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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. Jay Inslee Washington (2013 )
Democrat
Gov. Chris Gregoire Washington (2005 - 2013 )
Democrat
Gov. Gary Locke Washington (1997 - 2005 )
Democrat
Gov. Michael Lowry Washington (1993 - 1997 )
Democrat
Gov. Booth Gardner Washington (1985 - 1993 )
Democrat
Gov. John Dennis Spellman Washington (1981 - 1985 )
Republican
Gov. Dixy Lee Ray Washington (1977 - 1981 )
Democrat
Gov. Daniel Jackson Evans Washington (1965 - 1977 )
Republican
Gov. Albert Dean Rosellini Washington (1957 - 1965 )
Democrat
Gov. Monrad Charles Wallgren Washington (1945 - 1949 )
Democrat