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"My outlook on life and society has changed due to this miraculous experience. My term in the MBS House of Representatives, along with the Keynote Speakers throughout the week, taught me what it meant to be a man in today's society. The responsibility MBS instilled in our day-to-day lives gave us a sense of pride, which remains in my life today."

-- Ty Allen Rhoads '09
West Plains, MO

Past Governors of Missouri Boys State

Gov. Tim Williams (F) from Waynesville, MO being sworn in at the 2009 session of Missouri Boys State.
Gov. Tim Williams (F) from Waynesville, MO being sworn in at the 2009 session of Missouri Boys State.

The office of governor is the highest governmental office attainable at Missouri Boys State. Winning the gubernatorial election is the culmination of effective campaigning and a lot of hard work.

The governor is sworn in Thursday night during a joint assembly of the MBS House of Representatives and Senate, and he presides over the rest of the session, implementing his own executive policy and signing - or vetoing - bills passed by the legislature.

The governor is also asked to return on the MBS staff the following year to carry out his duties for the next session. In addition, he can expect to make numerous appearances throughout the state during the course of the year.

Missouri Boys State governors have come from all over the state, from towns and cities of all sizes. Included in their ranks are successful businessmen, scholars and pillars of their respective communities. Every citizen at the start of the week has the opportunity to run for governor. Do you have what it takes?

The C. Kirby Wilcox Governor's Award

The C. Kirby Wilcox Governor's Award travels with the governor back to his high school to display throughout his senior year.

Charles Kirby Wilcox graduated from West Point in 1965. He took his commission as a Captain in the U.S. Army and was deployed in Viet Nam immediately after graduation. Capt. Wilcox was killed in action in January of 1968 in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam at the age of 25. He was the son of Charles H. Wilcox of Springfield a respected Legionnaire and successful businessman. The Springfield American Legion Post 676 also bears his name.

In June of 1976, The Missouri American Legion named Post 676 the Kirby Wilcox Bicentennial Post. Charles H. Wilcox was elected State Commander of the Missouri American Legion in 1980. In that same year, the Board of Directors of Missouri Boys State named the MBS Governors Award for his son, C. Kirby Wilcox.


Previously elected MBS Governors

1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

 

2010s

 

      2017   

2016

  2015
        This could be you!
  Alexander Whittington
  John Thomas Curley
       

This could be you!

 

Alexander Whittington
Pleasant Hill, MO

 

John Thomas Curley
Mexico, MO

                 

2014

 

2013

  

2012

  

2011

  2010
Alex Edward Harbolt
  Wisdom Nwike
  Trevor Burge
  David A. Rogers   Zachari Dale Sweets

Alex Edward Harbolt
Kidder, MO

 

Wisdom Suanu Nwike
Kansas City, MO

 

Trevor Austin Burge
Pleasant Hill, MO

 

David A. Rogers
Warrensburg, MO

 

Zachari Dale Sweets
Belton, MO

                 

2000s

2009

  

2008

  

2007

  

2006

  

2005

Tim Lee Williams
  Michael William Jones   Joshua Thomas Travis   Ryan Wayne Senciboy   Jordan Mathia Loggins

Tim Lee Williams
Waynesville, MO

 

Michael William Jones
Dixon, MO

 

Joshua Thomas Travis
Manchester, MO

 

Ryan Wayne Senciboy
Wildwood, MO

 

Jordan Mathia Loggins
Chesterfield, MO

                 

2004

  

2003

  

2002

  

2001

  

2000

Terence R. Williams
  Olawale A. Hassan   Aaron J. Abernathy   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   Bradley Kyser

Terence R. Williams
St. Louis, MO

 

Olawale A. Hassan
St. Louis, MO

 

Aaron J. Abernathy
Columbia, MO

 

Saddik Lartey
Blue Springs, MO

 

Bradley Kyser
Warsaw, MO

                 

1990s

1999

  

1998

  

1997

  

1996

  

1995

No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!

Elmer (Demond) Logan
Kansas City, MO

 

Joseph May
St. Louis, MO

 

LeJuan Strickland
St. Louis, MO

 

Bryan L. Sykes
St. Louis, MO

 

Robert A. Wheeler
Kansas City, MO

                 

1994

  

1993

  

1992

  

1991

  

1990

No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!

Cale Magruder
Baring, MO

 

Dwon Littlejohn
Kansas City, MO

 

Corey Luke
Chesterfield, MO

 

Jason Fishel
Blue Springs, MO

 

Bradford Campbell
Warsaw, MO

                 

1980s

1989

  

1988

  

1987

  

1986

  

1985

No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   Scott Murphy   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   Sam Coring

Michael A. Williams
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

 

A. J. Nickens
Kansas City, MO

 

Scott Murphy
Columbia, MO

 

Johnson Kyereboah
Fulton, MO

 

Sam Coring
Springfield, MO

                 

1984

  

1983

  

1982

  

1981

  

1980

James C. Williams
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   Perry Ray Beam   Jay A. Felton   Paul D. Boydston

James C. Williams
Richmond Heights, MO

 

Paul E. Ruffin
St. Louis, MO

 

Perry Ray Beam
Lee's Summit, MO

 

Jay A. Felton
Maryville, MO

 

Paul D. Boydston
Odessa, MO

                 

1970s

1979

  

1978

  

1977

  

1976

  

1975

Michael J. Miller
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   Stanley R. O'Dell   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!

Michael J. Miller
Hannibal, MO

 

Michael S. Askinosie
Springfield, MO

 

Stanley R. O'Dell
Grandview, MO

 

Nickolas S. Skelton
Kennett, MO

 

Donald L. Saffold
Kansas City, MO

                 

1974

  

1973

  

1972

  

1971

  

1970

Andrew F. Sears
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!   Weysan Dun   Richard Eric Dean   Ronald J. Jarvis

Andrew F. Sears
Blue Springs, MO

 

Charles Kevin Mays
Brentwood, MO

 

Weysan Dun
Kirksville, MO

 

Richard Eric Dean
Lake Winnebago, MO

 

Ronald J. Jarvis
Kansas City, MO

                 

1960s

1969

  

1968

  

1967

  

1966

  

1965

Linza T. Killion
  Frederick Wohlschlaeger   Stephen E. Walsh   Martin T. Sigillito   No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!

Linza T. Killion
Portageville, MO

 

Frederick Wohlschlaeger
Brentwood, MO

 

Stephen E. Walsh
Kennett, MO

 

Martin T. Sigillito
St. Louis, MO

 

Richard A. Dyer
Buckner, MO

                 

1964

  

1963

  

1962

  

1961

  

1960

No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!
  James B. Hebenstreet   Ronald L. Bodinson   Richard A. King   Tom G. Plaskett

Joseph Cornelison
Maryville, MO

 

James B. Hebenstreet
Kansas City, MO

 

Ronald L. Bodinson
Kansas City, MO

 

Richard A. King
Independence, MO

 

Tom G. Plaskett
Raytown, MO

                 

1950s

1959

  

1958

  

1957

  

1956

  

1955

David G. Braun
  Michael D. Garrett   Allen C. Vasterling   James M. Wilkinson   Kenneth R. Jennison

David G. Braun
Affton, MO

 

Michael D. Garrett
Monett, MO

 

Allen C. Vasterling
Ironton, MO

 

James M. Wilkinson
Independence, MO

 

Kenneth R. Jennison
Carthage, MO

                 

1954

  

1953

  

1952

  

1951

  

1950

Robert Hunt
  Bruce Campbell   William B. Saylor   Fred B. Heath   Fielding Potashnick

Robert Hunt
Cape Girardeau, MO

 

Bruce Campbell
St. Joseph, MO

 

William B. Saylor
Kansas City, MO

 

Fred B. Heath
Kansas City, MO

 

Fielding Potashnick
Sikeston, MO

                 

1940s

1949

  

1948

  

1947

  

1946

  

1945

William W. Quigg
  John McNay   James Massey   Thomas E. Lewis  

No Session

William W. Quigg
Jefferson City, MO

 

John McNay
Kansas City, MO

 

James Massey
St. Louis, MO

 

Thomas E. Lewis
St. Louis, MO

 

 

                 

1944

  

1943

  

1942

  

1941

  

1940

No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!
 

No Session

  Thomas H. Everson   Paul R. Shy   John C. Gage

Jack Dunsford
St. Louis, MO

 

 

 

Thomas H. Everson
Normandy, MO

 

Paul R. Shy
Chillicothe, MO

 

John C. Gage
Kansas City, MO

                 

1930s

1939

  

1938

            
Stephen T. Boggs
  No Photo.  If you have one of this person, please contact MBS HQ!            

Stephen T. Boggs
Webster Groves

 

Charles C. Richardson
Kansas City

 

         
                 
                 

If you are a family member of any of these individuals and have a senior portrait we can use to
update this page, please contact MBS Headquarters. Your help is greatly appreciated!

 
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