Governors of Missouri 

Governors

Term in Office

Date of Birth

Date of Death

Place of Death / Burial

Benjamin Howard
 (Missouri Territory)

1812-1813

1760

1814

First interred in Old Grace Church Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.; re-interred in  Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
William Clark
(Missouri Territory)

1813-1820

1770

1838

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Alexander McNair

1820-1824

May 5, 1774

Mar.3,1826

Buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Frederick Bates

1824-1825

June 23, 1777

Aug. 4,1825

Burial Thornhill Estates, Chesterfield, MO.
Abraham J. Williams

1825-1826

Feb. 26, 1781

Dec. 30,1839

Columbia Cemetery, Columbis, MO.
John Miller

1826-1832

Nov. 25,1781

Mar. 18, 1846

Died Florissant, MO.
Daniel Dunklin

1832-1836

Jan. 14, 1790

Aug. 25,1844

Died Herculaneum, Jefferson County, MO.
Lilburn Wycliffe Boggs

1836-1840

1796

Mar.19, 1861

Died in Napa County, California
Thomas Reynolds

1840-1844

1796

Feb. 9,1844

Died in his office at the Executive Mansion (suicide)
Meredith Miles Marmaduke

1844-1844

Aug. 28,1791

Mar.26, 1864

Buried at the State Historic, Sappington Cemetery
near Arrow Rock, MO.
John Cummins Edwards

1844-1848

1804

1888

Died in Stockton, California.
Augstin Augustus King

1848-1853

Sept. 21, 1802

April 22, 1870

First buried in a private or family graveyard, Ray County, MO.; re-interred in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, MO.
Sterling Price

1853-1857

Sept. 14, 1809

1867

Died in St. Louis, MO.,  Buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery
Trusten Polk

1857-1857(Resigned)

May 29, 1811

April 16, 1876

Died in St. Louis, MO.
Hancock Lee Jackson

1857-1857

1796

1876

Died in Salem, Oregon.
Robert Marcellus Stewart

1857-1861

1815

1871

Died in St. Louis, MO.
Claiborne Fox Jackson

1861-1861

1806

Dec.6, 1862.

Died in excile in Little Rock, Ark.
Hamilton Rowan Gamble

1861-1864

1798

Jan. 31, 1864

Died in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was still in office.
Willard Preble Hall

1864-1865

May 9,1820

Nov. 3,1882

Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph County,MO.
Thomas Clement Fletcher

1865-1869

1827

1899

 
Joseph Washington McClurg

1869-1871

Feb. 2, 1818

Dec. 2, 1900

Buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Mo
Benjamin Gratz Brown

1871-1873 

May 28, 1826

Dec.13, 1885

Died in Kirkwood, MO.
Silas Woodson

1873-1875

May 18, 1819

Oct. 9, 1896

Died in Saint Joseph, MO.
Buried at Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, MO.
Charles Henry Hardin

1875-1877

July 15, 1820

July 29, 1892

Died in Mexico, MO.
First buried at a private graveyard in Audrain County, MO., re-interred at the Jewell Cemetery, Columbia, MO.
John Smith Phelps

1877-1881

Dec. 22,1814

Nov. 26, 1886

Died in St Louis, MO.
Buried at the Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, MO.
Thomas Theodore Crittenden

1881-1885

Jan.1, 1832

May 29, 1909

Died in Kansas City, Missouri.
Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
John Sappington Marmaduke

1885-1887

Mar.14, 1833

Dec. 28, 1887

Died while in Office, Jefferson City, MO.
Buried in the City Cemetery
Albert Pickett Morehouse

1887-1889

July 11,1835

Sept. 23,1891

Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, Nodaway County, MO
David Rowland Francis

1889-1893

Oct. 1, 1850

Jan. 15, 1927

Died in St. Louis
Buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
William Joel Stone

1893-1897

May 7,1848

April 14,1918

Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, MO.
Lawrence Vest Stephens

1897-1901

Dec. 1,1858

Nov. 10,1923

Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, MO.
Alexander Monroe Dockery

1901-1905

Feb. 11,1845

Dec. 26,1926

Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, MO.
Joseph Wingate Folk

1905-1909

1869

May 29, 1923

Died in New York City
Buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville, Tenn.
Herbert Spencer Hadley

1909-1913

Feb. 20, 1872

Dec. 1, 1927

Died in St. Louis, MO
Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, MO.
Elliot Woolfolk Major

1913-1917

Oct. 20, 1864

July 9, 1949

Died in Eureka, MO
Buried in the City Cemetery at Bowling Green, MO.
Frederick Dozier Gardner

1917-1921

Nov. 6, 1869

Dec. 18, 1933

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Arthur Mastick Hyde

1921-1925

July 12, 1877

Oct. 17, 1947

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trenton, MO.
Samuel Aaron Baker

1925-1929

Nov. 7, 1874

Sept. 16,1933

Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, MO.
Henry Stewart Caulfield

1929-1933

Dec. 9, 1873

May 11, 1966

Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis County, MO.
Guy Brasfield Park

1933-1937

June 10, 1872

Oct. 17,1972

Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, MO.
Lloyd Crow Stark

1937-1941

Nov. 23,1886

Sept. 17,1972

Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, MO.
Forrest C. Donnell

1941-1945

Aug. 20, 1884

Mar. 3,1980

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Phillip Matthew "Phil" Donnelly

1945-1949

Mar. 6,1891

Sept. 12, 1961

Lebanon Cemetery, Laclede County, MO.
Forrest Smith

1949-1953

Feb. 14, 1886

Mar. 8,1962

Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, MO
Phillip Matthew "Phil" Donnelly

1953-1957

Mar. 6,1891

Sept. 12, 1961

Lebanon Cemetery, Laclede County, MO.
James Thomas Blair, Jr.

1957-1961

Mar. 15, 1902

July 12,1962

Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, MO.
John Montgomery Dalton

1961-1965

Nov. 9,1900

July 7, 1972

Oak Ridge Cemetery, Kennett, MO.
Warren Eastman Hearnes

1965-1973

July 24,1923

   
Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond

1973-1977

Mar. 3, 1936

   
Joseph Patrick Teasdale

1977-1981

Mar. 6, 1939

   
Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond

1981-1985

Mar. 29,1936

   
John David Ashcroft

1985-1993

May 9,1942

   
Melvin Eugene "Mel" Carnahan

1993-2000

Feb. 11,1934

Oct. 16, 2000

 Carson Hill Cemetery, Carter County, MO.
Roger B. Wilson

2000-2001

Oct. 10, 1948

   
Robert Lee "Bob" Holden, Jr.

2001-2005

Aug. 24, 1949

   
Matthew Roy "Matt" Blunt

2005-

Nov. 20, 1970

   

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Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, 1774-Present http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp
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