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The governor of New York is the head of the executive branch of New York's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard.

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Governors of the State of New York
No. Governor Term in office Time in office Party Election Lieutenant Governor
1 George Clinton by Ezra Ames (full portrait).jpg   George Clinton July 30, 1777

June 30, 1795
17 years, 335 days Democratic–
Republican
1777   Pierre Van Cortlandt
1780
1783
1786
1789
1792
2 John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait).jpg John Jay July 1, 1795

June 30, 1801
5 years, 364 days Federalist 1795 Stephen Van Rensselaer
1798
1 George Clinton by Ezra Ames (full portrait).jpg George Clinton July 1, 1801

June 30, 1804
2 years, 365 days Democratic–
Republican
1801 Jeremiah Van Rensselaer
3 Morgan Lewis (portrait by Henry Inman).png Morgan Lewis July 1, 1804

June 30, 1807
2 years, 364 days Democratic–
Republican
1804 John Broome
(died August 8, 1810)
4 DTompkins.png Daniel D. Tompkins July 1, 1807

February 24, 1817
9 years, 238 days Democratic–
Republican
1807
1810
Vacant
John Tayler
(acting from January 29, 1811)
DeWitt Clinton
(elected May 2, 1811)
1813 John Tayler
1816
5 John Tayler, governor of New York (portrait by Ezra Ames).png John Tayler
(Acting)
February 24, 1817

June 30, 1817
126 days Democratic–
Republican
Philetus Swift
(acting)
6 DeWitt Clinton by Rembrandt Peale.jpg DeWitt Clinton July 1, 1817

December 31, 1822
5 years, 183 days Democratic–
Republican
1817 John Tayler
1820
7 JosephCYates.jpg Joseph C. Yates January 1, 1823

December 31, 1824
1 year, 365 days Democratic–
Republican
1822 Erastus Root
6 DeWitt Clinton by Rembrandt Peale.jpg DeWitt Clinton January 1, 1825

February 11, 1828
3 years, 41 days Democratic–
Republican
1824 James Tallmadge Jr.
1826
Nathaniel Pitcher
8 Nathaniel Pitcher February 11, 1828

December 31, 1828
324 days Democratic–
Republican
Peter R. Livingston
(acting)
Charles Dayan
(acting from October 17, 1828)
9 MVanBuren.png Martin Van Buren January 1, 1829

March 12, 1829
70 days Democratic 1828
Enos T. Throop
10 EThroop.png Enos T. Throop March 12, 1829

December 31, 1832
3 years, 294 days Democratic Charles Stebbins
(acting)
William M. Oliver
(acting)
1830 Edward Philip Livingston
11 WMarcy.png William L. Marcy January 1, 1833

December 31, 1838
5 years, 364 days Democratic 1832 John Tracy
1834
1836
12 Henry Inman - William H. Seward.jpg William H. Seward January 1, 1839

December 31, 1842
3 years, 364 days Whig 1838 Luther Bradish
1840
13 WBouck.png William C. Bouck January 1, 1843

December 31, 1844
1 year, 365 days Democratic 1842 Daniel S. Dickinson
14 Silas Wright, Jr. (Engraved Portrait).jpg Silas Wright January 1, 1845

December 31, 1846
1 year, 364 days Democratic 1844 Addison Gardiner
15 New York Governor John Young.jpg John Young January 1, 1847

December 31, 1848
1 year, 365 days Whig 1846
Albert Lester
(acting)
Hamilton Fish
16 Hamilton Fish (portrait by Charles Loring Elliott).png Hamilton Fish January 1, 1849

December 31, 1850
1 year, 364 days Whig 1848 George W. Patterson
17 WashingtonHunt.png Washington Hunt January 1, 1851

December 31, 1852
1 year, 365 days Whig 1850 Sanford E. Church
18 Horatio Seymour - Brady-Handysmall.jpg Horatio Seymour January 1, 1853

December 31, 1854
1 year, 364 days Democratic 1852
19 Myron H. Clark (portrait by Leon Bonnat).png Myron H. Clark January 1, 1855

December 31, 1856
1 year, 365 days Whig
(fusion)
1854 Henry Jarvis Raymond
20 John Alsop King.jpg John A. King January 1, 1857

December 31, 1858
1 year, 364 days Republican 1856 Henry R. Selden
21 Edwin D. Morgan (portrait by George Peter Alexander Healey).png Edwin D. Morgan January 1, 1859

December 31, 1862
3 years, 364 days Republican 1858 Robert Campbell
1860
18 Horatio Seymour - Brady-Handysmall.png Horatio Seymour January 1, 1863

December 31, 1864
1 year, 365 days Democratic 1862 David R. Floyd-Jones
22 Reuben Fenton - Brady-Handy.jpg Reuben Fenton January 1, 1865

December 31, 1868
3 years, 365 days Union 1864 Thomas G. Alvord
1866 Stewart L. Woodford
23 John T. Hoffman (portrait by Jacob Lazarus).png John T. Hoffman January 1, 1869

December 31, 1872
3 years, 365 days Democratic 1868 Allen C. Beach
1870
24 JADix.png John Adams Dix January 1, 1873

December 31, 1874
1 year, 364 days Republican 1872 John C. Robinson
25 SJTilden of NY.jpg Samuel J. Tilden January 1, 1875

December 31, 1876
1 year, 365 days Democratic 1874 William Dorsheimer
26 Lucius Robinson (portrait by George Waters).png Lucius Robinson January 1, 1877

December 31, 1879
2 years, 364 days Democratic 1876
27 Alonzo B. Cornell.jpg Alonzo B. Cornell January 1, 1880

December 31, 1882
2 years, 364 days Republican 1879 George Gilbert Hoskins
28 StephenGroverCleveland.png Grover Cleveland January 1, 1883

January 6, 1885
2 years, 5 days Democratic 1882
David B. Hill
29 DavidBennettHill.png David B. Hill January 6, 1885

December 31, 1891
6 years, 359 days Democratic Dennis McCarthy
(acting)
1885 Edward F. Jones
1888
30 RPFlowers-portrait.jpg Roswell P. Flower January 1, 1892

December 31, 1894
2 years, 364 days Democratic 1891 William F. Sheehan
31 Levi Morton - Brady-Handy portrait - standard crop.jpg Levi P. Morton January 1, 1895

December 31, 1896
1 year, 365 days Republican 1894
Charles T. Saxton
32 Frank S Black.jpg Frank S. Black January 1, 1897

December 31, 1898
1 year, 364 days Republican 1896 Timothy L. Woodruff
33 T Roosevelt.jpg Theodore Roosevelt January 1, 1899

December 31, 1900
1 year, 364 days Republican 1898
34 Benjamin Barker Odell Jr cph.3b20166.jpg Benjamin Odell January 1, 1901

December 31, 1904
3 years, 365 days Republican 1900
1902 Frank W. Higgins
35 Frank W Higgins.jpg Frank W. Higgins January 1, 1905

December 31, 1906
1 year, 364 days Republican 1904 Matthew Linn Bruce
John Raines
(acting)
36 Charles Evans Hughes cph.3b15401.jpg Charles Evans Hughes January 1, 1907

October 6, 1910
3 years, 278 days Republican 1906 Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler
1908
Horace White
37 Horace White.jpg Horace White October 6, 1910

December 31, 1910
86 days Republican George H. Cobb
(acting)
38 John Alden Dix LOC.jpg John Alden Dix January 1, 1911

December 31, 1912
1 year, 365 days Democratic 1910 Thomas F. Conway
39 SulzerTheBroadAx.PNG William Sulzer January 1, 1913

October 17, 1913
289 days Democratic 1912
Martin H. Glynn
40 Martin H. Glynn.jpg Martin H. Glynn October 17, 1913

December 31, 1914
75 days Democratic Robert F. Wagner
(acting)
41 CharlesSWhitman.jpg Charles Seymour Whitman January 1, 1915

December 31, 1918
3 years, 364 days Republican 1914 Edward Schoeneck
1916
42 AlfredSmith.png Al Smith January 1, 1919

December 31, 1920
1 year, 365 days Democratic 1918 Harry C. Walker
43 NathanLMiller.jpg Nathan L. Miller January 1, 1921

December 31, 1922
1 year, 364 days Republican 1920 Jeremiah Wood
Clayton R. Lusk
(acting)
42 AlfredSmith.png Al Smith January 1, 1923

December 31, 1928
5 years, 365 days Democratic 1922 George R. Lunn
1924 Seymour Lowman
1926 Edwin Corning
44 FDR in 1933.jpg Franklin D. Roosevelt January 1, 1929

December 31, 1932
3 years, 365 days Democratic 1928 Herbert H. Lehman
1930
45 Herbert Lehman.jpg Herbert H. Lehman January 1, 1933

December 3, 1942
9 years, 336 days Democratic 1932 M. William Bray
1934
1936
1938
Charles Poletti
46 Charles Poletti.jpg Charles Poletti December 3, 1942

December 31, 1942
28 days Democratic Joe R. Hanley
(acting)
47 ThomasDewey.png Thomas E. Dewey January 1, 1943

December 31, 1954
11 years, 364 days Republican 1942 Thomas W. Wallace
1946 Joe R. Hanley
1950 Frank C. Moore
Arthur H. Wicks
(acting)
Walter J. Mahoney
(acting)
48 William Averell Harriman.jpg W. Averell Harriman January 1, 1955

December 31, 1958
3 years, 364 days Democratic 1954 George DeLuca
49 Nelson Rockefeller.jpg Nelson Rockefeller January 1, 1959

December 18, 1973
14 years, 351 days Republican 1958 Malcolm Wilson
1962
1966
1970
50 Malcolm Wilson (Governor of New York).jpg Malcolm Wilson December 18, 1973

December 31, 1974
1 year, 13 days Republican Warren M. Anderson
(acting)
51 Hugh Carey - 1977 NFTA Report (cropped).jpg Hugh Carey January 1, 1975

December 31, 1982
7 years, 364 days Democratic 1974 Mary Anne Krupsak
1978 Mario Cuomo
52 Governor Mario Cuomo of NY in 1987 color (cropped).jpg Mario Cuomo January 1, 1983

December 31, 1994
11 years, 364 days Democratic 1982 Alfred DelBello
Warren M. Anderson
(acting)
1986 Stan Lundine
1990
53 Pataki cropped.JPG George Pataki January 1, 1995

December 31, 2006
11 years, 364 days Republican 1994 Betsy McCaughey Ross
1998 Mary Donohue
2002
54 Eliot Spitzer.jpg Eliot Spitzer January 1, 2007

March 17, 2008
1 year, 76 days Democratic 2006 David Paterson
55 David Paterson 2 by David Shankbone.jpg David Paterson March 17, 2008

December 31, 2010
2 years, 289 days Democratic Joseph Bruno
(acting)
Dean Skelos
(acting)
Malcolm Smith
(acting)
Pedro Espada Jr.
(acting)
Richard Ravitch
(Contested)
Malcolm Smith
(acting)
Richard Ravitch
56 Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow cropped.jpeg Andrew Cuomo January 1, 2011

Incumbent
10 years, 137 days Democratic 2010 Robert Duffy
2014 Kathy Hochul
2018

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