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List of Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina

The Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina is the second-in-command to the Governor of South Carolina. This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of South Carolina, 1730 to present.[1][2]

Royal period (1719-1776)

The Lieutenant Governor position was created by the British government under the control of the Board of Trade in 1729 for a term beginning on January 1, 1730. Prior to that, the Governor appointed a deputy governor to act in his stead during his absence. There were only three Lieutenant Governors during the Royal period and two were father and son.

Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina (1730 to 1776)
No. Lieutenant Governor Term in office Governor Notes Monarch
1 Thomas Broughton January 1, 1730
-
November 22, 1737
Arthur Middleton
Died in office George II
Robert Johnson
2 William Bull I December 23, 1738
-
March 21, 1755
James Glen Died in office
3 William Bull II March 21, 1755
-
March 26, 1776
Son of his predecessor

Died in office

William Lyttelton George III
Thomas Boone
Lord Charles Montagu
Lord William Campbell

Statehood period (1776-present)

Vice Presidents under the Constitution of 1776

The General Assembly chose the Vice President for a term of two years.

Parties

  No party (2)

Vice Presidents of the State of South Carolina (1776 to 1779)
No. Vice President Party Term in office President Notes
4   Henry Laurens Independent March 26, 1776
-
January 10, 1777
  John Rutledge Officially titled "Vice President"
5   James Parsons Independent January 10, 1777
-
January 9, 1779
  Officially titled "Vice President"

Lieutenant Governors in Early and Antebellum America

The General Assembly chose the Lieutenant Governor for a term of two years.

Parties

  No party (6)   Federalist (5)   Democratic-Republican (16)   Nullifier (Democratic) (3)   Democratic (13)   Confederate Democrat (3)

Lieutenant Governors of the State of South Carolina (1779 to 1865)
No. Lieutenant Governor Party Term in office Governor Notes
6   Thomas Bee Independent January 9, 1779
-
January 24, 1780
  John Rutledge
7   Christopher Gadsden Independent January 24, 1780
-
January 31, 1782
 
8   Richard Hutson Independent January 31, 1782
-
February 4, 1783
  John Mathews
9   Richard Beresford Independent February 4, 1783
-
March 15, 1783
  Benjamin Guerard Shortest term (39 days)

Resigned[a]

- Vacant until February 16, 1785
10   William Moultrie Independent February 16, 1784
-
February 11, 1785
11   Charles Drayton Independent February 11, 1785
-
February 20, 1787
  William Moultrie
12   Thomas Gadsden Federalist February 20, 1787
-
January 26, 1789
  Thomas Pinckney
13   Alexander Gillon Federalist January 26, 1789
-
February 15, 1791
  Charles Pinckney
14   Isaac Holmes Federalist February 15, 1791
-
December 5, 1792
15   James Ladson Federalist December 5, 1792
-
December 17, 1794
  William Moultrie
16   Lewis Morris Federalist December 17, 1794
-
December 8, 1796
  Arnoldus Vanderhorst
17   Robert Anderson Democratic-Republican December 8, 1796
-
December 18, 1798
  Charles Pinckney
18   John Drayton Democratic-Republican December 18, 1798
-
January 23, 1800
  Edward Rutledge Succeeded to governorship[b]
- Vacant until December 4, 1800
19   Richard Winn Democratic-Republican December 4, 1800
-
December 8, 1802
  John Drayton
20   Ezekiel Pickens Democratic-Republican December 8, 1802
-
December 7, 1804
  James Burchill Richardson
21   Thomas Sumter Jr. Democratic-Republican December 7, 1804
-
December 9, 1806
  Paul Hamilton
22   John Hopkins Democratic-Republican December 9, 1806
-
December 10, 1808
  Charles Pinckney
23   Frederick Nance Democratic-Republican December 10, 1808
-
December 8, 1810
  John Drayton
24   Samuel Farrow Democratic-Republican December 8, 1810
-
December 10, 1812
  Henry Middleton
25   Eldred Simkins Democratic-Republican December 10, 1812
-
December 10, 1814
  Joseph Alston
26   Robert Creswell Democratic-Republican December 10, 1814
-
December 5, 1816
  David Rogerson Williams
27   John A. Cuthbert Democratic-Republican December 5, 1816
-
December 8, 1818
  Andrew Pickens
28   William Youngblood Democratic-Republican December 8, 1818
-
December 7, 1820
  John Geddes
29   William Pinckney Democratic-Republican December 7, 1820
-
December 7, 1822
  Thomas Bennett Jr.
30   Henry Bradley Democratic-Republican December 7, 1822
-
December 3, 1824
  John Lyde Wilson
31   William Bull Democratic-Republican December 3, 1824
-
December 9, 1826
  Richard Irvine Manning I
32   James Witherspoon Democratic-Republican December 9, 1826
-
December 10, 1828
  John Taylor
33   Thomas Williams Nullifier
(Democratic)
December 10, 1828
-
December 9, 1830
  Stephen Decatur Miller
34   Patrick Noble Nullifier
(Democratic)
December 9, 1830
-
December 10, 1832
  James Hamilton Jr.
35   Charles Cotesworth Pinckney II Nullifier
(Democratic)
December 10, 1832
-
December 9, 1834
  Robert Young Hayne
36   Whitemarsh B. Seabrook Democratic December 9, 1834
-
December 10, 1836
  George McDuffie
37   William DuBose Democratic December 10, 1836
-
December 7, 1838
  Pierce Mason Butler
38   Barnabas Kelet Henagan Democratic December 7, 1838
-
April 7, 1840
  Patrick Noble Succeeded to governorship[c]
- Vacant until December 9, 1840
39   William K. Clowney Democratic December 9, 1840
-
December 8, 1842
  John Peter Richardson II
40   Isaac Donnom Witherspoon Democratic December 8, 1842
-
December 7, 1844
  James Henry Hammond
41   J.F. Ervin Democratic December 7, 1844
-
December 7, 1846
  William Aiken
42   William Cain Democratic December 8, 1846
-
December 12, 1848
  David Johnson
43   William Henry Gist Democratic December 12, 1848
-
December 13, 1850
  Whitemarsh B. Seabrook
44   Joshua John Ward Democratic December 13, 1850
-
December 9, 1852
  John Hugh Means
45   James Irby Democratic December 9, 1852
-
December 11, 1854
  John Lawrence Manning
46   Richard de Treville Democratic December 11, 1854
-
December 9, 1856
  Richard de Treville
47   Gabriel Cannon Democratic December 9, 1856
-
December 10, 1858
  Robert F.W. Allston
48   M. E. Carn Democratic December 10, 1858
-
December 14, 1860
  William Henry Gist
49 W.W. Harllee Confederate
Democratic
December 14, 1860
-
December 17, 1862
Francis Wilkinson Pickens
50 Plowden Weston Confederate
Democratic
December 17, 1862
-
January 25, 1864
Milledge Luke Bonham Died in office[d]
- Vacant until December 18, 1864
51 Robert McCaw Confederate
Democratic
December 18, 1864
-
May 25, 1865
Andrew Gordon Magrath Overthrown by Union Army at the end of the Civil War; government disestablished.
- Office abolished until government reinstated under new constitution November 30, 1865

Lieutenant Governors post-Civil War through the present

First Constitution of South Carolina to provide for the direct election of the Lieutenant Governor.

  • 2-year term, 1868-1927, no limit
  • 4-year term, 1927-present, no limit

Legend:   Democratic (32)   Republican (9)   No party (1)

Lieutenant Governors of the State of South Carolina (1865 to 1868)
No. Lieutenant Governor Party Term in office Election Governor Notes
52   W.D. Porter Independent November 30, 1865
-
July 6, 1868
1865   James Lawrence Orr First popularly elected lieutenant governor
53   Lemuel Boozer Republican July 6, 1868
-
December 3, 1870
1868   Robert Kingston Scott
54   Alonzo J. Ransier Republican December 3, 1870
-
December 7, 1872
1870   First black lieutenant governor
55   Richard Howell Gleaves Republican December 7, 1872
-
December 14, 1876
1872   Franklin J. Moses, Jr. Second black lieutenant governor

Haitian-American
Lost reelection[e][3]

1874 Daniel Henry Chamberlain
- Disputed Disputed between Gleaves and William Dunlap Simpson.

Two governments were formed during this time.

56   William Dunlap Simpson Democratic December 14, 1876
-
February 26, 1879
1876   Wade Hampton III Succeeded to governorship[f]
1878
- Vacant until November 30, 1880
57   John D. Kennedy Democratic November 30, 1880
-
December 1, 1882
1880   Johnson Hagood
58   John Calhoun Sheppard Democratic December 1, 1882
-
July 10, 1886
1882   Hugh Smith Thompson Succeeded to governorship[g]
1884
- Vacant until November 30, 1886
59   William L. Mauldin Democratic December 30, 1886
-
December 4, 1890
1886   Hugh Smith Thompson
1888
60   Eugene B. Gary Democratic December 4, 1890
-
December 22, 1893
1890   Benjamin Tillman Resigned[h]
1892
61   Washington H. Timmerman Democratic December 22, 1893
-
January 18, 1897
1894   John Gary Evans
62   Miles Benjamin McSweeney Democratic January 18, 1897
-
June 2, 1899
1896   William Haselden Ellerbe Succeeded to governorship[i]
1898
63   Robert B. Scarborough Democratic June 2, 1899
-
January 15, 1901
  Miles Benjamin McSweeney Not elected
64   James Tillman Democratic January 15, 1901
-
January 20, 1903
1900  
65   John Sloan Democratic January 20, 1903
-
January 15, 1907
1902   Duncan Clinch Heyward
1904
66   Thomas Gordon McLeod Democratic January 15, 1907
-
January 17, 1911
1906   Martin Frederick Ansel
1908
67   Charles Aurelius Smith Democratic January 17, 1911
-
January 14, 1915
1910   Coleman Livingston Blease Succeeded to governorship[j]
1912
- Vacant until January 19, 1915
68   Andrew Bethea Democratic January 19, 1915
-
January 21, 1919
1914   Richard Irvine Manning III
1916
69   J.T. Liles Democratic January 21, 1919
-
January 18, 1921
1918   Robert Archer Cooper
70   Wilson Godfrey Harvey Democratic January 18, 1921
-
May 20, 1922
1920   Succeeded to governorship[k]
- Vacant until January 16, 1923
71   E.B. Jackson Democratic January 16, 1923
-
January 18, 1927
1922   Thomas Gordon McLeod
1924
72   Thomas Bothwell Butler Democratic January 18, 1927
-
January 20, 1931
1926   John Gardiner Richards, Jr. First elected to four-year term
73   James Sheppard Democratic January 20, 1931
-
January 15, 1935
1930   Ibra Charles Blackwood
74   Joseph Emile Harley Democratic January 15, 1935
-
November 4, 1941
1934   Olin D. Johnston Succeeded to governorship[l]
1938   Burnet R. Maybank
- Vacant until January 19, 1943
75   Ransome Judson Williams Democratic January 19, 1943
-
January 2, 1945
1942   Olin D. Johnston Succeeded to governorship[m]
- Vacant until January 21, 1947
76   George Bell Timmerman, Jr. Democratic January 21, 1947
-
January 18, 1955
1946   Strom Thurmond
1950   James F. Byrnes
77   Fritz Hollings Democratic January 18, 1955
-
January 20, 1959
1954   George Bell Timmerman, Jr.
78   Burnet R. Maybank Jr. Democratic January 20, 1959
-
January 15, 1963
1958   Fritz Hollings
79   Robert Evander McNair Democratic January 15, 1963
-
April 22, 1965
1962   Donald S. Russell Succeeded to governorship[n]
- Vacant until January 17, 1967
80   John C. West Democratic January 17, 1967
-
January 19, 1971
1966   Robert Evander McNair
81   Earle Morris, Jr. Democratic January 19, 1971
-
January 21, 1975
1970   John C. West
82   W. Brantley Harvey, Jr. Democratic January 21, 1975
-
January 10, 1979
1974   James B. Edwards
83   Nancy Stevenson Democratic January 10, 1979
-
January 12, 1983
1978   Richard Riley First female lieutenant governor
84   Michael R. Daniel Democratic January 12, 1983
-
January 14, 1987
1982  
85   Nick Theodore Democratic January 14, 1987
-
January 11, 1995
1986   Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
1990
86   Bob Peeler Republican January 11, 1995
-
January 15, 2003
1994   David Beasley
1998   Jim Hodges
87   André Bauer Republican January 15, 2003
-
January 12, 2011
2002   Mark Sanford
2006
88   Ken Ard Republican January 12, 2011
-
March 9, 2012
2010   Nikki Haley Resigned[o]
- Vacant until March 13, 2012
89   Glenn F. McConnell Republican March 13, 2012
-
June 18, 2014
Resigned[p]
90   Yancey McGill[q] Democratic June 18, 2014
-
January 14, 2015
91   Henry McMaster Republican January 14, 2015
-
January 24, 2017
2014 Succeeded to governorship[r]
92   Kevin L. Bryant Republican January 25, 2017
-
January 9, 2019
  Henry McMaster
93   Pamela Evette Republican January 9, 2019
-
Present
2018 First elected on same ticket as governor[4]

Living former Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina

As of April 2019, nine former lieutenant governors of South Carolina were alive, the oldest being Nick Theodore (served 1987-1995, born 1928). The most recent death of a former lieutenant governor of South Carolina was that of Fritz Hollings (served 1955-1959, born 1922), on April 6, 2019. The most recently serving lieutenant governor of South Carolina to die was Nancy Stevenson (served 1979-1983) on May 31, 2001.

Lt. Governor Party Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Michael R. Daniel Democratic 1983-1987 (1940-04-13) April 13, 1940 (age 80)
Nick Theodore Democratic 1987-1995 (1928-09-16) September 16, 1928 (age 92)
Bob Peeler Republican 1995-2003 (1952-01-04) January 4, 1952 (age 68)
André Bauer Republican 2003-2011 (1969-03-20) March 20, 1969 (age 51)
Ken Ard Republican 2011-2012 (1963-12-18) December 18, 1963 (age 56)
Glenn F. McConnell Republican 2012-2014 (1947-12-11) December 11, 1947 (age 72)
Yancey McGill Democratic 2014-2015 (1952-09-18) September 18, 1952 (age 68)
Henry McMaster Republican 2015-2017 (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 73)
Kevin L. Bryant Republican 2017-2019 (1967-02-19) February 19, 1967 (age 53)

Notes

  1. ^ Resigned after elected to the Congress of the Confederation.
  2. ^ Succeeded to the governorship when Governor John Drayton died in office.
  3. ^ Succeeded to the governorship when Governor Patrick Noble died in office.
  4. ^ Died of tuberculosis
  5. ^ Gleaves lost by 359 votes. Initially, the Republicans claimed that the Democrats committed voter fraud and that their majority was invalid. However, Republicans lost electoral support and were forced to concede. Gleaves, by all accounts of sources, did not refuse to leave office as Governor Daniel Henry Chamberlain did.
  6. ^ Succeeded to the governorship when Governor Wade Hampton III resigned to become a U.S. Senator
  7. ^ Succeeded to the governorship when Governor Hugh Thompson resigned to become the assistant Secretary of the Treasury under the Grover Cleveland administration.
  8. ^ Resigned to take position of associate justice on the South Carolina Supreme Court.
  9. ^ Succeeded to governorship when Governor William Ellerbe died in office.
  10. ^ Succeeded to governorship for five days when Governor Coleman Blease resigned to avoid attending the innaguration of his successor
  11. ^ Succeeded to governorship when Governor Robert Cooper resigned to take a position on the Federal Farm Loan Board.
  12. ^ Succeeded to governorship when Governor Burnet Maybank resigned to become a United States Senator.
  13. ^ Succeeded to governorship when Governor Olin Johnston resigned to become a United States Senator.
  14. ^ Succeeded to governorship when Governor Donald Russell resigned to become a United States Senator.
  15. ^ Resigned after the South Carolina ethics commission charged him with 69 counts of using campaign money for personal use and 23 counts of failing to disclose campaign expenses during the 2010 election for lieutenant governor.
  16. ^ Resigned to become the president of the College of Charleston.
  17. ^ McGill was a Democrat while lieutenant governor, but he switched parties after leaving office.
  18. ^ Succeeded to the governorship after Governor Nikki Haley resigned to become the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

See also

References

  1. ^ "South Carolina Lieutenant Governors 1730 to Present". Carolana. n.d. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Salley, A.S. (n.d.). "Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina" (PDF). State of South Carolina. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Reports of Committees of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Columbia: South Carolina Government. 1876. p. 125.
  4. ^ "SC voters in favor of governor-lieutenant governor ticket". wmbfnews.com. Retrieved 2013.

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