List of lieutenant governors of Alabama

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Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Seal of the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.svg
Kay Ivey

since January 17, 2011
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Andrew J. Applegate
Formation 1868
Salary $68,556
Website [1]

This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of Alabama, 1868 to present. In Alabama, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor do not run together on the same ticket. The Lieutenant Governor can therefore be affiliated with a different political party than that of the Governor. Under the Alabama Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is the President and Presiding Officer of the Alabama Senate and the Lieutenant Governor, like other statewide officeholders in Alabama are sworn-in on the third Monday every four years. The current Lieutenant Governor is Kay Ivey.


      Democratic       Republican

# Lt. Governor Term Party Governor(s) served under Notes
1 Andrew J. Applegate 1868–1870 Republican William H. Smith
2 Edward H. Moren 1870–1872 Democratic Robert B. Lindsay
3 Alexander McKinstry 1872–1874 Republican David P. Lewis
4 Robert F. Ligon 1874–1876 Democratic George S. Houston
Office abolished 1876–1903
5 Russell M. Cunningham 1903–1907 Democratic William D. Jelks [1]
6 Henry B. Gray 1907–1911 Democratic B. B. Comer
7 Walter D. Seed, Sr. 1911–1915 Democratic Emmet O'Neal
8 Thomas E. Kilby 1915–1919 Democratic Charles Henderson
9 Nathan L. Miller 1919–1923 Democratic Thomas E. Kilby
10 Charles S. McDowell 1923–1927 Democratic William W. Brandon [1]
11 William C. Davis 1927–1931 Democratic Bibb Graves
12 Hugh D. Merrill 1931–1935 Democratic Benjamin M. Miller
13 Thomas E. Knight 1935–1939 Democratic Bibb Graves
14 Albert A. Carmichael 1939–1943 Democratic Frank M. Dixon
15 Leven H. Ellis 1943–1947 Democratic Chauncey Sparks
16 James C. Inzer 1947–1951 Democratic James E. Folsom Sr.
17 James B. Allen 1951–1955 Democratic Gordon Persons
18 William G. Hardwick 1955–1959 Democratic James E. Folsom Sr.
19 Albert B. Boutwell 1959–1963 Democratic John Malcolm Patterson
20 James B. Allen 1963–1967 Democratic George Wallace
21 Albert P. Brewer 1967–1968 Democratic Lurleen Wallace [2]
22 Jere Beasley 1971–1979 Democratic George Wallace [1]
23 George McMillan, Jr. 1979–1983 Democratic Forrest H. "Fob" James Jr.
24 Bill Baxley 1983–1987 Democratic George Wallace
25 Jim Folsom, Jr. 1987–1993 Democratic H. Guy Hunt [2]
26 Don Siegelman 1995–1999 Democratic Fob James
27 Steve Windom 1999–2003 Republican Don Siegelman
28 Lucy Baxley 2003–2007 Democratic Bob Riley
29 Jim Folsom, Jr. 2007–2011 Democratic Bob Riley
30 Kay Ivey 2011– Republican Robert Bentley


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Acted as governor while the governor was out of state for more than 20 days.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Became governor following death, conviction or resignation of the governor. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate thereupon became the senior presiding officer of the Senate, and next in line for the governorship, for the remainder of the quadrennium.

Other high offices held

This is a table of the higher offices held by lieutenant governors. All representatives and senators represented Alabama.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term (years as lieutenant governors while in office) Higher offices held
Robert F. Ligon 1874–1876 U.S. Representative
Russell M. Cunningham 1903–1907 Governor of Alabama
Thomas E. Kilby 1915–1919 Governor of Alabama
Charles S. McDowell 1923–1927 Acting Governor of Alabama
James Allen 1951–1955
U.S. Senator
Albert P. Brewer 1967–1968 Governor of Alabama
Jere Beasley 1971–1979 Acting Governor of Alabama
Jim Folsom, Jr. 1987–1993
Governor of Alabama
Don Siegelman 1995–1999 Governor of Alabama

Living former U.S. Lieutenant Governors of Alabama

As of August 2014, there are eight former U.S. lieutenant governors of Alabama who are currently living at this time. The oldest U.S. lieutenant governor of Alabama being Albert Brewer (1967–1968, born 1928). The most recent death of a former U.S. lieutenant governor of Alabama was that of William G. Hardwick (1955–1959), on January 15, 1993. The most recently serving U.S. lieutenant governor of Alabama to die was James Allen (1963–1967), on June 1, 1978.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Albert Brewer 1967–1968 (1928-10-26) October 26, 1928 (age 91)
Jere Beasley 1971–1979 (1935-12-12) December 12, 1935 (age 84)
George McMillan 1979–1983 (1943-10-11) October 11, 1943 (age 76)
Bill Baxley 1983–1987 (1941-06-27) June 27, 1941 (age 79)
Jim Folsom, Jr. 1987–1993
(1949-05-14) May 14, 1949 (age 71)
Don Siegelman 1995–1999 (1946-02-24) February 24, 1946 (age 74)
Steve Windom 1999–2003 (1949-11-06) November 6, 1949 (age 70)
Lucy Baxley 2003–2007 (1937-12-21) December 21, 1937 (age 82)

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