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Encyclopedia > List of Governors of Arizona

The following is a list of the governors of Arizona. The area that eventually became the U.S. state of Arizona was initially part of Mexico, ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American War; land was later added by the Gadsden Purchase. It was originally organized as part of New Mexico Territory; Arizona Territory was split from New Mexico Territory on February 24, 1863, and lost some land to Nevada shortly thereafter. Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912. Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 18,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded... The Gadsden Purchase (shown with present-day state boundaries and cities) The Gadsden Purchase is a 29,640 mi² (76,770 km²) region of what is today southern Arizona and New Mexico that was purchased by the United States from Mexico in 1853. ... The New Mexico Territory became an organized territory of the United States on September 9, 1850, and it existed until New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The governer's powers are established by Article 5 of the Arizona Constitution. He is elected for four year terms, but may not serve more than two consecutive terms (part of a term counts as a full term). He must be at least 25 years old, have been a US citizen for ten years and an Arizona citizen for five years. He has a line-item veto on money appropriations, but otherwise the veto power and procedure is the same as for the president of the United States. (However he can not veto emergency measures or bills that were voted for by the people in a referendum.) In the event of a vacancy in the office, the Arizona secretary of state, if elected, succeeds to the office (otherwise the next elected state officer succeeds). If impeached the governer is suspended, and the next elected officer in the line of succession becomes acting governer. The Arizona Constitution is the governing document and framework for the State of Arizona. ... In government, the line-item veto is the power of an executive to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations, without vetoing the entire legislative package. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ...


Governors of Arizona Territory

Name Term Party
John Noble Goodwin Republican 1863-1866
Richard Cunningham McCormick Republican 1866-1868
James P.T. Carter Republican, acting 1868-1869
Anson P.K. Safford Republican 1869-1877
John Philo Hoyt Republican 1877-1878
John Charles Frémont Republican 1878-1881
John Jay Gosper Republican, acting 1881-1882
Frederick Augustus Tritle Republican 1882-1885
Conrad Meyer Zulick Democrat 1885-1889
Lewis Wolfley Republican 1889-1890
John Nichol Irwin Republican 1890-1892
Nathan Oakes Murphy Republican 1892-1893
Louis Cameron Hughes Democrat 1893-1896
Charles Morelle Bruce Democrat, acting 1896
Benjamin Joseph Franklin Republican 1896-1897
Myron Hawley McCord Republican 1897-1898
Nathan Oakes Murphy Republican 1898-1902
Alexander Oswald Brodie Republican 1902-1905
William Francis Nichols Republican, acting 1905
Joseph Henry Kibbey Republican 1905-1909
Richard Elihu Sloan Republican 1909-1911
George W.P. Hunt Democrat 1911-1912

John Noble Goodwin (October 18, 1824 – April 29, 1887) was a United States politician. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Richard Cunningham McCormick Richard Cunningham McCormick Richard Cunningham McCormick (May 23, 1832 - June 2, 1901) was the first governor of the territory of Arizona, and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York State. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813–July 13, 1890), born John Charles Fremon, was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the United States Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first Presidential candidate of a major... Conrad Meyer Zulick is known for restoring the Morman vote in the Arizona Territory. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Alexander Oswald Brodie, Governor of Arizona Territory (1902-05). ... George W.P. Hunt (1859-1934) was the first governor of the State of Arizona. ...

Governors of Arizona

# Name Party Term
1 George W.P. Hunt Democratic 1912-1917
2 Thomas Edward Campbell Republican 1917-1917
3 George W.P. Hunt Democratic 1917-1919
4 Thomas Edward Campbell Republican 1919-1923
5 George W.P. Hunt Democratic 1923-1929
6 John Calhoun Phillips Republican 1929-1931
7 George W.P. Hunt Democratic 1931-1933
8 Benjamin Baker Moeur Democratic 1933-1937
9 Rawghlie Clement Stanford Democratic 1937-1939
10 Robert Taylor Jones Democratic 1939-1941
11 Sidney Preston Osborn Democratic 1941-1948
12 Dan Edward Garvey Democratic 1948-1951
13 John Howard Pyle Republican 1951-1955
14 Ernest W. McFarland Democratic 1955-1959
15 Paul Jones Fannin Republican 1959-1965
16 Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. Democratic 1965-1967
17 Jack Richard Williams Republican 1967-1975
18 Raul Hector Castro Democratic 1975-1977
19 Wesley Bolin Democratic 1977-1978
20 Bruce Babbitt Democratic 1978-1987
21 Evan Mecham Republican 1987-1988
22 Rose Perica Mofford Democratic 1988-1991
23 Fife Symington Republican 1991-1997
24 Jane Dee Hull Republican 1997-2003
25 Janet Napolitano Democratic 2003—

George W.P. Hunt (1859-1934) was the first governor of the State of Arizona. ... Thomas Edward Campbell (January 18, 1878–March 1, 1944) was the third governor in the State of Arizona. ... John Calhoun Phillips (1870-1943) was the 5th governor of the state of Arizona. ... Benjamin Baker Moeur (1869-1937) was the 7th Governor of Arizona. ... Rawghlie Clement Stanford (1879-1963) was the 8th governor of Arizona and served from 1937 to 1939. ... Robert Taylor Jones (1884-1958) was the 9th governor of Arizona and served from 1939 to 1941. ... Sidney Preston Osborn (1884-1948) was the 10th Governor of Arizona and is, to this day, the only governor to serve four consecutive terms. ... Dan Edward Garvey (1886-1974) was the 11th governor of Arizona and succeeded Sidney Osborn upon his death in office. ... John Howard Pyle (1906-1987) was the 12th governor of Arizona and served between 1955 and 1959. ... Ernest William McFarland (October 9, 1894-June 8, 1984) was a United States Senator from Arizona and served as Senate Majority Leader from 1951 until 1953. ... Paul Jones Fannin (January 29, 1907-January 12, 2002) was a Republican Senator and Governor from Arizona. ... Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. ... John (Jack) Richard Williams served as the Republican governor of Arizona from 1967 to 1975. ... Raul Hector Castro served as governor of Arizona from 1975-77 as a Democrat. ... Wesley Bolin (July 1, 1909–March 4, 1978) served as governor of the U.S. state of Arizona between 1977 and 1978. ... Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938), a Democrat, served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as Governor of Arizona. ... Evan Mecham Evan Mecham (pronounced []) (born May 12, 1924) is a former American politician and the 19th governor of Arizona. ... Rose Mofford (born June 10, 1922 in Globe, Arizona), served as Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Arizona from 1988 to 1991. ... Merge with Fife Symington III. John Fife Symington III (born August 12, 1945 in New York City) was the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Arizona from 1991 until his resignation in 1997. ... Categories: Stub | 1935 births | Governors of Arizona ... Janet Georgia Napolitano (b. ...

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