Governors of South Carolina

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A list of governors from the state of South Carolina.[1][2]

Contents

Proprietary Governors of South Carolina

Name Years
William Sayle 1670-1671
Joseph West 1671-1672, 1674-1682, 1685
John Yeamans 1672-1674
Joseph Morton 1682-1684, 1685-1686
Richard Kyrle 1684
Robert Quarry 1684-1685
James Colleton 1686-1690
Seth Sothell 1690-1692
Philip Ludwell 1692-1693
Thomas Smith 1693-1694
Joseph Blake 1694, 1696-1700
John Archdale 1694-1696
James Moore 1700-1702
Nathaniel Johnson 1702-1703
Edward Tynte 1703-1709
Robert Gibbes 1710-1711
Charles Craven 1711-1716
Robert Daniell 1716-1717
Robert Johnson 1717-1719

Royal Governors of South Carolina

Name Years
James Moore 1719-1721
Francis Nicholson 1721-1729
Arthur Middleton 1724-1729
Robert Johnson 1729-1735
Thomas Broughton 1735-1737
William Bull 1737-1743
James Glen 1743-1756
William Henry Lyttleton 1756-1760
Thomas Boone 1761-1764
William Bull II 1764-1766, 1773-1775
Charles Greville Montague 1766-1773
Henry Laurens 1775-1776

State of South Carolina Governors

Name Party Years
John Rutledge 1776-1778, 1779-1782
Rawlins Lowndes 1778-1779
John Mathews 1782-1783
Benjamin Guerard 1783-1785
William Moultrie Federalist 1785-1787, 1792-1794
Thomas Pinckney Federalist 1787-1789
Charles Pinckney Democratic Republican 1789-1792, 1796-1798, 1806-1808
Arnoldus Vandershorst Federalist 1794-1796
Edward Rutledge Federalist 1798-1800
John Drayton Democratic Republican 1800-1802, 1808-1810
James Burchill Richardson Democratic Republican 1802-1804
Paul Hamilton Democratic Republican 1804-1806
Henry Middleton Democratic Republican 1810-1812
Joseph Alston Democratic Republican 1812-1814
David Rogerson Williams Democratic Republican 1814-1816
Andrew Pickens Democratic Republican 1816-1818
Geddes John Democratic Republican 1818-1820
Thomas Bennett Democratic Republican 1820-1822
John Lyde Wilson Democratic Republican 1822-1824
Richard Irvine Manning Democratic Republican 1824-1826
John Taylor Democratic Republican 1826-1828
Stephen Decatur Miller Democrat 1828-1830
James Hamilton, Jr. Democrat 1830-1832
Robert Young Hayne Democrat 1832-1834
George McDuffie Democrat 1834-1836
Pierce Mason Butler Democrat 1836-1838
Patrick Noble Democrat 1838-1840
Barnabas Kelet Henagan Democrat 1840
John Peter Richardson II Democrat 1840-1842
James Henry Hammond Democrat 1842-1844
William Aiken Democrat 1844-1846
David Johnson Democrat 1846-1848
Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook Democrat 1848-1850
John Hugh Means Democrat 1850-1852
John Laurence Manning Democrat 1852-1854
James Hopkins Adams Democrat 1854-1856
Robert Francis Withers Allston Democrat 1856-1858
William Henry Gist Democrat 1858-1860
Francis Wilkinson Pickens 1860-1862
Milledge Luke Bonham Democrat 1862-1864
Andrew Gordon McGrath Democrat 1864-1865
Benjamin Franklin Perry Democrat 1865
James Lawrence Orr Conservative 1865-1868
Edward R. S. Canby 1868
Robert Kingston Scott Republican 1868-1872
Franklin J. Moses Republican 1872-1874
Daniel Henry Chamberlain Republican 1874-1876
Wade Hampton III Democrat 1876-1879
William Dunlap Simpson Democrat 1879-1880
Thomas Bothwell Jeter Democrat 1880
Johnson Hagood Democrat 1880-1882
Hugh Smith Thompson Democrat 1882-1886
John Calhoun Sheppard Democrat 1886
John Peter Richardson Democrat 1886-1890
Benjamin Ryan Tillman Democrat 1890-1894
John Gary Evans Democrat 1894-1897
William Haselden Ellerbe Democrat 1897-1899
Miles Benjamin McSweeney Democrat 1899-1903
Duncan Clinch Heyward Democrat 1903-1907
Martin Frederick Ansel Democrat 1907-1911
Coleman Livingston Blease Democrat 1911-1915
Charles A. Smith Democrat 1915
Richard Irvine Manning III Democrat 1915-1919
Robert Arthur Cooper Democrat 1919-1922
Wilson Godfrey Harvey Democrat 1922-1923
Thomas Gordon McLeod Democrat 1923-1927
John Gardiner Richards Democrat 1927-1931
Ibra Charles Blackwood Democrat 1931-1935
Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston Democrat 1935-1939, 1943-1945
Burnet Rhett Maybank Democrat 1939-1941
Joseph Emile Harley Democrat 1941-1942
Richard Manning Jeffries Democrat 1942-1943
Ransome Judson Williams Democrat 1945-1947
James Strom Thurmond Democrat 1947-1951
James Francis Byrnes Democrat 1951-1955
George Bell Timmerman Democrat 1955-1959
Ernest Frederick Hollings Democrat 1959-1963
Donald Stuart Russell Democrat 1963-1965
Robert Evander McNair Democrat 1965-1971
John Carl West Democrat 1971-1975
James Burrows Edwards Republican 1975-1979
Richard Wilson Riley Democrat 1979-1987
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Republican 1987-1995
David M. Beasley Republican 1995-1999
Jim Hodges Democrat 1999-2003
Mark Sanford Republican 2003-2011
Nikki Haley Republican 2011-present

Notes

  1. http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.8fd3d12ab65b304f8a278110501010a0?submit=Submit&State=SC
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-South-Carolina-Governors
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