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Iowa: Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governors of Iowa, 1857-2010 (May be incomplete!)
Oran Faville 1858-60 Nicholas J. Rusch 1860-62 John R. Needham 1862-64 Enoch W. Eastman 1864-66 Benjamin F. Gue 1866-68 John Scott 1868-70 Madison M. Walden 1870-71 Henry C. Bulis 1871-74 Joseph Dysart 1874-76 Joshua G. Newbold 1876-77 Frank T. Campbell 1878-82 Orlando H. Manning 1882-85 John A. T. Hull 1886-90 Alfred N. Poyneer 1890-92 Samuel L. Bestow 1892-94 Warren S. Dungan 1894-96 Matt Parrott 1896-98 James C. Milliman 1898-1902 John Herriott 1902-07 Warren Garst 1907-08 George W. Clarke 1909-13 William L. Harding 1913-17 E. R. Moore 1917-21 John Hammill 1921-25 Clem C. Kimball 1925-28 Arch W. McFarlane 1928-33 Nelson G. Kraschel 1933-37 John K. Valentine 1937-39 Bourke B. Hickenlooper 1939-43 Robert Donald Blue 1943-45 Kenneth A. Evans 1945-51 William H. Nicholas 1951-53 Leo Elthon 1953-57 William H. Nicholas 1957-59 Edward J. McManus 1959-61 W. L. Moody 1961-65 Robert D. Fulton 1965-69 Roger Jepsen 1969-72 Arthur A. Neu 1973-78 Terry E. Branstad 1979-83 Robert T. Anderson 1983-87 Jo Ann Zimmerman 1987-91 Joy Corning 1991- James L. Francisco 1991-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1857: George Gillaspy, defeated.
  • 1920: John Hammill (Rep), elected.
  • 1922: John Hammill (Rep), elected.
  • 1928: Arch W. McFarlane (Rep), elected.
  • 1936: John K. Valentine (Dem), elected.
  • 1938: John K. Valentine (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940: S. J. Galvin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950: William H. Nicholas (Rep), elected.
  • 1960: John R. Hansen, defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Roger Jepsen (Rep), elected; Doderer (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002: Richard V. Campagna (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Helen Meyers (Socialist Workers), defeated.
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