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Lieutenant Governors of Indiana

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  • Frank O'Bannon (1930 - 2003)
    Lewis O'Bannon (January 30, 1930 – September 13, 2003) was an American politician who served as the 47th Governor of Indiana from 1997 until his death in 2003.O'Bannon was a native of Corydon, Indiana....
  • 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 Army followi...
  • Richard O. Ristine (1920 - 2009)
    Osborne Ristine (January 19, 1920 – June 20, 2009) was a politician from the U.S. state of Indiana. Between 1961 and 1965 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.LifeRichard Ristine was born in Cra...
  • Rue J. Alexander (1889 - 1949)
    J. Alexander (4 October 1889 – 2 January 1949) was a politician from the U.S. state of Indiana. Between 1948 and 1949 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.LifeRue Alexander was born in Talbot, B...
  • Richard Thomas James (1910 - 1965)
    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.LifeRichard James was born in Portla...

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