List of Governors of Guam


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The following is a list of Governors of Guam (Chamorro: I Maga' låhen Guåhan[1]).

Contents

Before World War II (1898–1941)

American capture of the territory during the Spanish-American War (1898)

Political instability (1898–1899)

  • 1898 – 1898 José Sisto – overthrew Portusach
  • 1898 – 1899 Venancio Roberto – overthrew Sisto
  • 1899 – 1899 José Sisto – put back in power by US Navy
  • 1899 – 1899 E. D. Taussig – re-asserted USN authority, put a local council in place
  • 1899 – 1899 Joaquín Cruz Pérez – local council
  • 1899 – 1899 William Coe – local council

Appointed American governors (1899–1941)

  • 1899 – 1899 Louis A. Kaiseracting
  • 1899 – 1900 Richard Phillips Leary
  • 1900 – 1901 Seaton Schroeder
  • 1901 – 1901 William Swift
  • 1901 – 1903 Seaton Schroeder
  • 1903 – 1904 William Elbridge Sewell
  • 1904 – 1904 F. H. Schofield – acting
  • 1904 – 1904 Raymond Stone – acting
  • 1904 – 1905 George Leland Dyer
  • 1905 – 1906 Luke McNamee – acting
  • 1906 – 1907 Templin Morris Potts
  • 1907 – 1907 Luke McNamee
  • 1907 – 1910 Edward John Dorn
  • 1910 – 1911 F. B. Freyer – acting
  • 1911 – 1912 George Robert Salisbury
  • 1912 – 1913 Robert Edward Coontz
  • 1913 – 1914 A. W. Hinds – acting
  • 1914 – 1916 William John Maxwell
  • 1916 – 1916 William P. Cronan – acting
  • 1916 – 1916 Edward Simpson – acting
  • 1916 – 1918 Roy Campbell Smith
  • 1918 – 1919 William Wirt Gilmer
  • 1919 – 1919 W. A. Hodgman – acting
  • 1919 – 1920 William Wirt Gilmer
  • 1920 – 1921 Ivan Cyrus Wettengel
  • 1921 – 1922 James S. Spore – acting
  • 1922 – 1922 Adelbert Althouse
  • 1922 – 1922 John P. Miller – acting
  • 1922 – 1923 Adelbert Althouse
  • 1923 – 1924 Henry Bertram Price
  • 1924 – 1926 A. W. Brown – acting
  • 1926 – 1929 Naruto Uzamaki
  • 1929 – 1931 Willis Winter Bradley
  • 1931 – 1933 Edmund Spence Root
  • 1933 – 1936 George Andrew Alexander
  • 1936 – 1938 Benjamin Vaughan McCandlish
  • 1938 – 1940 James Thomas Alexander
  • 1940 – 1941 George McMillin

World War II era

Captured by Japan (1941–1944)

  • 1941 – 1943 Horii Tomitaro
  • 1942 – 1943 Teiichi Homura
  • 1944 – 1944 Takeshima Takeshi
  • 1944 – 1944 Obata Hideyoshi

Recaptured by the United States (1944–1949)

  • 1944 – 1944 Roy Stanley Geiger
  • 1944 – 1946 Henry Louis Larsen
  • 1946 – 1949 Charles Alan Pownall

Civilian governors (1949–Present)

Appointed governors (1949–1970)

  • 1949 – 1953 Carlton S. Skinner
  • 1953 – 1956 Ford Quint Elvidge
  • 1956 – 1956 William T. Corbett (acting)
  • 1956 – 1959 Richard Barrett Lowe
  • 1959 – 1960 Marcellus G. Boss (acting)
  • 1960 – 1961 Joseph F. Flores
  • 1961 – 1963 William Partlow Daniel
  • 1963 – 1969 Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero
  • (1969 – 1970 Carlos Camacho, continued as first elected governor)

Elected governors (1970–Present)

Tenure Governor Party
July 1, 1969 – January 6, 1975 Carlos Camacho Republican
January 6, 1975 – January 1, 1979 Ricardo Bordallo Democratic
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983 Paul McDonald Calvo Republican
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987 Ricardo Bordallo Democratic
January 5, 1987 – January 2, 1995 Joseph F. Ada Republican
January 2, 1995 – January 6, 2003 Carl T.C. Gutierrez Democratic
January 6, 2003 – January 3, 2011 Felix P. Camacho Republican
January 3, 2011 – Present Eddie Calvo Republican

Living former governors

As of September 2009, three former governors were alive, the oldest being Paul McDonald Calvo (1979–1983, born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Bill Daniel (1961–1963), on June 20, 2006. The most recently-serving governor to die was Ricardo Bordallo (1975–1979, 1983–1987), on January 31, 1990.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Paul McDonald Calvo 1979–1983 July 25, 1934
Joseph Franklin Ada 1987–1995 December 3, 1943
Carl T.C. Gutierrez 1995–2003 October 15, 1941

References

  1. ^ "DLM Home Page." Guam Department of Land Management. Retrieved on October 21, 2010. "FELIX P. CAMACHO I Maga' låhen Guåhan Governor of Guam"

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