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Joseph Kemp Toole

Governor #: 1
Term Start: November 8, 1889
Term End: January 1, 1893
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): John E. Rickards
Born: May 12, 1851
Birth (place): Savannah, Missouri
Died: March 11, 1929
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Lilly Rosecrans
Profession: Lawyer
Religion: ***
 

John Ezra Rickards

Governor #: 2
Term Start: January 2, 1893
Term End: January 3, 1897
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Alexander C. Botkin
Born: July 23, 1848
Birth (place): Delaware City, Delaware
Died: December 25, 1927
Died (place): Berkeley, California
Spouse(s): Lizzie M. Wilson, Eliza A. Boucher
Profession: Book keeper
Religion: Methodist
 

Robert Burns Smith

Governor #: 3
Term Start: January 4, 1897
Term End: January 7, 1901
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): A.E. Spriggs
Born: December 29, 1854
Birth (place): Hickman County, Kentucky
Died: November 16, 1908
Died (place): Kalispell, Montana
Spouse(s): Catherine Crossland
Profession: Attorney
Religion: ***
 

Joseph Kemp Toole

Governor #: 4
Term Start: January 7, 1901
Term End: April 1, 1908
Number of Terms: 1 1/2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Frank G. Higgins, Edwin L. Norris
Born: May 12, 1851
Birth (place): Savannah, Missouri
Died: March 11, 1929
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Lilly Rosecrans
Profession: Lawyer
Religion: ***
 

Edwin L. Norris

Governor #: 5
Term Start: April 1, 1908
Term End: January 5, 1913
Number of Terms: 1 1/2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Benjamin F. White, William R. Allen
Born: August 15, 1865
Birth (place): Cumberland County, Kentucky
Died: April 25, 1924
Died (place): Great Falls, Montana
Spouse(s): Bettie J. Wilkins
Profession: Lawyer
Religion: Presbyterian
 

Samuel Vernon Stewart

Governor #: 6
Term Start: January 6, 1913
Term End: January 2, 1921
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): W.W. McDowell
Born: August 2, 1872?
Birth (place): Woodsfield, Ohio
Died: September 15, 1939?
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Stella Baker
Profession: Lawyer, Judge
Religion: Presbyterian
 

Joseph Moore Dixon

Governor #: 7
Term Start: January 3, 1921
Term End: January 4, 1925
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Nelson Story, Jr.
Born: July 31, 1867
Birth (place): Snow Camp, North Carolina
Died: May 22, 1934
Died (place): Missoula, Montana
Spouse(s): Carolyn Worden
Profession: Lawyer
Religion: ***
 

John Edward Erickson

Governor #: 8
Term Start: January 4, 1925
Term End: March 13, 1933
Number of Terms: 2 1/2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): W. S. McCormack, Frank A. Hazelbaker, Frank Henry Cooney
Born: March 14, 1863
Birth (place): Stoughton, Wisconsin
Died: May 25, 1946
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Grace Vance
Profession: Politician
Religion: Lutheran
 

Frank Henry Cooney

Governor #: 9
Term Start: March 13, 1933
Term End: December 15, 1935?
Number of Terms: 1/2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Tom Kane, Ernest T. Eaton, Elmer Holt
Born: December 31, 1872
Birth (place): Norwood, Ontario
Died: December 15, 1935
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Emma May Poindexter
Profession: Businessperson
Religion: Roman Catholic
 

William Elmer Holt

Governor #: 10
Term Start: December 15, 1935
Term End: January 4, 1937
Number of Terms: 1/2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): William P. Pilgeram
Born: October 14, 1884
Birth (place): Savannah, Missouri
Died: March 1, 1945
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Lora Howe
Profession: Politician
Religion: Methodist
 

Roy Elmer Ayers

Governor #: 11
Term Start: January 4, 1937
Term End: January 6, 1941
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Hugh R. Adair
Born: November 9, 1882
Birth (place): Lewistown, Montana
Died: May 23, 1955
Died (place): Lewistown, Montana
Spouse(s): Ellen Simpson
Profession: Lawyer, Rancher
Religion: Unknown
 

Samuel C. Ford

Governor #: 12
Term Start: January 6, 1941
Term End: January 3, 1949
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Ernest T. Eaton
Born: November 7, 1882
Birth (place): Albany, Kentucky
Died: November 25, 1961
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Mary L. Shobe
Profession: Attorney, Judge
Religion: Baptist
 

John Woodrow Bonner

Governor #: 13
Term Start: January 3, 1949
Term End: January 5, 1953
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Paul Cannon
Born: July 16, 1902
Birth (place): Butte, Montana
Died: March 28, 1970
Died (place): ***
Spouse(s): Josephine A. Martin
Profession: Attorney
Religion: Roman Catholic
 

John Hugo Aronson

Governor #: 14
Term Start: January 5, 1953
Term End: January 2, 1961
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): George M. Gosman, Paul Cannon
Born: September 1, 1891
Birth (place): Gällstad, Västergötland, Sweden
Died: February 25, 1978
Died (place): Columbia Falls, Montana
Spouse(s): Matilda Langane, Rose McClure
Profession: Oil Field Worker, Businessperson
Religion: Lutheran
 

Donald Grant Nutter

Governor #: 15
Term Start: January 2, 1961
Term End: January 25, 1962
Number of Terms: 1/2
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Tim M. Babcock
Born: November 28, 1915?
Birth (place): Lambert, Montana
Died: January 25, 1962
Died (place): Wolf Creek, Montana
Spouse(s): Maxine Trotter
Profession: Politician
Religion: Congregationalist
 

Tim Milford Babcock

Governor #: 16
Term Start: January 25, 1962
Term End: January 6, 1969
Number of Terms: 1 1/2
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): David F. James, Ted James
Born: October 27, 1919
Birth (place): Littlefork, Minnesota
Died: April 7, 2015?
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Betty Lee
Profession: Politician
Religion: Presbyterian
 

Forrest Howard Anderson

Governor #: 17
Term Start: January 6, 1969
Term End: January 1, 1973
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Thomas Lee Judge
Born: January 30, 1913
Birth (place): Helena, Montana
Died: July 20, 1989
Died (place): Helena, Montana
Spouse(s): Margaret Evelyn Samson
Profession: Politician, Judge
Religion: Methodist
 

Thomas Lee Judge

Governor #: 18
Term Start: January 1, 1973
Term End: January 5, 1981
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): Bill Christiansen, Ted Schwinden
Born: October 12, 1934
Birth (place): Helena, Montana
Died: September 8, 2006
Died (place): Chandler, Arizona
Spouse(s): Carol Anderson, Susan Kock
Profession: Soldier, Politician
Religion: Catholic
 

Theodore Schwinden

Governor #: 19
Term Start: January 5, 1981
Term End: January 2, 1989
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): George Turman
Born: August 31, 1925
Birth (place): Wolf Point, Montana
Died: Alive
Died (place): Alive
Spouse(s): Jean Christianson
Profession: Soldier
Religion: ***
 

Stanley Graham Stephens

Governor #: 20
Term Start: January 2, 1989
Term End: January 4, 1993
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Allen Kolstad, Denny Rehberg
Born: September 16, 1929?
Birth (place): Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died: Alive
Died (place): Alive
Spouse(s): Ann Hanson
Profession: Soldier, Journalist
Religion: Lutheran
 

Marc F. Racicot

Governor #: 21
Term Start: January 4, 1993
Term End: January 1, 2001
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Denny Rehberg, Judy Martz
Born: July 24, 1948
Birth (place): Thompson Falls, Montana
Died: Alive
Died (place): Alive
Spouse(s): Theresa Barber
Profession: Lawyer
Religion: Roman Catholic
 

Judy Martz

Governor #: 22
Term Start: January 1, 2001
Term End: January 3, 2005
Number of Terms: 1
Party: Republican
Lt. Governor(s): Karl Ohs
Born: July 28, 1943
Birth (place): Big Timber, Montana
Died: Alive
Died (place): Alive
Spouse(s): Harry Martz
Profession: Politician
Religion: Christian
 

Brian David Schweitzer

Governor #: 23
Term Start: January 3, 2005
Term End: January 7, 2013
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): John Bohlinger
Born: September 4, 1955?
Birth (place): Havre, Montana
Died: Alive
Died (place): Alive
Spouse(s): Nancy Hupp
Profession: Rancher, Businessperson
Religion: Roman Catholic
 

Stephen Clark Bullock

Governor #: 24
Term Start: January 7, 2013
Term End: Incumbent
Number of Terms: 2
Party: Democratic
Lt. Governor(s): John Walsh, Angela McLean
Born: April 11, 1966
Birth (place): Missoula, Montana
Died: Alive
Died (place): Alive
Spouse(s): Lisa Downs
Profession:
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