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The Governor of Maine is the head of the executive branch of Maine's state government and the commander-in-chief of its military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws,

The current governor is Democrat Janet Mills, who took office on January 2, 2019.

List of Governors

      Democratic (23)       Democratic-Republican (6)       Greenback (1)       Independent (2)       National Republican (1)       Republican (37)       Whig (4)
(Above numbering includes repeat governors: one Whig, one Republican, and two Democrats who served two nonconsecutive terms. It also includes one governor who was a Greenback but co-nominated by the Democrats.)

# Portrait   Governor Party Took office Left office Terms
1 Governor William King in 1806.png   King, WilliamWilliam King Democratic-Republican March 15, 1820 May 28, 1821 14
2 William Durkee Williamson.jpg Williamson, William D.William D. Williamson Democratic-Republican May 28, 1821 December 5, 1821 14


3 Blank.gif Ames, BenjaminBenjamin Ames Democratic-Republican December 5, 1821 January 2, 1822 14


4 Blank.gif Rose, DanielDaniel Rose Democratic-Republican January 2, 1822 January 5, 1822 14
5 Albion K. Parris.jpg Parris, Albion K.Albion K. Parris Democratic-Republican January 5, 1822 January 3, 1827 5
6 EnochLincoln.png Lincoln, EnochEnoch Lincoln Democratic-Republican January 3, 1827 October 8, 1829 213
7 Nathan Cutler c1850.png Cutler, NathanNathan Cutler Democratic October 8, 1829 January 6, 1830 13
8 JoshuaHall.jpg Hall, JoshuaJoshua Hall Democratic January 6, 1830 February 9, 1830 13
9 Jonathan G. Hunton (Maine Governor).jpg Hunton, Jonathan G.Jonathan G. Hunton National Republican February 9, 1830 January 5, 1831 1
10 Samuel Emerson Smith, Maine Governor.jpg Smith, Samuel E.Samuel E. Smith Democratic January 5, 1831 January 1, 1834 3
11 Robert Pinckney Dunlap c1831.jpg Dunlap, Robert P.Robert P. Dunlap Democratic January 1, 1834 January 3, 1838 4
12 Governor Edward Kent.jpg Kent, EdwardEdward Kent Whig January 19, 1838 January 2, 1839 1
13 JohnFairfield.jpg Fairfield, JohnJohn Fairfield Democratic January 2, 1839 January 12, 1841 112
14 Blank.gif Vose, Richard H.Richard H. Vose Whig January 12, 1841 January 13, 1841 12
15 Governor Edward Kent.jpg Kent, EdwardEdward Kent Whig January 13, 1841 January 5, 1842 1
16 JohnFairfield.jpg Fairfield, JohnJohn Fairfield Democratic January 5, 1842 March 7, 1843 114
17 Edward Kavanagh (Maine Governor).jpg Kavanagh, EdwardEdward Kavanagh Democratic March 7, 1843 January 1, 1844 14


18 Governor David Dunn 1846.jpg Dunn, DavidDavid Dunn Democratic January 1, 1844 January 3, 1844 14


19 John Winchester Dana (Maine Governor).jpg Dana, John W.John W. Dana Democratic January 3, 1844 January 3, 1844 14
20 Hugh J. Anderson (Maine Governor).jpg Anderson, Hugh J.Hugh J. Anderson Democratic January 3, 1844 May 12, 1847 3
21 John Winchester Dana (Maine Governor).jpg Dana, John W.John W. Dana Democratic May 12, 1847 May 8, 1850 3
22 Governor John Hubbard of Maine, c1850.jpg Hubbard, JohnJohn Hubbard Democratic May 8, 1850 January 5, 1853 3
23 William G. Crosby (Maine Governor).jpg Crosby, William G.William G. Crosby Whig January 5, 1853 January 3, 1855 2
24 Anson P. Morrill - Brady-Handy.jpg Morrill, AnsonAnson Morrill Republican January 3, 1855 January 2, 1856 1
25 Samuel Wells (Maine Governor).jpg Wells, SamuelSamuel Wells Democratic January 2, 1856 January 8, 1857 1
26 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hamlin, HannibalHannibal Hamlin Republican January 8, 1857 February 25, 1857 12
27 Joseph Hartwell Williams (Maine Governor).jpg Williams, Joseph H.Joseph H. Williams Republican February 25, 1857 January 6, 1858 12
28 Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Morrill, Lot M.Lot M. Morrill Republican January 6, 1858 January 2, 1861 3
29 Israel Washburn, Jr. - Brady-Handy.jpg Washburn, Jr., IsraelIsrael Washburn, Jr. Republican January 2, 1861 January 7, 1863 2
30 Abner Coburn.png Coburn, AbnerAbner Coburn Republican January 7, 1863 January 6, 1864 1
31 Samuel Cony.jpg Cony, SamuelSamuel Cony Republican January 6, 1864 January 2, 1867 2
32 Joshua Chamberlain - Brady-Handy.jpg Chamberlain, JoshuaJoshua Chamberlain Republican January 2, 1867 January 4, 1871 4
33 SPerham.jpg Perham, SidneySidney Perham Republican January 4, 1871 January 7, 1874 3
34 Nelson-dingley-jr.jpg Dingley Jr., NelsonNelson Dingley Jr. Republican January 7, 1874 January 5, 1876 2
35 Selden Connor (Maine Governor).jpg Connor, SeldonSeldon Connor Republican January 5, 1876 January 8, 1879 3
36 Alonzo Garcelon Governor of Maine.jpg Garcelon, AlonzoAlonzo Garcelon Democratic January 8, 1879 January 17, 1880 1
37 Daniel F. Davis (Maine Governor).jpg Davis, Daniel F.Daniel F. Davis Republican January 17, 1880 January 13, 1881 1
38 HMPlaisted.jpg Plaisted, Harris M.Harris M. Plaisted Greenback / Democratic January 13, 1881 January 3, 1883 1
39 Frederick Robie (Maine Governor).jpg Robie, FrederickFrederick Robie Republican January 3, 1883 January 5, 1887 2
40 Joseph R. Bodwell.jpg Bodwell, Joseph R.Joseph R. Bodwell Republican January 5, 1887 December 15, 1887 12
41 Sebastian Streeter Marble (Maine Governor).jpg Marble, Sebastian StreeterSebastian Streeter Marble Republican December 15, 1887 January 2, 1889 12
42 Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg Burleigh, Edwin C.Edwin C. Burleigh Republican January 2, 1889 January 4, 1893 2
43 Henry B. Cleaves (Maine Governor).jpg Cleaves, Henry B.Henry B. Cleaves Republican January 4, 1893 January 2, 1897 2
44 Lewellyn Powers.jpg Powers, LlewellynLlewellyn Powers Republican January 2, 1897 January 2, 1901 2
45 John Fremont Hill, 1855-1912, head and shoulders, c1900.jpg Hill, John FremontJohn Fremont Hill Republican January 2, 1901 January 4, 1905 2
46 William T. Cobb (Maine Governor).jpg Cobb, William T.William T. Cobb Republican January 4, 1905 January 6, 1909 2
47 Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg Fernald, Bert M.Bert M. Fernald Republican January 6, 1909 January 4, 1911 1
48 Frederick William Plaisted, 1910.jpg Plaisted, Frederick W.Frederick W. Plaisted Democratic January 4, 1911 January 1, 1913 1
49 William T. Haines.jpg Haines, William T.William T. Haines Republican January 1, 1913 January 6, 1915 1
50 Oakley curtis.jpg Curtis, Oakley C.Oakley C. Curtis Democratic January 6, 1915 January 3, 1917 1
51 Carl Milliken.jpg Milliken, CarlCarl Milliken Republican January 3, 1917 January 5, 1921 2
52 FredericParkhurst.jpg Parkhurst, Frederic HaleFrederic Hale Parkhurst Republican January 5, 1921 January 31, 1921 12
53 Baxter-garry.jpg Baxter, Percival ProctorPercival Proctor Baxter Republican January 31, 1921 January 7, 1925 112
54 Owenbrewster.jpg Brewster, OwenOwen Brewster Republican January 7, 1925 January 2, 1929 2
55 WilliamTudorGardiner.jpg Gardiner, William TudorWilliam Tudor Gardiner Republican January 2, 1929 January 4, 1933 2
56 Louis J. Brann (Maine Governor) 2.jpg Brann, Louis J.Louis J. Brann Democratic January 4, 1933 January 6, 1937 2
57 Lewis O. Barrows (Maine Governor).jpg Barrows, Lewis O.Lewis O. Barrows Republican January 6, 1937 January 1, 1941 2
58 SumnerSewall.jpg Sewall, SumnerSumner Sewall Republican January 1, 1941 January 3, 1945 2
59 HoraceHildreth.jpg Hildreth, HoraceHorace Hildreth Republican January 3, 1945 January 5, 1949 2
60 FrederickGPayne.jpg Payne, Frederick G.Frederick G. Payne Republican January 5, 1949 December 24, 1952 113
61 BurtonMCross.jpg Cross, Burton M.Burton M. Cross Republican December 24, 1952 January 6, 1953 13
62 Blank.gif Haskell, Nathaniel M.Nathaniel M. Haskell Republican January 6, 1953 January 7, 1953 13
63 BurtonMCross.jpg Cross, Burton M.Burton M. Cross Republican January 7, 1953 January 5, 1955 1
64 Edmund Muskie.jpg Muskie, EdmundEdmund Muskie Democratic January 5, 1955 January 2, 1959 112
65 HaskellNR.jpg Haskell, RobertRobert Haskell Republican January 2, 1959 January 7, 1959 12
66 ClintonClauson.jpg Clauson, ClintonClinton Clauson Democratic January 7, 1959 December 30, 1959 12
67 JohnReed-Maine.jpg Reed, John H.John H. Reed Republican December 30, 1959 January 5, 1967 112
68 Photo SOS 026 Kenneth M Curtis.jpg Curtis, Kenneth M.Kenneth M. Curtis Democratic January 5, 1967 January 2, 1975 2
69 Blank.gif Longley, James B.James B. Longley Independent January 2, 1975 January 3, 1979 1
70 JosephBrennan.jpg Joseph Brennan Democratic January 3, 1979 January 7, 1987 2
71 John R. McKernan (Maine Governor).jpg John McKernan Republican January 7, 1987 January 5, 1995 2
72 Angus King official portrait.jpg King, AngusAngus King Independent January 5, 1995 January 8, 2003 2
73 John Baldacci - 107th United States Congress.jpg Baldacci, JohnJohn Baldacci Democratic January 8, 2003 January 5, 2011 2
74 Paul LePage crop.jpg LePage, PaulPaul LePage Republican January 5, 2011 January 2, 2019 2
75 Janet Mills in 2019.jpg Janet Mills Democratic January 2, 2019

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