List of Governors of New Hampshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

 
Jump to: navigation, search
Number of Governors of New Hampshire by party affiliation
PartyGovernors
Republican50
Democratic21
Democratic-Republican10
Federalist5
Whig1
Know Nothing1
National Republican1
No Party2

This is a list of Governors of New Hampshire, in the United States. The Governor of New Hampshire has a term of two years, and can seek re-election. The original title was "President of New Hampshire." It was changed to Governor of New Hampshire during the term of Josiah Bartlett, though the office itself remained the same. Therefore, Governor Bartlett was technically the first person to be called the Governor of New Hampshire; however, this is generally disregarded because only the title, not the office itself, was changed.

The longest-serving Governor is Federalist John Taylor Gilman, who served as Governor for 14 years, from 1794 to 1805 and from 1813 to 1816.

List of Governors[edit]

The last of the colonial governors of New Hampshire fled in 1775.

#NameTook officeLeft officePartyNotes
1Meshech WeareJune 15, 1776June 1, 1785No party
2John LangdonJune 1, 1785June 7, 1786No party
3John SullivanJune 7, 1786June 4, 1788Federalist
(2)John LangdonJune 4, 1788January 22, 1789Democratic-Republican
(3)John SullivanJanuary 22, 1789June 5, 1790Federalist[1]
4Josiah BartlettJune 5, 1790June 5, 1794Democratic-Republican[citation needed]
5John Taylor GilmanJune 5, 1794June 6, 1805Federalist
(2)John LangdonJune 6, 1805June 8, 1809Democratic-Republican
6Jeremiah SmithJune 8, 1809June 5, 1810Federalist
(2)John LangdonJune 5, 1810June 5, 1812Democratic-Republican
7William PlumerJune 5, 1812June 3, 1813Democratic-Republican
(5)John Taylor GilmanJune 3, 1813June 6, 1816Federalist
(7)William PlumerJune 6, 1816June 3, 1819Democratic-Republican
8Samuel BellJune 3, 1819June 5, 1823Democratic-Republican
9Levi WoodburyJune 5, 1823June 3, 1824Democratic-Republican
10David L. MorrilJune 3, 1824June 7, 1827Democratic-Republican
11Benjamin PierceJune 7, 1827June 5, 1828Democratic-Republican
12John BellJune 5, 1828June 4, 1829National Republican
(11)Benjamin PierceJune 4, 1829June 3, 1830Democratic
13Matthew HarveyJune 3, 1830February 28, 1831Democratic[2]
13AJoseph M. HarperFebruary 28, 1831June 2, 1831Democratic[3]
14Samuel DinsmoorJune 2, 1831June 5, 1834Democratic
15William BadgerJune 5, 1834June 2, 1836Democratic
16Isaac HillJune 2, 1836June 5, 1839Democratic
17John PageJune 5, 1839June 2, 1842Democratic
18Henry HubbardJune 2, 1842June 6, 1844Democratic
19John H. SteeleJune 6, 1844June 4, 1846Democratic
20Anthony ColbyJune 4, 1846June 3, 1847Whig
21Jared W. WilliamsJune 3, 1847June 7, 1849Democratic
22Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr.June 7, 1849June 3, 1852Democratic
23Noah MartinJune 3, 1852June 8, 1854Democratic
24Nathaniel B. BakerJune 8, 1854June 7, 1855Democratic
25Ralph MetcalfJune 7, 1855June 4, 1857Know Nothing
26William HaileJune 4, 1857June 2, 1859Republican
27Ichabod GoodwinJune 2, 1859June 6, 1861Republican
28Nathaniel S. BerryJune 6, 1861June 3, 1863Republican
29Joseph A. GilmoreJune 3, 1863June 8, 1865Republican
30Frederick SmythJune 8, 1865June 6, 1867Republican
31Walter HarrimanJune 6, 1867June 3, 1869Republican
32Onslow StearnsJune 3, 1869June 8, 1871Republican
33James A. WestonJune 8, 1871June 6, 1872Democratic
34Ezekiel A. StrawJune 6, 1872June 3, 1874Republican
(33)James A. WestonJune 3, 1874June 10, 1875Democratic
35Person C. CheneyJune 10, 1875June 7, 1877Republican
36Benjamin F. PrescottJune 7, 1877June 5, 1879Republican
37Natt HeadJune 5, 1879June 2, 1881Republican
38Charles H. BellJune 2, 1881June 7, 1883Republican
39Samuel W. HaleJune 7, 1883June 4, 1885Republican
40Moody CurrierJune 4, 1885June 2, 1887Republican
41Charles H. SawyerJune 2, 1887June 6, 1889Republican
42David H. GoodellJune 6, 1889January 8, 1891Republican
43Hiram A. TuttleJanuary 8, 1891January 5, 1893Republican
44John Butler SmithJanuary 5, 1893January 3, 1895Republican
45Charles A. BusielJanuary 3, 1895January 7, 1897Republican
46George A. RamsdellJanuary 7, 1897January 5, 1899Republican
47Frank W. RollinsJanuary 5, 1899January 3, 1901Republican
48Chester B. JordanJanuary 3, 1901January 1, 1903Republican
49Nahum J. BachelderJanuary 1, 1903January 5, 1905Republican
50John McLaneJanuary 5, 1905January 3, 1907Republican
51Charles M. FloydJanuary 3, 1907January 7, 1909Republican
52Henry B. QuinbyJanuary 7, 1909January 5, 1911Republican
53Robert P. BassJanuary 5, 1911January 2, 1913Republican
54Samuel D. FelkerJanuary 2, 1913January 1, 1915Democratic
55Rolland H. SpauldingJanuary 1, 1915January 2, 1917Republican
56Henry W. KeyesJanuary 2, 1917January 6, 1919Republican
57John H. BartlettJanuary 6, 1919January 6, 1921Republican
58Albert O. BrownJanuary 6, 1921January 4, 1923Republican
59Fred H. BrownJanuary 4, 1923January 1, 1925Democratic
60John Gilbert WinantJanuary 1, 1925January 6, 1927Republican
61Huntley N. SpauldingJanuary 6, 1927January 3, 1929Republican
62Charles W. TobeyJanuary 3, 1929January 1, 1931Republican
(60)John Gilbert WinantJanuary 1, 1931January 3, 1935Republican
63Styles BridgesJanuary 3, 1935January 7, 1937Republican
64Francis P. MurphyJanuary 7, 1937January 2, 1941Republican
65Robert O. BloodJanuary 2, 1941January 4, 1945Republican
66Charles M. DaleJanuary 4, 1945January 6, 1949Republican
67Sherman AdamsJanuary 6, 1949January 1, 1953Republican
68Hugh GreggJanuary 1, 1953January 6, 1955Republican
69Lane DwinellJanuary 6, 1955January 1, 1959Republican
70Wesley PowellJanuary 1, 1959January 3, 1963Republican
71John W. KingJanuary 3, 1963January 2, 1969Democratic
72Walter R. Peterson, Jr.January 2, 1969January 4, 1973Republican
73Meldrim Thomson, Jr.January 4, 1973January 4, 1979Republican
74Hugh J. GallenJanuary 4, 1979December 29, 1982Democratic[4]
74AVesta M. RoyDecember 29, 1982January 6, 1983Republican[4]
75John H. SununuJanuary 6, 1983January 4, 1989Republican
76Judd GreggJanuary 4, 1989January 7, 1993Republican
77Steve MerrillJanuary 7, 1993January 9, 1997Republican
78Jeanne ShaheenJanuary 9, 1997January 9, 2003Democratic
79Craig BensonJanuary 9, 2003January 6, 2005Republican
80John LynchJanuary 6, 2005January 3, 2013Democratic
81Maggie HassanJanuary 3, 2013IncumbentDemocratic

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned to take a seat in a federal court.
  2. ^ Resigned to take a seat on the United States District Court for New Hampshire.
  3. ^ As president of the state senate, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  4. ^ a b Hugh Gallen fell ill and yielded his powers to the president of the state senate, Vesta Roy; he died on December 29, 1982.

Other high offices held[edit]

This is a table of congressional and other federal offices held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented New Hampshire. * denotes those offices which the governor resigned to take.

NameGubernatorial termU.S. CongressOther offices held
HouseSenate
John Langdon1785–1786, 1788–1789, 1805–1809, 1810–1812SDelegate to the Continental Congress, twice President pro tempore of the Senate
John Sullivan1786–1788, 1789–1790Delegate to the Continental Congress
Josiah Bartlett1790–1794Delegate to the Continental Congress
John Taylor Gilman1794–1805, 1813–1816Delegate to the Continental Congress
Jeremiah Smith1809–1810H
William Plumer1812–1813, 1816–1819S
Samuel Bell1819–1823S
Levi Woodbury1823–1824SU.S. Secretary of the Navy, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
David L. Morril1824–1827S
Matthew Harvey1830–1831H
Joseph M. Harper1831H
Samuel Dinsmoor1831–1834H
Isaac Hill1836–1839S
John Page1839–1842S
Henry Hubbard1842–1844HS
Jared W. Williams1847–1849HS
Person Colby Cheney1875–1877S
Charles H. Bell1881–1883S
Henry W. Keyes1917–1919S
Fred H. Brown1923–1925S
John Gilbert Winant1925–1927, 1931–1935Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Charles W. Tobey1929–1931HS
Styles Bridges1935–1937SPresident pro tempore of the Senate
Sherman Adams1949–1953H
Judd Gregg1989–1993HS
Jeanne Shaheen1997–2003S

Living former governors[edit]

As of August 2014, six former governors were alive, the oldest being John H. Sununu (1983–1989, born 1939). The most recent governor to die was Walter R. Peterson, Jr. (1969–1973), on June 2, 2011. The most recently serving governor to die was Vesta M. Roy (1982–1983), on February 8, 2002.

NameGubernatorial termDate of birth
John H. Sununu1983–1989(1939-07-02) July 2, 1939 (age 75)
Judd Gregg1989–1993(1947-02-14) February 14, 1947 (age 67)
Steve Merrill1993–1997(1946-06-21) June 21, 1946 (age 68)
Jeanne Shaheen1997–2003(1947-01-28) January 28, 1947 (age 67)
Craig Benson2003–2005(1954-10-08) October 8, 1954 (age 59)
John Lynch2005–2013(1952-11-25) November 25, 1952 (age 61)

See also[edit]