List of governors of Nevada

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Governor of Nevada
Seal of Nevada.svg
Flag of the Governor of Nevada.svg
Standard of the Governor
Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg
Incumbent
Steve Sisolak

since January 7, 2019
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceNevada Governor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Nevada
PrecursorGovernor of Nevada Territory
Inaugural holderHenry G. Blasdel
FormationDecember 5, 1864
(154 years ago)
 (1864-12-05)
Salary$149,730 (2015)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Governor of Nevada is the chief magistrate of the U.S. state of Nevada,[2] the head of the executive department of Nevada's state government[2] and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.[3]

The current governor is Democrat Steve Sisolak, who took office on January 7, 2019.

List of Governors[change | change source]

Prior to becoming a territory, parts of Nevada were part of Utah Territory and New Mexico Territory; see List of Governors of Utah and List of Governors of New Mexico.

  Democratic (12)   Silver (4)   Republican (14)

Governor Term in office Party Term Lieutenant Governor Notes
1 Henry Goode Blasdel.jpg   Henry G. Blasdel
    January 29, 1825 – July 26, 1900   
(aged 75)
December 5, 1864

January 2, 1871
Republican 1 John S. Crosman
2 James S. Slingerland
2 125px   Lewis R. Bradley
February 18, 1805 – March 21, 1879
(aged 74)
January 2, 1871

January 6, 1879
Democratic 3 Frank Denver
Pressly C. Hyman (Acting)
4 Jewett W. Adams
3 John Henry Kinkead.gif   John H. Kinkead
December 10, 1826 – August 15, 1904
(aged 77)
January 6, 1879

January 1, 1883
Republican
4 Adams.jpeg   Jewett W. Adams
August 6, 1835 – June 18, 1920
(aged 84)
January 1, 1883

January 3, 1887
Democratic 5 Charles E. Laughton
5 Stevenson.jpeg   Charles C. Stevenson
February 20, 1826 – September 21, 1890
(aged 64)
January 3, 1887

September 21, 1890
Republican 6 Henry C. Davis[N 1] [N 1]
7 Samuel W. Chubbuck[N 2]
8 Frank Bell
6 Frank Bell (Nevada Governor).jpg   Frank Bell
January 28, 1840 – February 13, 1927
(aged 87)
September 21, 1890

January 5, 1891
Republican [N 3]
7 Roswell K. Colcord.jpg   Roswell K. Colcord
April 25, 1839 – October 30, 1939
(aged 100)
January 5, 1891

January 7, 1895
Republican 9 Joseph Poujade
8 Jones.jpeg   John E. Jones
December 5, 1840 – April 10, 1896
(aged 55)
January 7, 1895

April 10, 1896
Silver 10 Reinhold Sadler [N 1]
9 Sadler.jpeg   Reinhold Sadler
January 10, 1848 - January 30, 1906
(aged 58)
April 10, 1896

January 5, 1903
Silver 11 [N 4]
James R. Judge
10 JohnSparks.jpg   John Sparks
August 30, 1843 – May 22, 1908
(aged 64)
January 5, 1903

May 22, 1908
Silver-Democratic 12 Lemuel Allen [N 1]
13 Denver S. Dickerson
11 Denver Sylvester Dickerson.jpg   Denver S. Dickerson
January 24, 1872 – November 28, 1925
(aged 53)
May 22, 1908

January 2, 1911
Silver-Democratic [N 3]
12 Senator Tasker Oddie.jpg   Tasker L. Oddie
October 20, 1870 – February 17, 1950
(aged 79)
January 2, 1911

January 4, 1915
Republican 14 Gilbert C. Ross
13 Emmet D. Boyle.jpg   Emmet D. Boyle
July 26, 1879 – January 3, 1926
(aged 46)
January 4, 1915

January 1, 1923
Democratic 15 Maurice J. Sullivan
14 James G. Scrugham (Nevada Governor and US Senator).jpg   James G. Scrugham
January 19, 1880 – June 23, 1945
(aged 65)
January 1, 1923

January 3, 1927
Democratic
15 Fred B. Balzar (Nevada Governor).jpg   Fred B. Balzar
June 15, 1880 – March 21, 1934
(aged 53)
January 3, 1927

March 21, 1934
Republican 16 Morley Griswold [N 1]
16 Morley Griswold (Nevada Governor).jpg   Morley Griswold
October 10, 1890 – October 3, 1951
(aged 60)
March 21, 1934

January 7, 1935
Republican [N 3]
17 Richard Kirman Sr. (Nevada Governor).jpg   Richard Kirman, Sr.
January 14, 1877 – January 19, 1959
(aged 82)
January 7, 1935

January 2, 1939
Democratic 17 Fred S. Alward
18 Edward P. Carville (Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator).jpg   Edward P. Carville
May 14, 1885 – June 27, 1956
(aged 71)
January 2, 1939

July 24, 1945
Democratic 18 Maurice J. Sullivan [N 5]
19 Vail M. Pittman
19 Vail Pittman (Nevada Governor).jpg   Vail M. Pittman
September 17, 1880 – January 29, 1964
(aged 83)
July 24, 1945

January 1, 1951
Democratic [N 4]
20 Clifford A. Jones
20 Charles H. Russell (Nevada Governor) 2.jpg   Charles H. Russell
December 27, 1903 – September 13, 1989
(aged 85)
January 1, 1951

January 5, 1959
Republican  
21 Rex Bell [N 1]
21
Grant Sawyer.jpg
  Grant Sawyer
December 14, 1918 – February 19, 1996
(aged 77)
January 5, 1959

January 2, 1967
Democratic 22 Maude Frazier
23 Paul Laxalt
22 Paul Laxalt.jpg   Paul Laxalt
August 2, 1922 – August 6, 2018
(aged 96)
January 2, 1967

January 4, 1971
Republican 24 Edward Fike
23 D. N. Mike O'Callaghan (Nevada Governor).jpg   Mike O'Callaghan
September 10, 1929 – March 5, 2004
(aged 74)
January 4, 1971

January 1, 1979
Democratic 25 Harry Reid
26 Robert E. Rose
24 Robert List in 2010.jpg   Robert List
(1936-09-01) September 1, 1936 (age 83)
January 1, 1979

January 3, 1983
Republican 27 Myron E. Leavitt
25 Richard Bryan.jpg   Richard Bryan
(1937-07-16) July 16, 1937 (age 82)
January 3, 1983

January 3, 1989
Democratic 28 Bob Cashell [N 6]
29 Bob Miller
26 Bob Miller at an event, Dec 22, 1994 - cropped to Miller.jpg   Bob Miller
(1945-03-30) March 30, 1945 (age 74)
January 3, 1989

January 4, 1999
Democratic
30 Sue Wagner
31 Lonnie Hammargren
27 Kenny Guinn.jpg   Kenny Guinn
August 24, 1936 – July 22, 2010
(aged 73)
January 4, 1999

January 1, 2007
Republican 32 Lorraine Hunt
28 Jimgibbons.jpg   Jim Gibbons
(1944-12-16) December 16, 1944 (age 74)
January 1, 2007

January 3, 2011
Republican 33 Brian Krolicki
(2007–2015)
29 Brian Sandoval 2010 (cropped).jpg   Brian Sandoval
(1963-08-05) August 5, 1963 (age 56)
January 3, 2011

January 7, 2019
Republican 34
Mark Hutchison
(2015–2019)
30 Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg   Steve Sisolak
(1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 65)
January 7, 2019

Incumbent

Democratic 35 Kate Marshall
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Died in office.
  2. Resigned.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  4. 4.0 4.1 As Nevada Lieutenant Governor, acted as Governor for unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
  5. Resigned to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.
  6. Resigned after being elected to the United States Senate.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2015 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 NV Const. art. V, § 1.
  3. NV Const. art. V, § 5.