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Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governors of Pennsylvania, 1875-2016 (May be incomplete!)
John Latta 1875-79 Charles W. Stone 1879-83 Chauncey F. Black 1883-87 William T. Davies 1887-91 Louis A. Watres 1891-95 Walter Lyon 1895-99 John P. S. Gobin 1899-1903 William M. Brown 1903-07 Robert S. Murphy 1907-11 John M. Reynolds 1911-15 Frank B. McClain 1915-19 Edward E. Beidleman 1919-23 David J. Davis 1923-27 Arthur H. James 1927-31 Edward C. Shannon 1931-35 Thomas Kennedy 1935-39 Samuel S. Lewis 1939-43 John C. Bell, Jr. 1943-47 Daniel B. Strickler 1947-51 Lloyd H. Wood 1951-55 Roy E. Furman 1955-59 John Morgan Davis 1959-63 Raymond P. Shafer 1963-67 Raymond J. Broderick 1967-71 Ernest P. Kline 1971-72 William Scranton III 1979-87 Mark S. Singel 1987- Mark S. Schweiker 1995-2001 Catherine Baker Knoll 2003-08 Joseph B. Scarnati 2008-11 Jim Cawley 2011-15 Michael J. Stack III 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1894: John S. Rilling (Dem), defeated.
  • 1902: George W. Guthrie (Dem), defeated.
  • 1914: Frank B. McClain (Rep), elected.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Edward E. Beidleman (Rep & Washington), elected; J. Washington Logue (Dem), defeated; F. E. Whittlesey (Prohibition), defeated; Dalton T. Clarke (Socialist), defeated; William R. McKnight (Single Tax), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: David J. Davis (Rep), elected; Robert E. Pattison, Jr. (Dem), defeated; George A. Coleman (Socialist), defeated; R. E. Enlish (Prohibition), defeated; Hugo W. Noren (Single Tax), defeated; William Krumm (Industrial), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Arthur H. James (Rep & Labor), elected; W. Clayton Hackett (Dem), defeated; Minnie B. McGrew (Prohibition), defeated; Henry Close (Socialist), defeated; Parthenia Hills (Workers), defeated; Lewis Ryan (Commonwealth Land), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Edward C. Shannon (Rep), elected; Guy K. Bard (Dem), defeated; Samuel Lee (Communist), defeated; Mabel D. Pennock (Prohibition), defeated; Mary Winsor (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Thomas Kennedy (Dem), elected; Harry B. Scott (Rep), defeated; Birch Wilson (Socialist), defeated; William B. Alter (Prohibition), defeated; William R. Powell (Communist), defeated; William H. Thomas (Industrial Labor), defeated.
  • 1954 May 18: Roy E. Furman (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1954 May 18: Frank F. Truscott (Rep), nominated; William R. McMillen (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Roy E. Furman (Dem), elected; Frank F. Truscott (Rep), defeated; Frances I. Miller (Prohibition), defeated; Alexander Wright (Progressive), defeated; Frank Knotek (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1958 May 20: John Morgan Davis (Dem), nominated; John Francis Davis (Dem), defeated in primary; William E. Culbertson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1958 May 20: John M. Walker (Rep), nominated; Frank C. Hilton (Rep), defeated in primary; Rowland B. Mahany (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1958 Nov 4: John Morgan Davis (Dem), elected; John M. Walker (Rep), defeated; Louis Dirle (Socialist Labor), defeated; Eloise Fickland (Workers), defeated.
  • 1962 May 15: Stephen McCann (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1962 May 15: Raymond P. Shafer (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Raymond P. Shafer (Rep), elected; Stephen McCann (Dem), defeated; Benson Perry (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1978: C. DeLores Tucker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1986: Dwight E. Evans (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1986: William Scranton III (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: D. Michael Fisher (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: James N. Clymer (Constitution), defeated; Mark S. Schweiker (Rep), elected.
  • 1998 Nov 3: James N. Clymer (Constitution), defeated; Mark S. Schweiker (Rep), elected.
  • 2002 May 21: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), nominated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), elected.
  • 2006 May 16: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), nominated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), elected.
  • 2008 Nov 12: Catherine Baker Knoll, died in office.
  • 2010 May 18: Daryl D. Metcalfe (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Jim Cawley (Rep), elected; H. Scott Conklin (Dem), defeated.
  • 2014 May 20: Michael J. Stack III (Dem), nominated; Mark Critz (Dem), defeated in primary; Mark Smith (Dem), defeated in primary; Brad Koplinski (Dem), defeated in primary; Brandon P. Neuman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2014 May 20: Jim Cawley (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2014 Nov 4: Michael J. Stack III (Dem), elected; Jim Cawley (Rep), defeated.
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