The lieutenant governor of Missouri is the first person in the order of succession of Missouri's executive branch, thus serving as governor in the event of the death, resignation, removal, impeachment, absence from the state, or incapacity due to illness of the governor of Missouri. The Lt. Governor is elected separately and can be of a different party than the governor.
The incumbent Lieutenant Governor is Mike Parson.
List of lieutenant governors of Missouri Wikipedia
Democratic-Republican (2) Democratic (32) Republican (10) Liberal Republican (2)
This is a table of congressional, other governorships, and other federal offices held by lieutenant governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Missouri except where noted. A '*' denotes those offices from which the lieutenant governor resigned or otherwise left office to take.
As of January 2017, there are five former U.S. lieutenant governors of Missouri who are currently living at this time, the oldest U.S. lieutenant governor being William C. Phelps (served 1973–1981, born 1934). The most recent U.S. lieutenant governor of Missouri to die was Thomas Eagleton (served 1965–1969, born 1929) on March 4, 2007. The most recent serving U.S. lieutenant governor of Missouri to die was Mel Carnahan (served 1989–1993, born 1934) on October 16, 2000.