Lieutenant Governors of Colorado

The lieutenant governor of Colorado is the second-highest-ranking member of the executive department of the Colorado state government, below only the Governor of Colorado. The lieutenant governor, who acts as governor in his absence and succeeds to the governorship in case of vacancy, is elected on a partisan ticket with the governor. The present lieutenant governor is Barbara O'Brien, a Democrat, who has held the post since 2007.

List of Lieutenant Governors of the State of Colorado

# Name From To Party Notes
1Lafayette Head18771879Republican
2Horace Austin Warner Tabor18791883Republican
3William H. Meyer18831885Republican
4Peter W. Breene18851887Republican
5Norman H. Meldrum18871889Democratic
6William Grover Smith18891891Republican
7William Story18911893Republican
8David Hopkinson Nichols18931895Populist
9Jared L. Brush18951899RepublicanNamesake of Brush, Colorado.
10Francis Patrick Carney18991901Populist
11David Courtney Coates19011902Democratic
12Warren A. Haggott19021903Repulican
13Jesse F. McDonald19031905Republican
14Arthur Cornforth19051905Republican
15Fred W. Parks19051907Republican
16Erastus Harper19071909Republican
17Stephen R. Fitzgarrald19091915Democratic
18Moses E. Lewis19151917Republican
19James A. Pulliam19171919Democratic
20George Stepham19191921Republican
21Earl Cooley19211923Republican
22Robert F. Rockwell19231925Republican
23Sterling Byrd Lacy19251927Democratic
24George Milton Corlett19271931Republican
25Edwin C. Johnson19311932Democratic
26Raymond Herbert Talbot19331937Democratic
27Frank J. Hayes19371939Democratic
28John Charles Vivian19391943RepublicanElected to serve as Governor 1943-1947.
29William Eugene Higby19431947Republican
30Homer L. Pearson19471949Democratic
31Walter Walford Johnson19491950DemocraticServed as Governor 1950-1951 following the resignation of Governor William Lee Knous.
32Charles P. Murphy19501950Republican
33Gordon L. Allott19501955Republican
34Stephen L.R. McNichols19551957DemocraticElected to serve as Governor 1957-1963.
35Frank L. Hays19571959Republican
36Robert Lee Knous19591967Democratic
37Mark Anthony Hogan19671971Democratic
38John David Vanderhoof19711973RepublicanServed as Governor 1973-1975 following resignation of Governor John Arthur Love.
39Ted L. Strickland19731975Republican
40George L. Brown19751979Democratic
41Nancy E. Dick19791987Democratic
42Mike Callihan19871994Democratic
43Samuel H. Cassidy19941995Democratic
44Gail S. Schoettler19951999Democratic
45Joe Rogers19992003Republican
46Jane E. Norton20032007Republican
47Barbara O'Brien2007IncumbentDemocratic

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Current lieutenant governors of states of the United States      [ e] 
AL: Jim Folsom, Jr. (D)
AK: Sean Parnell (R)
AR: Bill Halter (D)
CA: John Garamendi (D)
CO: Barbara O'Brien (D)
CT: Michael Fedele (R)
DE: John C. Carney, Jr. (D)
FL: Jeff Kottkamp (R)
GA: Casey Cagle (R)
HI: James Aiona (R)
ID: Jim Risch (R)
IL: Pat Quinn (D)
IN: Becky Skillman (R)
IA: Patty Judge (D)
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KY: Steve Pence (R)
LA: Mitch Landrieu (D)
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MA: Tim Murray (D)
MI: John D. Cherry (D)
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NC: Beverly Perdue (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
OH: Lee Fisher (D)
OK: Jari Askins (D)
PA: Catherine Baker Knoll (D)
RI: Elizabeth H. Roberts (D)
SC: Andr Bauer (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Ron Ramsey (R)
TX: David Dewhurst (R)
UT: Gary R. Herbert (R)
VT: Brian Dubie (R)
VA: Bill Bolling (R)
WA: Brad Owen (D)
WI: Barbara Lawton (D)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
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