2005.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Norbert T. Tiemann 1967–1971 July 18, 1924 (1924-07-18) (age 87)
Charles Thone 1979–1983 January 4, 1924 (1924-01-04) (age 87)
Bob Kerrey 1983–1987 August 27, 1943 (1943-08-27) (age 68)
Kay A. Orr 1987–1991 January 2, 1939 (1939-01-02) (age 72)
Ben Nelson 1991–1999 May 17, 1941 (1941-05-17) (age 70)
Mike Johanns 1999–2005 June 18, 1950 (1950-06-18) (age 61)

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