List of Governors of Georgia, USA

S.No. Governor Term Start Term End Party BIRTH PLACE
1 William Ewen June 22, 1775 December 11, 1775 England
2 George Walton December 11, 1775 February 20, 1776 Cumberland County, Virginia
3 William Ewen February 20, 1776 April 15, 1776 England
4 Archibald Bulloch April 15, 1776[f] March 4, 1777 Charleston, South Carolina
5 Button Gwinnett March 4, 1777 May 8, 1777 Gloucestershire, Great Britain
6 John A. Treutlen May 8, 1777 January 8, 1778 Baden-W├╝rttemberg in southern Germany
7 John Houstoun January 8, 1778[k] January 7, 1779 St. George’s Parish, near modern Waynesboro, Georgia
8 William Glascock January 7, 1779 July 24, 1779
9 Seth John Cuthbert July 24, 1779 August 6, 1779 Savannah, Georgia
10 John Wereat August 6, 1779 January 4, 1780 Road (now Rode, Somerset) in England
11 George Walton November 4, 1779 January 4, 1780 Cumberland County, Virginia
12 Richard Howly January 4, 1780 February 16, 1780
13 George Wells[disambiguation needed] ? ?
14 Humphrey Wells? February 16, 1780 February 18, 1780
15 Stephen Heard? February 18 or May 24, 1780 August 1780
16 Myrick Davies August 1780 August 18, 1781
17 Nathan Brownson August 18, 1781 January 3, 1782 American Whig
18 John Martin January 3, 1782 January 8, 1783 None Providence, Rhode Island
19 Lyman Hall January 8, 1783 January 9, 1784 None Wallingford, Connecticut
20 John Houstoun January 9, 1784 January 6, 1785 None St. George’s Parish, near modern Waynesboro, Georgia.
21 Samuel Elbert January 6, 1785 January 9, 1786 None Savannah, British Province of Georgia
22 Edward Telfair January 9, 1786 January 9, 1787 None Scotland
23 George Mathews January 9, 1787 January 26, 1788 None Augusta County, Virginia
24 George Handley January 26, 1788 January 7, 1789 None Sheffield, Yorkshire
25 George Walton January 7, 1789 November 9, 1790 Democratic-Republican Cumberland County, Virginia
26 Edward Telfair November 9, 1790 November 7, 1793 Democratic-Republican Town Head, Scotland
27 George Mathews November 7, 1793 January 15, 1796 Democratic-Republican Augusta County, Virginia
28 Jared Irwin January 15, 1796 January 12, 1798 Democratic-Republican Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
29 James Jackson January 12, 1798 March 3, 1801 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Devon, England
30 David Emanuel March 3, 1801 November 7, 1801 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction
31 Josiah Tattnall, Sr. November 7, 1801 November 4, 1802 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Savannah, Georgia
32 John Milledge November 4, 1802 September 23, 1806 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
33 Jared Irwin September 23, 1806 November 10, 1809 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
34 David B. Mitchell November 10, 1809 November 5, 1813 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland
35 Peter Early November 5, 1813 November 20, 1815 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Madison, Virginia
36 David B. Mitchell November 20, 1815 March 4, 1817 Democratic-Republican, Jackson faction Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland
37 William Rabun March 4, 1817 October 24, 1819 Democratic-Republican, Troup faction Halifax County, North Carolina
38 Matthew Talbot October 24, 1819 November 5, 1819 Democratic-Republican, Clark faction Bedford County, Virginia
39 John Clark November 5, 1819 November 7, 1823 Democratic-Republican, Clark faction Edgecombe County, North Carolina
40 George M. Troup November 7, 1823 November 7, 1827 Democratic-Republican, Troup faction McIntosh Bluff, Alabama
41 John Forsyth November 7, 1827 November 4, 1829 Democratic-Republican, Troup faction Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
42 George R. Gilmer November 4, 1829 November 9, 1831 Democratic-Republican, Troup faction George Rockingham Gilmer
43 Wilson Lumpkin November 9, 1831 November 4, 1835 Union (Democratic) near Dan River, Virginia
44 William Schley November 4, 1835 November 8, 1837 Union (Democratic) Frederick, Maryland
45 George R. Gilmer November 8, 1837 November 6, 1839 State Rights (Whig) George Rockingham Gilmer
46 Charles J. McDonald November 6, 1839 November 8, 1843 Union (Democratic) Charleston, South Carolina
47 George W. Crawford November 8, 1843 November 3, 1847 Whig Columbia County, Georgia, U.S.
48 George W. Towns November 3, 1847 November 5, 1851 Democratic Wilkes County, Georgia
49 Howell Cobb November 5, 1851 November 9, 1853 Constitutional Union (Democratic) Jefferson County, Georgia, US
50 Herschel V. Johnson November 9, 1853 November 6, 1857 Democratic Burke County, Georgia, US
51 Joseph E. Brown November 6, 1857 June 17, 1865 Democratic Pickens, South Carolina
52 James Johnson June 17, 1865 December 14, 1865 Democratic[citation needed] Robeson County, North Carolina
53 Charles J. Jenkins December 14, 1865 January 13, 1868 Democratic Beaufort District, South Carolina, US
54 Thomas H. Ruger January 13, 1868[y] July 4, 1868[z] Military Lima, New York
55 Rufus B. Bullock July 4, 1868[ab] October 30, 1871 Republican Bethlehem, New York
56 Benjamin Conley October 30, 1871[ae] January 12, 1872 Republican Newark, New Jersey
57 James M. Smith January 12, 1872 January 12, 1877 Democratic Twiggs County, Georgia
58 Alfred H. Colquitt January 12, 1877 November 4, 1882 Democratic Monroe, Georgia
59 Alexander H. Stephens November 4, 1882 March 4, 1883 Democratic Crawfordville, Georgia, US
60 James S. Boynton March 4, 1883 May 10, 1883 Democratic Henry County, Georgia
61 Henry D. McDaniel May 10, 1883 November 9, 1886 Democratic Monroe, Georgia
62 John B. Gordon November 9, 1886 November 8, 1890 Democratic Upson County, Georgia
63 William J. Northen November 8, 1890 October 27, 1894 Democratic Jones County, Georgia
64 William Y. Atkinson October 27, 1894 October 29, 1898 Democratic Oakland, Georgia
65 Allen D. Candler October 29, 1898 October 25, 1902 Democratic Auraria, Lumpkin Co., Georgia
66 Joseph M. Terrell October 25, 1902 June 29, 1907 Democratic Greenville, Georgia
67 Hoke Smith June 29, 1907 June 26, 1909 Democratic Newton, North Carolina, U.S.
68 Joseph M. Brown June 26, 1909 July 1, 1911 Democratic Canton, Georgia
69 Hoke Smith July 1, 1911 November 16, 1911 Democratic Newton, North Carolina, U.S
70 John M. Slaton November 16, 1911 January 25, 1912 Democratic Meriwether County, Georgia
71 Joseph M. Brown January 25, 1912 June 28, 1913 Democratic Canton, Georgia
72 John M. Slaton June 28, 1913 June 26, 1915 Democratic Meriwether County, Georgia
73 Nathaniel E. Harris June 26, 1915 June 30, 1917 Democratic Jonesboro, Tennessee
74 Hugh M. Dorsey June 30, 1917 June 25, 1921 Democratic Fayetteville, Georgia
75 Thomas W. Hardwick June 25, 1921 June 30, 1923 Democratic Thomasville, Georgia
76 Clifford Walker June 30, 1923 June 25, 1927 Democratic Monroe, Georgia
77 Lamartine G. Hardman June 25, 1927 June 27, 1931 Democratic Commerce, Georgia
78 Richard Russell, Jr. June 27, 1931 January 10, 1933 Democratic Winder, Georgia
79 Eugene Talmadge January 10, 1933 January 12, 1937 Democratic Forsyth, Georgia, United States
80 Eurith D. Rivers January 12, 1937 January 14, 1941 Democratic Center Point, Arkansas
81 Eugene Talmadge January 14, 1941 January 12, 1943 Democratic Forsyth, Georgia, United States
82 Ellis Arnall January 12, 1943 January 14, 1947 Democratic Newnan, Georgia, United States
83 Herman Talmadge January 14, 1947 March 18, 1947 Democratic McRae, Telfair County, Georgia, USA
84 Melvin E. Thompson March 18, 1947 November 17, 1948 Democratic Millen, Georgia
85 Herman Talmadge November 17, 1948 January 11, 1955 Democratic McRae, Telfair County, Georgia, USA
86 Marvin Griffin January 11, 1955 January 13, 1959 Democratic Bainbridge, Georgia, United States
87 Ernest Vandiver January 13, 1959 January 15, 1963 Democratic Canon, Georgia
88 Carl E. Sanders(1925-2014) January 15, 1963 January 11, 1967 Democratic Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
89 Lester Maddox(1915-2003) January 11, 1967 January 12, 1971 Democratic Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
90 Jimmy Carter(1924- ) January 12, 1971 January 14, 1975 Democratic Plains, Georgia, U.S.
91 George Busbee(1927-2004) January 14, 1975 January 11, 1983 Democratic Vienna, Georgia, USA
92 Joe Frank Harris(1936- ) January 11, 1983 January 14, 1991 Democratic Cartersville, Georgia
93 Zell Miller(1932- ) January 14, 1991 January 11, 1999 Democratic Young Harris, Georgia, U.S.
94 Roy Barnes(1948- ) January 11, 1999 January 13, 2003 Democratic Mableton, Georgia, U.S.
95 George E. “Sonny” Perdue(1946- ) January 13, 2003 January 10, 2011 Republican Perry, Georgia, United States
96 Nathan Deal(1942- ) January 10, 2011 Incumbent Republican Millen, Georgia, U.S.

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