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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. Ricardo Rosselló Puerto Rico (2017 )
New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (PNP)
Gov. Alejandro Javier García Padilla Puerto Rico (2013 - 2017 )
PDP of Puerto Rico
Gov. Luis G. Fortuño Puerto Rico (2009 - 2013 )
Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vilá Puerto Rico (2005 - 2009 )
Gov. Sila M. Calderon Puerto Rico (2001 - 2005 )
Popular Democrat
Gov. Pedro Rossello Puerto Rico (1993 - 2001 )
New Progressive Party
Gov. Carlos Romero-Barcelo Puerto Rico (1977 - 1985 )
New Progressive Party
Gov. Rafael Hernandez-Colon Puerto Rico (1973 - 1977 )
(1985 - 1993 )
Popular Democrat
Gov. Luis A. Ferre Puerto Rico (1969 - 1973 )
New Progressive Party
Gov. Roberto Sanchez-Vilella Puerto Rico (1965 - 1969 )
Popular Democrat