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List of Governors of Mississippi
Governors of Mississippi Territory, 1801–1817
- Winthorp Sargent (Federalist) (7 May 1798–25 May 1801)
- William C. C. Claiborne (Democrat) (25 May 1801–1 March 1805)
- Robert Williams (Democrat) (1 March 1805–7 March 1809)
- David Holmes (Democrat) (7 March 1809–10 December 1817)
Governors of the State of Mississippi, 1820–present
(a) David Holmes was inaugurated as the first state governor on 7 Oct. 1817, but Mississippi did not officially become a state until 10 Dec. 1817.
(b) Died in office, succeeded by Lt. Governor.
(c) Resigned from office, succeeded by Lt. Governor.
(d) Charles Clark was physically removed from office by Federal forces.
(e) Benjamin G. Humphreys was physically removed from office by armed forces under the orders of the U.S. military commander of Mississippi
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