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List of governors of Wyoming

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This is a list of the governors of Wyoming, beginning with Territorial Governors. Wyoming Territory was organized in 1868, and the state was admitted to the union on July 10, 1890.

Governor of Wyoming
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Seal of the Governor
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Incumbent
Mark Gordon

since January 7, 2019
Style
Status
ResidenceWyoming Governor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, renewable once (limited to eight years in a sixteen year period)
Inaugural holderFrancis E. Warren
FormationWyoming Constitution
Salary$105,000 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Contents

List of GovernorsEdit

Governors of Wyoming TerritoryEdit

# Governor Picture Took office Left office Appointed by
1   John Allen Campbell   1869 March 1, 1875 Ulysses S. Grant
2   John Milton Thayer   March 1, 1875 April 10, 1878 Ulysses S. Grant
3   John Wesley Hoyt   April 10, 1878 August 22, 1882 [2] Rutherford B. Hayes
4   William Hale   July 18, 1882 January 13, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
5   Elliot S. N. Morgan   January 13, 1885 February 28, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
6   Francis E. Warren   February 28, 1885 November 11, 1886 Chester A. Arthur
7   George White Baxter   November 11, 1886 December 20, 1886 Grover Cleveland
8   Elliot S. N. Morgan   December 20, 1886 January 24, 1887 Grover Cleveland
9   Thomas Moonlight   January 24, 1887 April 9, 1889 Grover Cleveland
10   Francis E. Warren   April 9, 1889 October 11, 1890 Benjamin Harrison

Governors of the State of WyomingEdit

  Republican       Democratic       Progressive

Governor Took office Left office Party Secretary of State Notes
1     Francis E. Warren October 11, 1890 November 24, 1890 Republican   John W. Meldrum [3]
  Amos W. Barber
2     Amos W. Barber November 24, 1890 January 2, 1893 Republican   Amos W. Barber [4]
3     John E. Osborne January 2, 1893 January 7, 1895 Democratic
4     William A. Richards January 7, 1895 January 2, 1899 Republican   Charles W. Burdick
5     DeForest Richards January 2, 1899 April 28, 1903 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton [5]
6     Fenimore Chatterton April 28, 1903 January 2, 1905 Republican [4]
7     Bryant B. Brooks January 2, 1905 January 2, 1911 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton
  William Schnitger
8     Joseph M. Carey January 2, 1911 January 4, 1915 Democratic   Frank L. Houx [6]
  Progressive
9     John B. Kendrick January 4, 1915 February 26, 1917 Democratic [3]
10     Frank L. Houx February 26, 1917 January 6, 1919 Democratic [4]
11     Robert D. Carey January 6, 1919 January 1, 1923 Republican   William E. Chaplin
12     William B. Ross January 1, 1923 October 2, 1924 Democratic   Frank E. Lucas [5]
13     Frank E. Lucas October 2, 1924 January 5, 1925 Republican [4]
14     Nellie Tayloe Ross January 5, 1925 January 3, 1927 Democratic
15     Frank C. Emerson January 3, 1927 February 18, 1931 Republican   Alonzo M. Clark [5]
16     Alonzo M. Clark February 18, 1931 January 2, 1933 Republican [7]
17     Leslie A. Miller January 2, 1933 January 2, 1939 Democratic   Alonzo M. Clark
  Lester C. Hunt
18     Nels H. Smith January 2, 1939 January 4, 1943 Republican   Lester C. Hunt
19     Lester C. Hunt January 4, 1943 January 3, 1949 Democratic   Mart T. Christensen [3]
  William Jack
  Arthur G. Crane
20     Arthur G. Crane January 3, 1949 January 1, 1951 Republican   Arthur G. Crane [4]
21     Frank A. Barrett January 1, 1951 January 3, 1953 Republican   Clifford J. Rogers [3]
22     Clifford J. Rogers January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955 Republican [4]
23     Milward Simpson January 3, 1955 January 5, 1959 Republican   Everett T. Copenhaver
24     John J. Hickey January 5, 1959 January 2, 1961 Democratic   Jack R. Gage [8]
25     Jack R. Gage January 2, 1961 January 7, 1963 Democratic [4]
26     Clifford P. Hansen January 7, 1963 January 2, 1967 Republican   Thyra Thomson
27     Stanley K. Hathaway January 2, 1967 January 6, 1975 Republican
28     Edgar J. Herschler January 6, 1975 January 5, 1987 Democratic
29     Mike Sullivan January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Democratic   Kathy Karpan
30     Jim Geringer January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Republican   Diana J. Ohman
  Joseph Meyer
31     Dave Freudenthal January 6, 2003 January 3, 2011 Democratic   Joseph Meyer
  Max Maxfield
32     Matt Mead January 3, 2011 January 7, 2019 Republican   Max Maxfield
  Ed Murray
  Edward Buchanan
33     Mark Gordon January 7, 2019 Incumbent Republican Edward Buchanan

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/index.php/governors-of-wyoming
  3. ^ a b c d Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g As state secretary of state, acted as governor.
  5. ^ a b c Died in office.
  6. ^ Switched parties from Republican to Progressive in 1912.
  7. ^ As state secretary of state, acted as governor until replacement elected.
  8. ^ Resigned to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.

Other high offices heldEdit

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Wyoming except where noted.

Governor Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
John Milton Thayer 1875–1878 (territorial) U.S. Senator from Nebraska; Governor of Nebraska
Thomas Moonlight 1887-1889 (territorial) United States Minister to Bolivia
Francis E. Warren 1885–1886
1889–1890 (territorial)
1890
S
John Eugene Osborne 1893–1895 H United States Assistant Secretary of State
William A. Richards 1895–1899 Commissioner of the General Land Office
Joseph M. Carey 1911–1915 H S
John B. Kendrick 1915–1917 S
Lester C. Hunt 1943–1949 S
Frank A. Barrett 1951–1953 H S
Milward L. Simpson 1955–1959 S
John J. Hickey 1959–1961 S
Clifford Hansen 1963–1967 S
Stanley K. Hathaway 1967–1975 United States Secretary of the Interior
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 United States Ambassador to Ireland

Living former governors of WyomingEdit

As of January 2019, there are four former governors of Wyoming who are currently living at this time, the oldest governor of Wyoming being Mike Sullivan (served 1987–1995, born 1939). The most recent governor of Wyoming to die was Clifford P. Hansen (served 1963–1967, born 1912), on October 20, 2009. The most recently serving governor of Wyoming to die was Edgar J. Herschler (served 1975–1987, born 1918), on February 5, 1990.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 (1939-09-22) September 22, 1939 (age 79)
Jim Geringer 1995–2003 (1944-04-24) April 24, 1944 (age 75)
Dave Freudenthal 2003–2011 (1950-10-12) October 12, 1950 (age 68)
Matt Mead 2011–2019 (1962-03-11) March 11, 1962 (age 57)