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Maryland : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Maryland (2003 - 2007)
Republican
Gov. Parris N. Glendening Maryland (1995 - 2003)
Democrat
Gov. William Donald Schaefer Maryland (1987 - 1995)
Democrat
Gov. Harry Roe Hughes Maryland (1979 - 1987)
Democrat
Gov. Blair Lee Maryland (1977 - 1979)
Democrat
Gov. Marvin Mandel Maryland (1969 - 1979)
Democrat
Gov. Spiro Theodore Agnew Maryland (1967 - 1969)
Republican
Gov. J. Millard Tawes Maryland (1959 - 1967)
Democratic
Gov. Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin Maryland (1951 - 1959)
Republican
Gov. William Preston Lane Maryland (1947 - 1951)
Democrat
Gov. Herbert Romulus O'Conor Maryland (1939 - 1947)
Democrat
Gov. Harry Whinna Nice Maryland (1935 - 1939)
Republican
Gov. Albert Cabell Ritchie Maryland (1920 - 1935)
Democrat
Gov. Emerson Columbus Harrington Maryland (1916 - 1920)
Democrat
Gov. Phillips Lee Goldsborough Maryland (1912 - 1916)
Republican
Gov. Austin Lane Crothers Maryland (1908 - 1912)
Democrat
Gov. Edwin Warfield Maryland (1904 - 1908)
Democrat
Gov. John Walter Smith Maryland (1900 - 1904)
Democrat
Gov. Lloyd Lowndes Maryland (1896 - 1900)
Republican
Gov. Frank Brown Maryland (1892 - 1896)
Democrat
Gov. Elihu Emory Jackson Maryland (1888 - 1892)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Lloyd Maryland (1885 - 1888)
Democrat
Gov. Robert Milligan McLane Maryland (1884 - 1885)
Democrat
Gov. William Thomas Hamilton Maryland (1880 - 1884)
Democrat
Gov. John Lee Carroll Maryland (1876 - 1880)
Democrat
Gov. James Black Groome Maryland (1874 - 1876)
Democrat
Gov. William Pinkney Whyte Maryland (1872 - 1874)
Democrat
Gov. Oden Bowie Maryland (1869 - 1872)
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Swann Maryland (1866 - 1869)
American; Unionist; Democrat
Gov. Augustus Williamson Bradford Maryland (1862 - 1866)
Whig; Unionist; Democrat
Gov. Thomas Holliday Hicks Maryland (1858 - 1862)
Whig; Democrat; American; Constitutional Unionist; Republican
Gov. Thomas Watkins Ligon Maryland (1854 - 1858)
Democrat
Gov. Enoch Louis Lowe Maryland (1851 - 1854)
Democrat
Gov. Phillip Francis Thomas Maryland (1848 - 1851)
Democrat
Gov. Thomas George Pratt Maryland (1845 - 1848)
Whig; Democrat
Gov. Francis Thomas Maryland (1842 - 1845)
Democrat; Unionist; Republican
Gov. William Grason Maryland (1839 - 1842)
Federalist; anti-Jackson Democrat by 1828
Gov. Thomas Ward Veazey Maryland (1836 - 1839)
Whig
Gov. James Thomas Maryland (1833 - 1836)
Whig
Gov. George Howard Maryland (1831 - 1833)
Whig
Gov. Thomas King Carroll Maryland (1830 - 1831)
Democrat
Gov. Daniel Martin Maryland (1829 - 1830)
(1831 - 1831)
Whig
Gov. Joseph Kent Maryland (1826 - 1829)
Federalist; Democratic-Republican; National Republican
Gov. Samuel Stevens Maryland (1822 - 1826)
Democrat
Gov. Samuel Sprigg Maryland (1819 - 1822)
Democrat, Whig
Gov. Charles Goldsborough Maryland (1819 - 1819)
Federalist
Gov. Charles Carnan Ridgely Maryland (1816 - 1819)
Federalist
Gov. Levin Winder Maryland (1812 - 1816)
Federalist
Gov. Edward Lloyd Maryland (1809 - 1811)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Robert Wright Maryland (1806 - 1809)
Democratic
Gov. Robert Bowie Maryland (1803 - 1806)
(1811 - 1812)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Francis Mercer Maryland (1801 - 1803)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Benjamin Ogle Maryland (1798 - 1801)
Federalist
Gov. John Henry Maryland (1797 - 1798)
Democrat
Gov. John Hoskins Stone Maryland (1794 - 1797)
Federalist
Gov. James Brice Maryland (1792 - 1792)
Federalist
Gov. George Plater Maryland (1791 - 1792)
Federalist
Gov. John Eager Howard Maryland (1788 - 1791)
Federalist
Gov. William Smallwood Maryland (1785 - 1788)
(not known)
Gov. William Paca Maryland (1782 - 1785)
Anti-Federalist
Gov. Thomas Sim Lee Maryland (1779 - 1782)
(1792 - 1794)
Federalist
Gov. Thomas Johnson Maryland (1777 - 1779)
Federalist