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List of Governors (all time)

A list of politicians who have been Governor anytime in their career.

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Andrew Cuomo
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Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected in 2010, holding the same position his father, Mario Cuomo,...
4.5
4.5
from 2 votes
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
2

Arnold Schwarzenegger

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger w...
6.7
6.7
from 20 votes
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Bill Clinton
3

Bill Clinton

(1946)
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas...
6.5
6.5
from 19 votes
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Bobby Jindal
4

Bobby Jindal

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
3
3
from 3 votes
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Brian Sandoval
5

Brian Sandoval

Brian Edward Sandoval (born August 5, 1963) is the 29th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada and a member of the Republican Party. Sandoval is a former judge of the United States District Court for the District of Neva...
4.7
4.7
from 3 votes
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Brian Schweitzer
6

Brian Schweitzer

Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005 to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western Governors Associati...
6
6
from 1 vote
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Chris Christie
7

Chris Christie

Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010.
2.8
2.8
from 4 votes
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George Pataki
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George Pataki

George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995-2006). A member of the Republican Party, Pataki was a lawyer who was elected Mayor of his home town of...
7
7
from 1 vote
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George W. Bush
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George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara...
3.2
3.2
from 36 votes
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Jeb Bush
10

Jeb Bush

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American politician. He served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush,...
2.9
2.9
from 10 votes
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Jesse Ventura
11

Jesse Ventura

James George Janos (born July 15, 1951) better known by his stage name Jesse Ventura is an American former professional wrestler, actor, political commentator, author, naval veteran, and politician who served as the 38th Governor...
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4
from 2 votes
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Jim Gilmore
12

Jim Gilmore

James Stuart "Jim" Gilmore III (born October 6, 1949) is an American politician who was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. A member of the Republican Party, he has announced his candidacy for the Republican nominatio...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Lincoln Chafee
13

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is an American politician from Rhode Island who has served as the Mayor of Warwick (1992–1999), a U.S. Senator (1999–2007) and as the 74th Governor of Rhode Island (2011–2015)...
5.5
5.5
from 4 votes
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Mark Warner
14

Mark Warner

Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician and the senior United States Senator from Virginia, in office since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Warner was the 69th Governor of Virginia, hold...
3.5
3.5
from 2 votes
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Martin O'Malley
15

Martin O'Malley

Martin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician who served as the 61st Governor of Maryland, from 2007 to 2015. First elected in 2006, he defeated incumbent Governor Robert Ehrlich, and again in a 2010 rem...
6.8
6.8
from 5 votes
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Mike Huckabee
16

Mike Huckabee

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries. He won th...
6.2
6.2
from 6 votes
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Mike Pence
17

Mike Pence

Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician who is the 48th and current Vice President of the United States since January 2017, previously serving as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. B...
5.8
5.8
from 5 votes
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Mitch Daniels
18

Mitch Daniels

Mitchell Elias "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (born April 7, 1949) is an American academic administrator and former politician who was Governor of Indiana from 2005 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. Since 2013, Daniels has be...
3
3
from 2 votes
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Mitt Romney
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Mitt Romney

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in th...
6
6
from 2 votes
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Nikki Haley
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Nikki Haley

Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley (born January 20, 1972) is an American politician and the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. She is currently serving in her second term. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented...
5.3
5.3
from 3 votes
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Rick Perry
21

Rick Perry

James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American Republican politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the gov...
4.5
4.5
from 4 votes
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Scott Walker
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Scott Walker

Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He is a two-term Governor, elected in 2010 and 2014, who also defeated an effort to recall him in 2012.
4
4
from 2 votes
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Susana Martinez
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Susana Martinez

Susana Martinez (born July 14, 1959) is an American attorney and politician. She is the 31st and current Governor of New Mexico. A Republican, Martinez was elected Governor on November 2, 2010, and was sworn into office on January...
3.5
3.5
from 2 votes
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Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of...
9.3
9.3
from 4 votes
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