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Pennsylvania : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Edward G. Rendell Pennsylvania (2003 - 2011)
Democrat
Gov. Mark Schweiker Pennsylvania (2001 - 2003)
Republican
Gov. Tom Ridge Pennsylvania (1995 - 2001)
Republican
Gov. Robert P. Casey Pennsylvania (1987 - 1995)
Democrat
Gov. Dick Thornburgh Pennsylvania (1979 - 1987)
Republican
Gov. Milton Jerrold Shapp Pennsylvania (1971 - 1979)
Democrat
Gov. Raymond Philip Shafer Pennsylvania (1967 - 1971)
Republican
Gov. William W. Scranton Pennsylvania (1963 - 1967)
Republican
Gov. David Leo Lawrence Pennsylvania (1959 - 1963)
Democrat
Gov. George Michael Leader Pennsylvania (1955 - 1959)
Democrat
Gov. John Sydney Fine Pennsylvania (1951 - 1955)
Republican
Gov. James Henderson Duff Pennsylvania (1947 - 1951)
Republican
Gov. John Cromwell Bell Pennsylvania (1947 - 1947)
Republican
Gov. Edward Martin Pennsylvania (1943 - 1947)
Republican
Gov. Arthur Horace James Pennsylvania (1939 - 1943)
Republican
Gov. George Howard Earle Pennsylvania (1935 - 1939)
Democrat
Gov. John Stuchell Fisher Pennsylvania (1927 - 1931)
Republican
Gov. Gifford Pinchot Pennsylvania (1923 - 1927)
(1931 - 1935)
Republican
Gov. William Cameron Sproul Pennsylvania (1919 - 1923)
Republican
Gov. Martin Grove Brumbaugh Pennsylvania (1915 - 1919)
Republican
Gov. John Kinley Tener Pennsylvania (1911 - 1915)
Republican
Gov. Edwin Sydney Stuart Pennsylvania (1907 - 1911)
Republican
Gov. Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker Pennsylvania (1903 - 1907)
Republican
Gov. William Alexis Stone Pennsylvania (1899 - 1903)
Republican
Gov. Daniel Hartman Hastings Pennsylvania (1895 - 1899)
Republican
Gov. James Addams Beaver Pennsylvania (1887 - 1891)
Republican
Gov. Robert Emory Pattison Pennsylvania (1883 - 1887)
(1891 - 1895)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Martyn Hoyt Pennsylvania (1879 - 1883)
Republican
Gov. John Frederick Hartranft Pennsylvania (1873 - 1879)
Republican
Gov. John White Geary Pennsylvania (1867 - 1873)
Republican
Gov. Andrew Gregg Curtin Pennsylvania (1861 - 1867)
Republican (People's Party)
Gov. William Fisher Packer Pennsylvania (1858 - 1861)
Democrat
Gov. James Pollock Pennsylvania (1855 - 1858)
Whig; Republican
Gov. William Bigler Pennsylvania (1852 - 1855)
Democrat
Gov. William Freame Johnston Pennsylvania (1848 - 1852)
Whig
Gov. Francis Rawn Shunk Pennsylvania (1845 - 1848)
Jacksonian Democrat
Gov. David Rittenhouse Porter Pennsylvania (1839 - 1845)
Democratic-Republican (Jacksonian Democrat)
Gov. Joseph Ritner Pennsylvania (1835 - 1839)
Anti-Mason
Gov. George Wolf Pennsylvania (1829 - 1835)
Democratic-Republican (Jeffersonian Democrat, or "Family Party")
Gov. John Andrew Shulze Pennsylvania (1823 - 1829)
Democratic-Republican (Jeffersonian Democrat)
Gov. Joseph Hiester Pennsylvania (1820 - 1823)
Democratic-Republican (Old School Jeffersonian Democrat)
Gov. William Findlay Pennsylvania (1817 - 1820)
Democratic-Republican (New School Jeffersonian Democrat or "Family Party")
Gov. Simon Snyder Pennsylvania (1808 - 1817)
Democratic-Republican (New School Jeffersonian Democrat, or "Family Party")
Gov. Thomas McKean Pennsylvania (1799 - 1808)
Democratic-Republican (Jeffersonian, later "Quid" Alliance)
Gov. Thomas Mifflin Pennsylvania (1788 - 1799)
Federalist
Gov. Benjamin Franklin Pennsylvania (1785 - 1788)
Gov. John Dickinson Pennsylvania (1782 - 1785)
Gov. William Moore Pennsylvania (1781 - 1782)
Gov. Joseph Reed Pennsylvania (1778 - 1781)
Gov. George Bryan Pennsylvania (1778 - 1778)
Gov. Thomas Wharton Pennsylvania (1776 - 1778)