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Lieutenant Governors of Kentucky

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  • Gov. Happy Chandler, U.S. Senator (1898 - 1991)
    Albert Benjamin ("Happy") Chandler, Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in the U.S. Senate and served as its 44th and 49th g...
  • Kenneth H. Tuggle (1904 - 1978)
    Kenneth H. Tuggle (June 12, 1904 – February 17, 1978), a Republican, served as the 39th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1943-1947. It was 53 years before another Republican was elected Lieutenant Go...
  • J. C. W. Beckham, Governor, U.S. Senator (1869 - 1940)
    John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (August 5, 1869 – January 9, 1940) was the 35th Governor of Kentucky and a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was the state's first popularly elected senator follow...
  • William Hopkinson Cox (1856 - 1950)
    William Hopkinson Cox (October 22, 1856 – October 13, 1950) was an American politician, who served as the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1907 to 1911, under Governor Augustus E. Willson. ...
  • Edward J. McDermott (1852 - 1926)
    Edward John McDermott (October 29, 1852 – May 1, 1926) was an American politician, who served as the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1911 to 1915, under Governor James B. McCreary.

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