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Encyclopedia > List of Governors of Virginia

This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. The Governor of Virginia is forbidden by the Constitution of the Commonwealth from serving consecutive terms (the only U.S. state in which gubernatorial incumbents are forbidden from running for governor); however, several governors have served multiple non-consecutive terms. In Virginia, governors and lieutenant governors are elected separately, so the two can be of different political parties and can be political rivals. See also: List of colonial governors of Virginia. Each new gubernatorial term begins on the Saturday after the second Wednesday in January. State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, allies British Empire, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties {{{casualties1}}} {{{casualties2}}} The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was the military side of the American Revolution. ... The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... This is a list of colonial governors of Virginia. ...


Governors chosen by state legislature

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Governors elected by popular vote

Joseph Johnson (1785 - 1877) was a U.S. political figure. ... Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806–September 12, 1876) was an American statesman from Virginia. ... John Letcher (1813-1884) of Lexington, Virginia, was an American lawyer, journalist, politician, served as Representative in U.S. Congress (1851-1859), Governor of Virginia (1860-1864), Delegate in Virginia General Assembly 1875-1877, and on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Military Institute 1866-1880. ... William Smith (September 6, 1797 – May 18, 1887), known as Extra Billy, was a lawyer, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Congressman, and one of the oldest Confederate generals in the American Civil War. ... Francis Harrison Pierpont (January 25, 1814–March 24, 1899), called the Father of West Virginia, was an American lawyer, politician, and governor of (the free parts of) Virginia during the Civil War. ... Henry Horatio Wells (1823-1890) was born September 17, 1823. ... Gilbert Carlton Walker (1833–1885) was a United States political figure. ... James L. Kemper James Lawson Kemper (June 11, 1823 – April 7, 1895) was a lawyer, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and a governor of Virginia. ... Frederick W.M. Holliday (February 22, 1828-May 29, 1899) a Governor of Virginia from 1878 to 1882. ... William E. Cameron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Fitzhugh Lee in the Civil War Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 18, 1905), nephew of Robert E. Lee, was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, governor of Virginia, diplomat, and U.S. Army general in the Spanish-American War. ... Philip Watkins McKinney (May 1, 1832-March 1, 1899) American politician who served as a Democratic Governor of Virginia from 1890 to 1894. ... Charles Triplett OFerrall (October 21, 1840 - September 22, 1905) was an American politician who served as the Governor of Virginia from 1894 to 1898. ... James Hoge Tyler (1846 - 1925) was a U.S. political figure. ...

Governors elected by popular vote


# Name Party Term Previous Office
51 Andrew Jackson Montague Democrat 19021906 Attorney General of Virginia
52 Claude A. Swanson Democrat 19061910 US Congress
53 William H. Mann Democrat 19101914
54 Henry Carter Stuart Democrat 19141918
55 Westmoreland Davis Democrat 19181922
56 Elbert Lee Trinkle Democrat 19221926 Virginia State Senate
57 Harry F. Byrd Sr. Democrat 19261930 President of The Valley Turnpike Company
58 John Garland Pollard Democrat 19301934
59 George C. Peery Democrat 19341938 US Congress
60 James H. Price Democrat 19381942 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
61 Colgate W. Darden Jr. Democrat 19421946 US Congress
62 William M. Tuck Democrat 19461950 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
63 John S. Battle Democrat 19501954 Virginia State Senate
64 Thomas B. Stanley Democrat 19541958 US Congress
65 J. Lindsay Almond Jr. Democrat 19581962 Attorney General of Virginia
66 Albertis S. Harrison Jr. Democrat 19621966 Attorney General of Virginia
67 Mills E. Godwin Jr. Democrat 19661970 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
68 A. Linwood Holton Jr. Republican 19701974 US Senate Canadite
69 Mills E. Godwin Jr. Republican 19661970 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
70 John N. Dalton Republican 19781982 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
71 Charles S. Robb Democrat 19821986 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
72 Gerald L. Baliles Democrat 19861990 Attorney General of Virginia
73 L. Douglas Wilder Democrat 1990-1994 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
74 George F. Allen Republican 19941998 US Congress
75 James S. Gilmore III Republican 19982002 Attorney General of Virginia
76 Mark R. Warner Democrat 20022006 US Senate Candidate
77 Tim Kaine Democrat 2006–Present Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

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Governor of Virginia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (849 words)
The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term.
Candidates for Governor must be United States citizens who have resided in Virginia as registered voters for five years prior to the election in which they are running.
Also, Virginia does not allow governors to hold the office for consecutive terms, so the incumbent Governor is barred from running in the election (although a former governor may run again in subsequent gubernatorial elections).
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Virginia Colony (447 words)
In 1609, with the abandonment of the Plymouth Company settlement, the Virginia charter was adjusted to include the territory north of the 34th parallel and south of the 39th parallel, with its original coastal grant extended "from sea to sea".
In 1620, the portion of Virginia north of the 39th parallel became known as New England.
Virginia organized the county of Illinois in 1779 to adminster the Northwest Territory.
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