Governors of Colorado

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A list of governors from the state of Colorado.[1][2]

Contents

Governors of Colorado Territory

Name Years
William Gilpin 1861-1862
John Evans 1862-1865
Alexander Cummings 1865-1867
Alexander Cameron Hunt 1867-1869
Edward Moody McCook 1869-1873
Samuel Hitt Elbert 1873-1874
John Long Routt 1875-1876

Colorado State Governors

Name Party Years
John Long Routt Republican 1876-1879, 1891-1893
Frederick W. Pitkin Republican 1879-1883
James Benton Grant Democrat 1883-1885
Benjamin Harrison Eaton Republican 1885-1887
Alva Adams Democrat 1887-1889, 1897-1899, 1905
Job Adams Cooper Republican 1889-1891
Davis H. Waite Populist Democrat 1893-1895
Albert W. McIntyre Republican 1895-1897
Charles S. Thomas Democrat 1899-1901
James B. Orman Democrat 1901-1903
James Hamilton Peabody Republican 1903-1905, 1905
Jesse F. McDonald Republican 1905-1907
Henry Augustus Buchtel Republican 1907-1909
John F. Shafroth Democrat 1909-1913
Elias M. Ammons Democrat 1913-1915
George Alfred Carlson Republican 1915-1917
Julius Caldeen Gunter Democrat 1917-1919
Oliver H. Shoup Republican 1919-1923
William E. Sweet Democrat 1923-1925
Clarence J. Morley Republican 1925-1927
William H. Adams Democrat 1927-1933
Edwin Carl Johnson Democrat 1933-1937, 195-1957
Raymond H. Talbot Democrat 1937
Teller Ammons Democrat 1937-1939
Ralph Lawrence Carr Republican 1939-1943
John Charles Vivian Republican 1943-1947
William Lee Knaus Democrat 1957-1950
Walter Walfred Johnson Democrat 1950-1951
Daniel I. J. Thornton Republican 1951-1955
Stephen Lucid Robert McNichols Democrat 1957-1963
John Arthur Love Republican 1963-1973
John David Vanderhoof Republican 1973-1975
Richard David Lamm Democrat 1975-1987
Roy Romer Democrat 1987-1999
William Forrester Owens Republican 1999-2007
William Ritter Jr. Democrat 2007-2011
John Hickenlooper Democrat 2011-present

Further reading

  • Lamm, Richard D. and Smith, Duane A. Pioneers and Politicians: 10 Colorado Governors in Profile. Boulder: Pruett, 1984.

Notes

  1. http://www.theus50.com/colorado/governors.php
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-Governors-of-Colorado
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