Former Delaware Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Jack Markell Delaware 2009 - 2017 Democrat
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Delaware 2001 - 2009 Democrat
Gov. Thomas R. Carper Delaware 1993 - 2001 Democrat
Gov. Dale Edward Wolf Delaware 1992 - 1993 Republican
Gov. Michael Newbold Castle Delaware 1985 - 1992 Republican
Gov. Pierre Samuel Du Pont Delaware 1977 - 1985 Republican
Gov. Sherman W. Tribbitt Delaware 1973 - 1977 Democrat
Gov. Russell W. Peterson Delaware 1969 - 1973 Republican
Gov. Charles L. Terry Delaware 1965 - 1969 Democrat
Gov. David Penrose Buckson Delaware 1960 - 1961 Republican
Gov. James Caleb Boggs Delaware 1953 - 1960 Republican
Gov. Walter Wolfkiel Bacon Delaware 1941 - 1949 Republican
Gov. Richard Cann McMullen Delaware 1937 - 1941 Democrat
Gov. Robert Pyle Robinson Delaware 1925 - 1929 Republican
Gov. Preston Lea Delaware 1905 - 1909 Republican
Gov. John Hunn Delaware 1901 - 1905 Republican
Gov. Joshua Hopkins Marvil Delaware 1895 - 1895 Republican
Gov. Robert John Reynolds Delaware 1891 - 1895 Democrat
Gov. Benjamin Thomas Biggs Delaware 1887 - 1891 Democrat
Gov. John Polk Cochran Delaware 1875 - 1879 Democrat
Gov. James Ponder Delaware 1871 - 1875 Democrat
Gov. William Burton Delaware 1859 - 1863 Democrat
Gov. Peter Foster Causey Delaware 1855 - 1859 Whig
Gov. William Henry Harrison Ross Delaware 1851 - 1855 Democrat
Gov. William Temple Delaware 1846 - 1847 Whig
Gov. William Barkley Cooper Delaware 1841 - 1845 Whig
Gov. David Hazzard Delaware 1830 - 1833 National Republican
Gov. Nathaniel Mitchell Delaware 1805 - 1808 Federalist
Gov. Charles Polk Delaware 1836 - 1837
1827 - 1830
Federalist
Gov. Samuel Paynter Delaware 1824 - 1827 Federalist
Gov. John Collins Delaware 1821 - 1822 Democratic-Republican
Gov. Jacob Stout Delaware 1820 - 1821 Federalist
Gov. Caleb Rodney Delaware 1822 - 1823 Federalist
Gov. Joseph Haslet Delaware 1823 - 1823
1811 - 1814
Democratic-Republican
Gov. James Sykes Delaware 1801 - 1802 Federalist
Gov. Elbert Nortrand Carvel Delaware 1961 - 1965
1949 - 1953
Democrat
Gov. Clayton Douglass Buck Delaware 1929 - 1937 Republican
Gov. William Du Hamel Denney Delaware 1921 - 1925 Republican
Gov. John Gillis Townsend Delaware 1917 - 1921 Republican
Gov. Charles Robert Miller Delaware 1913 - 1917 Republican
Gov. Simeon Selby Pennewill Delaware 1909 - 1913 Republican
Gov. Ebe Walter Tunnell Delaware 1897 - 1901 Democrat
Gov. William Tharp Watson Delaware 1895 - 1897 Democrat
Gov. Charles Clark Stockley Delaware 1883 - 1887 Democrat
Gov. John Wood Hall Delaware 1879 - 1883 Democrat
Gov. Gove Saulsbury Delaware 1865 - 1871 Democrat
Gov. William Cannon Delaware 1863 - 1865 Union
Gov. William Tharp Delaware 1847 - 1851 Democrat
Gov. Joseph Maull Delaware 1846 - 1846 Whig
Gov. Thomas Stockton Delaware 1845 - 1846 Whig
Gov. Cornelius Parsons Comegys Delaware 1837 - 1841 Whig
Gov. Caleb Prew Bennett Delaware 1833 - 1836 Democrat
Gov. Charles Thomas Delaware 1823 - 1824 Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Clark Delaware 1817 - 1820 Federalist
Gov. Daniel Rodney Delaware 1814 - 1817 Federalist
Gov. George Truitt Delaware 1808 - 1811 Federalist
Gov. David Hall Delaware 1802 - 1805 Democratic-Republican
Gov. Richard Bassett Delaware 1799 - 1801 Federalist
Gov. Daniel Rogers Delaware 1797 - 1799 Federalist
Gov. Gunning Bedford Delaware 1796 - 1797 Federalist
Gov. Joshua Clayton Delaware 1793 - 1796 Federalist
Gov. John McKinly Delaware 1777 - 1777 Federalist
Gov. Thomas McKean Delaware 1777 - 1777 Democratic-Republican
Gov. George Read Delaware 1777 - 1778 Federalist
Gov. Caesar Rodney Delaware 1778 - 1781
Gov. John Dickinson Delaware 1781 - 1782 Democratic-Republican
Gov. John Cook Delaware 1782 - 1783
Gov. Nicholas Van Dyke Delaware 1783 - 1786
Gov. Thomas Collins Delaware 1786 - 1789
Gov. Jehu Davis Delaware 1789 - 1789 Federalist