List of governors of Wyoming

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Governor of Wyoming
Seal of the Governor of Wyoming.svg
Seal of the Governor
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon 2019 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Mark Gordon

since January 7, 2019
Style
Status
ResidenceWyoming Governor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, renewable once (limited to eight years in a sixteen year period)
Inaugural holderFrancis E. Warren
FormationWyoming Constitution
Salary$105,000 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

This is a list of the governors of Wyoming. It includes Territorial Governors. Wyoming Territory was created in 1868. Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890.

Governors[change | change source]

Governors of Wyoming Territory[change | change source]

# Name Photo Took office Left office
1 John Allen Campbell John Allen Campbell.jpg 1869 1875
2 John Milton Thayer John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg 1875 1878
3 John Wesley Hoyt John Wesley Hoyt.jpg 1878 1882
4 William Hale William Hale.jpg 1882 1885
5 Elliot S.N. Morgan Elliot Morgan.jpg 1885 1885
6 Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren.jpg 1885 1886
7 George White Baxter George White Baxter.jpg 1886 1886
8 Elliot S.N. Morgan Elliot Morgan.jpg 1886 1887
9 Thomas Moonlight Thomas Moonlight.jpg 1887 1889
10 Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren.jpg 1889 1890

Governors of Wyoming[change | change source]

John E. Osborne, the first Democratic governor
Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first female governor of any state

  Republican       Democratic       Progressive

Governor Took office Left office Party Secretary of State Notes
1 Francis E. Warren.jpg   Francis E. Warren October 11, 1890 November 24, 1890 Republican   John W. Meldrum [2]
  Amos W. Barber
2 AmosWBarber.jpg   Amos W. Barber November 24, 1890 January 2, 1893 Republican   Amos W. Barber [3]
3 JohnEOsborne.jpg   John E. Osborne January 2, 1893 January 7, 1895 Democratic
4 WilliamARichards.jpg   William A. Richards January 7, 1895 January 2, 1899 Republican   Charles W. Burdick
5 DeForest Richards.jpg   DeForest Richards January 2, 1899 April 28, 1903 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton [4]
6 F Chatterton.jpg   Fenimore Chatterton April 28, 1903 January 2, 1905 Republican [3]
7 BryantBBrooks.jpg   Bryant B. Brooks January 2, 1905 January 2, 1911 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton
  William Schnitger
8 Joseph Maull Carey (1845–1924).jpg   Joseph M. Carey January 2, 1911 January 4, 1915 Democratic   Frank L. Houx [5]
  Progressive
9 JohnBKendrick.jpg   John B. Kendrick January 4, 1915 February 26, 1917 Democratic [2]
10 Frank Lee Houx.jpg   Frank L. Houx February 26, 1917 January 6, 1919 Democratic [3]
11   Robert D. Carey January 6, 1919 January 1, 1923 Republican   William E. Chaplin
12 No image.svg   William B. Ross January 1, 1923 October 2, 1924 Democratic   Frank Lucas [4]
13 No image.svg   Frank Lucas October 2, 1924 January 5, 1925 Republican [3]
14 Nellie Tayloe Ross.jpg   Nellie Tayloe Ross January 5, 1925 January 3, 1927 Democratic
15 No image.svg   Frank C. Emerson January 3, 1927 February 18, 1931 Republican   Alonzo M. Clark [4]
16 No image.svg   Alonzo M. Clark February 18, 1931 January 2, 1933 Republican [6]
17 No image.svg   Leslie A. Miller January 2, 1933 January 2, 1939 Democratic   Alonzo M. Clark
  Lester C. Hunt
18 No image.svg   Nels H. Smith January 2, 1939 January 4, 1943 Republican   Lester C. Hunt
19 Lester Hunt.jpg   Lester C. Hunt January 4, 1943 January 3, 1949 Democratic   Mart T. Christensen [2]
  William Jack
  Arthur G. Crane
20   Arthur G. Crane January 3, 1949 January 1, 1951 Republican   Arthur G. Crane [3]
21 Frank Barrett.jpg   Frank A. Barrett January 1, 1951 January 3, 1953 Republican   Clifford J. Rogers [2]
22 No image.svg   Clifford J. Rogers January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955 Republican [3]
23 Milwardsimpson.jpg   Milward Simpson January 3, 1955 January 5, 1959 Republican   Everett T. Copenhaver
24 John Joseph Hickey.jpg   John J. Hickey January 5, 1959 January 2, 1961 Democratic   Jack R. Gage [7]
25 Governor Jack R. Gage.jpg   Jack R. Gage January 2, 1961 January 7, 1963 Democratic [3]
26 Clifford Hansen.jpg   Clifford P. Hansen January 7, 1963 January 2, 1967 Republican   Thyra Thomson
27 Stanley K Hathaway.png   Stanley K. Hathaway January 2, 1967 January 6, 1975 Republican
28 Governor Edgar Herschler.jpg   Edgar J. Herschler January 6, 1975 January 5, 1987 Democratic
29 WY Governor Mike Sullivan WSA OH-2104.jpg   Mike Sullivan January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Democratic   Kathy Karpan
30 Jim Geringer - TEDx Oil Spill - Washington, DC.jpg   Jim Geringer January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Republican   Diana J. Ohman
  Joseph Meyer
31 Dave Freudenthal speech.jpg   Dave Freudenthal January 6, 2003 January 3, 2011 Democratic   Joseph Meyer
  Max Maxfield
32 Matt Mead.jpg   Matt Mead January 3, 2011 January 7, 2019 Republican   Max Maxfield
  Ed Murray
  Edward Buchanan
33 Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon 2019 (cropped).jpg   Mark Gordon January 7, 2019 Incumbent Republican Edward Buchanan

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 As state secretary of state, acted as governor.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Died in office.
  5. Switched parties from Republican to Progressive in 1912.
  6. As state secretary of state, acted as governor until replacement elected.
  7. Resigned to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.

Living former governors[change | change source]

As of January 2019, four former governors were alive. The most recent governor to die was Clifford P. Hansen (1963–1967), on October 20, 2009. The most recently-serving governor to die was Edgar J. Herschler (1975–1987), on February 5, 1990.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 (1939-09-22) September 22, 1939 (age 81)
Jim Geringer 1995–2003 (1944-04-24) April 24, 1944 (age 76)
Dave Freudenthal 2003–2011 (1950-10-12) October 12, 1950 (age 70)
Matt Mead 2011–2019 (1962-03-11) March 11, 1962 (age 58)