Governors of Montana

Term
Governor
Party
Under Territorial Government:
1864-65
Sidney Edgerton

1865-66
Thomas Francis Meagher
1866-68
Green C. Smith
1868-69
James Tufts
1869
James Mitchell Ashley
1869-70
Wiley S. Schribner
1870-83
Benjamin Franklin Potts
1883-84
John Schuyler Crosby
1885
B. Platt Carpenter
1885-87
Samuel Thomas Hauser
1887-89
Preston Hopkins Leslie
1889
Benjamin Franklin White
Under State Government:
1889-1893
Joseph K. Toole
Democrat
1893-1897
John E. Rickards
Republican
1897-1901
Robert B. Smith
Democrat-Populist
1901-1908
Joseph K. Toole
Democrat
1908-1913
Edwin L. Norris
Democrat
1913-1921
Samuel Stewart
Democrat
1921-1925
Joseph M. Dixon
Republican
1925-1933
John E. Erickson
Democrat
1933-1935
Frank H. Cooney
Democrat
1935-1937
William E. Holt
Democrat
1937-1941
Roy E. Ayers
Democrat
1941-1949
Samuel C. Ford
Republican
1949-1953
John W. Bonner
Democrat
1953-1961
John Hugo Aronson
Republican
1961-1962
Donald G. Nutter
Republican
1962-1969
Tim. M. Babcock
Republican
1969-1973
Forrest H. Anderson
Democrat
1973-1981
Thomas L. Judge
Democrat
1981-1989
Ted Schwinden
Democrat
1989-1993
Stan Stephens
Republican
1993-2001
Marc Racicot
Republican
2001-
Judy Martz
Republican


Montana History