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Former Governors' Bios


The NGA Governors Database


This searchable database identifies former governors by state and dates of service. The governors' biographies available on the NGA website provide summary biographical information only and are edited infrequently. For more comprehensive information, please see the resource links and additional references that may be listed on a governor's biography page. To begin your search, please choose a state, commonwealth or territory from the dropdown list or click 'Search Governors' for the advanced search menu.

 

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. John Hickenlooper Colorado (2011 )
Democrat
Gov. Bill Ritter Colorado (2007 - 2011 )
Democrat
Gov. Bill Owens Colorado (1999 - 2007 )
Republican
Gov. Roy Romer Colorado (1987 - 1999 )
Democrat
Gov. Richard D. Lamm Colorado (1975 - 1987 )
Democrat
Gov. John D. Vanderhoof Colorado (1973 - 1975 )
Republican
Gov. John Arthur Love Colorado (1963 - 1973 )
Republican
Gov. Stephen Lucid Robert McNichols Colorado (1957 - 1963 )
Democrat
Gov. Daniel Issac J. Thornton Colorado (1951 - 1955 )
Republican
Gov. Walter Walfred Johnson Colorado (1950 - 1951 )
Democrat
Gov. William Lee Knous Colorado (1947 - 1950 )
Democrat
Gov. John Charles Vivian Colorado (1943 - 1947 )
Republican
Gov. Ralph Lawrence Carr Colorado (1939 - 1943 )
Republican
Gov. Teller Ammons Colorado (1937 - 1939 )
Democrat
Gov. Raymond Herbert Talbot Colorado (1937 - 1937 )
Democrat
Gov. Edwin Carl Johnson Colorado (1933 - 1937 )
(1955 - 1957 )
Democrat
Gov. William Herbert Adams Colorado (1927 - 1933 )
Democrat
Gov. Clarence Morley Colorado (1925 - 1927 )
Republican
Gov. William Ellery Sweet Colorado (1923 - 1925 )
Democrat
Gov. Oliver Henry Nelson Shoup Colorado (1919 - 1923 )
Republican
Gov. Julius Caldeen Gunter Colorado (1917 - 1919 )
Democrat
Gov. George Alfred Carlson Colorado (1915 - 1917 )
Republican
Gov. Elias Milton Ammons Colorado (1913 - 1915 )
Democrat
Gov. John Franklin Shafroth Colorado (1909 - 1913 )
Republican, Democrat
Gov. Henry Augustus Buchtel Colorado (1907 - 1909 )
Republican
Gov. Jesse Fuller McDonald Colorado (1905 - 1907 )
Republican
Gov. James Hamilton Peabody Colorado (1903 - 1905 )
(1905 - 1905 )
Republican
Gov. James Bradley Orman Colorado (1901 - 1903 )
Democrat
Gov. Charles Spalding Thomas Colorado (1899 - 1901 )
Democrat
Gov. Albert Wills McIntire Colorado (1895 - 1897 )
Republican
Gov. Davis Hanson Waite Colorado (1893 - 1895 )
Populist
Gov. Job Adams Cooper Colorado (1889 - 1891 )
Republican
Gov. Alva Adams Colorado (1887 - 1889 )
(1897 - 1899 )
(1905 - 1905 )
Democrat
Gov. Benjamin Harrison Eaton Colorado (1885 - 1887 )
Republican
Gov. James Benton Grant Colorado (1883 - 1885 )
Democrat
Gov. Frederick Walker Pitkin Colorado (1879 - 1883 )
Republican
Gov. John Long Routt Colorado (1875 - 1879 )
(1891 - 1893 )
Republican