In 1966, for the first time since Reconstruction Arkansas, elected a Republican Governor and a U. S. Congressman.
In 1982 Frank White was elected as the 2nd Republican Governor since Reconstruction. He served only one term as the "Comeback Kid," Bill Clinton won the Governorship for a second time, serving for 10 years before being elected President of the United States.
In 2012 Republicans gained a majority in the Arkansas State House. In 2014 they gained control of the State Senate as well.
Then in 2014 we elected our 3rd Republican Governor since Reconstruction, Asa Hutchinson.
Governor Winthrop P. Rockefeller1967-1971
Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt1967-1993