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Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers

Tamilnadu Chief Ministers

Get Information about Tamilnadu Chief Ministers and their ruling period. Details about Tamilnadu Chief Minister Name List from 1920 to present date.

  • A. Subbarayalu Reddiar 1920 to 1921
  • Raja of Panagal 1921 to 1923
  • P. Subbarayan 1926 to 1930
  • P. Munuswamy Naidu 1930 to 1932
  • Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili 1932 to 1937
  • P. T. Rajan 1936 (April - August 1936)
  • Kurma Venkata Reddy Naidu 1937 (April - August 1937)
  • Rajaji 1937 - 1939
  • Tanguturi Prakasam 1946 - 1947
  • O. P. Ramaswamy Reddiyar 1947 - 1949
  • P. S. Kumaraswamy Raja 1949 - 1952
  • Rajaji 1952 - 1954
  • K. Kamaraj 1954 - 1963
  • M. Bakthavatsalam 1963 - 1967
  • C. N. Annadurai 1967 - 1969
  • M. Karunanidhi 1969 - 1976
  • M. G. Ramachandran 1977 - 1980, 1980 - 1985, 1985 - 1987
  • Janaki Ramachandran 1988
  • M. Karunanidhi¬† 1989 - 1991
  • J. Jayalalitha 1991 - 1996
  • M. Karunanidhi 1996 - 2001
  • J. Jayalalitha 2001
  • O. Panneerselvam 2001 - 2002
  • J. Jayalalitha 2002 - 2006
  • M. Karunanidhi 2006 - 2011
  • J. Jayalalitha 2011 - 2016
  • J. Jayalalitha 24th May 2016 - 5 Dec 2016
  • O. Panneerselvam 6 December 2016 - 15 February 2017
  • K. Palaniswami 16 February 2017 to April 2021
  • M.K. Stalin 7 May 2021 - Present

First Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

  • The first general election to the Chennai Legislative Assembly was held in November 1920. In it only those who have property qualifications were recognized as voters.
  • Mylapore recorded the highest voter turnout of 52 percent in the first election with a voter turnout of 24.9 percent in Tamil Nadu
  • In this election Congress boycotted the election as per Gandhi's request. Needhi Katchi Party's aggressive campaigning and promises of reservation for non-Brahmins led Needhi Katchi Party to victory.
  • Chennai Rajdhani Governor Willington invited Justice Party leader Thiagaraya Chettiar to form the government. But, he turned out that invitation.
  • Subbarayalu Naidu became the first Tamilnadu Chief Minister in his place. The first cabinet of the Justice Party was in office till 11 September 1923.