Governors of Florida

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

Contents

French Period Governors

Name Years
Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere 1564-1565

First Spanish Period Governors

Name Years
Pedro Menendez de Aviles 1565-1574
Hernando de Miranda 1575-1577
Pedro Menendez de Marquez 1577-1589
Gutierre de Miranda 1589-1592
Rodrigo de Junco 1592
Domingo Martinez de Avendano 1594-1596
Gonzalo Mendez de Canco 1596-1603
Pedro de Ibarra 1603-1609
Juan Fernandez de Olivera 1609-1613
Juan Trevino de Guillarnas 1613-1618
Juan de Salinas 1618-1624
Luis de Rojas y Borja 1624-1630
Andres Rodriguez de Villegas 1630-1633
Luis de Horruytiner 1633-1639
Damian de Vega Castro y Pardo 1639-1645
Benito Ruiz de Salazar Ballecilla 1645-1646, 1647-1650
Pedro Horruytiner Benedit 1646-1647, 1654-1655
Nicolas Ponce de Leon 1650-1654
Diego de Rebolledo 1655-1659
Alonso de Aranguiz y Cortes 1659-1664
Francisco de la Guerra y de la Vega 1664-1670
Manuel de Cendoya 1670-1675
Pablo de Hita y Salazar 1675-1680
Juan Marquez Cabrera 1680-1687
Diego de Quiroga y Losado 1687-1693
Laureano Jose de Torres Ayala a Duadros Castellanos 1693-1699
Jose de Zuniga y la Cerda 1699-1706
Francisco de Corcoles y Martinez 1706-1716
Pedro de Olivera y Fullana 1716
Juan de Ayala Escobar 1716-1718
Antonio de Benavides 1718-1734
Francisco del Moral y Sanchez 1734-1737
Manuel de Montiano 1737-1749
Melchor de Navarrete 1749-1752
Fulgencio Garcia de Solis 1752-1755
Alonso Fernandez de Heredia 1755-1758
Lucas Fernando de Palacio y Valenzuela 1758-1761
Alonso de Cardenas 1761-1762
Melchor Feliu 1762-1763

British Period

East Florida

Name Years
James Grant 1763-1771
John Moultrie 1771-1774
Patrick Tonyn 1774-1784

West Florida

Name Years
George Johnstone 1763-1767
Montfort Browne 1767-1769
John Eliot 1769
Elias Durnford 1769-1770
Peter Chester 1770-1781

Second Spanish Period Governors

East Florida

Name Years
Vicente Manuel de Zespedes Cespedes y Velasco 1784-1790
Juan Nepomuceno de Quesada y Barnuevo 1790-1796
Bartolome Morales 1796
Enrique White 1796-1811
Juan Jose de Estrada 1811-1812
Sebastian Kindelan y Oregon 1812-1815
Juan Jose de Estrada 1815-1816
Jose Maria Coppinger 1816-1821

West Florida

Name Years
Arturo O’Neill y Tyrone 1781-1794
Enrique White 1794-1796
Francisco de Paula Gelabert 1796
Vincente Folch y Juan 1796-1811
Francisco San Maxent 1811-1812, 1816
Mauricio de Zuniga 1812-1813, 1816
Mateo Gonzalez Manrique 1813-1815
Jose de Soto 1815-1816
Jose Fascot 1816-1818
William King 1818-1819
Jose Maria Callava 1819-1821

Military Governors of Florida

Name Years
Andrew Jackson 1821

Governors of Florida Territory

Name Years
William P. Duval 1822-1834
John Eaton 1834-1836
Richard K. Call 1836-1839, 1841-1844
Robert R. Reid 1839-1841
John Branch 1844-1845

State Governors of Florida

Name Party Years
William Dunn Moseley Democrat 1845-1849
Thomas Brown Whig 1849-1853
James Emilius Broome Democrat 1853-1857
Madison Starke Perry Democrat 1857-1861
John Milton Democrat 1861-1865
Abraham Kurkindolle Allison Democrat 1865
David Shelby Walker Democrat 1865-1868
Harrison Reed Republican 1868-1873
Ossian Bingley Hart Republican 1873-1874
Marcellus Lovejoy Stearns Republican 1874-1877
George Franklin Drew Democrat 1877-1881
William Dunnington Bloxham Democrat 1881-1885, 1897-1901
Edward Alysworth Perry Democrat 1885-1889
Francis Philip Fleming Democrat 1889-1893
Henry Laurens Mitchell Democrat 1893-1897
William Sherman Jennings Democrat 1901-1905
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Democrat 1905-1909
Albert Waller Gilchrist Democrat 1909-1913
Park Trammell Democrat 1913-1917
Sidney Johnston Catts Democrat/Prohibition 1917-1921
Cary Augustus Hardee Democrat 1921-1925
John Wellborn Martin Democrat 1925-1929
Doyle Elam Carlton Democrat 1929-1933
David Sholtz Democrat 1933-1937
Frederick Preston Cone Democrat 1937-1941
Spessard Lindsay Holland Democrat 1941-1945
Millard Fillmore Caldwell, Jr. Democrat 1945-1949
Fuller Warren Democrat 1949-1953
Daniel Thomas McCarty Democrat 1953
Charley Eugene Johns Democrat 1953-1955
Thomas Leroy Collins Democrat 1955-1961
Cecil Farris Bryant Democrat 1961-1965
Haydon Burns Democrat 1965-1967
Claude Roy Kirk, Jr. Democrat/Republican 1967-1971
Reubin O'Donovan Askew Democrat 1971-1979
Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham Democrat 1979-1987
John Wayne Mixson Democrat 1987 (3 days)
Robert Martinez Democrat/Republican 1987-1991
Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr. Democrat 1991-1998
Kenneth Hood "Buddy" MacKay, Jr. Democrat 1998-1999
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush Republican 1999-2007
Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist Republican/Independent 2007-2011
Richard Lynn "Rick" Scott Republican 2011-present

See also

Notes

  1. http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.8fd3d12ab65b304f8a278110501010a0?submit=Submit&State=FL
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-Colonial-Governors-of-Florida
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