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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. David Ige Hawaii (2014 )
Democrat
Gov. Neil Abercrombie Hawaii (2010 - 2014 )
Democrat
Gov. Linda Lingle Hawaii (2002 - 2010 )
Republican
Gov. Benjamin J. Cayetano Hawaii (1994 - 2002 )
Democrat
Gov. John Waihee Hawaii (1986 - 1994 )
Democrat
Gov. George Ryoichi Ariyoshi Hawaii (1974 - 1986 )
Democrat
Gov. John Anthony Burns Hawaii (1962 - 1974 )
Democrat
Gov. William Francis Quinn Hawaii (1957 - 1962 )
Republican