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List of Governors of Florida

List of Governors of Florida
PostGovernor
BodyFlorida
InsigniaSeal of Florida.svg
Insigniasize115px
InsigniacaptionOfficial seal
Imagesize175px
IncumbentRick Scott
IncumbentsinceJanuary 4, 2011
Preceded ByCharlie Crist
ResidenceFlorida Governor's Mansion
TermlengthFour years, can succeed self once
InauguralWilliam Dunn Moseley
Formation1845
DeputyJennifer Carroll
Salary$132,932 (2009)

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The Governor of Florida is the head of the executive branch of Florida's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Florida legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment.

When Florida was first acquired by the United States, future president Andrew Jackson served as its military governor. As a territory, five people served as governor over six distinct terms. The first territorial governor, William Pope Duval, served 12 years, the longest of any governor. Since statehood there have been 43 people who have served as governor, one of whom served two distinct terms. Three state governors have served two full four-year terms: William D. Bloxham, in two stints; and Reubin Askew and Jeb Bush, who each served their terms consecutively. Bob Graham almost served two terms, as he resigned with only three days left. The shortest term in office belongs to Wayne Mixson, who served three days following the resignation of his predecessor.

The current governor is Rick Scott, who took office on January 4, 2011. His term will expire on January 6, 2015.

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Feeling Ignored, Senior Voters Dissatisfied With Candidate Choices - The Ledger Tweet this news
The Ledger--According to a recent Mason-Dixon poll, voters older than 65 are splitting evenly between the two candidates for -Florida's- governor, ... - Date : Sat, 16 Oct 2010 09:33:44 GMT+00:00
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Wall Street Journal (blog)--Because the election this November is expected to be a very Republican one, there are fewer Democrats on this year's -list- than Republicans. In -Florida- ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:01:01 GMT+00:00
Democrats look to state governor races for some victories in November - Daily Caller Tweet this news
Daily Caller--Markell is leading the effort to elect Democratic -governors- across the country, a task that may not be nearly as daunting as winning most of the impending ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 05:09:23 GMT+00:00
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The Hill--Obama has traveled frequently to Ohio and -Florida-, states where Democratic Senate candidates are trailing by double digits, but states strategists -list- as ... - Date : Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:11:44 GMT+00:00
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Military governor :
Picture Governor Took office Left office Appointed by Notes
Andrew Jackson March 10, 1821 December 31, 1821 James Monroe   

Governors of the Territory of Florida :
Picture Governor Took office Left office Appointed by
William Pope Duval April 17, 1822 April 24, 1834 James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
John Eaton April 24, 1834 March 16, 1836 Andrew Jackson
Richard K. Call March 16, 1836 December 2, 1839 Andrew Jackson
Robert R. Reid December 2, 1839 March 19, 1841 Martin Van Buren
Richard K. Call March 19, 1841 August 11, 1844 William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
John Branch August 11, 1844 June 25, 1845 John Tyler

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Governors of the State of Florida :
# Governor Term start Term end Party Lt. Governor Terms
1 William Dunn Moseley June 25, 1845 October 1, 1849 Democratic None 1
2 Thomas Brown October 1, 1849 October 3, 1853 Whig 1
3 James E. Broome October 3, 1853 October 5, 1857 Democratic 1
4 Madison S. Perry October 5, 1857 October 7, 1861 Democratic 1
5 John Milton October 7, 1861 April 1, 1865 Democratic   
6 Abraham K. Allison April 1, 1865 May 19, 1865 Democratic   
7 William Marvin July 13, 1865 December 20, 1865 Provisional
8 David S. Walker December 20, 1865 July 4, 1868 Democratic William W. J. Kelly
9 Harrison Reed July 4, 1868 January 7, 1873 Republican William Henry Gleason 
Edmund C. Weeks 
Samuel T. Day
10 Ossian B. Hart January 7, 1873 March 18, 1874 Republican Marcellus Stearns  
11 Marcellus Stearns March 18, 1874 January 2, 1877 Republican Vacant  
12 George Franklin Drew January 2, 1877 January 4, 1881 Democratic Noble A. Hull  1
13 William D. Bloxham January 4, 1881 January 7, 1885 Democratic Livingston W. Bethel 1
14 Edward A. Perry January 7, 1885 January 8, 1889 Democratic Milton H. Mabry 1
15 Francis P. Fleming January 8, 1889 January 3, 1893 Democratic None 1
16 Henry L. Mitchell January 3, 1893 January 5, 1897 Democratic 1
17 William D. Bloxham January 5, 1897 January 8, 1901 Democratic 1
18 William Sherman Jennings January 8, 1901 January 3, 1905 Democratic 1
19 Napoleon B. Broward January 3, 1905 January 5, 1909 Democratic 1
20 Albert W. Gilchrist January 5, 1909 January 7, 1913 Democratic 1
21 Park Trammell January 7, 1913 January 2, 1917 Democratic 1
22 Sidney Johnston Catts January 2, 1917 January 4, 1921 Prohibition 1
23 Cary A. Hardee January 4, 1921 January 6, 1925 Democratic 1
24 John W. Martin January 6, 1925 January 8, 1929 Democratic 1
25 Doyle E. Carlton January 8, 1929 January 3, 1933 Democratic 1
26 David Sholtz January 3, 1933 January 5, 1937 Democratic 1
27 Fred P. Cone January 5, 1937 January 7, 1941 Democratic 1
28 Spessard Holland January 7, 1941 January 2, 1945 Democratic 1
29 Millard F. Caldwell January 2, 1945 January 4, 1949 Democratic 1
30 Fuller Warren January 4, 1949 January 6, 1953 Democratic 1
31 Daniel T. McCarty January 6, 1953 September 28, 1953 Democratic  
32 Charley Eugene Johns September 28, 1953 January 4, 1955 Democratic  
33 LeRoy Collins January 4, 1955 January 3, 1961 Democratic  +1 
34 C. Farris Bryant January 3, 1961 January 5, 1965 Democratic 1
35 W. Haydon Burns January 5, 1965 January 3, 1967 Democratic
36 Claude R. Kirk, Jr. January 3, 1967 January 5, 1971 Republican None 1
Ray C. Osborne
37 Reubin Askew January 5, 1971 January 2, 1979 Democratic Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. 2
Jim Williams
38 Bob Graham January 2, 1979 January 3, 1987 Democratic Wayne Mixson
39 Wayne Mixson January 3, 1987 January 6, 1987 Democratic Vacant  
40 Bob Martinez January 6, 1987 January 8, 1991 Republican Bobby Brantley 1
41 Lawton Chiles January 8, 1991 December 12, 1998 Democratic Buddy MacKay
42 Buddy MacKay December 12, 1998 January 5, 1999 Democratic Vacant  
43 Jeb Bush January 5, 1999 January 2, 2007 Republican Frank Brogan  2
Toni Jennings
44 Charlie Crist January 2, 2007 January 4, 2011 Republican Jeff Kottkamp
  Independent
45 Rick Scott January 4, 2011 Incumbent Republican Jennifer Carroll 1

Governors of the State of Florida :
Governor Gubernatorial term class="unsortable"Other offices held class="unsortable"Source
Andrew Jackson 1821 Representative and Senator from Tennessee, President of the United States
William Pope Duval 1822 1834 Representative from Kentucky
John Eaton 1834 1836 Senator from Tennessee, Minister to Spain, Secretary of War
Richard K. Call 1836 1839, 1841 1844 Territorial Delegate from Florida Territory
Robert R. Reid 1839 1841 Representative from Florida, Representative from Georgia
John Branch 1844 1845 Representative and Senator from North Carolina, Governor of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy
William Marvin 1865 Elected to the Senate from Florida but was refused seat
Napoleon B. Broward 1905 1909 Elected to the Senate from Florida but died before taking office
Park Trammell 1913 1917 Senator from Florida
Spessard Holland 1941 1945 Senator from Florida
Millard F. Caldwell 1945 1949 Representative from Florida
Bob Graham 1979 1987 Senator from Florida*
Lawton Chiles 1991 1998 Senator from Florida
Buddy MacKay 1998 1999 Representative from Florida

Governors of the State of Florida :
Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Claude R. Kirk, Jr. 1967 1971 January 7, 1926(age 88)
Reubin Askew 1971 1979 September 11, 1928(age 85)
Bob Graham 1979 1987 November 9, 1936(age 77)
Wayne Mixson 1987 June 16, 1922(age 91)
Bob Martinez 1987 1991 December 25, 1934(age 79)
Buddy MacKay 1998 1999 March 22, 1933(age 81)
Jeb Bush 1999 2007 February 11, 1953(age 61)
Charlie Crist 2007 2011 July 24, 1956(age 57)

Governors of Florida

Military (1821)Jackson
Territorial (1822 - 1845)Duval * Eaton * Call * Reid * Call * Branch
State (since 1845)Moseley * Brown * Broome * Perry * Milton * Allison * Marvin * Walker * Reed * Hart * Stearns * Drew * Bloxham * Perry * Fleming * Mitchell * Bloxham * Jennings * Broward * Gilchrist * Trammell * Catts * Hardee * Martin * Carlton * Sholtz * Cone * Holland * Caldwell * Warren * McCarty * Johns * Collins * Bryant * Burns * Kirk * Askew * Graham * Mixson * Martinez * Chiles * MacKay * Bush * Crist

Lists of chief executives of the United States

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Territorial executivesAmerican Samoa * District of Columbia * Guam * Northern Mariana Islands * Puerto Rico * United States Virgin Islands
DefunctPre-state territories * Panama Canal Zone * Philippine Commonwealth * Philippine Islands * Cuba * Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands



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