Governors of Delaware

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A list of governors from the state of Delaware.[1]

Note: During colonial times, the proprietors of Pennsylvania also governed Delaware Colony.[2]

Name Party Years
John McKinly 1777
Thomas McKean Democratic Republican 1777
George Read 1777-1778
Caesar Rodney 1778-1781
John Dickinson 1781-1782
John Cook 1782-1783
Nicholas Van Dyke 1783-1786
Thomas Collins 1786-1789
Jehu Davis 1789
Joshua Clayton Federalist 1789-1796
Gunning Bedford, Sr Federalist 1796-1797
Daniel Rogers Federalist 1797-1799
Richard Bassett Federalist 1799-1801
James Sykes Federalist 1801-1802
David Hall Democratic Republican 1802-1805
Nathaniel Mitchell Federalist 1805-1808
George Truitt Federalist 1808-1811
Joseph Haslet Democratic Republican 1811-1814, 1823
Daniel Rodney Federalist 1814-1817
John Clark Federalist 1817-1820
Jacob Stout 1820-1821
John Collins Democratic Republican 1821-1822
Caleb Rodney Federalist 1822-1823
Charles Thomas Democratic Republican 1823-1824
Samuel Paynter Federalist 1824-1827
Charles Polk Federalist 1827-1830, 1836-1837
David Hazzard Democratic Republican 1830-1833
Caleb Prew Bennett Democrat 1833-1836
Cornelius Parsons Comegys Whig 1837-1841
William Barkley Cooper Whig 1841-1845
Thomas Stockton Whig 1845-1846
Joseph Maull Whig 1846
William Temple Whig 1846-1847
William Tharp Democrat 1847-1851
William Henry Harrison Ross Democrat 1851-1855
Peter Foster Causey Whig 1855-1859
William Burton Democrat 1859-1863
William Cannon Union 1863-1865
Gove Saulsbury Democrat 1865-1871
James Ponder Democrat 1871-1875
John Polk Cochran Democrat 1875-1879
John Wood Hall Democrat 1879-1883
Charles Clark Stockley Democrat 1883-1887
Benjamin Thomas Biggs Democrat 1887-1891
Robert John Reynolds Democrat 1891-1895
Joshua Hopkins Marvil Republican 1895
William Tharp Watson Democrat 1895-1897
Ebe Walter Tunnell Democrat 1897-1901
John Hunn Republican 1901-1905
Preston Lea Republican 1905-1909
Simeon Selby Pennewill Republican 1909-1913
Charles Robert Miller Republican 1913-1917
John Gillis Townshend, Jr. Republican 1917-1921
William Du Hamel Denney Republican 1921-1925
Robert Pyle Robinson Republican 1925-1929
Clayton Douglass Buck, Sr. Republican 1929-1937
Richard Cann McMullen Democrat 1937-1941
Walter Wolfkiel Bacon Republican 1941-1949
Elbert Nortrand Carvel Democrat 1949-1953, 1961-1965
James Caleb Boggs Republican 1953-1960
David Penrose Buckson Republican 1960-1961
Charles L. Terry, Jr. Democrat 1965-1969
Russell W. Peterson Republican 1969-1973
Sherman W. Tribbitt Democrat 1973-1977
Pierre Samuel DuPont Republican 1977-1985
Michael Newbold Castle Republican 1985-1992
Dale Edward Wolf Republican 1992-1993
Thomas R. Carper Democrat 1993-2001
Ruth Ann Minner Democrat 2001-2009
Jack Markell Democrat 2009-present

Notes

  1. http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.8fd3d12ab65b304f8a278110501010a0?submit=Submit&State=DE
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-colonial-governors-of-Pennsylvania
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