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Lieutenant Governors of Kentucky

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  • Gen. Robert Breckinridge McAfee (1784 - 1849)
    Robert Breckinridge McAfee (February 18, 1784 – March 12, 1849) was a Kentucky politician, and was the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky serving from 1824 to 1828. McAfee was born on February...
  • Gov John Breathitt (1786 - 1834)
    John Breathitt (September 9, 1786 – February 21, 1834) was the 11th Governor of Kentucky. He was the first Democrat to hold this office and was the second Kentucky governor to die in office. Shortly ...
  • Thomas Posey, U.S. Senator, 2nd Governor of Indiana Territory (1750 - 1818)
    Thomas Posey (July 9, 1750 – March 19, 1818) was an officer in the American Revolution, a general during peacetime, the third Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Governor of the Indiana Territory, and a L...
  • Sen. Archibald Dixon, (W-KY) (1802 - 1876)
    Archibald Dixon was born near Redhouse, Caswell County, North Carolina on April 2, 1802. He was the son of Captain Wynn and Rebecca Hart Dixon. Both Dixon's father and grandfather fought in the Revol...
  • Gov. John LaRue Helm (1802 - 1867)
    Politician. Served in the Kentucky House of Representatives (1826), Kentucky State Senate (1844), Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1848-1850) and Governor of Kentucky (1850-1851, 1867). -----------...

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