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The Governor of New Jersey is the head of the executive branch of New Jersey's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

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Governors of the State of New Jersey
No. Governor Term in office Party Election Lt. Governor
1 William Livingston.jpg   William Livingston August 31, 1776

July 25, 1790
Federalist 1776 Office did not exist
1777
1778
1779
1780
1781
1782
1783
1784
1785
1786
1787
1788
1789
Elisha Lawrence July 25, 1790

October 29, 1790
Federalist
2 William Paterson copy.jpg William Paterson October 29, 1790

March 30, 1793
Federalist 1790
1791
1792
Thomas Henderson March 30, 1793

June 3, 1793
Federalist
3 Richard Howell June 3, 1793

October 31, 1801
Federalist 1793
1794
1795
1796
1797
1798
1799
1800
4 Portrait of Joseph Bloomfield.jpg Joseph Bloomfield October 31, 1801

October 28, 1802
Democratic-
Republican
1801
Johnlambert.jpg John Lambert October 28, 1802

October 29, 1803
Democratic-
Republican
1802
4 Portrait of Joseph Bloomfield.jpg Joseph Bloomfield October 29, 1803

October 29, 1812
Democratic-
Republican
1803
1804
1805
1806
1807
1808
1809
1810
1811
5 Aaron Ogden.jpg Aaron Ogden October 29, 1812

October 29, 1813
Federalist 1812
6 William Sanford Pennington.jpg William Sanford Pennington October 29, 1813

June 19, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
1813
1814
William Kennedy June 19, 1815

October 26, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
7 Mahlon Dickerson.jpg Mahlon Dickerson October 26, 1815

February 1, 1817
Democratic-
Republican
1815
1816
8 Isaac H. Williamson.jpg Isaac Halstead Williamson February 6, 1817

October 30, 1829
Federalist
1817
1818
1819
1820
1821
1822
1823
1824
1825
1826
1827
1828
GDWall.jpg Garret D. Wall Democratic 1829
9 PeterDumontVroom.jpg Peter Dumont Vroom November 6, 1829

October 26, 1832
Democratic
1830
1831
10 Samuel L. Southard SecNavy.jpg Samuel L. Southard October 26, 1832

February 27, 1833
Whig 1832
11 Elias P. Seeley.jpg Elias P. Seeley February 27, 1833

October 25, 1833
Whig
9 PeterDumontVroom.jpg Peter Dumont Vroom October 25, 1833

November 3, 1836
Democratic 1833
1834
1835
12 Philemon Dickerson (New Jersey governor and judge).jpg Philemon Dickerson November 3, 1836

October 27, 1837
Democratic 1836
13 William Pennington portrait.jpg William Pennington October 27, 1837

October 27, 1843
Whig 1837
1838
1839
1840
1841
1842
14 Daniel Haines (New Jersey).jpg Daniel Haines October 27, 1843

January 21, 1845
Democratic 1843
15 Charles C. Stratton January 21, 1845

January 18, 1848
Whig 1844
14 Daniel Haines (New Jersey).jpg Daniel Haines January 18, 1848

January 21, 1851
Democratic 1847
16 George Franklin Fort.jpg George Franklin Fort January 21, 1851

January 17, 1854
Democratic 1850
17 RodmanMPrice.jpg Rodman M. Price January 17, 1854

January 20, 1857
Democratic 1853
18 William A Newell.jpg William A. Newell January 20, 1857

January 17, 1860
Republican 1856
19 Charles Smith Olden.jpg Charles Smith Olden January 17, 1860

January 20, 1863
Republican 1859
20 Joel Parker January 20, 1863

January 16, 1866
Democratic 1862
21 Marcus Lawrence Ward (1812-1884) circa 1860.jpg Marcus Lawrence Ward January 16, 1866

January 19, 1869
Republican 1865
22 Theodore Fitz Randolph - Brady-Handy.jpg Theodore Fitz Randolph January 19, 1869

January 16, 1872
Democratic 1868
20 Joel Parker January 16, 1872

January 19, 1875
Democratic 1871
23 JosephDBedle.jpg Joseph D. Bedle January 19, 1875

January 15, 1878
Democratic 1874
24 George B McClellan - c1880.jpg George B. McClellan January 15, 1878

January 18, 1881
Democratic 1877
25 George C Ludlow.jpg George C. Ludlow January 18, 1881

January 15, 1884
Democratic 1880
26 Leon Abbett.jpg Leon Abbett January 15, 1884

January 18, 1887
Democratic 1883
27 Robert Stockton Green.jpg Robert Stockton Green January 18, 1887

January 21, 1890
Democratic 1886
26 Leon Abbett.jpg Leon Abbett January 21, 1890

January 17, 1893
Democratic 1889
28 George Theodore Werts.jpg George Theodore Werts January 17, 1893

January 21, 1896
Democratic 1892
29 Griggs2.jpg John W. Griggs January 21, 1896

January 31, 1898
Republican 1895
Foster MacGowan Voorhees.jpg Foster McGowan Voorhees January 31, 1898

October 18, 1898
Republican
David Ogden Watkins.jpg David Ogden Watkins October 18, 1898

January 17, 1899
Republican
30 Foster MacGowan Voorhees.jpg Foster McGowan Voorhees January 17, 1899

January 21, 1902
Republican 1898
31 Franklin Murphy (NJ).jpg Franklin Murphy January 21, 1902

January 17, 1905
Republican 1901
32 Edward C. Stokes.jpg Edward C. Stokes January 17, 1905

January 21, 1908
Republican 1904
33 John Franklin Fort.jpg John Franklin Fort January 21, 1908

January 17, 1911
Republican 1907
34 President Woodrow Wilson portrait December 2 1912.jpg Woodrow Wilson January 17, 1911

March 1, 1913
Democratic 1910
James Fairman Fielder 1.jpg James Fairman Fielder March 1, 1913

October 28, 1913
Democratic
Taylor 4408100303 d9249a5c19 o.jpg Leon R. Taylor October 28, 1913

January 20, 1914
Democratic
35 James Fairman Fielder 1.jpg James Fairman Fielder January 20, 1914

January 16, 1917
Democratic 1913
36 Walteredge.jpg Walter Evans Edge January 16, 1917

May 16, 1919
Republican 1916
William Nelson Runyon.jpg William Nelson Runyon May 16, 1919

January 13, 1920
Republican
Clarence Edwards Case.jpg Clarence E. Case January 13, 1920

January 20, 1920
Republican
37 Edward Irving Edwards.jpg Edward I. Edwards January 20, 1920

January 15, 1923
Democratic 1919
38 George S Silzer.jpg George Sebastian Silzer January 15, 1923

January 19, 1926
Democratic 1922
39 Arthur Harry Moore circa 1926.png A. Harry Moore January 19, 1926

January 15, 1929
Democratic 1925
40 Morgan F. Larson (New Jersey Governor).jpg Morgan Foster Larson January 15, 1929

January 19, 1932
Republican 1928
39 Arthur Harry Moore circa 1926.png A. Harry Moore January 19, 1932

January 3, 1935
Democratic 1931
Clifford Ross Powell January 3, 1935

January 8, 1935
Republican
Horace Griggs Prall January 8, 1935

January 15, 1935
Republican
41 Harold G. Hoffman (New Jersey Governor).jpg Harold G. Hoffman January 15, 1935

January 18, 1938
Republican 1934
39 Arthur Harry Moore circa 1926.png A. Harry Moore January 18, 1938

January 21, 1941
Democratic 1937
42 Charles Edison.jpg Charles Edison January 21, 1941

January 18, 1944
Democratic 1940
36 Walteredge.jpg Walter Evans Edge January 18, 1944

January 21, 1947
Republican 1943
43 Alfred E. Driscoll January 21, 1947

January 19, 1954
Republican 1946
1949
44 Robert B. Meyner January 19, 1954

January 16, 1962
Democratic 1953
1957
45 Richard J. Hughes 1962 (cropped).jpg Richard J. Hughes January 16, 1962

January 20, 1970
Democratic 1961
1965
46 William Cahill.jpg William T. Cahill January 20, 1970

January 15, 1974
Republican 1969
47 Brendan Byrne 2011 (cropped).jpg Brendan Byrne January 15, 1974

January 19, 1982
Democratic 1973
1977
48 Thomas H. Kean.png Thomas Kean January 19, 1982

January 16, 1990
Republican 1981
1985
49 Jamesflorio (cropped).jpg James Florio January 16, 1990

January 18, 1994
Democratic 1989
50 WhitmanChristineTodd.jpg Christine Todd Whitman January 18, 1994

January 31, 2001
Republican 1993
1997
51 Donald DiFrancesco (cropped).jpg Donald DiFrancesco January 31, 2001

January 8, 2002
Republican
John Farmer Jr. January 8, 2002

January 8, 2002
Republican
John O. Bennett January 8, 2002

January 12, 2002
Republican
Codey2011 (cropped).jpg Richard Codey January 12, 2002

January 15, 2002
Democratic
52 Jim McGreevey 2009 Exodus 7 (cropped).jpg Jim McGreevey January 15, 2002

November 15, 2004
Democratic 2001
53 Codey2011 (cropped).jpg Richard Codey November 15, 2004

January 17, 2006
Democratic
54 SenatorJonCorzine (cropped).jpg Jon Corzine January 17, 2006

January 19, 2010
Democratic 2005
55 Chris Christie April 2015 (cropped).jpg Chris Christie January 19, 2010

January 16, 2018
Republican 2009   Kim Guadagno
2013
56 Phil Murphy for Governor (cropped 2).jpg Phil Murphy January 16, 2018

Present
Democratic 2017
Sheila Oliver
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