List of governors of Hawaii facts for kids
This is a list of people who were the Governor of Hawaii.
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
|#||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.
|#||Governor||Portrait||Took office||Left office||Party||Lt. Governor||Terms|
|1||William F. Quinn||August 21, 1959||December 3, 1962||Republican||James Kealoha||1|
|2||John A. Burns||December 3, 1962||December 2, 1974||Democratic||William S. Richardson||3|
|3||George Ariyoshi||December 2, 1974||December 1, 1986||Democratic||Nelson Doi||3|
|John D. Waihee III|
|4||John D. Waihee III||December 1, 1986||December 5, 1994||Democratic||Ben Cayetano||2|
|5||Ben Cayetano||December 5, 1994||December 2, 2002||Democratic||Mazie Hirono||2|
|6||Linda Lingle||December 2, 2002||December 6, 2010||Republican||James R. "Duke" Aiona Jr.||2|
|7||Neil Abercrombie||December 6, 2010||December 1, 2014||Democratic||Brian Schatz||1|
|8||David Ige||December 1, 2014||Incumbent||Democratic||1|
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