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List of Governors of New Jersey

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This is a list of governors of New Jersey.

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Governors under the Proprietors (1665-1674)

Governors of East Jersey and their Deputies (1674-1702)

Governors of West Jersey and their Deputies (1680-1702)

Governors under Royal Government (1703-1776)

Governors of New York and New Jersey (1703-1738)

Governors of New Jersey only (1738-1776)

Governors under representative government (1776-present)

Governors under the 1776 N.J. Constitution (1776-1844)

Governors under the 1844 N.J. Constitution (1844-1946)

Charles C. Stratton1845-1848WhigElected Governor
Daniel Haines1848-1851DemocratElected Governor
George F. Fort1851-1854DemocratElected Governor
Rodman M. Price1854-1857DemocratElected Governor
William A. Newell1857-1860RepublicanElected Governor
Charles S. Olden1860-1863RepublicanElected Governor
Joel Parker1863-1866DemocratElected Governor
Marcus L. Ward1866-1869RepublicanElected Governor
Theodore F. Randolph1869-1872DemocratElected Governor
Joel Parker1872-1875DemocratElected Governor
Joseph D. Bedle1875-1878DemocratElected Governor
George Brinton McClellan1878-1881DemocratElected Governor
George C. Ludlow1881-1884DemocratElected Governor
Leon Abbett1884-1887DemocratElected Governor
Robert Stockton Green1887-1890DemocratElected Governor
Leon Abbett1890-1893DemocratElected Governor
George T. Werts1893-1896DemocratElected Governor
John W. Griggs1 1896-1898RepublicanElected Governor
Foster M. Voorhees1898RepublicanActing Governor
David Ogden Watkins1898-1899Acting Governor
Foster M. Voorhees1899-1902RepublicanElected Governor
Franklin Murphy1902-1905RepublicanElected Governor
Edward C. Stokes1905-1908RepublicanElected Governor
John Franklin Fort1908-1910RepublicanElected Governor
Horace Baker1910-1911RepublicanActing Governor
Woodrow Wilson21911-1913DemocratElected Governor
James F. Fielder1913DemocratActing Governor
Leon R. Taylor1913-1914Acting Governor
James F. Fielder1914-1917DemocratElected Governor
Walter E. Edge31917-1919RepublicanElected Governor
William N. Runyon1919-1920Acting Governor
Clarence E. Case1920Acting Governor
Edward I. Edwards1920-1923DemocratElected Governor
George S. Silzer1923-1926DemocratElected Governor
A. Harry Moore1926-1929DemocratElected Governor
Morgan F. Larson1929-1932RepublicanElected Governor
A. Harry Moore1932-1935DemocratElected Governor
Harold G. Hoffman1935-1938RepublicanElected Governor
A. Harry Moore1938-1941DemocratElected Governor
Charles Edison1941-1944DemocratElected Governor
Walter E. Edge1944-1947RepublicanElected Governor

1 Resigned as Governor to become Attorney General of the United States

2 Resigned as Governor to become President of the United States

3 Resigned as Governor to become a United States Senator

Governors under the 1947 N.J. Constitution (1947-present)

Alfred E. Driscoll 1947-1954 Republican Elected Governor
Robert B. Meyner 1954-1962 Democrat Elected Governor
Richard J. Hughes 1962-1970 Democrat Elected Governor
William T. Cahill 1970-1974 Republican Elected Governor
Brendan Byrne 1974-1982 Democrat Elected Governor
Thomas Kean 1982-1990 Republican Elected Governor
James Florio 1990-1994 Democrat Elected Governor
Christine Todd Whitman1 1994-2001 Republican Elected Governor
Donald DiFrancesco2 2001-2002 Republican Acting Governor
John Farmer Jr.3 2002 Republican Acting Governor
John O. Bennett2 2002 Republican Acting Governor
Richard Codey2 2002 Democrat Acting Governor
James McGreevey4 2002-2004 Democrat Elected Governor
Richard Codey5 2004- Democrat Acting Governor

1 Resigned as Governor to become Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2 Was one of three New Jersey State Senate Presidents who held the position of Acting Governor during this time.

3 As the New Jersey Attorney General, assumed the office of Governor for 90 minutes while a new Senate President was being sworn in for the new session.

4 Resigned as Governor in August 2004, effective November 15, 2004, after admitting that he had an affair with a man while married to his wife Dina Matos.

5 Became Acting Governor on November 15, 2004, following resignation of Gov. McGreevey. He will serve until a new Governor takes office in January 2006, following a regular election in November 2005.

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