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Governors of Pennsylvania

1799-Present

Name Took office Left office Party Lt. Governor Terms
Thomas Mifflin December 21, 1790 December 17, 1799 None None 3
Thomas McKean December 17, 1799 December 20, 1808 Democratic-Republican None 3
Simon Snyder December 20, 1808 December 16, 1817 Democratic-Republican None 3
William Findlay December 16, 1817 December 19, 1820 Democratic-Republican None 1
Joseph Hiester December 19, 1820 December 16, 1823 Democratic-Republican None 1
John Andrew Shulze December 16, 1823 December 15, 1829 Democratic-Republican None
George Wolf December 15, 1829 December 15, 1835 Democratic-Republican None 2
Joseph Ritner December 15, 1835 January 15, 1839 Anti-Masonic None 1
David R. Porter January 15, 1839 January 21, 1845 Democratic None 2
Francis R. Shunk January 21, 1845 July 9, 1848 Democratic None 1½
Office vacant July 9, 1848 July 26, 1848
William F. Johnston July 26, 1848 January 20, 1852 Whig None 1½
William Bigler January 20, 1852 January 16, 1855 Democratic None 1
James Pollock January 16, 1855 January 19, 1858 Whig None 1
William F. Packer January 19, 1858 January 15, 1861 Democratic None 1
Andrew Gregg Curtin January 15, 1861 January 15, 1867 Republican None 2
John W. Geary January 15, 1867 January 21, 1873 Republican None 2
John F. Hartranft January 21, 1873 January 21, 1879 Republican None 2
John Latta
Henry M. Hoyt January 21, 1879 January 16, 1883 Republican Charles Warren Stone 1
Robert E. Pattison January 16, 1883 January 18, 1887 Democratic Chauncey Forward Black 1
James A. Beaver January 18, 1887 January 20, 1891 Republican William T. Davies 1
Robert E. Pattison January 20, 1891 January 15, 1895 Democratic Louis Arthur Watres 1
Daniel H. Hastings January 15, 1895 January 17, 1899 Republican Walter Lyon 1
William A. Stone January 17, 1899 January 20, 1903 Republican John P. S. Gobin 1
Samuel W. Pennypacker January 20, 1903 January 15, 1907 Republican William M. Brown 1
Edwin Sydney Stuart January 15, 1907 January 17, 1911 Republican Robert S. Murphy 1
John K. Tener January 17, 1911 January 19, 1915 Republican John Merriman Reynolds 1
Martin Grove Brumbaugh January 19, 1915 January 21, 1919 Republican Frank B. McClain 1
William Cameron Sproul January 21, 1919 January 16, 1923 Republican Edward E. Beidleman 1
Gifford Pinchot January 16, 1923 January 18, 1927 Republican David J. Davis 1
John Stuchell Fisher January 18, 1927 January 20, 1931 Republican Arthur James 1
Gifford Pinchot January 20, 1931 January 15, 1935 Republican Edward C. Shannon 1
George Howard Earle III January 15, 1935 January 17, 1939 Democratic Thomas Kennedy 1
Arthur James January 17, 1939 January 19, 1943 Republican Samuel S. Lewis 1
Edward Martin January 19, 1943 January 2, 1947 Republican John C. Bell, Jr. ½
John C. Bell, Jr. January 2, 1947 January 21, 1947 Republican vacant ½
James H. Duff January 21, 1947 January 16, 1951 Republican Daniel B. Strickler 1
John S. Fine January 16, 1951 January 18, 1955 Republican Lloyd H. Wood 1
George M. Leader January 18, 1955 January 20, 1959 Democratic Roy E. Furman 1
David L. Lawrence January 20, 1959 January 15, 1963 Democratic John Morgan Davis 1
William Scranton January 15, 1963 January 17, 1967 Republican Raymond P. Shafer 1
Raymond P. Shafer January 17, 1967 January 19, 1971 Republican Raymond J. Broderick 1
Milton Shapp January 19, 1971 January 16, 1979 Democratic Ernest P. Kline 2
Dick Thornburgh January 16, 1979 January 20, 1987 Republican William Scranton, III 2
Robert P. Casey January 20, 1987 January 17, 1995 Democratic Mark Singel 2
Tom Ridge January 17, 1995 October 5, 2001 Republican Mark S. Schweiker 1½
Mark S. Schweiker October 5, 2001 January 21, 2003 Republican Robert Jubelirer ½
Ed Rendell January 21, 2003 incumbent Democratic Catherine Baker Knoll 2


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