Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
George Leavens Lilley (1859-1909) —
also known as George L. Lilley —
of Waterbury, New Haven
Born in Oxford, Worcester
County, Mass., August
Republican. Meat dealer;
estate business; member of Connecticut
state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1901-02; U.S.
Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1903-09; member of Connecticut
Republican State Committee, 1904-09; Governor of
Connecticut, 1909; died in office 1909.
Died, in the Connecticut Executive Mansion, Hartford, Hartford
County, Conn., April
21, 1909 (age 49 years, 261
Interment at Riverside
Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
Warren Jay Terhune (1869-1920) —
also known as Warren J. Terhune —
of Hackensack, Bergen
Born in Midland Park, Bergen
County, N.J., May 3,
Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Navy
commander; Governor of
American Samoa; died in office 1920.
Three days before he was to face an inquiry
administration, he shot himself
in the heart, in a bathroom of the Executive Mansion, Utulei,
3, 1920 (age 51 years, 184
days); later, the Navy exonerated him; his accuser, Lieutenant
Commander Creed H. Boucher, was courtmartialed and found guilty of
fomenting unrest among the Samoans.
Interment at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Henry Lewis Whitfield (1868-1927) —
also known as Henry L. Whitfield —
Born near Brandon, Rankin
County, Miss., June 20,
Democrat. Governor of
Mississippi, 1924-27; died in office 1927; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from Mississippi, 1924.
Died at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Hinds
County, Miss., March
18, 1927 (age 58 years, 271
Interment at Friendship
Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
Austin Peay IV (1876-1927) —
also known as "The Maker of Modern
of Clarksville, Montgomery
Born in Christian
County, Ky., June 1,
member of Tennessee
state house of representatives, 1901-05; Tennessee
Democratic state chair, 1905; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from Tennessee, 1916
of Tennessee, 1923-27; died in office 1927.
of Pythias; Kappa
Died, of a cerebral
hemorrhage, at the Governor's Residence, Nashville, Davidson
County, Tenn., October
2, 1927 (age 51 years, 123
Interment at Greenwood
Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.
Frederick Bennett Balzar (1880-1934) —
also known as Frederick B. Balzar; Fred B.
of Mina, Mineral
County, Nev.; Hawthorne, Mineral
County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe
County, Nev.; Carson
Born in Virginia City, Storey
County, Nev., June 15,
business; member of Nevada
state house of representatives, 1905; member of Nevada
state senate, 1909-17; Mineral
County Sheriff and Assessor, 1917-27; delegate to Republican
National Convention from Nevada, 1920
to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932;
Republican state chair, 1924-25; Governor of
Nevada, 1927-34; died in office 1934.
Scientist. Member, Freemasons;
of Pythias; Elks; Rotary.
Died, in the Governor's Mansion, Carson
City, Nev., March
21, 1934 (age 53 years, 279
Interment at Masonic
Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
Oscar Kelly Allen (1882-1936) —
also known as O. K. Allen —
Born in a log
cabin in Winn
Parish, La., August
teacher; member of Louisiana
state senate, 1920; Governor of
Louisiana, 1932-36; died in office 1936.
Died, from a cerebral
hemorrhage, in the Louisiana Governor's mansion, Baton
Rouge, East Baton
Rouge Parish, La., January
28, 1936 (age 53 years, 173
Interment at Winnfield
Cemetery, Winnfield, La.
of Asa Levi Allen and Sophronia (Perkins) Allen; brother of Asa
Leonard Allen; married, December
4, 1912, to Florence Scott Love.|
| || ||Cross-reference: Richard
| || ||The Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge
(opened 1940), which carries U.S. Highway 190 and a rail line over
the Mississippi River, between East Baton
Rouge Parish and West Baton
Rouge Parish, Louisiana, is partly named for
| || ||Epitaph: "A friend to man, a follower
of God, great builder, courageous leader, humble in life, exalted in
| || ||See also National
Governors Association biography — Wikipedia
article — Find-A-Grave
Joseph Emile Harley (1880-1942) —
also known as J. E. Harley —
of Barnwell, Barnwell
Born in Williston, Barnwell
County, S.C., September
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer;
member of South
Carolina state house of representatives, 1904-08, 1927-30; mayor
of Barnwell, S.C., 1912-22; law partner of Solomon
Blatt, 1917-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from
South Carolina, 1928;
Governor of South Carolina, 1931-41; Governor of
South Carolina, 1941-42; died in office 1942.
Died, from throat
cancer, in the South Carolina Governor's Mansion,
County, S.C., February
27, 1942 (age 61 years, 166
Interment at Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery, Barnwell, S.C.
Thomas Lowry Bailey (1888-1946) —
also known as Thomas L. Bailey —
of Meridian, Lauderdale
Born near Maben, Webster
County, Miss., January
member of Mississippi
state house of representatives, 1916-40; Speaker of
the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1924-36; delegate
to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924
of Mississippi, 1944-46; died in office 1946.
of Pythias; Freemasons;
Died in the Governor's Mansion, Jackson, Hinds
County, Miss., November
2, 1946 (age 58 years, 300
in Meridian, Miss.
Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr. (1930-1998) —
also known as Lawton Chiles; "Walkin'
of Lakeland, Polk
Born in Lakeland, Polk
County, Fla., April 3,
Democrat. Member of Florida
state house of representatives, 1959-67; member of Florida
state senate, 1967-71; U.S.
Senator from Florida, 1971-89; Governor of
Florida, 1991-98; died in office 1998; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from Florida, 1996
Died, of a heart
condition, in the Governor's Mansion, Tallahassee, Leon
County, Fla., December
12, 1998 (age 68 years, 253
Original interment and cenotaph at Roselawn
Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.; reinterment at a
private or family graveyard, Leon County, Fla.