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List of Governors of California
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List of Governors of California

Table of contents
1 Spanish Governors of Alta California, 1804-1822
2 Mexican Governors of Alta California, 1822-1847
3 President of the California Republic, June-July 1846
4 American Military Governors of California, 1846-1849
5 Governor of the Territory of California, 1849-1850
6 Governors of the State of California, 1850-present
7 External links

Spanish Governors of Alta California, 1804-1822

Mexican Governors of Alta California, 1822-1847

(see also Governor of Baja California for Baja California, which remains part of Mexico)

President of the California Republic, June-July 1846

American Military Governors of California, 1846-1849

Governor of the Territory of California, 1849-1850

Governors of the State of California, 1850-present

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Peter Hardeman Burnett 1849 1851 Democrat
2 John McDougall 1851 1852 Democrat
3 John Bigler 1852 1856 Democrat
4 John Neeley Johnson 1856 1858 American
5 John B. Weller 1858 1860 Democrat
6 Milton Slocum Latham 1860 1860 Lecompton Democrat
7 John Gately Downey 1860 1862 Lecompton Democrat
8 Amasa Leland Stanford 1862 1863 Republican
9 Frederick Ferdinand Low 1863 1867 Unionist Republican
10 Henry Huntly Haight 1867 1871 Democrat
11 Newton Booth 1871 1875 Republican
12 Romualdo Pacheco (acting) 1875 1875 Republican
13 William Irwin 1875 1880 Democrat
14 George Clement Perkins 1880 1883 Republican
15 George Stoneman 1883 1887 Democrat
16 Washington Montgomery Bartlett 1887 1887 Democrat
17 Robert Whitney Waterman 1887 1891 Republican
18 Henry Harrison Markham 1891 1895 Republican
19 James Herbert Budd 1895 1899 Democrat
20 Henry Tifft Gage 1899 1903 Republican
21 George Cooper Pardee 1903 1907 Republican
22 James Norris Gillett 1907 1911 Republican
23 Hiram Warren Johnson 1911 1917 Republican
24 William Dennison Stephens 1917 1923 Republican
25 Friend William Richardson 1923 1927 Republican
26 Clement Calhoun Young 1927 1931 Republican
27 James Rolph, Jr 1931 1934 Republican
28 Frank Finley Merriam 1934 1939 Republican
29 Culbert Levy Olson 1939 1943 Democrat
30 Earl Warren 1943 1953 Republican
31 Goodwin Jess Knight 1953 1959 Republican
32 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, Sr 1959 1967 Democrat
33 Ronald Wilson Reagan 1967 1975 Republican
34 Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr 1975 1983 Democrat
35 Courken George Deukmejian 1983 1991 Republican
36 Peter Barton Wilson 1991 1999 Republican
37 Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis, Jr¹ 1999 2003 Democrat
38 Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger 2003 - Republican
¹ Governor Gray Davis was
recalled from office as a result of the California Recall Election held on October 7, 2003.
The voters elected Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Davis and serve the remainder of his term.

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