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  • David P. Lewis, Governor (1820 - 1884)
    David Peter Lewis (1820 Charlotte County, Virginia – July 3, 1884) was the 23rd Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama, having served from 1872 to 1874. After his term expired, a Republican w...
  • H. Guy Hunt, Governor (1933 - 2009)
    Harold Guy Hunt (June 17, 1933 – January 30, 2009) was an American politician in the Republican party who served as the 49th Governor of Alabama from 1987 to 1993. He was the first Republican ...
  • Gordon Persons, Governor (1902 - 1965)
    Seth Gordon Persons (February 5, 1902 – May 29, 1965) was an American Democratic politician who was the 43rd Governor of Alabama from 1951 to 1955. He was born and died in Montgomery, Alabam...
  • Chauncey Sparks, Governor (1884 - 1968)
    George Chauncey Sparks (October 8, 1884 – November 6, 1968), known as Chauncey Sparks, was a Democratic American politician who was the 41st Governor of Alabama from 1943 to 1947. Alabama go...
  • Frank M. Dixon, Governor (1892 - 1965)
    Frank Murray Dixon (July 25, 1892 – October 11, 1965) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the 40th Governor of Alabama from 1939 to 1943 and is most known for reorganizing th...

The Governor of Alabama is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Alabama. The governor is the head of the executive branch of Alabama's state government and is charged with enforcing state laws. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Alabama Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. The governor is also the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

There have officially been 53 governors of the state of Alabama; this official numbering skips acting and military governors. In addition, the first governor, William Wyatt Bibb, served as the only governor of Alabama Territory. Five people have served as acting governor, bringing the total number of people serving as governor to 58, spread over 63 distinct terms. Four governors have served multiple non-consecutive terms: Bibb Graves, Jim Folsom, and Fob James each served two, and George Wallace served three non-consecutive periods. Officially, these non-consecutive terms are numbered only with the number of their first term. William D. Jelks also served non-consecutive terms, but his first term was in an acting capacity. The longest-serving governor was George Wallace, who served sixteen years over four terms. The shortest term for a non-acting governor was that of Hugh McVay, who served four and a half months after replacing the resigning Clement Comer Clay. Lurleen Wallace, wife of George Wallace, was the first and so far only woman to serve as governor of Alabama, and the third woman to serve as governor of any state.

List of Governors of Alabama

Governors of the State of Alabama