Lieutenant Governor: the deputy-governor of a state with certain independent duties and the right of succession to the governorship, in case of its becoming vacant. In Rhode Island, prior to 1798, this position was Deputy Governor. In New England, the election of a Lieutenant Governor required a majority; if no candidate received a majority, the choice of a Lieutenant Governor would fall to the State Legislature.
Oxford English Dictionary
1788 - 1824: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont
Office Scope: State
Role Scope: State