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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@iara.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

NameTermPartyCounty
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, 1837WMarion
David Wallace (1799-1859)Dec 6, 1837 - Dec 9, 1840WFountain
Samuel Bigger (1802-1846)Dec 9, 1840 - Dec 6, 1843WRush
James Whitcomb (1795-1852)Dec 6, 1843 - Dec 26, 1848DMonroe
Paris C. Dunning (1806-1884)**Dec 26, 1848 - Dec 5, 1849DMonroe
Joseph A. Wright (1810-1867)Dec 5, 1849 - Jan 12, 1857DParke
Ashbel P. Willard (1820-1860)Jan 12, 1857 - Oct 4, 1860DFloyd
Abram A Hammond (1814-1874)**Oct 4, 1860 - Jan 14, 1861DMarion
Henry S. Lane (1811-1881)Jan 14, 1861 - Jan 16, 1861RMontgomery
Oliver P. Morton (1823-1877)**Jan 16, 1861 - Jan 23, 1867RWayne
Conrad Baker (1817-1885)**Jan 23, 1867 - Jan 13, 1873RVanderburgh
Thomas Hendricks (1819-1885)Jan 13, 1873 - Jan 8, 1877DShelby
James D. Williams (1808-1880)Jan 8, 1877 - Nov 20, 1880DKnox
Isaac P. Gray (1828-1895)**Nov 20, 1880 - Jan 10, 1881DRandolph
Albert G. Porter (1824-1897)Jan 10, 1881 - Jan 12, 1885RMaron
Isaac P. Gray (1828-1895)Jan 12, 1885 - Jan 14, 1889DRandolph
Alvin P. Hovey (1821-1891)Jan 14, 1889 - Nov 23, 1891RPosey
Ira J. Chase (1834-1895)**Nov 23, 1891 - Jan 9, 1893RHendricks
Claude Matthews (1845-1898)Jan 9, 1893 - Jan 11, 1897DVermillion
James A. Mount (1843-1901)Jan 11, 1897 - Jan 14, 1901RMontgomery
Winfield T. Durbin (1847-1928)Jan 14, 1901 - Jan 9 1905RMadison
J. Frank Hanly (1863-1920)Jan 9, 1905 - Jan 11, 1909RWarren
Thomas R. Marshall (1854-1925)Jan 11, 1909 - Jan 13, 1913DWhitley
Samuel M. Ralston (1857-1925)Jan 13, 1913 - Jan 8, 1917DBoone
James P. Goodrich (1864-1940)Jan 8, 1917 - Jan 10, 1921RRandolph
Warren T. McCray (1865-1938)Jan 10, 1921 - April 30, 1924RNewton
Emmett F. Branch (1874-1932)**April 30, 1924 - Jan 12, 1925RMorgan
Edward L. Jackson (1873-1954)Jan 12, 1925 - Jan 14,1929RMarion
Harry G. Leslie (1878-1937)Jan 14, 1929 - Jan 9, 1933RTippecanoe
Paul V. McNutt (1891-1955)Jan 9, 1933 - Jan 11, 1937DMonroe
M. Clifford Townsend (1884-1954)Jan 11, 1937 - Jan 13, 1941DGrant
Henry F. Schricker (1883-1966)Jan 13, 1941 - Jan 8, 1945DStarke
Ralph F. Gates (1893-1978)Jan 8, 1945 - Jan 10, 1949RWhitley
Henry F. Schricker (1883-1966)Jan 13, 1949 - Jan 12, 1953DStarke
George N. Craig (1909-1992)Jan 12, 1953 - Jan 10, 1957RClay
Harold W. Handley (1909-1972)Jan 14, 1957 - Jan 9, 1961RLa Porte
Matthew E Welsh (1912-1995)Jan 9, 1961 - Jan 11, 1965DKnox
Roger D. Branigin (1902-1975)Jan 11, 1965 - Jan 13, 1969DTippecanoe
Edgar D. Whitcomb (1917- )Jan 13, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973RJackson
Otis R. Bowen (1918- )Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 12, 1981RMarshall
Robert Orr (1917-2004)Jan 12, 1981 - Jan 9, 1989RVanderburgh
Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh, III (1955-)January 9, 1989 - January 13, 1997DMarion
Frank L. O'Bannon (1930-2003)January 13, 1997 - September 13, 2003DHarrison
Joe Kernan (1946-)September 13, 2003 - January 10, 2005DMarion
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. (1949-)January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2013RMarion
Michael Pence (1959-)January 14, 2013 - January 9, 2017RBartholomew
Eric Holcomb (1968-)January 9, 2017 -RMadison