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Virginia : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Robert McDonnell Virginia (2010 - 2014)
Republican
Gov. Tim Kaine Virginia (2006 - 2010)
Democrat
Gov. Mark R. Warner Virginia (2002 - 2006)
Democrat
Gov. James S. Gilmore Virginia (1998 - 2002)
Republican
Gov. George Allen Virginia (1994 - 1998)
Republican
Gov. L. Douglas Wilder Virginia (1990 - 1994)
Democrat
Gov. Gerald L. Baliles Virginia (1986 - 1990)
Democrat
Gov. Charles Spittal Robb Virginia (1982 - 1986)
Democrat
Gov. John Nichols Dalton Virginia (1978 - 1982)
Republican
Gov. Linwood Holton Virginia (1970 - 1974)
Republican
Gov. Mills Edwin Godwin Virginia (1966 - 1970)
(1974 - 1978)
Democrat (first term), Republican (second term)
Gov. Albertis S. Harrison Virginia (1962 - 1966)
Democrat
Gov. James Lindsay Almond Virginia (1958 - 1962)
Democrat
Gov. Thomas Bahnson Stanley Virginia (1954 - 1958)
Democrat
Gov. John Stewart Battle Virginia (1950 - 1954)
Democrat
Gov. William Munford Tuck Virginia (1946 - 1950)
Democrat
Gov. Colgate Whitehead Darden Virginia (1942 - 1946)
Democrat
Gov. James Hubert Price Virginia (1938 - 1942)
Democrat
Gov. George Campbell Peery Virginia (1934 - 1938)
Democrat
Gov. John Garland Pollard Virginia (1930 - 1934)
Democrat
Gov. Harry Flood Byrd Virginia (1926 - 1930)
Democrat
Gov. Elbert Lee Trinkle Virginia (1922 - 1926)
Democrat
Gov. Westmoreland Davis Virginia (1918 - 1922)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Carter Stuart Virginia (1914 - 1918)
Democrat
Gov. William Hodges Mann Virginia (1910 - 1914)
Democrat
Gov. Claude Augustus Swanson Virginia (1906 - 1910)
Democrat
Gov. Andrew Jackson Montague Virginia (1902 - 1906)
Democrat
Gov. James Hoge Tyler Virginia (1898 - 1902)
Democrat
Gov. Charles Triplett O'Ferrall Virginia (1894 - 1898)
Democrat
Gov. Philip Watkins McKinney Virginia (1890 - 1894)
Democrat
Gov. Fitzhugh Lee Virginia (1886 - 1890)
Democrat
Gov. William E. Cameron Virginia (1882 - 1886)
Readjuster
Gov. Frederick William Mackey Holliday Virginia (1878 - 1882)
Conservative
Gov. James Lawson Kemper Virginia (1874 - 1878)
Conservative
Gov. Gilbert Carlton Walker Virginia (1869 - 1874)
Republican
Gov. Henry Horatio Wells Virginia (1868 - 1869)
Republican
Gov. John Letcher Virginia (1860 - 1864)
Democrat
Gov. Henry Alexander Wise Virginia (1856 - 1860)
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Johnson Virginia (1852 - 1856)
Democrat
Gov. John Buchanan Floyd Virginia (1848 - 1851)
Democrat
Gov. William Smith Virginia (1846 - 1849)
(1864 - 1865)
Democrat
Gov. James McDowell Virginia (1843 - 1846)
Democrat
Gov. John Munford Gregory Virginia (1842 - 1843)
Whig
Gov. John Rutherfoord Virginia (1841 - 1842)
Democrat
Gov. John Mercer Patton Virginia (1841 - 1841)
Whig
Gov. Thomas Walker Gilmer Virginia (1840 - 1841)
Whig
Gov. David Campbell Virginia (1837 - 1840)
Democrat
Gov. Wyndham Robertson Virginia (1836 - 1837)
Whig
Gov. Littleton Waller Tazewell Virginia (1834 - 1836)
Whig
Gov. John Buchanan Floyd Virginia (1830 - 1834)
Democrat
Gov. William Branch Giles Virginia (1827 - 1830)
Anti-Federalist
Gov. John Tyler Virginia (1825 - 1827)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Pleasants Virginia (1822 - 1825)
Democrat-Republican
Gov. Thomas Mann Randolph Virginia (1819 - 1822)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Patton Preston Virginia (1816 - 1819)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Wilson Cary Nicholas Virginia (1814 - 1816)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Barbour Virginia (1812 - 1814)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Peyton Randolph Virginia (1811 - 1812)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. George William Smith Virginia (1811 - 1811)
(1811 - 1811)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. William Henry Cabell Virginia (1805 - 1808)
Democrat-Republican
Gov. John Page Virginia (1802 - 1805)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Monroe Virginia (1799 - 1802)
(1811 - 1811)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Pendleton Virginia (1799 - 1799)
Gov. Hardin Burnley Virginia (1799 - 1799)
Gov. James Wood Virginia (1796 - 1799)
Federalist
Gov. Robert Brooke Virginia (1794 - 1796)
Democrat-Republican
Gov. Henry Lee Virginia (1791 - 1794)
Federalist
Gov. Beverley Randolph Virginia (1788 - 1791)
Gov. Edmund Randolph Virginia (1786 - 1788)
Gov. Benjamin Harrison Virginia (1781 - 1784)
Gov. David Jameson Virginia (1781 - 1781)
Gov. Thomas Nelson Virginia (1781 - 1781)
Gov. William Fleming Virginia (1781 - 1781)
Gov. Thomas Jefferson Virginia (1779 - 1781)
Gov. Patrick Henry Virginia (1776 - 1779)
(1784 - 1786)
Gov. John Tyler Virginia (1808 - 1810)
Democrat-Republican