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Lieutenant Governors of Kentucky

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  • Gen. John Caldwell, 2nd Lt.Gov. of KY (1758 - 1804)
    added 26 Feb 2019, Ginnie OldhamFrom George Shirley:General John Caldwell was the 2nd Lt. Governor of Kentucky, a revolutionary soldier, and an Indian fighter.From Caldwell, the eldest son of Robert Ca...
  • Paul E. Patton, Governor (1937 - d.)
    Edward Patton (born May 26, 1937) was the 59th governor of Kentucky, serving from 1995 to 2003. Because of a 1992 amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, he was the first governor eligible to succeed h...
  • Brereton Jones, Governor (1939 - 2023)
    Chandler Jones (born June 27, 1939) is a horse breeder and politician from the US state of Kentucky. From 1987 to 1991, he served as the 50th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and from 1991 to 1995, he w...
  • Steve Beshear, 61st Governor of Kentucky
    Lynn "Steve" Beshear (born September 21, 1944) is an American politician who served as the 61st governor of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015. A Democrat, Beshear previously served in the Kentucky House of Re...
  • Martha Layne Collins, Governor
    Layne Collins (née Hall; born December 7, 1936) is an American former businesswoman and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky; she was elected as the state's 56th governor from 1983 to 1987, the f...

The office of Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky was created under the state's second constitution, which was ratified in 1799. The inaugural officeholder was Alexander Scott Bullitt, who took office in 1800 following his election to serve under James Garrard in 1799. The lieutenant governor serves as governor of Kentucky under circumstances similar to the Vice President of the United States assuming the powers of the presidency.

List of lieutenant governors