Alabama Governors and Their Spouses

GOVERNOR DATES IN OFFICE
FIRST LADY (or Spouse)
WILLIAM WYATT BIBB1814-July 1820
MARY FREEMAN
THOMAS BIBBJuly 1820-1821PARMELIA THOMPSON
ISRAEL PICKENS1821-1825MARTHA (PATSY) LENOIR
JOHN MURPHY1825-1829SARAH HAILS
GABRIEL MOORE1829-Mar 1831DIVORCED
SAMUEL B. MOOREMar-Nov 1831UNMARRIED
JOHN GAYLENov 1831-1835SARAH ANN HAYNSWORTH
CLEMENT COMER CLAY1835-July 1837SUSANNA CLAIBORNE WITHERS
HUGH McVAYJuly 1837-Nov 1837WIDOWER
ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY Nov 1837-1841ANNE ELIZABETH CONNEL
BENJAMIN FITZPATRICK1841-1845WIDOWER
JOSHUA LANIER MARTIN1845-1847SARAH ANN MASON
REUBEN CHAPMAN1847-1849FELICIA PICKETT
HENRY WATKINS COLLIER1849-1853MARY ANN BATTLE
JOHN A. WINSTON1853-1857WIDOWER
ANDREW BARRY MOORE1857-1861MARY GORREE
JOHN GILL SHORTER1861-1863MARY JANE BATTLE
THOMAS HILL WATTS1863-April 1865ELIZA B. ALLEN
LEWIS E. PARSONSJune 1865-Dec 1865JANE ANN BOYD McCULLOUGH
ROBERT M. PATTONDec 1865-July 1867JANE LOCKE BRAHAN
WILLIAM H. SMITHJuly 1868-Nov 1870LUCY WORTHAM
ROBERT B. LINDSAYNov 1870-1872SARAH MILLER WINSTON
DAVID P. LEWIS1872-1874UNMARRIED
GEORGE S. HOUSTON1874-1878ELLEN IRVINE
RUFUS WILLS COBB1878-1882FRANCES FELL
EDWARD A. O'NEAL1882-1886OLIVIA MOORE
THOMAS SEAY1886-1890CLARA DE LESDERNIER
THOMAS GOODE JONES1890-1894GEORGENA C. BIRD
WILLIAM C. OATES1894-1896SALLEY TONEY
JOSEPH F. JOHNSTON1896-1900THERESA VIRIGNIA HOOPER
WILLIAM J. SAMFORD1900-June 1901CAROLINE ELIZABETH DRAKE
WILLIAM D. JELKSJune 1901-1907ALICE SHORTER
RUSSELL CUNNINGHAM1904-1905 (Acting)SUE L. MOORE
BRAXTON B. COMER1907-1911EVA JANE HARRIS
EMMETT O'NEAL1911-1915LIZZIE KIRKMAN
CHARLES HENDERSON1915-1919LAURA PARKER
THOMAS E. KILBY1919-1923MARY ELIZABETH CLARK
WILLIAM W. BRANDON1923-1927ELIZABETH ANDREWS NABORS
BIBB GRAVES1927-1931DIXIE BIBB
BENJAMIN M. MILLER1931-1935MARGARET OTIS DUGGAN
BIBB GRAVES1935-1939DIXIE BIBB
FRANK M. DIXON1939-1943JULIET PERRY
CHAUNCEY SPARKS1943-1947UNMARRIED
JAMES E. FOLSOM1947-1951JAMELLE MOORE
GORDON PERSONS1951-1955ALICE BOYD MCKEITHEN
JAMES E. FOLSOM1955-1959JAMELLE MOORE
JOHN M. PATTERSON1959-1963MARY JO McGOWIN
GEORGE C. WALLACE1963-1967LURLEEN BURNS
LURLEEN WALLACE1967-1968GEORGE C. WALLACE
ALBERT P. BREWER1968-1971MARTHA FARMER
GEORGE C. WALLACE1971-1974CORNELIA ELLIS
GEORGE C. WALLACE1974-1979CORNELIA ELLIS
FOB JAMES1979-1983BOBBIE MAE MOONEY
GEORGE C. WALLACE1983-1987LISA TAYLOR
GUY HUNT1987-1990HELEN CHAMBERS
GUY HUNT1990-April 1993HELEN CHAMBERS
JAMES E. FOLSOM, JR.April 1993-1995MARSHA GUTHRIE
FOB JAMES1995-1999BOBBIE MAE MOONEY
DON SIEGELMAN1999-2003LORI ALLEN
BOB RILEY2003- PATSY ADAMS

Note: Compiled from sketches of the different governors found in Thomas M. Owen's History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography and the Alabama Statistical and Official Register.
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