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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. Edmund G. Brown California (2011 )
(1975 - 1983 )
Democrat
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger California (2003 - 2011 )
Republican
Gov. Gray Davis California (1999 - 2003 )
Democrat
Gov. Pete Wilson California (1991 - 1999 )
Republican
Gov. George Deukmejian California (1983 - 1991 )
Republican
Gov. Ronald Wilson Reagan California (1967 - 1975 )
Democrat, Republican
Gov. Edmund Gerald Brown California (1959 - 1967 )
Democrat
Gov. Goodwin Jess Knight California (1953 - 1959 )
Republican
Gov. Earl Warren California (1943 - 1953 )
Republican
Gov. Culbert L. Olson California (1939 - 1943 )
Democrat