Governors of Massachusetts

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A list of governors from the commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1][2]

Contents

Plymouth Colony Governors

Name Years
John Carver 1620-1621
William Bradford 1621-1633, 1635-1636, 1637-1638, 1639-1644, 1645-1657
Edward Winslow 1633-1634, 1636-1637, 1644-1645
Thomas Prence 1634-1635, 1638-1639, 1657-1673
Josiah Winslow 1673-1680
Thomas Hinckley 1680-1686, 1689-1692

Massachusetts Bay Colony Governors

Name Years
John Endicott 1629-1630, 1644, 1649, 1651-1653, 1655-1664
John Winthrop 1630-1633, 1637-1639, 1642-1643, 1646-1648
Thomas Dudley 1634, 1640, 1645, 1650
John Haynes 1635
Henry Vane the Younger 1636
Richard Bellingham 1641, 1654, 1665-1672
John Leverett 1673-1678
Simon Bradstreet 1678-1686

Dominion of New England Governors

Name Years
Joseph Dudley 1686
Edmund Andros 1686-1689

Province of Massachusetts Bay Governors

Name Years
William Phips 1692-1694
William Stoughton 1694-1699, 1700-1701
Richard Coote 1699-1700
Joseph Dudley 1702-1715, 1715
William Tailer 1715-1716, 1730
Samuel Shute 1716-1723
William Dummer 1723-1728, 1729-1730
William Burnet 1728-1729
Jonathan Belcher 1730-1741
William Shirley 1741-1749, 1753-1756
Spencer Phips 1749-1753, 1756-1757
Thomas Pownall 1757-1760
Thomas Hutchinson 1760, 1769-1774
Francis Bernard 1760-1769
Thomas Gage 1774-1775
William Howe 1775-1776

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governors

Name Party Years
John Hancock Federalist 1780-1785, 1787-1793
Thomas Cushing 1785
James Bowdoin 1785-1787
Samuel Adams Democratic Republican 1793-1797
Increase Sumner Federalist 1797-1799
Moses Gill 1799-1800
Caleb Strong Federalist 1800-1807, 1812-1816
James Sullivan Democratic Republican 1807-1808
Levi Lincoln Democratic Republican 1808-1809
Christopher Gore Federalist 1809-1810
Elbridge Gerry Democratic Republican 1810-1812
John Brooks Federalist 1816-1823
William Eustis Democratic Republican 1823-1825
Marcus Morton Democratic Republican 1825, 1840-1841, 1843-1844
Levi Lincoln, Jr. Adams Republican 1825-1834
John Davis Republican/Whig 1834-1835, 1841-1843
Samuel Turell Armstrong Whig 1835-1836
Edward Everett Whig 1836-1840
George Nixon Briggs Whig 1844-1851
George Sewall Boutwell Democrat 1851-1853
John Henry Clifford Whig 1853-1854
Emory Washburn Whig 1854-1855
Henry Joseph Gardner American (Know Nothing) 1855-1858
Nathaniel Prentice Banks Republican 1858-1861
John Albion Andrew Republican 1861-1866
Alexander Hamilton Bullock Republican 1866-1869
William Claflin Republican 1869-1872
William Barrett Washburn Republican 1872-1874
Thomas Talbot Republican 1874-1875, 1879-1880
William Gaston Democrat 1875-1876
Alexander Hamilton Rice Republican 1876-1879
John Davis Long Republican 1880-1883
Benjamin Franklin Butler Democrat/National 1883-1884
George Dexter Robinson Republican 1884-1887
Oliver Ames Republican 1887-1890
John Quincy Adams Brackett Republican 1890-1891
William Eustis Russell Democrat 1891-1894
Frederic Thomas Greenhalge Republican 1894-1896
Roger Wolcott Republican 1896-1900
Winthrop Murray Crane Republican 1900-1903
John Lewis Bates Republican 1903-1905
William Lewis Douglas Democrat 1905-1906
Curtis Guild, Jr. Republican 1906-1909
Ebenezer Sumner Draper Republican 1909-1911
Eugene Noble Ross Democrat 1911-1914
David Ignatius Walsh Democrat 1914-1916
Samuel Walker McCall Republican 1916-1919
John Calvin Coolidge Republican 1919-1921
Channing Harris Cox Republican 1921-1925
Alvan Tufts Fuller Republican 1925-1929
Frank G. Allen Republican 1929-1931
Joseph Buell Ely Democrat 1931-1935
James Michael Curley Democrat 1935-1937
Charles Francis Hurley Democrat 1937-1939
Leverett Saltonstall Republican 1939-1945
Maurice Tobin Democrat 1945-1947
Robert Fiske Bradford Republican 1947-1949
Paul Andrew Dever Democrat 1949-1953
Christian Archibald Herter Republican 1953-1957
Foster John Furcolo Democrat 1957-1961
John Anthony Volpe Republican 1961-1963, 1965-1969
Endicott Peabody Democrat 1963-1965
Francis William Sargent Republican 1969-1975
Michael Stanley Dukakis Democrat 1975-1979, 1983-1991
Edward Joseph King Democrat 1979-1983
William Floyd Weld Republican 1991-1997
Argeo Paul Cellucci Republican 1997-2001
Jane Maria Swift Republican 2001-2003
Mitt Romney Republican 2003-2007
Deval Patrick Democrat 2007-present

See also

Notes

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