Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. VI, sec. 14):
1853-1859 William H. H. Turner
1859-1860 Thomas B. Gaither
1860 Robert J. Kerr
1860-1861 J. Thomas Adams

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. VI, sec. 29):
1865-1867 Samuel M. Evans

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. VI, sec. 25):
1867-1885 James R. Brewer (D)
1885-1891 John S. Bullock
1891-1897 Alvin H. Robertson
1897-1903 Barreda Turner
1903-1909 Max Ways
1909-1915 William M. Carson
1915-1926 Charles R. Whiteford

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1934 Charles R. Whiteford
1934-1935 John Pleasants
1935-1942 Charles R. Whiteford
1942-1958 Henry J. Ripperger (D)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25, amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956):
1958-1970 Henry J. Ripperger (D)
1970-1978 Louis Cohen
1978-1982 Ronald J. Wiley
1982-1997 Saundra E. Banks (D) (died Aug. 1997)
1998-2015 Frank M. Conaway (R) (died Feb. 14, 2015)
2015-2016 Lavinia G. Alexander (D) (died Nov. 8, 2016)
2016- Marilyn F. Bentley (D)

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