List of Governors of North Carolina, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 Richard Caswell 12 November 1776 20 April 1780 No party Harford County, Maryland
2 Abner Nash 20 April 1780 26 June 1781 No party Prince Edward County, Virginia
3 Thomas Burke 26 June 1781 22 April 1782 No party
4 Alexander Martin 22 April 1782 13 May 1785 No party Hunterdon County, New Jersey
5 Richard Caswell 13 May 1785 20 December 1787 No party Harford County, Maryland
6 Samuel Johnston 20 December 1787 17 December 1789 Federalist Dundee, Scotland
7 Alexander Martin 17 December 1789 14 December 1792 Anti-Federalist Hunterdon County, New Jersey
8 Richard Dobbs Spaight 14 December 1792 19 November 1795 Federalist New Bern, North Carolina
9 Samuel Ashe 19 November 1795 7 December 1798 Anti-Federalist Beaufort, Carteret County North Carolina, British colony
10 William Richardson Davie 7 December 1798 23 November 1799 Federalist Egremont, Cumberland, England
11 Benjamin Williams 23 November 1799 6 December 1802 Federalist Johnston County, North Carolina
12 James Turner 6 December 1802 10 December 1805 Democratic-Republican Southampton County, Virginia
13 Nathaniel Alexander 10 December 1805 1 December 1807 Democratic-Republican near Concord, North Carolina
14 Benjamin Williams 1 December 1807 12 December 1808 Federalist Johnston County, North Carolina
15 David Stone 12 December 1808 1 December 1810 Democratic-Republican Bertie County, North Carolina
16 Benjamin Smith 1 December 1810 11 December 1811 Democratic-Republican Charles Town, South Carolina
17 William Hawkins 11 December 1811 29 November 1814 Democratic-Republican Vance County, North Carolina)
18 William Miller 29 November 1814 6 December 1817 Democratic-Republican Warren County, North Carolina
19 John Branch 6 December 1817 7 December 1820 Democratic-Republican Halifax County, North Carolina
20 Jesse Franklin 7 December 1820 7 December 1821 Democratic-Republican Orange County, Virginia
21 Gabriel Holmes 7 December 1821 7 December 1824 Democratic-Republican Clinton, Sampson County
22 Hutchins Gordon Burton 7 December 1824 8 December 1827 No party Mecklenburg County, Virginia
23 James Iredell, Jr. 8 December 1827 12 December 1828 Democratic-Republican Chowan County, North Carolina
24 John Owen 12 December 1828 18 December 1830 Democratic Bladen County, North Carolina
25 Montfort Stokes 18 December 1830 6 December 1832 Democratic Lunenburg County, Virginia
26 David Lowry Swain 6 December 1832 10 December 1835 National Republican Buncombe County, North Carolina
27 Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr. 10 December 1835 31 December 1836 Democratic New Bern, North Carolina
28 Edward Bishop Dudley 31 December 1836 1 January 1841 Whig Onslow County, North Carolina
29 John Motley Morehead 1 January 1841 1 January 1845 Whig Pittsylvania County, Virginia
30 William Alexander Graham 1 January 1845 1 January 1849 Whig Lincolnton, North Carolina, US
31 Charles Manly 1 January 1849 1 January 1851 Whig Chatham County, North Carolina
32 David Settle Reid 1 January 1851 6 December 1854 Democratic Rockingham County, North Carolina
33 Warren Winslow 6 December 1854 1 January 1855 Democratic Fayetteville, North Carolina
34 Thomas Bragg 1 January 1855 1 January 1859 Democratic Warrenton, North Carolina, US
35 John Willis Ellis 1 January 1859 7 July 1861 Democratic Rowan County, North Carolina
36 Henry Toole Clark 7 July 1861 8 September 1862 Democratic Edgecombe County, North Carolina
37 Zebulon Baird Vance 8 September 1862 29 May 1865 Conservative Weaverville, North Carolina
38 William Woods Holden 29 May 1865 15 December 1865 National Union Eno River State Park ( Orange County)
39 Jonathan Worth 15 December 1865 1 July 1868 Conservative North Carolina
40 William Woods Holden 1 July 1868 22 March 1871 Republican Eno River State Park ( Orange County)
41 Tod Robinson Caldwell 22 March 1871 11 July 1874 Republican Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina
42 Curtis Hooks Brogden 11 July 1874 1 January 1877 Republican Wayne County, North Carolina
43 Zebulon Baird Vance 1 January 1877 5 February 1879 Democratic Weaverville, North Carolina
44 Thomas Jordan Jarvis 5 February 1879 21 January 1885 Democratic Jarvisburg, North Carolina
45 Alfred Moore Scales 21 January 1885 17 January 1889 Democratic Reidsville, North Carolina
46 Daniel Gould Fowle 17 January 1889 7 April 1891 Democratic Washington, North Carolina
47 Thomas Michael Holt 7 April 1891 18 January 1893 Democratic Alamance County, North Carolina
48 Elias Carr 18 January 1893 12 January 1897 Democratic Edgecombe County, North Carolina
49 Daniel Lindsay Russell 12 January 1897 15 January 1901 Republican Brunswick County, North Carolina
50 Charles Brantley Aycock 15 January 1901 11 January 1905 Democratic Wayne County, North Carolina
51 Robert Broadnax Glenn 11 January 1905 12 January 1909 Democratic Rockingham County, North Carolina
52 William Walton Kitchin 12 January 1909 15 January 1913 Democratic Scotland Neck, North Carolina
53 Locke Craig 15 January 1913 11 January 1917 Democratic Bertie County, North Carolina
54 Thomas Walter Bickett 11 January 1917 12 January 1921 Democratic Monroe, North Carolina
55 Cameron Morrison 12 January 1921 14 January 1925 Democratic Rockingham, North Carolina
56 Angus Wilton McLean 14 January 1925 11 January 1929 Democratic Robeson County, North Carolina
57 Oliver Max Gardner 11 January 1929 5 January 1933 Democratic Shelby, North Carolina
58 John C.B. Ehringhaus 5 January 1933 7 January 1937 Democratic Elizabeth City, North Carolina
59 Clyde R. Hoey 7 January 1937 9 January 1941 Democratic Shelby, North Carolina
60 J. Melville Broughton 9 January 1941 4 January 1945 Democratic Raleigh, North Carolina
61 R. Gregg Cherry 4 January 1945 6 January 1949 Democratic South Carolina
62 W. Kerr Scott 6 January 1949 8 January 1953 Democratic Haw River, North Carolina
63 William B. Umstead 8 January 1953 7 November 1954 Democratic Mangum Township, Durham County, North Carolina
64 Luther H. Hodges 7 November 1954 5 January 1961 Democratic Cascade, Virginia, U.S.
65 Terry Sanford 5 January 1961 8 January 1965 Democratic Laurinburg, North Carolina
66 Dan K. Moore 8 January 1965 3 January 1969 Democratic Asheville, North Carolina
67 Robert W. Scott 3 January 1969 5 January 1973 Democratic Haw River, North Carolina
68 James E. Holshouser, Jr. 5 January 1973 8 January 1977 Republican Boone, North Carolina
69 James B. Hunt, Jr. 8 January 1977 5 January 1985 Democratic Wilson, North Carolina
70 James G. Martin 5 January 1985 9 January 1993 Republican Savannah, Georgia
71 James B. Hunt, Jr. 9 January 1993 6 January 2001 Democratic Wilson, North Carolina
72 Mike Easley 6 January 2001 10 January 2009 Democratic Rocky Mount, North Carolina
73 Beverly Perdue 10 January 2009 5 January 2013 Democratic Grundy, Virginia, U.S.
74 Pat McCrory 5 January 2013 31 December 2016 Republican Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
75 Roy Cooper 1 January 2017 present Democratic Nashville, North Carolina, U.S.

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