History Hop Tags - Governor

Governor - Notable Historical Events

ColumbusNov 25, 1500

Francisco PizarroJul 26, 1529

John HancockOct 25, 1780

William Howard TaftJul 4, 1901

Franklin D. RooseveltSep 24, 1932

LucianoJan 3, 1946

Vincent MasseyJan 24, 1952

Ronald ReaganNov 8, 1966

Jean ChretienNov 4, 1993

Howard SternMar 23, 1994

Bill ClintonMay 28, 1996

Arnold SchwarzeneggerOct 7, 2003

Paul MartinAug 4, 2005

Barack ObamaDec 9, 2008

Bryan AdamsMay 1, 2010

Gordon LightfootFeb 6, 2012

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Governor - Historical Events
Date Event
554-08-14

Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantine military governor in Italy

618-06-18

Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China.

1420-05-25

Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.

1498-07-20

Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands

1500-11-25

Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

1522-10-15

Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico

1528-03-05

Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague

1529-07-26

Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

1549-02-10

Tomé de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil

1553-12-25

Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.

1586-02-04

Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor-general of the States General of the United Provinces (Netherlands)

1591-08-18

Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England to find everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]

1593-01-05

William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe

1609-09-01

Pieter Both sworn in as 1st governor general of Dutch East Indies

1610-06-10

Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

1617-10-31

Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies

1626-02-27

Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.

1629-09-24

Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies

1630-07-12

New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island

1631-05-18

John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts

1636-08-04

Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil

1637-01-23

Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil

1644-05-06

Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil

1668-10-09

Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina

1672-05-17

Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)

1675-03-02

Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel

1688-07-19

Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo

1692-05-27

Court of Oyer and Terminer established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft

1695-09-12

NY Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties

1732-09-06

VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare

1735-08-04

Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)

1740-10-09

Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

1749-06-29

New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).

1766-02-14

Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa

1766-03-08

Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces

1766-11-10

The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

1774-06-02

Intolerable Acts: Amendment to original Quartering Act enacted, allowed governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters not provided.

1776-01-18

James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham

1776-06-29

Virginia state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor

1777-02-21

British ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting US flag

1780-10-25

John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts

1785-01-29

In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health

1786-02-24

Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

1787-05-10

British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal

1787-11-30

Spanish governor leaves Philippines

1795-01-18

governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England

1795-08-18

Curacao governor De Veer sends miltia to stop rebellious slaves

1801-03-03

1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia

1810-04-19

Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.

1811-12-26

A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.

1812-02-11

Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill - 1st "gerrymander"

1815-05-16

The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.

1819-01-16

Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies

1826-01-01

Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies

1838-10-27

Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.

1840-01-29

First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ

1843-03-07

1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office

1845-06-12

George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country

1847-01-16

John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.

1849-04-25

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1849-11-13

Peter Burnett elected first governor of California

1857-07-18

Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.

1861-03-16

Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)

1861-06-12

Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state

1861-06-19

Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

1863-01-26

American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)

1863-08-03

Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in NY

1863-08-08

American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)

1868-06-13

Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana

1868-07-13

Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana

1869-02-20

Tennessee Governor W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis

1869-02-23

Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law

1869-07-06

Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated

1870-11-08

Democratic governor elected in Tennessee

1871-03-22

William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment

1873-01-13

P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor

1874-11-04

Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY

1877-03-31

British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown

1878-01-24

Revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, Governor of Saint Petersburg.

1879-08-23

Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo

1891-07-27

Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as governor of Suriname

1893-11-29

Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.

1896-02-25

Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea

1896-03-05

Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa

1896-08-30

Eight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas.

1900-06-21

In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty

1900-06-23

British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April

1900-11-09

China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration

1901-02-25

George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son," premieres in NYC

1901-07-04

William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

1901-09-26

Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

1902-07-17

Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia

1903-11-23

Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.

1904-06-16

Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.

1904-09-26

Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada

1904-10-01

JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies

1905-09-14

Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname

1905-12-30

Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho.

1906-10-03

US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba

1908-05-09

Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname

1910-08-29

Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.

1915-01-04

1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho

1920-09-28

Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies

1921-05-01

Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda

1924-11-04

Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)

1924-11-09

Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)

1924-12-16

Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

1925-01-05

Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA

1925-01-10

Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor

1929-06-08

Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier

1931-01-22

Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.

1932-09-24

NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

1939-11-28

Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, organizes Judenrat

1940-08-26

Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

1944-05-09

Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana

1946-01-03

As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

1946-05-07

William H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands

1946-07-21

Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor

1947-07-10

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.

1948-06-21

Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy

1948-10-14

Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed

1949-01-02

Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.

1952-01-24

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1953-04-01

J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea

1953-07-26

Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.

1953-11-30

Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.

1954-10-23

Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament

1955-09-06

J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname

1957-09-04

Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school

1959-06-18

Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.

1961-04-05

Dutch governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council

1961-05-21

Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery

1962-11-07

Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California

1963-01-14

George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"

1964-02-01

Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity

1964-09-28

Suriname governor A Currie resigns

1965-01-18

H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname

1966-03-09

Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board

1966-11-08

Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1967-01-10

Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia

1967-05-18

Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial

1967-06-15

Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

1969-01-02

Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico.

1971-01-04

Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is

1972-05-15

Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md

1973-04-09

Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme

1974-08-04

Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor

1974-11-05

Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor

1975-11-11

Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)

1982-02-22

NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)

1983-01-17

Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time

1983-11-08

Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky

1983-12-13

Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor

1986-06-24

Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years

1987-01-19

Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874

1988-07-21

Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president

1989-02-16

William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia

1989-11-07

Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va)

1989-11-08

Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)

1990-01-13

1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)

1990-11-06

Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected

1991-10-21

Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

1992-05-21

NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%

1993-04-19

South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.

1993-11-02

Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ

1993-11-04

Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

1994-03-23

Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

1994-04-23

Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

1995-01-26

NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

1995-09-11

Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"

1996-05-28

U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

1999-01-04

Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

2001-01-02

Sila Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico.

2001-10-05

Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.

2002-12-18

2003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

2003-05-28

Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

2003-10-07

Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

2005-08-04

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.

2006-03-06

South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.

2006-08-04

Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in on 23 August.

2008-03-17

New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.

2008-12-09

The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency

2010-05-01

Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

2012-02-06

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

2013-02-13

Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession

2014-01-28

Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia

2016-04-23

Virginia governor signs order restoring voting rights for felons

2016-05-21

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill to jail abortion doctors

2016-06-01

California governor Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton

2016-11-29

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of some pipeline site protesters

2017-04-11

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

2017-04-16

Former Mexican governor, on the run for six months, captured in Guatemala

2017-08-12

Virginia governor orders National Guard on standby ahead of 'alt-right' rally

2018-03-20

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for governor

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Governor - Notable Birthdays

John DickinsonNov 13, 1732

Vincent MasseyFeb 20, 1887

Earl WarrenMar 19, 1891

Thomas E. DeweyMar 24, 1902

George W. BushJul 6, 1946

Arnold SchwarzeneggerJul 30, 1947

Governor - Birthdays
Date Event
40-06-13

Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general and Governor of Britain, conquered Wales and Northern England

772-03-01

Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow

1410-04-27

John Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia

1490-02-17

Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)

1528-07-08

Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland

1553-06-15

Ernst, archduke of Austria/governor of the Netherlands

1561-09-10

Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)

1588-01-12

John Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony)

1599-06-12

Jan W van Brederode, governor (Hertogenbosch)/fieldmarshal

1605-08-08

Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)

1606-02-12

John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)

1606-10-14

Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78)

1609-05-16

Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands

1609-08-06

Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)

1611-08-09

Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth

1619-06-24

Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens, governor-general (Neth East Indies)

1619-12-17

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)

1622-05-12

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France (d. 1698)

1622-05-22

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)

1629-04-07

Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands

1634-07-18

Joannes Camphuys, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1684-91)

1635-05-04

Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies)

1637-04-26

Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized

1637-08-20

Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam

1637-08-27

Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)

1637-12-06

Sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714)

1639-10-14

Simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)

1653-07-05

Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (d. 1726)

1653-10-18

Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)

1658-03-05

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America

1661-11-28

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)

1668-04-20

Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)

1671-05-22

Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)

1692-05-03

Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51)

1694-12-02

William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)

1698-11-22

Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)

1700-05-19

José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)

1704-11-28

Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies)

1705-01-14

Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)

1710-11-09

Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized

1713-06-16

Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)

1718-08-11

Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)

1719-03-04

George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)

1719-07-28

Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]

1719-08-27

John/Jean Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79)

1721-01-21

James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)

1723-11-30

William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)

1724-09-03

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)

1724-11-11

Willem A Alting, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1780-97)

1725-03-24

Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)

1725-03-24

Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)

1732-11-13

John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1732-12-06

Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)

1736-03-23

Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83)

1738-10-11

Arthur Phillip, admiral/1st governor New-South Wales

1740-10-14

Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)

1744-04-22

James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)

1745-01-09

Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)

1745-07-28

Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)

1746-11-27

Increase Sumner, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)

1749-05-15

Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)

1751-12-07

Jurrian F de Frederici, governor-General (Suriname)

1752-02-25

John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

1752-05-04

John Brooks, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)

1753-06-10

William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)

1753-07-09

William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)

1754-10-16

Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)

1755-02-19

Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies

1756-01-29

Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General

1758-09-21

Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)

1762-10-16

Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)

1767-01-08

Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)

1771-04-13

Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)

1781-03-17

Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies

1782-10-25

Levi Lincoln, Jr., 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)

1784-04-29

Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)

1784-12-19

Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)

1787-01-13

John Davis, 14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)

1787-06-28

Sir Henry George Wakelyn (Harry) Smith, Wittlesea England, governor at the Cape Colony

1787-11-27

Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland

1789-10-16

William Burton, Governor of Delaware (1859-63) (d. 1866)

1792-09-26

William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born Waterford, Ireland (D.1842)

1796-04-12

George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)

1797-04-30

Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra

1797-10-23

John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)

1800-02-14

Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)

1802-10-16

Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)

1806-01-14

Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria (d. 1855)

1806-11-24

Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq

1807-05-28

Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra

1809-02-24

Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)

1811-07-20

James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)

1811-10-27

Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)

1813-02-13

Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)

1813-10-09

John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)

1814-01-25

Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), died in 1899

1815-08-05

Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)

1815-10-16

Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)

1816-03-02

Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)

1818-03-06

William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)

1818-08-30

Alexander H. Rice, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)

1818-09-07

Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)

1819-06-14

Henry J. Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)

1819-07-04

Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885

1820-01-31

William B. Washburn, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)

1820-07-02

George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)

1820-07-22

Louis Powell Harvey, Governor (Union), died in 1862

1820-11-23

John Willis Ellis, Governor (Confederacy) died in 1861

1821-11-02

Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)

1823-03-19

Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Surinam (1873-82)

1830-05-13

Zebulon Baird Vance, Governor (Confederacy), died in 1894

1830-09-12

William Sprague, governor of Rhode Island (1859-63)

1831-02-04

Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)

1831-04-06

Lorrin A. Cooke, Governor Cook and Staff, Connecticut

1832-01-09

Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname

1834-01-20

George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1834-9-16

Asa S. Bushnell, Governor of Ohio and Staff

1835-11-17

Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)

1838-10-27

John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)

1840-03-28

Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)

1842-01-04

Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1842-06-08

John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)

1842-08-14

George K. Nash, Governor Nash of Ohio

1843-08-29

David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)

1845-08-22

William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)

1845-09-01

Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta

1847-09-02

Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)

1849-02-26

Daniel H. Hastings, Governor Hastings and Mounted Police

1849-04-24

Joseph S Gallieni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)

1849-08-29

Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)

1850-05-01

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)

1850-05-01

Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1851-02-28

Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)

1851-05-18

James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)

1851-12-21

Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)

1852-05-11

Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1853-04-23

Winthrop M. Crane, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)

1853-09-04

Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa

1853-12-19

Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (d. 1942)\

1854-03-23

Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)

1857-01-06

William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1858-06-19

Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)

1858-09-24

Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)

1859-09-18

John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

1859-11-01

George Wylie Paul Hunt, A Western Governor's Humanity

1860-02-02

Curtis Guild, Jr., 43rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)

1860-02-26

Pauline Hall, The Governor's Boss

1860-07-28

Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)

1860-10-06

Oscar L Helfrich, Dutch governor (Curacao)

1862-01-03

Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)

1863-03-18

James S. Barcus, The Governor's Boss

1863-03-18

William Sulzer, The Governor's Boss

1863-03-23

Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh

1864-10-20

James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)

1865-01-17

Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)

1866-9-02

Hiram Johnson, Governor Johnson of California

1868-02-03

Robert T. Haines, The Governor's Lady

1869-04-28

Clement C. Young, Governor C.C. Young Hails Greater Talkie Season

1870-11-21

Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)

1870-12-21

Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)

1871-08-31

James E. Ferguson, Texan governor (d. 1944)

1871-09-28

Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)

1872-08-07

Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31)

1872-11-11

David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)

1873-03-04

John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)

1874-03-15

Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)

1874-10-06

Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)

1874-11-20

James Michael Curley, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)

1875-01-22

Bonifacius C de Jonge, governor (Dutch East Indies)

1875-08-21

Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo

1875-9-03

Regan Hughston, Her Excellency, the Governor

1878-02-27

Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)

1878-03-29

Frank Tinney, The Governor's Boss

1878-11-13

John C Kielstra, Dutch economist/governor of Suriname (1933-44)

1878-12-10

Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d.1972)

1879-10-28

Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)

1882-07-08

Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal

1884-07-24

Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)

1886-06-27

Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)

1887-02-20

Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

1888-07-19

Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi

1889-03-04

Oren E. Long, 10th Territorial Governor of Hawai'i (d. 1965)

1891-03-19

Earl Warren, Los Angeles California, Governor of California/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69)

1892-09-01

Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)

1893-11-24

Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

1895-03-28

Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)

1900-04-19

Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)

1900-06-16

Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)

1901-05-22

Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)

1902-03-24

Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

1902-05-04

Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author

1902-12-15

Robert F. Bradford, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)

1903-01-15

Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)

1904-03-07

Reinhard Heydrich, German governor (Bohemen/Moravia (Lidice))

1904-08-19

Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor

1906-10-27

Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles

1907-02-05

Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)

1908-01-28

Charles McQuary, The Governor

1908-07-08

Lily Frederiksen, The Governor's Daughter

1909-02-01

Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)

1909-06-17

Elmer Lee Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)

1909-09-25

Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)

1910-01-07

Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)

1911-03-03

Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)

1911-07-29

Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)

1911-08-14

Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea

1912-03-08

Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)

1912-06-25

William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)

1913-03-22

Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)

1913-04-04

Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)

1914-09-24

Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)

1915-07-29

Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)

1915-12-14

Dan Dailey, New York City, New York, American dancer and actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ)

1916-03-29

John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)

1916-04-22

Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)

1916-05-24

Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)

1916-11-15

Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados

1918-04-11

William Perrie, British prison governor

1918-08-24

Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (d. 2004)

1920-02-15

Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)

1920-04-16

Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor

1920-06-02

Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)

1922-02-10

Harold Hughes, Ida County Iowa, Governor of Iowa (D) and US Senator

1922-02-10

Neva Patterson, Iowa, actress (Governor & JJ, Doc Elliot, Nichols)

1923-04-23

Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas

1924-02-29

David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ

1924-04-01

Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey

1925-05-11

Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)

1926-01-09

Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)

1926-11-13

Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland

1927-03-04

Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho

1927-05-21

Mel Gallagher, Jeannie, the Governor's Wife

1927-12-18

Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada

1928-05-22

T. Boone Pickens, The Oil Sands/Kinky for Governor/Fatal1ty

1929-08-02

Lord Waddington [David Charles], Burnley, United Kingdom, British politician (Governor of Bermuda)

1930-11-14

Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao

1931-01-04

Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001

1931-04-15

Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)

1932-08-19

Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont

1932-09-30

Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)

1934-03-16

Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)

1934-05-08

Roger Kendrick, governor (Dartmoor Prison)

1935-01-17

Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware

1935-02-14

David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)

1935-07-04

Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92), (d. 2013)

1936-05-13

Alan Rayfield, governor (Long Latin Prison)

1936-08-21

Booth Gardner, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

1936-08-24

Kenny Guinn, American Governor, Nevada

1938-01-06

Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria

1938-04-07

[Edmund G] Jerry Brown Jr, (Governor (D) of California 1975-83, 2011-

1939-02-10

Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada

1939-03-11

Lorraine Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada

1939-04-02

Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec

1940-06-16

Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon

1941-05-24

Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)

1941-11-19

Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin

1942-05-03

C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho

1942-12-16

Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island

1942-12-26

Gray Davis, former Governor of California

1943-01-01

Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska

1943-05-28

Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)

1944-09-21

Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky.

1944-10-03

Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama

1944-9-19

Anders Björck, Mr. Governor

1946-06-16

Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut

1946-07-06

George W. Bush Jr, New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX)

1946-11-17

Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa

1946-12-20

Sonny Perdue, Governor Sonny Perdue: God & Country Day

1947-03-12

Mitt Romney, 70th Governor of Massachusetts

1947-03-24

Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington

1947-07-30

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder/actor/politician (Terminator, 38th Governor of California)

1947-10-22

Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi

1948-03-11

Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia

1948-04-24

Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)

1950-03-04

Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

1951-05-13

Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont

1952-11-25

John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire

1953-02-11

Jeb Bush, George Clooney/Governor Jeb Bush/Mavis Staples & Friends

1954-06-09

Elizabeth May, The Oil Sands/Kinky for Governor/Fatal1ty

1955-08-24

Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate

1955-09-04

Brian Schweitzer, American politician, governor of Montana

1956-07-24

Charles Crist, Governor of Florida

1956-07-29

Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi

1956-07-31

Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts

1957-03-13

John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota

1957-09-06

Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada

1957-11-25

Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor

1962-9-06

Chris Christie, Governor Chris Christie/Victoria Justice/Gary Clark Jr.

1963-01-18

Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland

1963-06-10

Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)

1965-02-24

Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts

1966-01-25

Chet Culver, American politician, governor of Iowa

1970-9-19

Heather Kole, The Governor

1971-06-10

Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor

1978-04-17

Kristen M. Mozaffari, The Governor

1979-02-10

Maurice Johnson, The Governor's Daughters

1981-01-24

Sara Eivergård, Mr. Governor

1981-02-26

Johnathan Wendel, The Oil Sands/Kinky for Governor/Fatal1ty

1998-05-06

Lil Poison, The Oil Sands/Kinky for Governor/Fatal1ty

Governor - Notable Weddings

James LongstreetSep 8, 1897

Corazon AquinoOct 11, 1954

Governor - Weddings
Date Event
1897-09-08

Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

1954-10-11

Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

Governor - Notable Deaths

Francis DrakeJan 28, 1596

John DickinsonFeb 14, 1808

Vincent MasseyDec 30, 1967

Earl WarrenJul 9, 1974

Ronald ReaganJun 5, 2004

Governor - Deaths
Date Event
93-08-23

Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)

732-10-10

Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia

1113-10-02

Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies

1381-05-13

John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies

1401-05-18

Władysław Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372 - 1378, count palatine of Poland

1493-03-18

John of Lannoy, Flemish governor/viceroy of Neth/Zealand, dies at 82

1493-09-20

Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies

1502-02-01

Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies

1527-05-06

Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37

1538-03-21

Hugo, earl of Leisnig, governor of Frisia, dies at about 79

1539-03-05

Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)

1546-03-10

Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46

1572-03-02

Mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil

1580-08-30

Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies

1580-11-21

Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed

1593-07-25

Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61

1595-02-12

Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)

1596-01-28

Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

1597-06-02

Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67

1600-08-02

Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70

1610-08-05

Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile

1618-06-07

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)

1621-04-15

John Carver, first governor of Plymouth Colony

1627-10-21

Frederik de Houtman, navigator/governor of Ambon, dies at about 56

1637-10-21

Laurens Reael, vice-governor of Ambon/poet/admiral, dies at 54

1649-03-26

John Winthrop, Puritan & 1st Governor (Mass), dies

1649-04-05

John Winthrop, 1st governor Mass Bay Colony, dies at 61

1653-07-31

Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)

1655-09-03

Jan W van Brederode, Dutch governor/field marshal, dies at 56

1657-05-09

William Bradford, Governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies

1662-06-14

Henry Vane the Younger, British Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)

1662-11-20

Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)

1665-02-28

Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies

1672-06-07

Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37

1673-04-05

Francois Caron, admiral/governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72

1675-04-12

Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)

1675-11-30

Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)

1678-11-01

William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)

1679-03-16

John Leverett, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)

1688-07-19

Cornelis van Aerssen, governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50

1698-11-28

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (b. 1622)

1699-06-22

Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)

1706-03-01

Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin (b. 1632)

1706-08-23

Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)

1713-11-17

Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)

1714-02-24

Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)

1714-05-15

Roger Elliott, British general and Governor of Gibraltar

1715-02-21

Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (b. 1637)

1720-04-02

Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1647)

1725-10-10

Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)

1726-02-26

Maximilian II M Emanuel, elect of Bavaria/governor of Netherlands, dies

1726-04-28

Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (b. 1653)

1726-07-22

Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia

1729-06-01

Matthaeus de Cock, governor general of Dutch Indies (1725-29), dies at about 65

1739-09-08

Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)

1740-06-06

Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony

1749-07-12

Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France

1750-11-01

Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45

1752-05-03

Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. c. 1692)

1761-05-15

Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies), dies at 56

1768-03-21

Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-gen of Suriname (1742-51), dies at 75

1768-06-19

Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)

1770-07-27

Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)

1772-11-19

William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)

1777-05-11

George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)

1778-08-04

Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698)

1779-06-16

Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts (b. 1712)

1780-05-18

Charles Hardy, British governor of Newfoundland

1780-06-03

Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor of Massachusetts (b. 1711)

1785-02-06

Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48

1786-01-14

Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)

1788-11-28

Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53

1789-07-14

Bernard-René de Launay, governor of the Bastille, murdered during the Storming of the Bastille (b.1740)

1789-10-27

John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)

1790-07-25

William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)

1791-06-05

Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)

1795-07-03

Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)

1800-06-07

Willem A Alting, governor-genl of Neth-Indies (1780-97), dies at 75

1806-10-26

John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)

1808-02-14

John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

1808-11-10

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)

1812-10-11

Jurriaan F de Frederici, Dutch governor-gen (Suriname), dies at 60

1813-02-13

Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)

1814-08-31

Arthur Phillip, British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)

1817-06-18

Joannes Siberg, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1801-05), dies

1818-05-02

Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55

1818-08-22

Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85

1822-02-10

Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon-Teschen/governor of Hungary, dies at 83

1823-01-05

Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)

1825-08-20

William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)

1826-02-25

Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60

1829-10-06

Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)

1831-09-27

Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55

1833-10-25

Abbas Mirza, Persian governor/heir to the throne, dies at 44

1838-07-10

Willem earl van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial governor, dies at about 43

1842-08-10

Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi dies of a stroke aged 49

1848-12-19

Adam FJA van Duyn, governor of South Holland, dies at 77

1849-08-02

Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769)

1851-03-11

George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)

1861-07-07

John Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies

1862-04-19

Louis Powell Harvey, US governor of Wisconsin, drowns

1863-11-20

James Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, governor Jamaica, dies at 52

1864-01-31

Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies

1871-04-18

Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64

1877-03-04

Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42

1878-07-28

George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)

1880-05-04

Edward Clark, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

1881-02-27

George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46

1888-09-09

John van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71

1889-05-15

Alfred Potocki, premier Austrian/governor/viceroy of Galicia, dies

1889-07-21

Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)

1892-09-24

Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69

1896-01-08

William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)

1900-12-21

Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)

1901-01-01

Ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69

1901-11-30

Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86

1902-03-12

John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54

1902-08-12

Lorrin A. Cooke, Governor Cook and Staff, Connecticut

1903-01-09

Daniel H. Hastings, Governor Hastings and Mounted Police

1904-01-15

Asa S. Bushnell, Governor of Ohio and Staff

1904-05-16

N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies

1905-06-16

Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer/governor of E Africa, dies at 51

1905-06-22

Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

1907-01-14

Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)

1908-02-29

John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, first Governor-General of Australia (as Lord Hopetoun)

1908-06-14

Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)

1910-10-20

David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)

1914-11-14

Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82

1915-09-13

Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)

1916-05-27

Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies

1918-06-04

Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1919-12-29

Pauline Hall, The Governor's Boss

1920-05-03

James S. Barcus, The Governor's Boss

1925-05-12

Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71

1929-01-14

Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74

1930-02-22

Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66

1930-09-24

William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)

1934-12-24

George Wylie Paul Hunt, A Western Governor's Humanity

1936-01-02

Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)

1940-10-21

William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)

1940-11-28

Frank Tinney, The Governor's Boss

1941-10-18

Dirk Fock, governor-general van/of Neth-Indies 1921-6, dies at 83

1941-11-06

William Sulzer, The Governor's Boss

1942-01-16

Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1943-05-06

Robert T. Haines, The Governor's Lady

1943-07-17

Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor-general of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943), dies at 72

1945-08-06

Hiram Johnson, Governor Johnson of California

1947-12-25

Gaspar G. Bacon, was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)

1947-12-26

Clement C. Young, Governor C.C. Young Hails Greater Talkie Season

1948-09-11

Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1st governor of Pakistan (1947-48), dies at 71

1951-01-02

Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)

1951-03-26

James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)

1953-01-08

Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)

1956-07-12

Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80

1958-01-04

Waverley John Anderson, Scot, viscount/governor of Bengal, dies at 75

1958-09-17

Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70

1960-03-04

Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)

1961-09-30

Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)

1962-03-18

Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)

1963-07-04

Bernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)

1965-09-29

Walter Fredersdorf, The Governor

1967-03-05

Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)

1967-12-30

Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada, dies at 80

1973-02-22

Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60

1973-03-10

Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated

1974-07-09

Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

1977-12-19

Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101

1978-03-04

Wesley Bolin, former Governor of the U.S. State of Arizona (b. 1909)

1978-10-16

Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62

1979-02-15

Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Teheran, executed

1981-02-05

Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)

1982-01-05

Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)

1982-11-13

Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)

1983-01-08

Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)

1985-01-11

Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)

1986-12-05

Sir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)

1991-08-06

Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)

1993-01-09

Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)

1993-01-26

Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)

1993-02-09

Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies

1993-08-01

Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered

1994-01-01

Mel Gallagher, Jeannie, the Governor's Wife

1994-11-11

John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)

1994-12-14

Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)

1995-12-19

Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79

1996-05-18

Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor, dies at 76

1996-06-14

Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91

1997-03-25

Roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies

1997-11-15

William Perrie, prison governor, dies at 79

1997-12-01

Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)

1998-10-21

Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1915)

1998-12-12

Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida and Governor of Florida (b. 1930)

2001-03-04

Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)

2002-07-10

Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)

2002-12-18

Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1934)

2003-06-25

Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)

2003-09-13

Frank O'Bannon, Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)

2003-10-18

Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (b. 1912)

2003-10-21

Luis A. Ferré, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1940)

2004-02-23

Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (b. 1918)

2004-06-05

Ronald Reagan, 40th US President, Governor of California and radio and film actor, dies aged 93

2004-07-16

George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)

2004-11-15

Elmer L. Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)

2005-01-06

Lois Hole, Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)

2006-07-16

Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)

2006-09-01

Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)

2006-09-13

Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)

2006-09-18

Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)

2006-11-30

Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)

2006-12-12

Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)

2007-02-05

Leo T. McCarthy, American politician and 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (1983-1995) (b. 1930)

2008-01-20

Ali Sadikin, former Jakarta famous governor (b. 1927)

2008-11-12

Catherine Baker Knoll, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, (b. 1930)

2008-11-24

Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)

2009-01-23

Robert W. Scott, American politician, governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)

2009-06-24

Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)

2011-05-29

Bill Clements, Governor of Texas (b. 1917)

2011-06-04

Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)

2011-11-30

William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85

2012-01-12

Bill Janklow, four-term Governor of South Dakota, dies of brain cancer at 72

2012-02-16

Baddeley Devesi, first Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, dies at 70

2013-03-15

Booth Gardner, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

2015-01-01

Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at 82

2016-01-02

Dale Bumpers, former US senator and Arkansas governor, dead at 90

2018-01-05

Brendan Byrne, former NJ governor and elder statesman, dies at age 93


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