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California : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger California (2003 - 2011)
Republican
Gov. Gray Davis California (1999 - 2003)
Democrat
Gov. Pete Wilson California (1991 - 1999)
Republican
Gov. George Deukmejian California (1983 - 1991)
Republican
Gov. Ronald Wilson Reagan California (1967 - 1975)
Democrat, Republican
Gov. Edmund Gerald Brown California (1959 - 1967)
Democrat
Gov. Goodwin Jess Knight California (1953 - 1959)
Republican
Gov. Earl Warren California (1943 - 1953)
Republican
Gov. Culbert L. Olson California (1939 - 1943)
Democrat
Gov. Frank Finley Merriam California (1934 - 1939)
Republican
Gov. James Rolph California (1931 - 1934)
Republican
Gov. Clement Calhoun Young California (1927 - 1931)
Republican
Gov. Friend William Richardson California (1923 - 1927)
Republican
Gov. William Dennison Stephens California (1917 - 1923)
Republican
Gov. Hiram Warren Johnson California (1911 - 1917)
Republican, Progressive
Gov. James Norris Gillett California (1907 - 1911)
Republican
Gov. George Cooper Pardee California (1903 - 1907)
Progressive, Republican
Gov. Henry Tifft Gage California (1899 - 1903)
Republican
Gov. James Herbert Budd California (1895 - 1899)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Harrison Markham California (1891 - 1895)
Republican
Gov. Robert Whitney Waterman California (1887 - 1891)
Republican
Gov. Washington Bartlett California (1887 - 1887)
Democrat
Gov. George Stoneman California (1883 - 1887)
Democrat
Gov. George Clement Perkins California (1880 - 1883)
Republican
Gov. William Irwin California (1875 - 1880)
Democrat
Gov. Romualdo Pacheco California (1875 - 1875)
Republican
Gov. Newton Booth California (1871 - 1875)
Republican
Gov. Henry Huntly Haight California (1867 - 1871)
Republican, Democrat
Gov. Frederick Ferdinand Low California (1863 - 1867)
Union
Gov. Amasa Leland Stanford California (1862 - 1863)
Republican
Gov. John G. Downey California (1860 - 1862)
Democrat
Gov. Milton Slocum Latham California (1860 - 1860)
Democrat
Gov. John B. Weller California (1858 - 1860)
Democrat
Gov. John Neely Johnson California (1856 - 1858)
American (Know-Nothing)
Gov. John Bigler California (1852 - 1856)
Democrat
Gov. John McDougal California (1851 - 1852)
Independent Democrat
Gov. Peter Hardeman Burnett California (1849 - 1851)
Independent Democrat