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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. Andrew Cuomo New York (2011 )
Democrat
Gov. David A. Paterson New York (2008 - 2011 )
Democrat
Gov. Eliot Spitzer New York (2007 - 2008 )
Democrat
Gov. George E. Pataki New York (1995 - 2007 )
Republican
Gov. Mario Matthew Cuomo New York (1983 - 1995 )
Democrat
Gov. Hugh Leo Carey New York (1975 - 1983 )
Democrat
Gov. Malcolm Wilson New York (1973 - 1975 )
Republican
Gov. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller New York (1959 - 1973 )
Republican
Gov. William Averell Harriman New York (1955 - 1959 )
Democratic
Gov. Thomas Edmund Dewey New York (1943 - 1955 )
Republican