Governors of North Carolina

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

Contents

Roanoke Colony Governors

Name Years
Ralph Lane 1585-1586
John White 1587

Proprietary Colony Governors

Governors of Albemarle

Name Years
William Drummond 1664-1667
Samuel Stephens 1667-1669
Peter Carteret 1670-1672
John Jenkins 1672-1675, 1676-1677, 1680-1681
Thomas Eastchurch 1675-1676
Thomas Miller 1677
John Harvey 1679
Henry Wilkinson 1680
Seth Sothel 1682-1689

Deputy Governors of Carolina

Name Years
John Gibbs 1689-1690
Thomas Jarvis 1690-1694
Philip Ludwell 1690-1691, 1692-1693, 1693-1695
Thomas Harvey 1694-1699
John Archdale 1695-1696
Henderson Walker 1699-1703
Robert Daniel 1703-1705
Thomas Cary 1705-1711
William Glover 1706-1710

North Carolina Colonial Governors

Name Years
Edward Hyde 1710-1711
Thomas Pollock 1712-1714, 1722
Charles Eden 1715-1722
William Reed 1722-1724
George Burrington 1724-1725
Richard Everard 1725-1731

Royal Colony Governors

Name Years
George Burrington 1731-1734
Nathaniel Rice 1734, 1752-1753
Gabriel Johnston 1734-1752
Matthew Rowan 1753-1754
Arthur Dobbs 1753-1763
William Tryon 1765-1771
James Hasell 1771
Josiah Martin 1771-1775

State of North Carolina Governors

Name Party Years
Richard Caswell 1776-1780, 1785-1787
Abner Nash 1780-1781
Thomas Burke 1781-1782
Alexander Martin Federalist 1782-1785, 1789-1792
Samuel Johnston Federalist 1787-1789
Richard Dobbs Spraight Anti Federalist 1792-1795
Samuel Ashe Republican 1795-1798
William Richardson Davie Federalist 1798-1799
Benjamin Williams Democratic Republican 1799-1802, 1807-1808
James Turner Democratic Republican 1802-1805
Nathaniel Alexander Democratic Republican 1805-1807
David Stone Democratic Republican 1808-1810
Benjamin Smith Democratic Republican 1810-1811
William Hawkins Democratic Republican 1811-1814
William Miller Democratic Republican 1814-1817
John Branch Democratic Republican 1817-1820
Jesse Franklin Democratic Republican 1820-1821
Gabriel Holmes Democratic Republican 1821-1824
Hutchins Gordon Burton Federalist 1824-1827
James Iredell Democratic Republican 1827-1828
John Owen Democrat 1828-1830
Montfort Stokes Democrat 1830-1832
David Lowry Swain Whig 1832-1835
Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr. Democrat 1835-1836
Edward Bishop Dudley Whig 1836-1841
John Motley Morehead Whig 1841-1845
William Alexander Graham Whig 1845-1849
Charles Manly Whig 1849-1850
David Settle Reid Democrat 1851-1854
Warren Winslow Democrat 1854-1855
Thomas Bragg Democrat 1855-1859
John Willis Ellis Democrat 1859-1861
Henry Toole Clark Democrat 1861-1862
Zebulon Baird Vance Democrat 1862-1865, 1877-1879
Jonathan Worth Democrat 1865-1868
William Woods Holden Republican 1865, 1868-1870
Tod Robinson Caldwell Republican 1870-1874
Curtis Hooks Brogden Republican 1874-1877
Thomas Jordan Jarvis Democrat 1879-1885
Alfred Moore Scales Democrat 1885-1889
Daniel Gould Fowle Democrat 1889-1891
Thomas Michael Holt Democrat 1891-1893
Elias Carr Democrat 1893-1897
Daniel Lindsay Russell Republican 1897-1901
Charles Brantley Aycock Democrat 1901-1905
Robert Broadnax Glenn Democrat 1905-1909
William Walton Kitchin Democrat 1909-1913
Locke Craig Democrat 1913-1917
Thomas Walter Bickett Democrat 1917-1921
Cameron A. Morrison Democrat 1921-1925
Angus Wilton McLean Democrat 1925-1929
Oliver Max Gardner Baptist 1929-1933
John Christopher Blucher Ehringhaus Democrat 1933-1937
Clyde Roark Hoey Democrat 1937-1941
Joseph Melville Broughton Democrat 1941-1945
Robert Gregg Cherry Democrat 1945-1949
William Kerr Scott Democrat 1949-1953
William Bradley Umstead Democrat 1953-1954
Luther Hartwell Hodges Democrat 1954-1961
James Terry Sanford Democrat 1961-1965
Dan Killian Moore Democrat 1965-1969
Robert Walter Scott Democrat 1969-1973
James E. Holshouser, Jr. Republican 1973-1977
James B. Hunt, Jr. Democrat 1977-1985, 1993-2001
James G. Martin Republican 1985-1993
Michael F. Easley Democrat 2001-2009
Beverley Perdue Democrat 2009-present

Notes

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