Governor of Maryland

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Governor of Maryland
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Seal of the State of Maryland
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Incumbent
Larry Hogan

since January 21, 2015
Style Honorable
Residence Government House
Term length Four years, renewable once, but renewable again after a 4-year respite.
Inaugural holder Thomas Johnson
Formation March 21, 1777
Salary $150,000 (2013)[1]
Website Official website

The Governor of Maryland heads the executive branch of the government of Maryland, and is the commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard units. The Governor is the highest-ranking official in the state and has a broad range of appointive powers in both the State and local governments, as specified by the Maryland Constitution. Because of the extent of these constitutional powers, the Governor of Maryland has been ranked as being among the most powerful Governors in the United States.[2]

Living former U.S. governors of Maryland[change | change source]

As of August 2015, four former U.S. governors of Maryland are currently living, the oldest being Harry Hughes (1979–1987, born 1926). The most recent U.S. governor of Maryland to die was Marvin Mandel (1969–1979), on August 30, 2015.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Harry R. Hughes 1979–1987 (1926-11-13) November 13, 1926 (age 91)
Parris N. Glendening 1995–2003 (1942-06-11) June 11, 1942 (age 76)
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. 2003–2007 (1957-11-25) November 25, 1957 (age 60)
Martin O'Malley 2007–2015 (1963-01-18) January 18, 1963 (age 55)

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. Prah, Pamela (March 9, 2007). "Massachusetts gov rated most powerful". Stateline.Org. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 2007-06-25.