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Former State Governors

TERM NAME PARTY COMMENT
1780-1785 John Hancock Federalist Born January 23, 1737 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. Died on October 8, 1793 in Quincy, Massachusetts.
1785-1787 James Bowdoin Federalist Born on August 7, 1726 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died on November 6, 1790 in Boston, Massachusetts.
1787-1793 John Hancock Federalist Born January 23, 1737 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. Died on October 8, 1793 in Quincy, Massachusetts.
1794-1797 Samuel Adams Democratic-Republican Born on September 27, 1722 in Quincy, Massachusetts. Died on October 2, 1803 in Boston Massachusetts.
1797-1799 Increase Sumner Federalist Born on November 27, 1746 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Died on June 7, 1799 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
1799-1800 None None "Massachusetts was without a governor between June 7, 1799, the date of Governor Increase Sumner's death, and May 30, 1800, the date of Governor Caleb Strong's inauguration. During this interval, the government of Massachusetts was presided over by a council under the direction of Thomas Dawes. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States 1789-1978
1800-1807 Caleb Strong Federalist Born on January 9, 1745 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Died on November 7, 1819. He was buried in the Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton.
1807-1808 James Sullivan Democratic-Republican Born on April 22, 1744 in Berwick, Maine. Died in Boston, Massachusetts on December 10, 1808. Interment in Central Boston Common Cemetery.
1808-1809 Levi Lincoln Democratic-Republican Born on May 15, 1749 in Hingham, Massachusetts. Died in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 14, 1820.
1809-1810 Christopher Gore Federalist Born on September 21, 1758 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died in Waltham, Massachusetts on March 1, 1827.
1810-1812 Elbridge Gerry Democratic-Republican Born on July 17, 1744 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Died on November 23, 1814 in Washington, D.C. Gerry is buried in Congressional Cemetery at Washington, DC.
1812-1816 Caleb Strong Federalist Born on January 9, 1745 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Died on November 7, 1819. He was buried in the Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton.
1816-1823 John Brooks Federalist Born on May 4, 1752 in Medford, Massachusetts. Died on March 1, 1825.
1823-1825 William Eustis Democratic-Republican Born on June 10, 1753 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Died in Boston on February 6, 1825.
1825 Marcus Morton Democratic-Republican Born on December 19, 1784 in Freetown, Massachusetts. Died in Taunton, Massachusetts on February 6, 1864.
1825-1834 Levi Lincoln, Jr. Adams Republican Born on October 25, 1782 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Died on May 29, 1868. Interment at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.
1834-1835 John Davis National Republican Born on January 13, 1787 in Northboro, Massachusetts. Died on April 19, 1854 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Interment in the Rural Cemetery.
1835-1836 Samuel Turell Armstrong Whig Born on April 29, 1784 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Died in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26, 1850.
1836-1840 Edward Everett Whigs/Anti-Masons Born on April 11, 1794 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Died in Boston, Massachusetts, January 15, 1865; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1840-1841 Marcus Morton Democratic-Republican Born on December 19, 1784 in Freetown, Massachusetts. Died in Taunton, Massachusetts on February 6, 1864.
1841-1843 John Davis National Republican Born on January 13, 1787 in Northboro, Massachusetts. Died on April 19, 1854 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Interment in the Rural Cemetery.
1843-1844 Marcus Morton Democrat Born on December 19, 1784 in Freetown, Massachusetts. Died in Taunton, Massachusetts on February 6, 1864.
1844-1851 George Nixon Briggs Whig Born on April 12, 1796 in Adams, Massachusetts. Died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on September 11, 1861. Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
1851-1853 George Sewall Boutwell Democrat Born on January 28, 1818 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Died on February 27, 1905 in Groton, Massachusetts. Interment in Groton Cemetery.
1853-1854 John Henry Clifford Whig Born on January 16, 1809 in Providence, Rhode Island. Died on January 2, 1876 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
1854-1855 Emory Washburn Whig Born on February 14, 1800 in Leicester, Massachusetts. Died on March 18, 1877 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.
1855-1858 Henry Joseph Gardner American or "Know Nothing" Party Born on June 14, 1818, in Boston, Massachusetts. Died on July 21, 1892.
1858-1861 Nathaniel Prentice Banks Republican Born on January 30, 1816, in Waltham, Massachusetts. Died on September 1, 1894. Interment in Grove Hill Cemetery Waltham, Massachusetts.
1861-1866 John Albion Andrew Republican Born on May 31, 1818, in Windham, Maine. Died on October 30, 1867, in Boston, Massachusetts.
1866-1869 Alexander Hamilton Bullock Republican Born on March 2, 1816 in Royalston, Massachusetts. Died in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 17, 1882. Interment at Lawrence Brook Cemetery, Royalston, Massachusetts.
1869-1872 William Claflin Republican Born on March 6, 1818 in Milford, Massachusetts. Died in Newton, Massachusetts on January 5, 1905. Interment in Newton Cemetery, Newtonville, Massachusetts.
1872-1874 William Barrett Washburn Republican Born on January 31, 1820 in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Died in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 5, 1887. Interment in Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Massachusetts.
1874-1875 Thomas Talbot Republican Born on September 7, 1818 in Cambridge, New York. Died on October 6, 1886 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Interment at Lowell Cemetery.
1875-1876 William Gaston Democrat Born on October 3, 1820 in Killingly, Connecticut. Died on January 19, 1894. Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.
1876-1879 Alexander Hamilton Rice Republican Born on August 30, 1818 in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts. Died in Boston, Massachusetts on July 22, 1895. Interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts.
1879-1880 Thomas Talbot Republican Born on September 7, 1818 in Cambridge, New York. Died on October 6, 1886 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Interment at Lowell Cemetery.
1880-1883 John Davis Long Republican Born on October 27, 1838 in Buckfield, Maine. Died in Hingham, Massachusetts on August 28, 1915. Interment at Hingham Cemetery.
1883-1884 Benjamin Franklin Butler Democrat/National Party Born on November 5, 1818 in Deerfield, New Hampshire. Died on January 11, 1893 in Washington, D.C. Interment at Hildreth Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts.
1884-1887 George Dexter Robinson Republican Born on January 20, 1834 in Lexington, Massachusetts. Died in Chicopee, Massachusetts on February 22, 1896. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.
1887-1890 Oliver Ames Republican Born on February 4, 1831 in North Easton, Massachusetts. Died on October 22, 1895.
1890-1891 John Quincy Adams Brackett Republican Born on June 8, 1842 in Bradford, New Hampshire. Died on April 6, 1918.
1891-1894 William Eustis Russell Democrat Born on January 6, 1857 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Died on July 16, 1896. Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1894-1896 Frederick Thomas Greenhalge Republican Born on July 19, 1842 in Clithoroe, Lancashire, England. Died in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 5, 1896. Interment at Lowell Cemetery.
1896-1900 Roger Wolcott Republican Born on September 2, 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died on December 21, 1900. Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1900-1903 Winthrop Murray Crane Republican Born on April 23, 1853 in Dalton, Massachusetts. Died on October 2, 1920 in Dalton, Massachusetts. Interment at Dalton Cemetery.
1903-1905 John Lewis Bates Republican Born on September 18, 1859 in North Easton, Massachusetts. Died on June 8, 1946.
1905-1906 William Lewis Douglas Democrat Born on August 1845 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Died on September 17, 1924. Interment at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton, Massachusetts.
1906-1909 Curtis Guild, Jr. Republican Born on February 2, 1860 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died on April 6, 1815. Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.
1909-1911 Ebenezer Sumner Draper Republican Born on June 17, 1858 in Hopedale, Massachusetts. Died on April 9, 1914.
1911-1914 Eugene Noble Foss Democrat Born on September 24, 1858 in West Berkshire, Vermont. Died Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts on September 13, 1939. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Boston.
1914-1916 David Ignatius Walsh Democrat Born on November 11, 1872 in Leominster, Massachusetts. Died in Boston, Massachusetts on June 11, 1947. Interment in St. Johnís Cemetery, Clinton, Massachusetts.
1916-1919 Samuel Walker McCall Republican Born on February 28, 1851 in East Providence, Pennsylvania. Died on November 4, 1923 in Winchester, Massachusetts. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery.
1919-1921 John Calvin Coolidge Republican Born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Died in Northampton, Massachusetts on January 5, 1933. Interment at Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Vermont.
1921-1925 Channing H. Cox Republican Born on October 28, 1879 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Died on August 20, 1968. Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.
1925-1929 Alvan Tufts Fuller Republican Born on February 27, 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died on April 30, 1958. Ashes interred at East Cemetery, Rye Beach, New Hampshire.
1929-1931 Frank G. Allen Republican Born on October 6, 1874 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Died on October 9, 1950. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Norwood, Massachusetts.
1931-1935 Joseph Buell Ely Democrat Born on February 22, 1881 in Westfield, Massachusetts. Died on June 13, 1956. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Massachusetts.
1935-1937 James Michael Curley Democrat Born on November 20, 1874 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died in Boston, Massachusetts on November 12, 1958. Interment in Old Calvary Cemetery.
1937-1939 Charles Francis Hurley Democrat Born on November 24, 1893 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Died on March 24, 1946.
1939-1945 Leverett Saltonstall Republican Born on September 1, 1892 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Died in Dover, Massachusetts on June 17, 1979. Interment at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts.
1945-1947 Maurice Joseph Tobin Democrat Born on May 22, 1901 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died in Scituate, Massachusetts on July 19, 1953. Interment at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Massachusetts.
1947-1949 Robert Fiske Bradford Republican Born on December 15, 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died March 18, 1983.
1949-1953 Paul Andrew Dever Democrat Born on January 15, 1903 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died on April 11, 1958. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts.
1953-1957 Christian A. Herter Republican Born on March 28, 1895 in Paris, France. Died on December 30, 1967.
1957-1961 Foster J. Furcolo Democrat Born on July 29, 1911 in New Haven, Connecticut. Died in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 5, 1995. Interment at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Massachusetts.
1961-1963 John Anthony Volpe Republican Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts on December 8, 1908. Died on September 11, 1994.
1963-1965 Endicott Peabody Democrat Born on February 15, 1920 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Died on December 1, 1997. Interment in Town Cemetery, Groton, Massachusetts.
1965-1969 John Anthony Volpe Republican Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts on December 8, 1908. Died on September 11, 1994.
1969-1975 Frances W. Sargent Republican Born on July 29, 1915, in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
1975-1979 Michael Stanley Dukakis Democrat Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on November 3, 1933.
1979-1983 Edward Joseph King Democrat Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on May 11, 1925.
1983-1991 Michael Stanley Dukakis Democrat Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on November 3, 1933.
1991-1997 William Floyd Weld Republican Born in New York on July 31, 1945.
1997-2001 Argeo Paul Cellucci Republican Born in Hudson, Massachusetts on April 24, 1948. Resigned in 2001 to become the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
2001-2003 Jane Swift Republican Born in North Adams, Massachusetts on February 24, 1965.
2003-2007 Mitt Romney Republican Born in Detroit, Michigan on March 12, 1947.
 

ADDITIONAL LINKS:


Source: State Library of Massachusetts, (http://www.state.ma.us/lib/), April 23, 2004
Source: National Governor's Association, (http://www.nga.org/), April 23, 2004



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