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Bob C. Riley, Governor (1924 - 1994)

Bob Cowley Riley (September 18, 1924 – February 16, 1994) was an American educator and politician who served as Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in 1975. He had previously been a member of t...

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Benjamin Travis Laney, Governor (1896 - 1977)

Benjamin Travis Laney, Jr. (25 November 1896 – 21 January 1977), was the 33rd Governor of Arkansas, having served from 1945-1949. Laney was born in Camden, where he attended Ouachita Count...

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Homer Martin Adkins, Governor (1890 - 1964)

Homer Martin Adkins (October 15, 1890 – February 26, 1964) was the 32nd governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. He was born near Jacksonville in Pulaski County. In 1908, he attended Draughon's...

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Harvey Parnell, Governor (1880 - 1936)

Harvey Parnell (February 28, 1880 – January 16, 1936) was the 29th governor of Arkansas, and served from 1928 to 1933. Biography Parnell was born in Orlando in Cleveland County in southern...

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John Ellis Martineau, Governor (1873 - 1937)

John Ellis Martineau (December 2, 1873 – March 6, 1937) was the 28th Governor of Arkansas, having served for less than one term from 1927 to 1928. Life and career John Ellis Martineau wa...

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Tom Jefferson Terral, Governor (1882 - 1946)

Thomas Jefferson Terral (December 21, 1882 – March 9, 1946) was the 27th Governor of Arkansas. Biography Terral was born in Union Parish in northern Louisiana. He attended the University o...

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Thomas Chipman McRae, Governor (1851 - 1929)

Thomas Chipman McRae (21 December 1851 - 2 June 1929) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and the 26th Governor of Arkansas from 1921 to 1925. Biography Thomas...

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Charles Hillman Brough, Governor (1876 - 1935)

Charles Hillman Brough (9 July 1876 – 26 December 1935) was the 25th Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1917 to 1921. Charles Brough was born in Clinton in Hinds County in central...

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George Washington Hays, Governor (1863 - 1927)

George Washington Hays (September 23, 1863 – September 15, 1927) was the 24th Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Hays was born in Camden, Arkansas. He attended public scho...

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Junius Marion Futrell, Governor (1870 - 1955)

Junius Marion Futrell (August 14, 1870 – June 20, 1955) was the 30th Governor of Arkansas from 1933 to 1937, and the Acting Governor for a short period in 1913. Biography Futrell was bor...

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Xenophon Overton Pindall, Acting Gov. of Arkansas (1873 - 1935)

Xenophon Overton Pindall (21 August 1873 - 2 January 1935) was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas State Senate and Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biograph...

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John Isaac Moore, Acting Governor of Arkansas (1856 - 1937)

John Isaac "Ike" Moore (7 February 1856 – 18 March 1937) was a member of the Arkansas Senate and Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Moore was born in Lafayette County...

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Gov. John Sebastian Little, US Congress (1851 - 1916)

John Sebastian Little (March 15, 1851 – October 29, 1916) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the 21st Governor of the U.S. stat...

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Daniel Webster Jones, Governor (1839 - 1918)

) Daniel Webster Jones (December 15, 1839 – December 25, 1918) was the 19th Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Jones was born in Bowie County, Texas. His family moved to Was...

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James Philip Eagle, Governor (1837 - 1904)

James Philip Eagle (August 10, 1837 – December 20, 1904) was the 16th Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biography Eagle was born in Maury County, Tennessee. His family moved to Arkansas e...

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William Kavanaugh Oldham, Acting Governor of Arkansas (1865 - 1938)

William Kavanaugh Oldham (May 20, 1865 – May 6, 1938) was the Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas for six days in 1913. Oldham was born in Richmond, Kentucky and educated at Centra...

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Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr., Governor (1830 - 1906)

. Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr. (April 14, 1830 - June 29, 1906) was the 15th Governor of the State of Arkansas and an officer in the American Civil War. Biography Hughes was born in Carthage, Tennes...

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Elisha Baxter, Governor (1827 - 1899)

Elisha Baxter (September 1, 1827 – May 31, 1899) was the tenth Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biography Baxter was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He sought and obtained a...

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Harris Flanagin, Governor (1817 - 1874)

Harris Flanagin (November 3, 1817 – October 23, 1874) was an American politician and the seventh Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biography Flanagin was born in Roadstown, New Jersey, an...

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Brig. Gen. John Selden Roane (CSA), Governor (1817 - 1867)

John Selden Roane (January 8, 1817 – April 8, 1867) was a Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He also served as the fourth Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biogr...

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Thomas Stevenson Drew, Governor (1802 - 1879)

Thomas Stevenson Drew (August 25, 1802 – January 1879) was the third elected governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Drew was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, and moved with h...

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Samuel Adams, Governor (1805 - 1850)

) Samuel Adams (June 5, 1805 – February 27, 1850) was an American politician and third governor of Arkansas. Biography Adams was born in Halifax County, Virginia. Adams was self-taught and...

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William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the USA MP

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Bill Clinton was born "William Jefferson Blythe III" in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., was a traveling salesman who died in an automobile accident three months before Bill w...

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Carl Edward Bailey, Governer MP (1894 - 1948)

Carl Edward Bailey served two terms as Governer of Arkansas from 1937-1941. Carl Edward Bailey (October 8, 1894 – October 23, 1948) was the 31st Governor of Arkansas from 1937 to 1941. Ear...

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Francis Adams Cherry MP (1908 - 1965)

) Francis Adams Cherry, Sr. (September 5, 1908 – July 15, 1965), was the 35th governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas, elected as a Democrat for a single two-year term from 1953 to 1955. Biog...

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William Fishback, Governor MP (1831 - 1903)

William Meade Fishback (November 5, 1831 – February 9, 1903) was the 17th Governor of Arkansas and U.S. Senator-Elect for Arkansas. Biography Fishback was born in Jeffersonton, Virginia, i...

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Ozra Amander Hadley MP (1826 - 1915)

OZRA A. HADLEY was born in Cherry Creek, New York, on June 30, 1826. He was educated in the public schools of his native state and at Fredonia Academy. Moving to Minnesota in 1855, Hadley farmed, and l...

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Isaac Murphy, 8th Gov. of Arkansas MP (1799 - 1882)

From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture: Isaac Murphy (1799–1882), Eighth Governor (1864–1868) Isaac Murphy was a teacher, attorney, and eighth governor of Arkansas....

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Archibald Yell, 2nd Gov. of Arkansas MP (1797 - 1847)

From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture: Archibald Yell (1797?–1847, Second Governor (1840–1844) Archibald Yell, a larger than life and colorful figure in Arkansas h...

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William Read Miller, 12th Gov. of Arkansas MP (1823 - 1887)

From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture William Read Miller (1823–1887) Twelfth Governor (1877–1881) William Read Miller, the twelfth governor and a longtime state a...

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David H. Pryor, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

David Hampton Pryor (born August 29, 1934) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. Pryor also served as 39th ...

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Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller MP (1912 - 1973)

Winthrop Rockefeller (May 1, 1912 – February 22, 1973) was a politician and philanthropist who served as the first Republican Governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. He was a third-generati...

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Orval Faubus, Governor MP (1910 - 1994)

Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910 — December 14, 1994) was the 36th Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1955 to 1967. He is best known for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of Little ...

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Major General Sidney McMath (USMC), Governor MP (1912 - 2003)

Sidney Sanders McMath (June 14, 1912 – October 4, 2003) was a decorated U.S. Marine, attorney and the 34th Governor of Arkansas (1949–1953) who, in defiance of his state's political est...

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Joseph Taylor Robinson, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1872 - 1937)

Joseph Taylor Robinson (August 26, 1872 – July 14, 1937) was an American politician from Arkansas, of the Democratic Party. He was a state representative, U.S. Representative, 23rd Governor of...

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Jeff Davis, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1862 - 1913)

) Jefferson Davis (May 6, 1862 – January 3, 1913), commonly known as Jeff Davis, was a Democratic United States Senator from Arkansas and also served as the 20th Governor of the U.S. state of ...

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James H. Berry, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1841 - 1913)

Henderson Berry (May 15, 1841 – January 30, 1913) was a United States Senator and served as the 14th Governor of the State of Arkansas. James Henderson Berry was born in Jackson County, Al...

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Gen. Thomas James Churchill, 13th Gov. of Arkansas MP (1824 - 1905)

Thomas James Churchill was born near Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated at St Mary's College and studued Law at Transylvania University. He served in the Army as a Lieutenant in a mounted infantry u...

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Augustus H. Garland, Confederate States Senator, Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Attorney General MP (1832 - 1899)

Augustus Hill Garland (June 11, 1832 – January 26, 1899) was an Arkansas lawyer and politician. He was a senator in both the United States and the Confederate States, served as 11th Governor o...

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Brig. General Powell Clayton (USA), Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1833 - 1914)

Powell Clayton (August 7, 1833 – August 25, 1914) was an engineer, a Union Army general in the American Civil War, the first Reconstruction Governor of the State of Arkansas, and Ambassador to...

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Henry Massie Rector, 6th Gov. of Arkansas MP (1816 - 1899)

Henry Massey Rector (May 1, 1816– August 12, 1899) was the sixth Governor of the state of Arkansas. Henry Massey Rector was born near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of his parents were of Engl...

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Elias Nelson Conway, 5th Gov. of Arkansas MP (1812 - 1892)

Elias Conway like his family tradition known as "The Family" in Arkansas Politics. His siblings included Congressmen, State Supreme Cout Judges,Arkansas State Surveyor General and Physician's. His poli...

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James Sevier Conway, 1st Gov. of Arkansas MP (1798 - 1855)

James Sevier Conway was born in Greene County, Tenn. he moved to St Louis, Missouri and in 1820 was appointed Federal Land Surveyor of the Arkansas Territory. In 1826 he married Mary Jane Bradley and t...

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