The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Montana: Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governors of Montana, 1889-2021 (May be incomplete!)
John E. Rickards 1889-93 Alexander C. Botkin 1893-97 A. E. Spriggs 1897-1901 Frank G. Higgins 1901-05 Edwin L. Norris 1905-08 William R. Allen 1909-13 W. W. McDowell 1913-21 Nelson Story, Jr. 1921-25 W. S. McCormick 1925-29 Frank A. Hazelbaker 1929-33 Frank H. Cooney 1933 Tom Kane 1933-35 Ernest T. Eaton 1935 Elmer Holt 1935 William Pilgeram 1935-37 Hugh R. Adair 1937-41 Ernest T. Eaton 1941-49 Paul C. Cannon 1949-53 George M. Gosman 1953-57 Paul C. Cannon 1957- Tim M. Babcock 1961-62 David James 1962-65 Thomas L. Judge 1969-73 Bill Christiansen 1973-76 Ted Schwinden 1976-80 Dennis R. Rehberg 1991-96 Judy Martz 1997-2000 John E. Walsh 2013-14 Mike Cooney 2016-21

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1908: William R. Allen (Rep), elected.
  • 1924 Nov 4: W. S. McCormick (Rep), elected; Frank H. Cooney (Dem), defeated; J. Skinner (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1932: Steve C. Arnold (Rep), defeated.
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