|Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||John Latta|
The lieutenant governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The lieutenant governor is elected for a four-year term in the same year as the governor. Each party picks a candidate for lieutenant governor independently of the gubernatorial primary. The winners of the party primaries are then teamed together as a single ticket for the fall general election.Democrat John Fetterman is the incumbent lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor presides in the Senate and is first in the line of succession to the governor; in the event the governor dies, resigns, or otherwise leaves office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor.
The office of lieutenant governor was created by the Constitution of 1873. As with the governor's position, the Constitution of 1968 made the lieutenant governor eligible to succeed himself or herself for one additional four-year term.The position's only official duties are serving as president of the state senate and chairing the Board of Pardons and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council. Lieutenant governors often work on additional projects and have a full schedule of community and speaking events. Pennsylvania is the only state that provides an official residence, State House at Fort Indiantown Gap, for its lieutenant governor. Constructed in 1940 and previously the governor's "summer residence", it became available for Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor in 1968 when the current governor's residence was completed in Harrisburg.
Democratic (10) Republican (24)
|#||Name||Term||Governor(s) served under||Party|
|1||John Latta||1875–1879||John F. Hartranft||Democrat|
|2||Charles Warren Stone||1879–1883||Henry M. Hoyt||Republican|
|3||Chauncey Forward Black||1883–1887||Robert E. Pattison||Democratic|
|4||William T. Davies||1887–1891||James A. Beaver||Republican|
|5||Louis Arthur Watres||1891–1895||Robert E. Pattison||Republican|
|6||Walter Lyon||1895–1899||Daniel H. Hastings||Republican|
|7||John P. S. Gobin||1899–1903||William A. Stone||Republican|
|8||William M. Brown||1903–1907||Samuel W. Pennypacker||Republican|
|9||Robert S. Murphy||1907–1911||Edwin Sydney Stuart||Republican|
|10||John M. Reynolds||1911–1915||John K. Tener||Republican|
|11||Frank B. McClain||1915–1919||Martin Grove Brumbaugh||Republican|
|12||Edward E. Beidleman||1919–1923||William Cameron Sproul||Republican|
|13||David J. Davis||1923–1927||Gifford Pinchot||Republican|
|14||Arthur H. James||1927–1931||John Stuchell Fisher||Republican|
|15||Edward C. Shannon||1931–1935||Gifford Pinchot||Republican|
|16||Thomas Kennedy||1935–1939||George Howard Earle III||Democratic|
|17||Samuel S. Lewis||1939–1943||Arthur James||Republican|
|18||John Cromwell Bell Jr.||1943–1947||Edward Martin||Republican|
|19||Daniel B. Strickler||1947–1951||James H. Duff||Republican|
|20||Lloyd H. Wood||1951–1955||John S. Fine||Republican|
|21||Roy E. Furman||1955–1959||George M. Leader||Democratic|
|22||John Morgan Davis||1959–1963||David L. Lawrence||Democratic|
|23||Raymond P. Shafer||1963–1967||William Scranton||Republican|
|24||Raymond J. Broderick||1967–1971||Raymond P. Shafer||Republican|
|25||Ernest P. Kline||1971–1979||Milton Shapp||Democratic|
|26||William Scranton III||1979–1987||Dick Thornburgh||Republican|
|27||Mark Singel||1987–1995||Robert P. Casey||Democratic|
|28||Mark S. Schweiker||1995–2001||Tom Ridge||Republican|
|29||Robert C. Jubelirer||2001–2003||Mark S. Schweiker||Republican|
|30||Catherine Baker Knoll||2003–2008||Ed Rendell||Democratic|
|31||Joseph B. Scarnati III||2008–2011||Ed Rendell||Republican|
|32||Jim Cawley||2011–2015||Tom Corbett||Republican|
|33||Mike Stack||2015–2019||Tom Wolf||Democratic|
|34||John Fetterman||2019–present||Tom Wolf||Democratic|
As of January 2019 [update] , seven former lieutenant governors of Pennsylvania were alive, the oldest being Robert C. Jubelirer (served 2001–2003, born 1937). The most recent death of a former lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania was that of Ernest P. Kline (served 1971–1979, born 1929), on May 13, 2009. The most recently serving lieutenant governor to die was Catherine Baker Knoll (served 2003–2008), who died in office on November 12, 2008.
|Lt. Governor||Lt. gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|William Scranton III||1979–1987||July 20, 1947|
|Mark Singel||1987–1995||September 12, 1953|
|Mark S. Schweiker||1995–2001||January 31, 1953|
|Robert C. Jubelirer||2001–2003||February 9, 1937|
|Joseph B. Scarnati III||2008–2011||January 2, 1962|
|Jim Cawley||2011–2015||June 22, 1969|
|Mike Stack||2015–2019||June 5, 1963|
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