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The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama:--

Governors of the Territory

William Wyatt Bibb . . . .  1817-1819

Governors of the State

William Wyatt Bibb . . . .  1819-1820      Democrat.
Thomas Bibb 1  . . . . . .  1820-1821          "
Israel Pickens . . . . . .  1821-1825          "
John Murphy  . . . . . . .  1825-1829          "
Gabriel cloore . . . . . .  1829-1831          "
Samuel B. Moore  . . . . .     1831            "
John Gayle . . . . . . . .  1831-1835          "
Clement C. Clay  . . . . .  1835-1837          "
Hugh M`Vay 2 . . . . . . .     1837            "
Arthur P. Bagby  . . . . .  1837-1841          "
Benjamin Fitzpatrick 3 . .  1841-1845          "
Joshua L. Martin . . . . .  1845-1847          "
Reuben Chapman . . . . . .  1847-1849          "
Henry W. Collier . . . . .  1849-1853          "
John A. Winston  . . . . .  1853-1857          "
Adrew B. Moore . . . . . .  1857-1861          "
John Gill Shorter  . . . .  1861-1863          "
Thomas H. Watts  . . . . .  1863-1865          "
Lewis E. Parsons . . . . .     1865      Provisional.
Robert M. Patton . . . . .  1865-1867     Republican.
Wager Swayne . . . . . . .  1867-1868      Military.
William H. Smith . . . . .  1868-1870     Republican.
Robert B. Lindsay  . . . .  1870-1872      Democrat.
David P. Lewis . . . . . .  1872-1874     Republican.
Ceorge S. Houston  . . . .  1874-1878      Democrat.
Rufus W. Cobb  . . . . . .  1878-1882          "
Edward A. O'Neal . . . . .  1882-1886          "
Thomas Seay  . . . . . . .  1886-1890          "
Thomas G. Jones  . . . . .  1890-1894          "
William C. Oates . . . . .  1894-1896          "
Joseph F. Johnston . . . .  1896-1900          "
William J. Samford . . . .  1900-1901          "
William D. Jellis  . . . .  1901-1907          "
B. B. Comer  . . . . . . .    1907             "

1.William Wyatt Bibb died in 1820, and Thomas Bibb, then president of the state senate, filled the unexpired term of one year (1820).

2. In 1837 Governor Clay was elected United States Senator, and Hugh M`Vay, the president of the state senate, filled the unexpired term.

3. Until 1845 the term of state officials was one year; from then until 1901 it was two years; since 1901 it has been four years.