Governors of Georgia

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

Contents

Colonial Governors of Georgia

Name Years
James Oglethorpe 1733-1743
William Stephens 1743-1751
Henry Parker 1751-1752
Patrick Graham 1752-1754
John Reynolds 1754-1757
Henry Ellis 1757-1760
James Wright 1760-1776, 1779-1782[3]

State Governors of Georgia

Name Party Years
Archibald Bulloch Whig 1776-1777
Button Gwinnett Whig 1777
John Adam Treutlen Whig 1777-1778
John Houstoun Whig 1778-1779, 1784-1785
John Wereat Whig 1779
George Walton Whig/Jeffersonian Republican 1779-1780, 1789
Richard Howley Whig 1780
Stephen Heard Whig 1780-1781
Nathan Brownsen Whig 1781-1782
John Martin 1782-1783
Lyman Hall 1783-1784
Samuel Elbert Whig 1785-1786
Edward Telfair Jefersonian Republican 1786-1787, 1789-1793
George Mathews Jeffersonian Republican 1787-1788, 1793-1796
George Handley 1788-1789
Jared Irwin Democratic Republican 1796-1798, 1806-1809
James Jackson Democratic Republican 1798-1801
David Emanuel Democratic Republican 1801
Josiah Tattnall, Jr. Democratic Republican 1801-1802
John Milledge Democratic Republican 1802-1806
David Brydie Mitchell Democratic Republican 1809-1813, 1815-1817
Peter Early Democratic Republican 1813-1815
William Rabun Democratic Republican 1817-1819
Matthew Talbot Democratic Republican 1819
John Clark Democratic Republican 1819-1823
George Michael Troup Democratic Republican 1823-1827
John Forsyth Democratic Republican 1827-1829
George Rockingham Gilmer Democrat/Whig 1829-1831, 1837-1839
Wilson Lumpkin Union Democrat 1831-1835
William Schley Union Democrat 1835-1837
Charles James McDonald Democrat 1839-1843
George Walker Crawford Whig 1843-1847
George Washington Bonaparte Towns Democrat 1847-1851
Howell Cobb Union Democrat 1851-1853
Herschel Vespasian Johnson Democrat 1853-1857
Joseph Emerson Brown Democrat 1857-1865
James Johnson Democrat 1865
Charles Jones Jenkins Union Democrat 1865-1868
Thoms Howard Ruger Military 1868
Rufus Brown Bullock Republican 1868-1871
Benjamin F. Conley Republican 1871-1872
James Milton Smith Democrat 1872-1877
Alfred Holt Colquitt Democrat 1877-1882
Alexander Hamilton Stephens Democrat/Whig 1882-1883
James Boynton Democrat 1883
Henry Dickerson McDaniel Democrat 1883-1886
John Brown Gordon Democrat 1886-1890
William Jonathan Northen Democrat 1890-1894
William Yates Atkinson Democrat 1894-1898
Allen D. Candler Democrat 1898-1902
Joseph Meriwether Terrell Democrat 1902-1907
Hoke Smith Democrat 1907-1909, 1911
Joseph Mackey Brown Democrat 1909-1911, 1912-1913
John Marshall Slaton Democrat 1911-1912, 1913-1915
Nathaniel Edwin Harris Democrat 1915-1917
Hugh Manson Dorsey Democrat 1917-1921
Thomas William Hardwick Democrat 1921-1923
Clifford Mitchell Walker Democrat 1923-1927
Lamartine Griffon Hardman Democrat 1927-1931
Richard Brevard Russell Democrat 1931-1933
Eugene Talmadge Democrat 1933-1937, 1941-1943
Eurith Dickinson Rivers Democrat 1937-1941
Ellis Gibbs Arnall Democrat 1943-1947
Herman Eugene Talmadge Democrat 1947, 1948-1955
Melvin Ernest Thompson Democrat 1947-1948
Samuel Marvin Griffin Democrat 1955-1959
Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Democrat 1959-1963
Carl Edward Sanders Democrat 1963-1967
Lester Garfield Maddox Democrat 1967-1971
Jimmy Earl Carter, Jr. Democrat 1971-1975
George Dekle Busbee Democrat 1975-1983
Joe Frank Harris Democrat 1983-1991
Zell Miller Democrat 1991-1999
Roy E. Barnes Democrat 1999-2003
Sonny Perdue Republican 2003-2011
Nathan Deal Republican 2011-present

Further reading

  • Cook, James F. The Governors of Georgia. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode, 1979. 320 pp.
  • Henderson, Harold P. and Roberts, Gary L., eds. Georgia Governors in an Age of Change: From Ellis Arnall to George Busbee. Athens: U. of Georgia Pr., 1988. 352 pp.

Notes

  1. http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.8fd3d12ab65b304f8a278110501010a0?submit=Submit&State=GA
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-governors-of-Georgia
  3. British troops retook a good bit of Georgia during the Revolutionary War, of which Wright governed from 1779-1782.
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