Indiana governor-elect Eric Holcomb

Eric Holcomb ’90 has been elected governor of Indiana. Holcomb, who has served as Indiana’s lieutenant governor since March, will be the fourth Hanover graduate to serve as Indiana's governor when he takes office in January.

Holcomb previously served as campaign manager and deputy chief of staff for former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. In 2011, he was named Indiana Republican Party chairman and a member of the Republican National Committee. He later worked as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Dan Coats.

While at Hanover, Holcomb majored in history with a focus on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. He also served two terms as president of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity.

Following graduation from Hanover, he was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., and Lisbon, Portugal, during a six-year stint as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.

Mike Pence, a member of Hanover’s class of 1981, was Indiana's 50th governor from 2013-2016 before being named to the Republican ticket as vice presidential candidate.

Thomas Hendricks, an 1841 graduate, was Indiana’s 16th governor from 1873-1877. He later became U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland and died of illness after serving more than eight months in office.

Albert Porter, a member of Hanover’s class of 1842, served as Indiana's 19th governor from 1881-1885.

Contact Rhonda Burch at (812) 866-7014 or