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Lieutenant Governors of Indiana

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  • Robert D. Orr, Governor (1917 - 2004)
    Robert D. Orr (1917-2004) Facts about Robert D. Orr 1917: Born Nov. 17 in Michigan. 1940: Graduates from Yale University; attends Harvard Business School. 1942: Quits Harvard to enlist in the...
  • Governor Ashbel P. Willard (1820 - 1860)
    Ashbel Parsons Willard (October 31, 1820–October 4, 1860) was state senator, the 12th Lieutenant Governor, and the 11th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana. His terms in office were marked by incre...
  • Richard Thomas James (1910 - 1965)
    ) Richard Thomas James (27 February 1910 – 27 October 1965) was a politician from the U.S. state of Indiana. Between 1945 and 1948 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. Life Richard James ...
  • Isaac P. Gray, Governor (1828 - 1895)
    Isaac Pusey Gray (October 18, 1828 – February 14, 1895) was the 18th and 20th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1880 to 1881 and from 1885 to 1889. Originally a Republican, he oversaw the fo...
  • M. Clifford Townsend, Governor (1884 - 1954)
    Maurice Clifford Townsend (1884–1954) was the 35th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1937 to 1941. During his term he led relief efforts during and after the Great Flood of 1937. Early lif...

The Lieutenant Governor of Indiana is a constitutional office in the US State of Indiana. Republican Suzanne Crouch, who assumed office 9 January 2017, is the incumbent. The office holder's constitutional roles are to serve as President of the Indiana Senate, become acting governor during the incapacity of the governor, and become governor should the incumbent governor resign, die in office, or be impeached and removed from office. Lieutenant governors have succeeded ten governors following their deaths or resignations. The lieutenant governor holds statutory positions, serving as the head of the state agricultural and rural affairs bureaus, and as the chairman of several state committees. The annual salary of the lieutenant governor is $88,000.

The lieutenant governor is elected on the same election ticket as the Governor in a statewide election held every four years, concurrent with United States presidential elections. Should a lieutenant governor die while in office, resign, or succeed to the governorship, the constitution specifies no mechanism by which to fill vacancies in the lieutenant governor's office. Historically, the position has generally remained vacant during such events. The last attempt to fill such a vacancy in 1887 led to the outbreak of violence in the state legislature known as the Black Day of the General Assembly. However, in recent years the Governor has appointed a Lieutenant Governor if a vacancy arises.

List of Lieutenant Governors of Indiana