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Encyclopedia > Governor of Washington

This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington.


List of Washington Territory governors (1853-1889)

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Isaac Ingalls Stevens 1853 1857 Democrat
2 Fayette McMullen 1857 1859 Democrat
3 Richard D. Gholson 1859 1861 Democrat
4 William Henson Wallace 1861 1861 Republican
5 William Pickering 1862 1866 Republican
6 George E. Cole 1866 1867 Democrat
7 Marshall F. Moore 1867 1869 Republican
8 Alvan Flanders 1869 1870 Republican
9 Edward Selig Salomon 1870 1872 Republican
10 Elisha Peyre Ferry 1872 1880 Republican
11 William Augustus Newell 1880 1884 Republican
12 Watson Carvasso Squire 1884 1887 Republican
13 Eugene Semple 1887 1889 Democrat
14 Miles Conway Moore 1889 1889 Republican

List of Washington State governors (1889-present)

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Elisha P. Ferry 1889 1893 Republican
2 John McGraw 1893 1897 Republican
3 John Rogers 1897 1901 Democratic-Populist
4 Henry McBride 1901 1905 Republican
5 Albert E. Mead 1905 1909 Republican
6 Samuel G. Cosgrove 1909 1909 Republican
7 Marion E. Hay 1909 1913 Republican
8 Ernest Lister 1913 1919 Democrat
9 Louis F. Hart 1919 1925 Republican
10 Roland H. Hartley 1925 1933 Republican
11 Clarence D. Martin 1933 1941 Democrat
12 Arthur B. Langlie 1941 1945 Republican
13 Monrad C. Wallgren 1945 1949 Democrat
14 Arthur B. Langlie 1949 1957 Republican
15 Albert D. Rosellini 1957 1965 Democrat
16 Daniel J. Evans 1965 1977 Republican
17 Dixie Lee Ray 1977 1981 Democrat
18 John D. Spellman 1981 1985 Republican
19 Booth Gardner 1985 1993 Democrat
20 Mike Lowry 1993 1997 Democrat
21 Gary Locke 1997 2005 Democrat
22 Christine Gregoire* 2005 - Democrat

* Although Christine Gregoire was officially certified as the winner of the extremely close 2004 gubernatorial election and was inaugurated on January 12, 2005, the election has been contested by the Washington State Republican Party on behalf of her opponent, Dino Rossi. Gregoire is now serving as Governor but her term may be curtailed depending on the outcome of the challenge.


 
 

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