August 28, 2021 14:49 Updated Follow Indiana's first state governor was Jonathan Jennings (1816-1822). More information on him can be found here: http://www.in.gov/governorhistory/2377.htm Related articles Who was the first Indiana Territorial Governor? What powers does the Governor have? How long does the Governor serve and can he or she serve more than one term? What is the Governor's annual salary? How does someone qualify for the Healthy Indiana Plan?