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This is a list of people who were the Governor of Hawaii.

Governors

The Republic of Hawaii was annexed by the United States in 1898. It became the Hawaii Territory in 1900. Hawaii became a state in 1959. The Republic had only one president, Sanford B. Dole. He was also the first territorial governor. Between 1893 and 1894, Hawaii was under the Provisional Government of Hawaii. It had no formal leader. Before 1893, Hawaii was a monarchy. Queen Lili'uokalani was the last Queen of Hawaii.

Governors of Hawaii Territory

Hawaii Territory was organized on June 14, 1900. It was a territory for 59 years. Twelve people served as territorial governor. They were chosen by the President of the United States.

# Governor Took office Left office Appointed by Notes
1 Sanford B. Dole June 14, 1900 November 23, 1903 William McKinley
2 George R. Carter November 23, 1903 August 15, 1907 Theodore Roosevelt
3 Walter F. Frear August 15, 1907 November 30, 1913 Theodore Roosevelt
4 Lucius E. Pinkham November 30, 1913 June 22, 1918 Woodrow Wilson
5 Charles J. McCarthy June 22, 1918 July 5, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
6 Wallace R. Farrington July 5, 1921 July 6, 1929 Warren G. Harding
7 Lawrence M. Judd July 6, 1929 March 2, 1934 Herbert Hoover
8 Joseph Poindexter March 2, 1934 August 24, 1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt
9 Ingram Stainback August 24, 1942 May 8, 1951 Franklin D. Roosevelt
10 Oren E. Long May 8, 1951 February 28, 1953 Harry S. Truman
11 Samuel Wilder King February 28, 1953 July 26, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
12 William F. Quinn August 29, 1957 August 21, 1959 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Governors of the State of Hawaii

Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959. The state was made up of Hawaii Territory without Palmyra Atoll. Since then, there have been seven governors.

The governor is elected to a four-year term. It begins on the first Monday in the December after the election. The lieutenant governor is elected for the same term. Since 1964, they have been elected on the same ticket. The 1978 constitutional convention set a term limit of two consecutive terms for both offices. If the office of governor is vacant, the lieutenant governor becomes governor. If the governor is out of the state or unable to do their duties, the lieutenant governor acts as governor.

      Democratic (5)       Republican (2)

# Governor Portrait Took office Left office Party Lt. Governor Terms
1   William F. Quinn No image.png August 21, 1959 December 3, 1962 Republican   James Kealoha 1
2   John A. Burns John A. Burns 1966.jpg December 3, 1962 December 2, 1974 Democratic   William S. Richardson 3
  Thomas Gill
  George Ariyoshi
3   George Ariyoshi George Ariyoshi Portrait.jpg December 2, 1974 December 1, 1986 Democratic   Nelson Doi 3
  Jean King
  John D. Waihee III
4   John D. Waihee III John David Waihee III.jpg December 1, 1986 December 5, 1994 Democratic   Ben Cayetano 2
5   Ben Cayetano Ben Cayetano Portrait.jpg December 5, 1994 December 2, 2002 Democratic   Mazie Hirono 2
6   Linda Lingle Linda Lingle in March 2010.jpg December 2, 2002 December 6, 2010 Republican   James R. "Duke" Aiona Jr. 2
7   Neil Abercrombie Neil Abercrombie.jpg December 6, 2010 December 1, 2014 Democratic   Brian Schatz 1
  Shan Tsutsui
8   David Ige Hawaii Delegation (33949907131) (cropped).jpg December 1, 2014 Incumbent Democratic 1
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