List of Governors of Wyoming

This is a list of the governors of Wyoming, beginning with Territorial Governors. Wyoming Territory was organized in 1868, and the state was admitted to the union on July 10, 1890.

Governor of Wyoming
Seal of the Governor of Wyoming
Seal of the Governor
Matt Mead
Incumbent
Matt Mead

since January 3, 2011
Style
Status
Residence Wyoming Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once (limited to eight years in a sixteen year period)
Inaugural holder Francis E. Warren
Formation Wyoming Constitution
Salary $105,000 (2013)[1]
Website governor.wyo.gov/home

List of Governors

Governors of Wyoming Territory

# Governor Picture Took office Left office Appointed by
1   John Allen Campbell John Allen Campbell 1869 March 1, 1875 Ulysses S. Grant
2   John Milton Thayer John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy March 1, 1875 April 10, 1878 Ulysses S. Grant
3   John Wesley Hoyt John Wesley Hoyt April 10, 1878 August 22, 1882 [2] Rutherford B. Hayes
4   William Hale William Hale July 18, 1882 January 13, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
5   Elliot S. N. Morgan Elliot Morgan January 13, 1885 February 28, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
6   Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren February 28, 1885 November 11, 1886 Chester A. Arthur
7   George White Baxter George White Baxter November 11, 1886 December 20, 1886 Grover Cleveland
8   Elliot S. N. Morgan Elliot Morgan December 20, 1886 January 24, 1887 Grover Cleveland
9   Thomas Moonlight Thomas Moonlight January 24, 1887 April 9, 1889 Grover Cleveland
10   Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren April 9, 1889 October 11, 1890 Benjamin Harrison

Governors of the State of Wyoming

  Republican       Democratic       Progressive

Governor Took office Left office Party Secretary of State Notes
1 Francis E. Warren   Francis E. Warren October 11, 1890 November 24, 1890 Republican   John W. Meldrum [3]
  Amos W. Barber
2 AmosWBarber   Amos W. Barber November 24, 1890 January 2, 1893 Republican   Amos W. Barber [4]
3 JohnEOsborne   John E. Osborne January 2, 1893 January 7, 1895 Democratic
4 WilliamARichards   William A. Richards January 7, 1895 January 2, 1899 Republican   Charles W. Burdick
5 DeForest Richards   DeForest Richards January 2, 1899 April 28, 1903 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton [5]
6 F Chatterton   Fenimore Chatterton April 28, 1903 January 2, 1905 Republican [4]
7 BryantBBrooks   Bryant B. Brooks January 2, 1905 January 2, 1911 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton
  William Schnitger
8 Joseph Maull Carey (1845%E2%80%931924)   Joseph M. Carey January 2, 1911 January 4, 1915 Democratic   Frank L. Houx [6]
  Progressive
9 JohnBKendrick   John B. Kendrick January 4, 1915 February 26, 1917 Democratic [3]
10 Frank Lee Houx   Frank L. Houx February 26, 1917 January 6, 1919 Democratic [4]
11 Robert Davis Carey   Robert D. Carey January 6, 1919 January 1, 1923 Republican   William E. Chaplin
12 No image   William B. Ross January 1, 1923 October 2, 1924 Democratic   Frank E. Lucas [5]
13 No image   Frank E. Lucas October 2, 1924 January 5, 1925 Republican [4]
14 Nellie Tayloe Ross   Nellie Tayloe Ross January 5, 1925 January 3, 1927 Democratic
15 No image   Frank C. Emerson January 3, 1927 February 18, 1931 Republican   Alonzo M. Clark [5]
16 No image   Alonzo M. Clark February 18, 1931 January 2, 1933 Republican [7]
17 No image   Leslie A. Miller January 2, 1933 January 2, 1939 Democratic   Alonzo M. Clark
  Lester C. Hunt
18 No image   Nels H. Smith January 2, 1939 January 4, 1943 Republican   Lester C. Hunt
19 Lester Hunt   Lester C. Hunt January 4, 1943 January 3, 1949 Democratic   Mart T. Christensen [3]
  William Jack
  Arthur G. Crane
20 ArthurGCrane   Arthur G. Crane January 3, 1949 January 1, 1951 Republican   Arthur G. Crane [4]
21 Frank Barrett   Frank A. Barrett January 1, 1951 January 3, 1953 Republican   Clifford J. Rogers [3]
22 No image   Clifford J. Rogers January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955 Republican [4]
23 Milwardsimpson   Milward Simpson January 3, 1955 January 5, 1959 Republican   Everett T. Copenhaver
24 John Joseph Hickey   John J. Hickey January 5, 1959 January 2, 1961 Democratic   Jack R. Gage [8]
25 Governor Jack R. Gage   Jack R. Gage January 2, 1961 January 7, 1963 Democratic [4]
26 Clifford Hansen   Clifford P. Hansen January 7, 1963 January 2, 1967 Republican   Thyra Thomson
27 Stanley K Hathaway   Stanley K. Hathaway January 2, 1967 January 6, 1975 Republican
28 Governor Edgar Herschler   Edgar J. Herschler January 6, 1975 January 5, 1987 Democratic
29 WY Governor Mike Sullivan WSA OH-2104   Mike Sullivan January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Democratic   Kathy Karpan
30 Jim Geringer - TEDx Oil Spill - Washington, DC   Jim Geringer January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Republican   Diana J. Ohman
  Joseph Meyer
31 Dave Freudenthal speech   Dave Freudenthal January 6, 2003 January 3, 2011 Democratic   Joseph Meyer
  Max Maxfield
32 Matt Mead   Matt Mead January 3, 2011 Incumbent Republican   Max Maxfield [9]
  Ed Murray
  Edward Buchanan

Notes

  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/index.php/governors-of-wyoming
  3. ^ a b c d Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g As state secretary of state, acted as governor.
  5. ^ a b c Died in office.
  6. ^ Switched parties from Republican to Progressive in 1912.
  7. ^ As state secretary of state, acted as governor until replacement elected.
  8. ^ Resigned to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.
  9. ^ Governor Mead's second term expires on January 7, 2019; he is term limited.

Other high offices held

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Wyoming except where noted.

Governor Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
John Milton Thayer 1875–1878 (territorial) U.S. Senator from Nebraska; Governor of Nebraska
Thomas Moonlight 1887-1889 (territorial) United States Minister to Bolivia
Francis E. Warren 1885–1886
1889–1890 (territorial)
1890
S
John Eugene Osborne 1893–1895 H United States Assistant Secretary of State
William A. Richards 1895–1899 Commissioner of the General Land Office
Joseph M. Carey 1911–1915 H S
John B. Kendrick 1915–1917 S
Lester C. Hunt 1943–1949 S
Frank A. Barrett 1951–1953 H S
Milward L. Simpson 1955–1959 S
John J. Hickey 1959–1961 S
Clifford Hansen 1963–1967 S
Stanley K. Hathaway 1967–1975 United States Secretary of the Interior
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 United States Ambassador to Ireland

Living former U.S. governors of Wyoming

As of January 2018, there are three former U.S. governors of Wyoming who are currently living at this time, the oldest U.S. governor of Wyoming being Mike Sullivan (served 1987–1995, born 1939). The most recent U.S. governor of Wyoming to die was Clifford P. Hansen (served 1963–1967, born 1912), on October 20, 2009. The most recently serving U.S. governor of Wyoming to die was Edgar J. Herschler (served 1975–1987, born 1918), on February 5, 1990.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 September 22, 1939 (age 78)
Jim Geringer 1995–2003 April 24, 1944 (age 74)
Dave Freudenthal 2003–2011 October 12, 1950 (age 67)

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