List of governors of Utah

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Governor of Utah
Seal of the Governor of Utah (2011).svg
2013-05-23 Gary R Herbert.JPG
Incumbent
Gary Herbert

since August 11, 2009
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceUtah Governor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, renewable, no term limits
Inaugural holderHeber Manning Wells
FormationJanuary 6, 1896
DeputySpencer Cox
Salary$109,470 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The Governor of Utah is the head of the executive branch of Utah's state government[2] and the commander-in-chief of its military forces.[3]

Governors of Utah State[change | change source]

  Republican (11)       Democratic (6)

Governor Term of office Party Term[note 1] Previous office Lt. Governor
[note 2]
1 Heber Wells (Utah Governor).jpg   Heber Manning Wells
August 11, 1859 – March 12, 1938
(aged 78)
January 6, 1896

January 2, 1905
Republican 1 Delegate to the
Utah Constitutional Convention
(1895)
None
2
2 John Christopher Cutler.jpg   John Christopher Cutler
February 5, 1846 – July 30, 1928
(aged 82)
January 2, 1905

January 4, 1909
Republican 3 Salt Lake County Clerk (1884-1890)
3 William Spry.jpg   William Spry
January 11, 1864 – April 21, 1929
(aged 65)
January 4, 1909

January 1, 1917
Republican 4 None
5
4 Simon Bamberger.jpg   Simon Bamberger
February 27, 1846 – October 6, 1926
(aged 80)
January 1, 1917

January 3, 1921
Democratic 6 Utah State Senator
(1903–1913)
5 CharlesRMabey.jpg   Charles R. Mabey
October 4, 1877 – April 26, 1959
(aged 81)
January 3, 1921

January 5, 1925
Republican 7 Utah State Representative
(1913–1915)
6 George H Dern.jpg   George Dern
September 8, 1872 – August 27, 1936
(aged 63)
January 5, 1925

January 2, 1933
Democratic 8 Utah State Senator
(1914–1923)
9
7 Henry H. Blood.jpg   Henry H. Blood
October 1, 1872 – June 19, 1942
(aged 69)
January 2, 1933

January 6, 1941
Democratic 10 None
11
8 Herbert B. Maw.jpg   Herbert B. Maw
March 11, 1893 – November 17, 1990
(aged 97)
January 6, 1941

January 3, 1949
Democratic 12 President of the Utah State Senate
(1934–1938)
13
9 J. Bracken Lee.jpg   J. Bracken Lee
January 7, 1899 – October 20, 1996
(aged 97)
January 3, 1949

January 7, 1957
Republican 14 Mayor of Price
(1935–1948)
15
10 George Dewey Clyde.jpg   George Dewey Clyde
July 21, 1898 – April 2, 1972
(aged 73)
January 7, 1957

January 4, 1965
Republican 16 None
17
11 Calvin L. Rampton.jpg   Calvin L. Rampton
November 6, 1913 – September 16, 2007
(aged 93)
January 4, 1965

January 3, 1977
Democratic 18 Davis County Attorney
(1938–1940)
19
20   Clyde L. Miller
12 Scott Matheson speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the USS Salt Lake City, May 12, 1984.JPEG   Scott M. Matheson
January 8, 1929 – October 7, 1990
(aged 61)
January 3, 1977

January 7, 1985
Democratic 21 None   David Smith Monson
[note 3]
22
13 Norman Bangerter (Utah Governor).jpg   Norman H. Bangerter
January 4, 1933 – April 14, 2015
(aged 82)
January 7, 1985

January 4, 1993
Republican 23 Utah State Representative
(1975–1985)
  W. Val Oveson
24
14 Mike Leavitt.jpg   Mike Leavitt
(1951-02-11) February 11, 1951 (age 68)
January 4, 1993

November 5, 2003
Republican    
25
   
None   Olene Walker
   
26
   
27
15 Olene Walker.JPG   Olene Walker
November 15, 1930 – November 28, 2015
(aged 85)
November 5, 2003

January 3, 2005
[note 4]
Republican 4th
Lieutenant Governor of Utah
(1993-2003)
  Gayle McKeachnie
16 Ambassador Jon Huntsman.jpg   Jon Huntsman Jr.
(1960-03-26) March 26, 1960 (age 59)
January 3, 2005

August 11, 2009
Republican    
28
   
11th
United States Ambassador
to Singapore

(1992–1993)
  Gary Herbert
29
17 2013-05-23 Gary R Herbert.JPG   Gary Herbert
(1947-05-07) May 7, 1947 (age 72)
August 11, 2009

Incumbent
Republican 6th
Lieutenant Governor of Utah
(2005–2009)
  Greg Bell
(Sept. 1, 2009 – Oct. 16, 2013)
30 Spencer Cox
(Oct. 16, 2013 – present)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Each term for which a governor is elected is listed here; if multiple governors served in a single term, due to resignations, deaths, and the like, then that term will be shared among those governors. If a governor was elected multiple times, then there will be multiple terms listed for that governor.
  2. The office of Lieutenant Governor was created in 1976.[4] Lieutenant governors were elected separately from the governor until 1980; those that represented a different party from their governor are noted.
  3. Represented the Republican Party
  4. As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. UT Const. art. VII, § 5
  3. UT Const. art. VII, § 4
  4. Cite error: The named reference ltgov was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).