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South Carolina Governors

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Governors of South Carolina

South Carolina was admitted as a state on 23 May 1788. At that time, the state chose to continue the prior numbering of governors from the colonial period, making the first governor after admission to the union numbered 31.

31st John Rutledge
32nd Rawlins Lowndes
(31st) John Rutledge
33rd John Matthews
34th Benjamin Guerard
35th William Moultrie
36th Thomas Pinckney
37th Charles Pinckney
(35th) William Moultrie
38th Arnoldus Vanderhorst
(37th) Charles Pinckney
39th Edward Rutledge
40th John Drayton
41st James Burchill Richardson
42nd Paul Hamilton
(37th) Charles Pinckney
(40th) John Drayton
43rd Henry Middleton
44th Joseph Alston
45th David Rogerson Williams
46th Andrew Pickens
47th John Geddes
48th Thomas Bennett Jr.
49th John Lyde Wilson
50th Richard Irvine Manning I
51st John Taylor
52nd Stephen Decatur Miller
53rd James Hamilton Jr.
54th Robert Y. Hayne
55th George McDuffie
56th Pierce Mason Butler
57th Patrick Noble
58th Barnabas Kelet Henagan
59th John Peter Richardson II
60th James H. Hammond
61st William Aiken Jr.
62nd David Johnson
63rd Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook
64th John Hugh Means
65th John Lawrence Manning
66th James Hopkins Adams
67th Robert Francis Withers Allston
68th William Henry Gist
69th Francis Wilkinson Pickens
70th Milledge Luke Bonham
71st Andrew Gordon Magrath
72nd Benjamin Franklin Perry
73rd James Lawrence Orr
74th Robert Kingston Scott
75th Franklin J. Moses Jr.
76th Daniel Henry Chamberlain
77th Wade Hampton III
78th William Dunlap Simpson
79th Thomas Bothwell Jeter
80th Johnson Hagood
81st Hugh Smith Thompson
82nd John Calhoun Sheppard
83rd John Peter Richardson III
84th Benjamin Tillman
85th John Gary Evans
86th William Haselden Ellerbe
87th Miles Benjamin McSweeney
88th Duncan Clinch Heyward
89th Martin Frederick Ansel
90th Cole L. Blease
91st Charles Aurelius Smith
92nd Richard Irvine Manning III
93rd Robert Archer Cooper
94th Wilson Godfrey Harvey
95th Thomas Gordon McLeod
96th John Gardiner Richards Jr.
97th Ibra Charles Blackwood
98th Olin D. Johnston
99th Burnet R. Maybank
100th Joseph Emile Harley
101st Richard Manning Jeffries
(98th) Olin D. Johnston
102nd Ransome Judson Williams
103rd Strom Thurmond
104th James F. Byrnes
105th George Bell Timmerman Jr.
106th Fritz Hollings
107th Donald S. Russell
108th Robert Evander McNair
109th John C. West
110th James B. Edwards
111th Richard Riley
112th Carroll A. Campbell Jr.
113th David Beasley - Private Profile
114th Jim Hodges
115th Mark Sanford
116th Nikki Haley
117th Henry McMaster

List of South Carolina Governors