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Governor of Wyoming
Seal of the Governor of Wyoming.svg
Seal of the Governor
Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg
Incumbent
Mark Gordon

since January 7, 2019
Style
Residence Wyoming Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once (limited to eight years in a sixteen year period)
Inaugural holder Francis E. Warren
Formation Wyoming Constitution
Salary $105,000 (2013)

This is a list of the governors of Wyoming, beginning with Territorial Governors. Wyoming Territory was organized in 1868, and the state was admitted to the union on July 10, 1890.

List of Governors

Governors of Wyoming Territory

# Governor Picture Took office Left office Appointed by
1   John Allen Campbell John Allen Campbell.jpg 1869 March 1, 1875 Ulysses S. Grant
2   John Milton Thayer John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg March 1, 1875 April 10, 1878 Ulysses S. Grant
3   John Wesley Hoyt John Wesley Hoyt.jpg April 10, 1878 August 22, 1882 Rutherford B. Hayes
4   William Hale William Hale.jpg July 18, 1882 January 13, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
5   Elliot S. N. Morgan Elliot Morgan.jpg January 13, 1885 February 28, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
6   Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren.jpg February 28, 1885 November 11, 1886 Chester A. Arthur
7   George White Baxter George White Baxter.jpg November 11, 1886 December 20, 1886 Grover Cleveland
8   Elliot S. N. Morgan Elliot Morgan.jpg December 20, 1886 January 24, 1887 Grover Cleveland
9   Thomas Moonlight Thomas Moonlight.jpg January 24, 1887 April 9, 1889 Grover Cleveland
10   Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren.jpg April 9, 1889 October 11, 1890 Benjamin Harrison

Governors of the State of Wyoming

      Republican           Democratic           Progressive

Governor Took office Left office Party Secretary of State Notes
1 Francis E. Warren.jpg   Francis E. Warren October 11, 1890 November 24, 1890 Republican   John W. Meldrum
  Amos W. Barber
2 AmosWBarber.jpg   Amos W. Barber November 24, 1890 January 2, 1893 Republican   Amos W. Barber
3 JohnEOsborne.jpg   John E. Osborne January 2, 1893 January 7, 1895 Democratic
4 WilliamARichards.jpg   William A. Richards January 7, 1895 January 2, 1899 Republican   Charles W. Burdick
5 DeForest Richards.jpg   DeForest Richards January 2, 1899 April 28, 1903 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton
6 F Chatterton.jpg   Fenimore Chatterton April 28, 1903 January 2, 1905 Republican
7 BryantBBrooks.jpg   Bryant B. Brooks January 2, 1905 January 2, 1911 Republican   Fenimore Chatterton
  William Schnitger
8 Joseph Maull Carey (1845–1924).jpg   Joseph M. Carey January 2, 1911 January 4, 1915 Democratic   Frank L. Houx
  Progressive
9 JohnBKendrick.jpg   John B. Kendrick January 4, 1915 February 26, 1917 Democratic
10 Frank Lee Houx.jpg   Frank L. Houx February 26, 1917 January 6, 1919 Democratic
11 Robert Davis Carey.jpg   Robert D. Carey January 6, 1919 January 1, 1923 Republican   William E. Chaplin
12 No image.svg   William B. Ross January 1, 1923 October 2, 1924 Democratic   Frank E. Lucas
13 No image.svg   Frank E. Lucas October 2, 1924 January 5, 1925 Republican
14 Nellie Tayloe Ross.jpg   Nellie Tayloe Ross January 5, 1925 January 3, 1927 Democratic
15 No image.svg   Frank C. Emerson January 3, 1927 February 18, 1931 Republican   Alonzo M. Clark
16 No image.svg   Alonzo M. Clark February 18, 1931 January 2, 1933 Republican
17 No image.svg   Leslie A. Miller January 2, 1933 January 2, 1939 Democratic   Alonzo M. Clark
  Lester C. Hunt
18 No image.svg   Nels H. Smith January 2, 1939 January 4, 1943 Republican   Lester C. Hunt
19 Lester Hunt.jpg   Lester C. Hunt January 4, 1943 January 3, 1949 Democratic   Mart T. Christensen
  William Jack
  Arthur G. Crane
20   Arthur G. Crane January 3, 1949 January 1, 1951 Republican   Arthur G. Crane
21 Frank Barrett.jpg   Frank A. Barrett January 1, 1951 January 3, 1953 Republican   Clifford J. Rogers
22 No image.svg   Clifford J. Rogers January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955 Republican
23 Milwardsimpson.jpg   Milward Simpson January 3, 1955 January 5, 1959 Republican   Everett T. Copenhaver
24 John Joseph Hickey.jpg   John J. Hickey January 5, 1959 January 2, 1961 Democratic   Jack R. Gage
25 Governor Jack R. Gage.jpg   Jack R. Gage January 2, 1961 January 7, 1963 Democratic
26 Clifford Hansen.jpg   Clifford P. Hansen January 7, 1963 January 2, 1967 Republican   Thyra Thomson
27 Stanley K Hathaway.png   Stanley K. Hathaway January 2, 1967 January 6, 1975 Republican
28 Governor Edgar Herschler.jpg   Edgar J. Herschler January 6, 1975 January 5, 1987 Democratic
29   Mike Sullivan January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Democratic   Kathy Karpan
30 Jim Geringer - TEDx Oil Spill - Washington, DC.jpg   Jim Geringer January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Republican   Diana J. Ohman
  Joseph Meyer
31 Dave Freudenthal speech.jpg   Dave Freudenthal January 6, 2003 January 3, 2011 Democratic   Joseph Meyer
  Max Maxfield
32 Matt Mead.jpg   Matt Mead January 3, 2011 January 7, 2019 Republican   Max Maxfield
  Ed Murray
  Edward Buchanan
33 Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg   Mark Gordon January 7, 2019 Incumbent Republican Edward Buchanan


Other high offices held

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Wyoming except where noted.

Governor Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
John Milton Thayer 1875–1878 (territorial) U.S. Senator from Nebraska; Governor of Nebraska
Thomas Moonlight 1887-1889 (territorial) United States Minister to Bolivia
Francis E. Warren 1885–1886
1889–1890 (territorial)
1890
S
John Eugene Osborne 1893–1895 H United States Assistant Secretary of State
William A. Richards 1895–1899 Commissioner of the General Land Office
Joseph M. Carey 1911–1915 H S
John B. Kendrick 1915–1917 S
Lester C. Hunt 1943–1949 S
Frank A. Barrett 1951–1953 H S
Milward L. Simpson 1955–1959 S
John J. Hickey 1959–1961 S
Clifford Hansen 1963–1967 S
Stanley K. Hathaway 1967–1975 United States Secretary of the Interior
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 United States Ambassador to Ireland

Living former governors of Wyoming

As of January 2019, there are four former governors of Wyoming who are currently living at this time, the oldest governor of Wyoming being Mike Sullivan (served 1987–1995, born 1939). The most recent governor of Wyoming to die was Clifford P. Hansen (served 1963–1967, born 1912), on October 20, 2009. The most recently serving governor of Wyoming to die was Edgar J. Herschler (served 1975–1987, born 1918), on February 5, 1990.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 September 22, 1939 (1939-09-22) (age 79)
Jim Geringer 1995–2003 April 24, 1944 (1944-04-24) (age 75)
Dave Freudenthal 2003–2011 October 12, 1950 (1950-10-12) (age 68)
Matt Mead 2011–2019 March 11, 1962 (1962-03-11) (age 57)

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