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Governors of the State of California
No. Governor Term in office Party Election Lt. Governor
1 Peter Hardeman Burnett - circa 1860.jpg   Peter Hardeman Burnett December 20, 1849

January 9, 1851
(resigned)
Democratic 1849   John McDougal
2 John McDougall.jpg John McDougal January 9, 1851

January 8, 1852
(not candidate for election)
Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
David C. Broderick
(acting)
3 John Bigler painting.jpg John Bigler January 8, 1852

January 9, 1856
(lost election)
1851 Samuel Purdy
1853
4 JNeelyJohnson.jpg J. Neely Johnson January 9, 1856

January 8, 1858
(not candidate for election)
American 1855 Robert M. Anderson
5 John B Weller by William F Cogswell, 1879.jpg John B. Weller January 8, 1858

January 9, 1860
(not candidate for election)
Democratic 1857 Joseph Walkup
6 MiltonLatham.jpg Milton Latham January 9, 1860

January 14, 1860
(resigned)
1859 John G. Downey
7 John G. Downey.jpg John G. Downey January 14, 1860

January 10, 1862
(not candidate for election)
Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
Isaac N. Quinn
(acting)
(term ended January 7, 1861)
Pablo de la Guerra
(acting)
8 LelandStanford3.jpg Leland Stanford January 10, 1862

December 10, 1863
(not candidate for election)
Republican 1861 John F. Chellis
9 FrederickFerdinandLow.png Frederick Low December 10, 1863

December 5, 1867
(not candidate for election)
1863 Tim N. Machin
10 Henry Haight.jpg Henry Huntly Haight December 5, 1867

December 8, 1871
(lost election)
Democratic 1867 William Holden
11 Newton Booth - Brady-Handy.jpg Newton Booth December 8, 1871

February 27, 1875
(resigned)
Republican 1871 Romualdo Pacheco
12 Romualdo Pacheco - Brady-Handy.jpg Romualdo Pacheco February 27, 1875

December 9, 1875
(not candidate for election)
Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
William Irwin
(acting)
13 William Irwin painting.jpg William Irwin December 9, 1875

January 8, 1880
(not candidate for election)
Democratic 1875 James A. Johnson
14 George Clement Perkins, a Senator from California.jpg George Clement Perkins January 8, 1880

January 10, 1883
(not candidate for election)
Republican 1879 John Mansfield
15 General George Stoneman.jpg George Stoneman January 10, 1883

January 8, 1887
(not candidate for election)
Democratic 1882 John Daggett
16 Washington Bartlett.jpg Washington Bartlett January 8, 1887

September 12, 1887
(died in office)
1886 Robert Waterman
17 Robert Waterman.jpg Robert Waterman September 12, 1887

January 8, 1891
(not candidate for election)
Republican Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
Stephen M. White
(acting)
18 Governor H. H. Markham.jpg Henry Markham January 8, 1891

January 11, 1895
(not candidate for election)
1890 John B. Reddick
19 James H. Budd.jpg James Budd January 11, 1895

January 4, 1899
(not candidate for election)
Democratic 1894 Spencer G. Millard
(died October 24, 1895)
William T. Jeter
20 HenryGage.jpg Henry Gage January 4, 1899

January 7, 1903
(not candidate for election)
Republican 1898 Jacob H. Neff
21 GeorgeCPardee.jpg George Pardee January 7, 1903

January 9, 1907
(not candidate for election)
1902 Alden Anderson
22 James Gillett.jpg James Gillett January 9, 1907

January 3, 1911
(not candidate for election)
1906 Warren R. Porter
23 PV1912.png Hiram Johnson January 3, 1911

March 15, 1917
(resigned)
Republican 1910 Albert Joseph Wallace
Progressive 1914 John M. Eshleman
(died February 28, 1916)
Vacant
William Stephens
(took office July 22, 1916)
24 Portrait of William Stephens.jpg William Stephens March 15, 1917

January 8, 1923
(not candidate for election)
Republican Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
Vacant
1918 C. C. Young
25 Friend Richardson.jpg Friend Richardson January 8, 1923

January 4, 1927
(not candidate for election)
1922
26 CC Young.jpg C. C. Young January 4, 1927

January 6, 1931
(lost renomination)
1926 Buron Fitts
(resigned November 30, 1928)
Vacant
Herschel L. Carnahan
(appointed December 4, 1928)
27 Gov James Rolph.jpg James Rolph January 6, 1931

June 2, 1934
(died in office)
1930 Frank Merriam
28 FrankMerriam.jpg Frank Merriam June 2, 1934

January 2, 1939
(lost election)
Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
Vacant
1934 George J. Hatfield
29 Culbert L. Olson-1942.png Culbert Olson January 2, 1939

January 4, 1943
(lost election)
Democratic 1938 Ellis E. Patterson
30 Earl Warren Portrait, half figure, seated, facing front, as Governor.jpg Earl Warren January 4, 1943

October 5, 1953
(resigned)
Republican 1942 Frederick F. Houser
1946 Goodwin Knight
1950
31 GoodwinKnight.jpg Goodwin Knight October 5, 1953

January 5, 1959
(not candidate for election)
Republican Succeeded from
Lieutenant
Governor
Harold J. Powers
1954
32 Pat Brown (California Governor 1962).jpg Pat Brown January 5, 1959

January 2, 1967
(lost election)
Democratic 1958 Glenn M. Anderson
1962
33 Ronald Reagan with cowboy hat 12-0071M original.tif Ronald Reagan January 2, 1967

January 6, 1975
(not candidate for election)
Republican 1966 Robert Finch
(resigned January 8, 1969)
Edwin Reinecke
(resigned October 2, 1974)
1970
John L. Harmer
34 Jerry Brown at 1976 DNC.jpg Jerry Brown January 6, 1975

January 3, 1983
(not candidate for election)
Democratic 1974 Mervyn M. Dymally
1978 Michael Curb
35 George Deukmejian Official Portrait crop 2.jpg George Deukmejian January 3, 1983

January 7, 1991
(not candidate for election)
Republican 1982 Leo T. McCarthy
1986
36 Pete Wilson meeting with Les Aspin, Feb 3, 1993 - cropped to Wilson.JPEG Pete Wilson January 7, 1991

January 4, 1999
(term limited)
1990
1994 Gray Davis
37 Gray Davis.jpg Gray Davis January 4, 1999

November 17, 2003
(recalled)
Democratic 1998 Cruz Bustamante
2002
38 Arnold Schwarzenegger speech.jpg Arnold Schwarzenegger November 17, 2003

January 3, 2011
(term limited)
Republican 2003
(special)
2006 John Garamendi
(resigned November 3, 2009)
Mona Pasquil
(acting)
Abel Maldonado
(appointed April 27, 2010)
39 Gov. Jerry Brown (8117053710).jpg Jerry Brown January 3, 2011

January 7, 2019
(term limited)
Democratic 2010
Gavin Newsom
(took office January 10, 2011)
2014
40 Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg Gavin Newsom January 7, 2019

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2018 Eleni Kounalakis
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