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Indiana Commission on Public Records

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The Indiana State Archives houses papers from every governor to serve in the state of Indiana, though the quantity may vary from one folder to many linear feet. Feel free to contact us at arc@icpr.in.gov for more information on the extent of individual collections.

For brief biographies and portraits of the Governors visit the Indiana Historical Bureau.

** = Not elected, but served due to resignation or death of the governor

Name Term Party County
Jonathan Jennings (1787-1834) Nov 7, 1816 - Dec 4, 1819 Clark
Ratliff Boon (1781-1844)** Sept 12, 1822 - Dec 4, 1822 Warrick
William Hendricks (1782-1850) Dec 4, 1822 - Feb 12, 1825 Jefferson
James Brown Ray (1794-1848) Feb 12, 1825 - Dec 7, 1831 Franklin
Noah Noble (1794-1844) Dec 7, 1831 - Dec 6, 1837 W Marion
David Wallace (1799-1859) Dec 6, 1837 - Dec 9, 1840 W Fountain
Samuel Bigger (1802-1846) Dec 9, 1840 - Dec 6, 1843 W Rush
James Whitcomb (1795-1852) Dec 6, 1843 - Dec 26, 1848 D Monroe
Paris C. Dunning (1806-1884)** Dec 26, 1848 - Dec 5, 1849 D Monroe
Joseph A. Wright (1810-1867) Dec 5, 1849 - Jan 12, 1857 D Parke
Ashbel P. Willard (1820-1860) Jan 12, 1857 - Oct 4, 1860 D Floyd
Abram A Hammond (1814-1874)** Oct 4, 1860 - Jan 14, 1861 D Marion
Henry S. Lane (1811-1881) Jan 14, 1861 - Jan 16, 1861 R Montgomery
Oliver P. Morton (1823-1877)** Jan 16, 1861 - Jan 23, 1867 R Wayne
Conrad Baker (1817-1885)** Jan 23, 1867 - Jan 13, 1873 R Vanderburgh
Thomas Hendricks (1819-1885) Jan 13, 1873 - Jan 8, 1877 D Shelby
James D. Williams (1808-1880) Jan 8, 1877 - Nov 20, 1880 D Knox
Isaac P. Gray (1828-1895)** Nov 20, 1880 - Jan 10, 1881 D Randolph
Albert G. Porter (1824-1897) Jan 10, 1881 - Jan 12, 1885 R Maron
Isaac P. Gray (1828-1895) Jan 12, 1885 - Jan 14, 1889 D Randolph
Alvin P. Hovey (1821-1891) Jan 14, 1889 - Nov 23, 1891 R Posey
Ira J. Chase (1834-1895)** Nov 23, 1891 - Jan 9, 1893 R Hendricks
Claude Matthews (1845-1898) Jan 9, 1893 - Jan 11, 1897 D Vermillion
James A. Mount (1843-1901) Jan 11, 1897 - Jan 14, 1901 R Montgomery
Winfield T. Durbin (1847-1928) Jan 14, 1901 - Jan 9 1905 R Madison
J. Frank Hanly (1863-1920) Jan 9, 1905 - Jan 11, 1909 R Warren
Thomas R. Marshall (1854-1925) Jan 11, 1909 - Jan 13, 1913 D Whitley
Samuel M. Ralston (1857-1925) Jan 13, 1913 - Jan 8, 1917 D Boone
James P. Goodrich (1864-1940) Jan 8, 1917 - Jan 10, 1921 R Randolph
Warren T. McCray (1865-1938) Jan 10, 1921 - April 30, 1924 R Newton
Emmett F. Branch (1874-1932)** April 30, 1924 - Jan 12, 1925 R Morgan
Edward L. Jackson (1873-1954) Jan 12, 1925 - Jan 14,1929 R Marion
Harry G. Leslie (1878-1937) Jan 14, 1929 - Jan 9, 1933 R Tippecanoe
Paul V. McNutt (1891-1955) Jan 9, 1933 - Jan 11, 1937 D Monroe
M. Clifford Townsend (1884-1954) Jan 11, 1937 - Jan 13, 1941 D Grant
Henry F. Schricker (1883-1966) Jan 13, 1941 - Jan 8, 1945 D Starke
Ralph F. Gates (1893-1978) Jan 8, 1945 - Jan 10, 1949 R Whitley
Henry F. Schricker (1883-1966) Jan 13, 1949 - Jan 12, 1953 D Starke
George N. Craig (1909-1992) Jan 12, 1953 - Jan 10, 1957 R Clay
Harold W. Handley (1909-1972) Jan 14, 1957 - Jan 9, 1961 R La Porte
Matthew E Welsh (1912-1995) Jan 9, 1961 - Jan 11, 1965 D Knox
Roger D. Branigin (1902-1975) Jan 11, 1965 - Jan 13, 1969 D Tippecanoe
Edgar D. Whitcomb (1917- ) Jan 13, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 R Jackson
Otis R. Bowen (1918- ) Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 12, 1981 R Marshall
Robert Orr (1917-2004) Jan 12, 1981 - Jan 9, 1989 R Vanderburgh
Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh, III (1955-) January 9, 1989 - January 13, 1997 D Marion
Frank L. O'Bannon (1930-2003) January 13, 1997 - September 13, 2003 D Harrison
Joe Kernan (1946-) September 13, 2003 - January 10, 2005 D Marion
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. (1949-) January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2013 R Marion
Michael Pence (1959-) January 14, 2013 - R Bartholomew