List of Governors of Delaware, USA

S.No. Governor Term start Term end Party Birth Place
1 Jack Markell January 20, 2009 Incumbent Democratic Newark, Delaware
2 Ruth Ann Minner January 3, 2001 January 20, 2009 Democratic Sussex County, Delaware
3 Thomas R. Carper January 19, 1993 January 3, 2001 Democratic Beckley, West Virginia
4 Dale E. Wolf December 31, 1992 January 19, 1993 Republican Kearney, Nebraska
5 Michael Castle January 15, 1985 December 31, 1992 Republican Wilmington, Delaware
6 Pierre S. du Pont, IV January 18, 1977 January 15, 1985 Republican Wilmington, Delaware
7 Sherman W. Tribbitt January 16, 1973 January 18, 1977 Democratic Denton, Maryland
8 Russell W. Peterson January 21, 1969 January 16, 1973 Republican Portage, Wisconsin
9 Charles L. Terry, Jr. January 19, 1965 January 21, 1969 Democratic Camden, Delaware
10 Elbert N. Carvel January 17, 1961 January 19, 1965 Democratic Shelter Island, New York
11 David P. Buckson December 30, 1960 January 17, 1961 Republican Townsend, Delaware
12 J. Caleb Boggs January 20, 1953 December 30, 1960 Republican Cheswold, Delaware
13 Elbert N. Carvel January 18, 1949 January 20, 1953 Democratic Shelter Island, New York
14 Walter W. Bacon January 21, 1941 January 18, 1949 Republican New Castle, Delaware
15 Richard C. McMullen January 19, 1937 January 21, 1941 Democratic Glasgow, Delaware
16 C. Douglass Buck January 15, 1929 January 19, 1937 Republican New Castle, Delaware
17 Robert P. Robinson January 20, 1925 January 15, 1929 Republican Wilmington, Delaware
18 William D. Denney January 18, 1921 January 20, 1925 Republican Dover, Delaware
19 John G. Townsend, Jr. January 16, 1917 January 18, 1921 Republican Worcester County, Maryland
20 Charles R. Miller January 21, 1913 January 16, 1917 Republican West Chester, Pennsylvania
21 Simeon S. Pennewill January 19, 1909 January 21, 1913 Republican Greenwood, Delaware
22 Preston Lea January 17, 1905 January 19, 1909 Republican Wilmington, Delaware
23 John Hunn January 15, 1901 January 17, 1905 Republican Odessa, Delaware
24 Ebe W. Tunnell January 19, 1897 January 15, 1901 Democratic Ocean View, Delaware
25 William T. Watson April 8, 1895 January 19, 1897 Democratic Milford, Delaware
26 Joshua H. Marvil January 15, 1895 April 8, 1895 Republican Laurel, Delaware
27 Robert J. Reynolds January 20, 1891 January 15, 1895 Democratic Smyrna, Delaware
28 Benjamin T. Biggs January 18, 1887 January 20, 1891 Democratic Cecil County, Maryland
29 Charles C. Stockley January 16, 1883 January 18, 1887 Democratic Georgetown, Delaware
30 John W. Hall January 21, 1879 January 16, 1883 Democratic Frederica, Delaware
31 John P. Cochran January 19, 1875 January 21, 1879 Democratic Middletown, Delaware
32 James Ponder January 17, 1871 January 19, 1875 Democratic Milton, Delaware
33 Gove Saulsbury March 1, 1865 January 17, 1871 Democratic Kent County, Delaware
34 William Cannon January 20, 1863 March 1, 1865 Republican Bridgeville, Delaware
35 William Burton January 18, 1859 January 20, 1863 Democratic Sussex County, Delaware
36 Peter F. Causey January 16, 1855 January 18, 1859 American Bridgeville, Delaware
37 William H. H. Ross January 21, 1851 January 16, 1855 Democratic Laurel, Delaware
38 William Tharp January 19, 1847 January 21, 1851 Democratic Farmington, Delaware
39 William Temple May 6, 1846 January 19, 1847 Whig Queen Anne’s County, Maryland
40 Joseph Maull March 2, 1846 May 3, 1846 Whig Lewes, Delaware
41 Thomas Stockton January 21, 1845 March 2, 1846 Whig New Castle County, Delaware
42 William B. Cooper January 19, 1841 January 21, 1845 Whig Laurel, Delaware
43 Cornelius P. Comegys January 17, 1837 January 19, 1841 Whig Kent County, Delaware
44 Charles Polk, Jr. July 11, 1836 January 17, 1837 Whig Bridgeville, Delaware
45 Caleb P. Bennett January 15, 1833 July 11, 1836 Democratic Chester County, Pennsylvania
46 David Hazzard January 19, 1830 January 15, 1833 National Republican Milton, Delaware
47 Charles Polk, Jr. January 16, 1827 January 19, 1830 Federalist Bridgeville, Delaware
48 Samuel Paynter January 20, 1824 January 16, 1827 Federalist Sussex County, Delaware
49 Charles Thomas June 23, 1823 January 20, 1824 Democratic-Republican New Castle County, Delaware
50 Joseph Haslet January 21, 1823 June 20, 1823 Democratic-Republican Milford, Delaware
51 Caleb Rodney April 23, 1822 January 21, 1823 Federalist Lewes, Delaware
52 John Collins January 16, 1821 April 16, 1822 Democratic-Republican Sussex County, Delaware
53 Jacob Stout January 18, 1820 January 16, 1821 Federalist Kent County, Delaware
54 John Clark January 21, 1817 January 18, 1820 Federalist New Castle County, Delaware
55 Daniel Rodney January 18, 1814 January 21, 1817 Federalist Lewes, Delaware
56 Joseph Haslet January 15, 1811 January 18, 1814 Democratic-Republican Milford, Delaware
57 George Truitt January 19, 1808 January 15, 1811 Federalist Kent County, Delaware
58 Nathaniel Mitchell January 15, 1805 January 19, 1808 Federalist Laurel, Delaware
59 David Hall January 19, 1802 January 15, 1805 Democratic-Republican Lewes, Delaware
60 James Sykes March 3, 1801 January 19, 1802 Federalist Dover, Delaware
61 Richard Bassett January 9, 1799 March 3, 1801 Federalist Cecil County, Maryland
62 Daniel Rogers September 30, 1797 January 9, 1799 Federalist Accomac County, Virginia
63 Gunning Bedford, Sr. January 19, 1796 September 30, 1797 Federalist New Castle County, Delaware
64 Joshua Clayton June 2, 1789 January 19, 1796 Federalist Wyoming, Delaware
65 Jehu Davis March 29, 1789 June 2, 1789 NA Worcester County, Maryland
66 Thomas Collins October 28, 1786 March 29, 1789 NA Smyrna, Delaware
67 Nicholas Van Dyke February 1, 1783 October 28, 1786 NA New Castle County, Delaware
68 John Cook November 4, 1782 February 1, 1783 NA Smyrna, Delaware
69 John Dickinson November 13, 1781 January 12, 1783 NA Talbot County, Province of Maryland, British America
70 Caesar Rodney March 31, 1778 November 6, 1781 NA Kent County, Delaware
71 George Read October 20, 1777 March 31, 1778 NA Cecil County, Province of Maryland
72 Thomas McKean September 22, 1777 October 20, 1777 NA New London Township, Pennsylvania
73 John McKinly February 12, 1777 September 12, 1777 NA Ulster, Ireland