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List of Governors of Arizona

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The Following Is A List Of Governors Of The State Of Arizona And The Arizona Territory


The governor's powers are established by Article 5 of the Arizona Constitution. They are elected for four year terms, but may not serve more than two consecutive terms (part of a term counts as a full term). The governor must be at least 25 years old, have been a US citizen for ten years and an Arizona citizen for five years. The governor has a line-item veto on money appropriations, but otherwise the veto power and procedure is the same as for the president of the United States. (However, they can not veto emergency measures or bills that were voted for by the people in a referendum.) In the event of a vacancy in the office, the Arizona secretary of state, if elected, succeeds to the office (otherwise the next elected state officer succeeds). If impeached the governor is suspended, and the next elected officer in the line of succession becomes acting governor.

The Governor of Arizona is limited to eight years in office.

There have been 21 people who have served as governor, in 25 distinct terms. Arizona is one of only two states to have elected women of both parties to the governorship, is the only state where a woman has succeeded a woman as governor, and has had the most female governors in the country with three.

Governors of Arizona Territory

Arizona Territory was formed on February 24, 1863 from New Mexico Territory.

Name Term
Party
John Noble Goodwin 1863 1866 Republican
Richard Cunningham McCormick 1866 1868 Republican
James P.T. Carter 1868 1869 Republican
Anson P.K. Safford 1869 1877 Republican
John Philo Hoyt 1877 1878 Republican
John Charles Frémont 1878 1881 Republican
John Jay Gosper 1881 181
Republican
Frederick Augustus Tritle 1882 1885 Republican
C. Meyer Zulick 1885 1889 Democratic
Lewis Wolfley 1889 1890 Republican
John Nichol Irwin 1890 1892 Republican
Nathan Oakes Murphy 1892 1893 Republican
Louis Cameron Hughes 1893 1896 Democratic
Charles Morelle Bruce 1896 1896
Democratic
Benjamin Joseph Franklin 1896 1897 Democratic
Myron Hawley McCord 1897 1898 Republican
Nathan Oakes Murphy 1898 1902 Republican
Alexander Oswald Brodie 1902 1905 Republican
William Francis Nichols 1905 1905
Republican
Joseph Henry Kibbey 1905 1909 Republican
Richard Elihu Sloan 1909 1912 Republican

Governors of Arizona

The State of Arizona was admitted to the union on February 14, 1912.

No. Name Took office Left office Party
1 George W.P. Hunt February 14, 1912 January 1, 1917 Democratic
2 Thomas Edward Campbell January 1, 1917 December 25, 1917 Republican
3 George W.P. Hunt December 25, 1917 January 6, 1919 Democratic
4 Thomas Edward Campbell January 6, 1919 January 29, 1923 Republican
5 George W.P. Hunt January 29, 1923 January 7, 1929 Democratic
6 John Calhoun Phillips January 7, 1929 January 5, 1931 Republican
7 George W.P. Hunt January 5, 1931 January 2, 1933 Democratic
8 Benjamin Baker Moeur January 2, 1933 January 4, 1937 Democratic
9 Rawghlie Clement Stanford January 4, 1937 January 2, 1939 Democratic
10 Robert Taylor Jones January 2, 1939 January 6, 1941 Democratic
11 Sidney Preston Osborn January 6, 1941 May 25, 1948 Democratic
12 Dan Edward Garvey May 25, 1948 January 1, 1951 Democratic
13 John Howard Pyle January 1, 1951 January 3, 1955 Republican
14 Ernest W. McFarland January 3, 1955 January 5, 1959 Democratic
15 Paul Jones Fannin January 5, 1959 January 4, 1965 Republican
16 Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. January 4, 1965 January 2, 1967 Democratic
17 Jack Richard Williams January 2, 1967 January 6, 1975 Republican
18 Raul Hector Castro January 6, 1975 October 20, 1977 Democratic
19 Wesley Bolin October 20, 1977 March 4, 1978 Democratic
20 Bruce Babbitt March 4, 1978 January 5, 1987 Democratic
21 Evan Mecham January 5, 1987 April 4, 1988 Republican
22 Rose Perica Mofford April 4, 1988 March 6, 1991 Democratic
23 Fife Symington March 6, 1991 September 8, 1997 Republican
24 Jane Dee Hull September 8, 1997 January 6, 2003 Republican
25 Janet Napolitano January 6, 2003 Incumbent Democratic

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