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Governor of Virgin Islands
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Seal of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg
Incumbent
Albert Bryan

since January 7, 2019
Style
Residence U.S. Virgin Islands Governor's Mansion
Term length 4 years
Constituting instrument Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands
Elective Governor Acts of 1968
Formation 1917 (as Naval Governor)
1931 (as Civil Governor)
1970 (elected Governor)
Deputy Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Governor of the United States Virgin Islands is the chief executive of the Government of the Virgin Islands whose responsibilities also include making the annual State of the Territory addresses to the Virgin Islands Legislature.

Elected governors (1970–present)

      Republican (1)       Independent Citizens Movement (1)       Democratic (4)       Independent (3)

No.
Image
Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office
Left office
 
Party
1
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Melvin Herbert Evans
(1917–1984)
January 1970
January 6, 1975
Republican
2
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Cyril Emmanuel King
(1921–1978)
January 6, 1975
January 2, 1978
Independent Citizens Movement
3
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Juan Francisco Luis
(1940–2011)
January 2, 1978
January 5, 1987
Independent Citizens Movement
(until 1979)
Independent
(1979 onward)
4
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Alexander Anthony Farrelly
(1923–2002)
January 5, 1987
January 2, 1995
Democratic
5
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Roy Lester Schneider
(born 1939)
January 2, 1995
January 4, 1999
Independent
6
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Charles Wesley Turnbull
(born 1935)
January 4, 1999
January 1, 2007
Democratic
7
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John de Jongh
(born 1957)
January 1, 2007
January 5, 2015
Democratic
8
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Kenneth Mapp
(born 1955)
January 5, 2015
January 7, 2019
Independent
9
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Albert Bryan
(born 1968)
January 7, 2019
Incumbent
Democratic

Living former governors

As of January 2019, four former governors were alive. The most recent governor to die was John David Merwin (1958–1961), on March 17, 2013.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Roy Lester Schneider 1995–1999 May 13, 1939 (1939-05-13) (age 81)
Charles Wesley Turnbull 1999–2007 February 5, 1935 (1935-02-05) (age 85)
John de Jongh 2007–2015 November 13, 1957 (1957-11-13) (age 62)
Kenneth Mapp 2015–2019 November 2, 1955 (1955-11-02) (age 64)
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