Lieutenant Governor of Idaho


Lieutenant Governor of Idaho

Lieutenant Governor of Idaho is a constitutional statewide elected office in the State of Idaho. According to the Idaho Constitution, the lieutenant governor is elected to a four-year term.

The power of the Lieutenant Governor of Idaho derives from Article IV, Sections 12 and 13 of the Idaho Constitution, which provides that the office is first in line of succession to the Governor of Idaho. It also dictates that the lieutenant governor serves as the presiding officer of the Idaho State Senate.

Lieutenant governor has been a constitutional office in Idaho since statehood in 1890. Prior to 1946 the office was elected to two-year terms.

The current Lieutenant Governor of Idaho is Jim Risch. Risch began a second stint as lieutenant governor in January 2007 after serving as governor for several months after the resignation of Governor Dirk Kempthorne.

List of Lieutenant Governors of Idaho

*N. B. Willey, Republican, October 1890 – December 1890
*John S. Gray, Republican, December 1890 – January 2, 1893
*F. B. Willis, Republican, January 2, 1893 – January 7, 1895
*F. J. Mills, Republican, January 7, 1895 – January 4, 1897
*George F. Moore , Democrat-Populist, January 4, 1897 – January 2, 1899
*J. H. Hutchinson, Silver Republican-Democrat, January 2, 1899 – January 7, 1901
*Thomas F. Terrell, Democrat, January 7, 1901 – January 5, 1903
*James M. Stevens, Republican, January 5, 1903 – January 2, 1905
*Burpee L. Steeves, Republican, January 2, 1905 – January 7, 1907
*Ezra A. Burrell, Republican, January 7, 1907 – January 4, 1909
*Lewis H. Sweetser, Republican, January 4, 1909 – January 6, 1913
*Herman H. Taylor, Republican, January 6, 1913 – January 1, 1917
*Ernest L. Parker, Democrat, January 1, 1917 – January 6, 1919
*Charles C. Moore, Republican, January 6, 1919 – January 1, 1923
*H. C. Baldridge, Republican, January 1, 1923 – January 3, 1927
*O. E. Hailey, Republican, January 3, 1927 – January 7, 1929
*W. B. Kinne, Republican, January 7, 1929 – September 30, 1929
*(vacant), September 30, 1929 – October 25, 1929
*O. E. Hailey, Republican, October 25, 1929 – January 5, 1931
*G. P. Mix, Democrat, January 5, 1931 – January 2, 1933
*George E. Hill, Democrat, January 2, 1933 – January 7, 1935
*G. P. Mix, Democrat, January 7, 1935 – January 3, 1937
*Charles C. Gossett, Democrat, January 3, 1937 – January 2, 1939
*Donald S. Whitehead, Republican, January 2, 1939 – January 6, 1941
*Charles C. Gossett, Democrat, January 6, 1941 – January 4, 1943
*Edwin Nelson, Republican, January 4, 1943 – January 1, 1945
*Arnold Williams, Democrat, January 1, 1945 – November 17, 1945
*(vacant), November 17, 1945 – March 20, 1946
*A. R. McCabe, Democrat, March 20, 1946 – January 6, 1947
*Donald S. Whitehead, Republican, January 6, 1947 – January 1, 1951
*Edson H. Deal, Republican, January 1, 1951 – January 3, 1955
*J. Berkeley Larsen, Republican, January 3, 1955 – January 5, 1959
*W. E. Drevlow, Democrat, January 5, 1959 – January 2, 1967
*Jack M. Murphy, Republican, January 2, 1967 – January 6, 1975
*John V. Evans, Democrat, January 6, 1975 – January 24, 1977
*(vacant), January 24, 1977 – January 28, 1977
*William J. Murphy, Democrat, January 28, 1977 – January 1, 1979
*Philip E. Batt, Republican, January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
*David H. Leroy, Republican, January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
*C. L. "Butch" Otter, Republican, January 5, 1987 – January 3, 2001
*(vacant), January 3, 2001 – January 30, 2001
*Jack Riggs, Republican, January 30, 2001 – January 6, 2003
*Jim Risch, Republican, January 6, 2003 – May 26, 2006
*(vacant), May 26, 2006 – June 15, 2006
*Mark Ricks, Republican, June 15, 2006 – January 1, 2007
*Jim Risch, Republican, January 1, 2007 – present

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References

* [http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/bluebook/Hist_stw.pdf Idaho Statewide Elected Officers Historical Roster]


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