List of governors of Iowa

Head of government of the U.S. state of Iowa.

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Terry Branstad

American politician and former diplomat.

Branstad attending the recommissioning ceremony for the USS Iowa (BB-61), April 28, 1984
Branstad with President Bill Clinton in 1993
Branstad (left) with Fred Thompson and Robert D. Ray in 2007
Branstad in 2011
Branstad speaking at the 2016 Roast and Ride, hosted by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst
Branstad meeting with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, May 30, 2017
Terry Branstad with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, 2017

A member of the Republican Party, he served three terms in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979 before serving as governor of Iowa from 1983 to 1999 and again from 2011 to 2017.

Kim Reynolds

Reynolds with husband Kevin Reynolds in 2010
Reynolds during her time in the Iowa Senate
Branstad and Reynolds after the Cedar River floods of 2016

Kimberly Kay Reynolds, née Strawn (born August 4, 1959) is an American politician serving as the 43rd governor of Iowa since 2017.

Samuel J. Kirkwood

Coralville mills in 1870; Kirkwood's mill on the right
Jane and Samuel Kirkwood, 1852
The 1864 Kirkwood House in Iowa City
Samuel J. Kirkwood statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol

Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (December 20, 1813 – September 1, 1894), was an American politician best known as Iowa's American Civil War Governor.

Governor (United States)

In the United States, a governor serves as the chief executive and commander-in-chief in each of the fifty states and in the five permanently inhabited territories, functioning as head of government therein.

Ethnic minority governors

He held the title of Governor of Iowa for 22 years.

Robert D. Ray

American lawyer and Republican politician.

Official portrait, 1977
Ray as governor.
Ray in 2014

He served as the 38th governor of Iowa from January 16, 1969 to January 14, 1983.

Robert D. Fulton

Robert David Fulton (born May 13, 1929) is an American politician who briefly served as the 37th governor of Iowa during the first 16 days of 1969.

List of people from Michigan

List of notable people from the US state of Michigan.

State flag of Michigan
Location of Michigan in the US map

Clyde L. Herring, 26th governor of Iowa and US senator (born in Jackson County)

Mike Johanns

American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 2009 to 2015.

Johanns speaks at a hearing
Johanns shakes hands with President George W. Bush
Johanns (right) at a board meeting of the Millennium Challenge Corporation in 2019

Johanns succeeded Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as chair of the Midwestern Governors Association in 2002.

Upper Midwest

Region in the northern portion of the U.S. Census Bureau's Midwestern United States.

Map of the USA with the Upper Midwest highlighted (as defined by the National Weather Service)
Upper Midwest Köppen climate classification (excluding Iowa)

In 2020, the region had three Democratic governors (in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin) and three Republican governors (in North Dakota, Iowa, and South Dakota).

Cass County, Iowa

County located in the U.S. state of Iowa.

Population of Cass County from US census data
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cass County

It was dedicated on December 26, 1934, with the main speaker being the Governor of Iowa, Clyde L. Herring.