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Governors of Georgia

Trustee Period James Edward Oglethorpe 1733-1743 Resident Trustee
William Stephens 1743-1751 President
Henry Parker 1751-1752 President
Patrick Graham 1752-1754 President
Royal or Colonial Period John Reynolds 1754-1757 Royal Governor
Henry Ellis 1757-1760 Royal Governor
James Wright 1760-1776 Royal Governor
Revolutionary Period (British) James Wright 1779-1782 Royal Governor
Council of Safety Leaders William Ewen 1775 President
George Walton 1776 President
William Ewen 1776 President
Archibald Bulloch 1776-1777 President
Button Gwinnett 1777 President
  John Adam Treutlen 1777-1778  
John Houstoun 1778-1779  
Government in exile William Glascock 1779 President of Executive Council
Seth John Cuthbert 1779 President of Supreme Executive Council
John Wereat 1779-1780 President of Supreme Executive Council
George Walton 1779-1780  
Richard Howley 1780  
George Wells 1780  
Humphrey Wells 1780  
Stephen Heard 1780 President of Executive Council
Myrick Davies 1780-1781 President of Executive Council
  Nathan Brownson 1781-1782  
John Martin 1782-1783  
Antebellum Governors Lyman Hall 1783-1784  
John Houstoun 1784-1785  
Samuel Elbert 1785-1786  
Edward Telfair 1786-1787  
George Mathews 1787-1788  
George Handley 1788-1789  
George Walton 1789-1790  
Edward Telfair 1790-1793  
George Mathews 1793-1796  
Jared Irwin 1796-1798  
James Jackson 1798-1801  
David Emanuel 1801  
Josiah Tattnall, Jr. 1801-1802  
John Milledge 1802-1806  
Jared Irwin 1806-1809  
David B. Mitchell 1809-1813  
Peter Early 1813-1815  
David B. Mitchell 1815-1817  
William Rabun 1817-1819  
Mathew Talbot 1819  
John Clark 1819-1823  
George M. Troup 1823-1827  
John Forsyth 1827-1829  
George R. Gilmer 1829-1831  
Wilson Lumpkin 1831-1835  
William Schley 1835-1837  
George R. Gilmer 1837-1839  
Charles J. McDonald 1839-1843  
George W. Crawford 1843-1847  
George W.B. Towns 1847-1851  
Howell Cobb 1851-1853  
Herscel V. Johnson 1853-1857  
Joseph E. Brown 1857-1865  
Post Civil War Governors James Johnson 1865 Provisional Governor
Charles J. Jenkins 1865-1868  
Thomas H. Ruger 1868 U. S. Military Governor
Rufus B. Bullock 1868-1871  
Benjamin Conley 1871-1872  
James M. Smith 1872-1877  
Alfred H. Colquitt 1877-1882  
Alexander H. Stephens 1882-1883  
James S. Boynton 1883  
Henry D. McDaniel 1883-1886  
John B. Gordon 1886-1890  
William J. Northen 1890-1894  
William Y. Atkinson 1894-1898  
Allen D. Candler 1898-1902  
Joseph M. Terrell 1902-1907  
Hoke Smith 1907-1909  
Joseph M. Brown 1909-1911  
Hoke Smith 1911  
John M. Slaton 1911-1912  
Joseph M. Brown 1912-1913  
John M. Slaton 1913-1915  
Nathaniel E. Harris 1915-1917  
Hugh M. Dorsey 1917-1921  
Thomas W. Hardwick 1921-1923  
Clifford M. Walker 1923-1927  
Lamartine G. Hardman 1927-1931  
Richard B. Russell, Jr. 1931-1933  
Eugene Talmadge 1933-1937  
Eurith D. Rivers 1937-1941  
Eugene Talmadge 1941-1943  
Ellis G. Arnall 1943-1947  
Herman E. Talmadge
1947  
Melvin E. Thompson 1947-1948  
Herman E. Talmadge 1948-1955  
S. Marvin Griffin

1955-1959  
S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. 1959-1963  
Carl E. Sanders 1963-1967  
Lester G. Maddox 1967-1971  
James E. Carter 1971-1975  
George Busbee 1975-1983  
Joe Frank Harris 1983-1991  
Zell Miller 1991-1999  
Roy Barnes 1999-  









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