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Former State Governors

TERM NAME PARTY COMMENT
1876-1879 John Long Routt Republican Born in Eddyville, KY on April 25, 1826. Died in Denver, CO on August 13, 1907.
1879-1883 Frederick W. Pitkin Republican Born in Manchester, CT on August 31, 1837. Died in Pueblo, CO on December 18, 1886.
1883-1885 James Benton Grant Democrat Born on January 2, 1848 on a plantation in Russell County, AL. Died on November 1, 1911 in Excelsior Springs, MO.
1885-1887 Benjamin Harrison Eaton Republican Born in Coshocton, OH on December 15, 1833. Died in Greeley, CO on October 29, 1904.
1887-1889 Alva Adams Democrat Born in Dane County, WI on May 14, 1850. Died of diabetes on November 1, 1922 in Battle Creek, MI.
1889-1891 Job Adams Cooper Republican Born in Greenville, IL on November 6, 1843. On January 20, 1899, at the age of fifty-five, Governor Cooper passed away.
1891-1893 John Long Routt Republican Born in Eddyville, KY on April 25, 1826. Died in Denver, CO on August 13, 1907.
1893-1895 Davis H. Waite Populist On November 27, 1901, Davis Hanson Waite died in his Aspen, CO home while peeling apples for Thanksgiving dinner.
1895-1897 Albert W. McIntire Republican Born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 15, 1853. Died on January 31, 1935 in Colorado Springs, CO.
1897-1899 Alva Adams Democrat Born in Dane County, WI on May 14, 1850. Died of diabetes on November 1, 1922 in Battle Creek, MI.
1899-1901 Charles S. Thomas Democrat Born on December 6, 1849 in Darien, GA. Died on June 24, 1934 in Denver, CO.
1901-1903 James B. Orman Democrat Born November 4, 1849, in Muscatine, IA. Died on July 21, 1919.
1903-1905 James Hamilton Peabody Republican Born on August 21, 1852, in Orange County, VT. Died November 23, 1917.
1905 Alva Adams Democrat Born in Dane County, WI on May 14, 1850. Died of diabetes on November 1, 1922 in Battle Creek, MI.
1905 James Hamilton Peabody Republican Born on August 21, 1852, in Orange County, VT. Died November 23, 1917.
1905-1907 Jesse F. McDonald Republican Born on June 30, 1858, at Ashtabula, OH. Died on February 25, 1942, in Denver, CO.
1907-1909 Henry Augustus Buchtel Republican Born on September 3, 1847, in Akron, OH. Died on October 22, 1924.
1909-1913 John F. Shafroth Democrat Born at Fayette, MO, on June 9, 1854. Died in Denver, CO on February 20, 1922.
1913-1915 Elias M. Ammons Democrat Born on a farm near Franklin, NC on July 28, 1860. Died in Denver, CO on May 20, 1925.
1915-1917 George Alfred Carlson Republican Born on October 23, 1876, in Alta, IA. Died in Denver, CO on December 6, 1926.
1917-1919 Julius Caldeen Gunter Democrat Born in Fayetteville, AR on October 31, 1858. Died in Denver, CO on October 26, 1940.
1919-1923 Oliver H. Shoup Republican Born on December 13, 1869, in Champaign County, IL. Died in Santa Monica, CA on September 30, 1940.
1923-1925 William E. Sweet Democrat Born in Chicago, IL on January 27, 1869. Died on May 9, 1942 in Denver, CO.
1925-1927 Clarence J. Morley Republican Born in Dyersville, IA on February 9, 1869. Died in Oklahoma City, OK on November 15, 1948.
1927-1933 William H. Adams Democrat Born at Blue Mounds, WI on February 15, 1861. Died on February 3, 1954, in Alamosa, CO.
1933-1937 Edwin Carl Johnson Democrat Born January 1, 1884 in Scandia, Kansas. Died on May 30, 1970 in Denver, CO.
1937 Raymond H. Talbot Democrat Born on August 19, 1896, in Chicago, IL. Died on January 30, 1955, in Pueblo, CO.
1937-1939 Teller Ammons Democrat Born in Denver, CO on December 3, 1895. Died on January 16, 1972, in Denver, CO.
1939-1943 Ralph Lawrence Carr Republican Born in Rosita, CO on December 11, 1887. Died on September 20, 1950, in Denver, CO.
1943-1947 John Charles Vivian Republican Born on June 30, 1889, in Golden, CO. Died on February 10, 1964, in Golden, CO.
1947-1950 William Lee Knous Democrat Born February 2, 1889 in Ouray, CO. Died on December 11, 1959.
1950-1951 Walter Walfred Johnson Democrat Born April 16, 1904, in Pueblo, CO. Died on March 23, 1987 in Tempe, AZ.
1951-1955 Daniel I.J. Thornton Republican Born on January 31, 1911, in Hall County, TX. Died in Carmel, CA, on January 19, 1976.
1955-1957 Edwin Carl Johnson Democrat Born January 1, 1884 in Scandia, Kansas. Died on May 30, 1970 in Denver, CO.
1957-1963 Stephen Lucid Robert McNichols Democrat Born in Denver, CO on March 7, 1914. Died on November 25, 1997, in Denver, CO.
1963-1973 John Arthur Love Republican Born in IL on a farm near Gibson City on November 29, 1916. Died in CO on January 21, 2002.
1973-1975 John David Vanderhoof Republican Born May 27, 1922 in Rocky Ford, CO.
1975-1987 Richard David Lamm Democrat Born in Madison, WI on August 3, 1935.
1987-1999 Roy Romer Democrat Born in Garden City, KS, on October 31, 1928.
1999-2007 William F. "Bill" Owens Republican Born in fort Worth, Texas on October 22, 1950.
2007-2011 August William "Bill" Ritter, Jr. Democrat Born in Denver, Colorado on September 6, 1956.
 

ADDITIONAL LINKS:


Source: Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, (http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/), April 10, 2004
Source: The Political Graveyard, (http://politicalgraveyard.com/), April 12, 2004

 


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