CHRONOLOGY OF NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNORS

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See also: History of Governorship in North Carolina, Places named for Governors

NCpedia has two articles on most of North Carolina's Governors, one researched and written by the Research Branch of the Office of Archives and History (RB, OAH), and one from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (DNCB) published in six volumes by the University of North Carolina Press.

Governors of the State of North Carolina

 

Years in Office

Biographical entry in NCpedia from
the Research Branch, NC Office of
Archives and History

Biographical entry in NCpedia
from the Dictionary of
North Carolina Biography

published by UNC Press)

Roy Cooper

2017 - present

   

Patrick McCrory

2013 - 2016

   

Beverly Eaves Perdue

2009 - 2012

   

Michael F. Easley

2001 - 2009

RB, OAH

 

James Baxter Hunt, Jr.

1993 - 2001

RB, OAH

 

James Grubbs Martin

1985 - 1993

RB, OAH

 

James Baxter Hunt, Jr.

1977 - 1985

RB, OAH

 

James Eubert Holshouser, Jr.

1973 - 1977

RB, OAH

 

Robert Walter Scott

1969 - 1973

RB, OAH

 

Dan Killian Moore

1965 - 1969

RB, OAH

 

Terry Sanford

1961 - 1965

RB, OAH

 

Luther Hartwell Hodges

1954 - 1961

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Bradley Umstead

1953 - 1954

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Kerr Scott

1949 - 1953

RB, OAH

DNCB

Robert Gregg Cherry

1945 - 1949

RB, OAH

DNCB

Joseph Melville Broughton

1941 - 1945

RB, OAH

DNCB

Clyde Roark Hoey

1937 - 1941

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus

1933 - 1937

RB, OAH

DNCB

Oliver Max Gardner

1929 - 1933

RB, OAH

DNCB

Angus Wilton McLean

1925 - 1929

RB, OAH

DNCB

Cameron Morrison

1921 - 1925

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Walter Bickett

1917 - 1921

RB, OAH

DNCB

Locke Craig

1913 - 1917

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Walton Kitchin

1909 - 1913

RB, OAH

DNCB

Robert Brodnax Glenn

1905 - 1909

RB, OAH

DNCB

Charles Brantley Aycock

1901 - 1905

RB, OAH

DNCB

Daniel Lindsay Russell, Jr.

1897 - 1901

RB, OAH

DNCB

Elias Carr

1893 - 1897

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Michael Holt

1891 - 1893

RB, OAH

DNCB

Daniel Gould Fowle

1889 - 1891

RB, OAH

DNCB

Alfred Moore Scales

1885 - 1889

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Jordan Jarvis

1879 - 1885

RB, OAH

DNCB

Zebulon Baird Vance

1877 - 1879

RB, OAH

DNCB

Curtis Hooks Brogden

1874 - 1877

RB, OAH

DNCB

Tod Robinson Caldwell

1870 - 1874

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Woods Holden

1868 - 1870

RB, OAH

DNCB

Jonathan Worth

1865 - 1868

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Woods Holden

1865

RB, OAH

DNCB

Zebulon Baird Vance

1862 - 1865

RB, OAH

DNCB

Henry Toole Clark

1861 - 1862

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Willis Ellis

1859 - 1861

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Bragg

1855 - 1859

RB, OAH

DNCB

Warren Winslow

1854 - 1855

RB, OAH

DNCB

David Settle Reid

1851 - 1854

RB, OAH

DNCB

Charles Manly

1849 - 1851

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Alexander Graham

1845 - 1849

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Motley Morehead

1841 - 1845

RB, OAH

DNCB

Edward Bishop Dudley

1836 - 1841

RB, OAH

DNCB

Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr.

1835 - 1836

RB, OAH

DNCB

David Lowry Swain

1832 - 1835

RB, OAH

DNCB

Montfort Stokes

1830 - 1832

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Owen

1828 - 1830

RB, OAH

DNCB

James Iredell, Jr.

1827 - 1828

RB, OAH

DNCB

Hutchins Gordon Burton

1824 - 1827

RB, OAH

DNCB

Gabriel Holmes

1821 - 1824

RB, OAH

DNCB

Jesse Franklin

1820 - 1821

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Branch

1817 - 1820

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Miller

1814 - 1817

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Hawkins

1811 - 1814

RB, OAH

DNCB

Benjamin Smith

1810 - 1811

RB, OAH

DNCB

David Stone

1808 - 1810

RB, OAH

DNCB

Benjamin Williams

1807 - 1808

RB, OAH

DNCB

Nathaniel Alexander

1805 - 1807

RB, OAH

DNCB

James Turner

1802 - 1805

RB, OAH

DNCB

Benjamin Williams

1799 - 1802

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Richardson Davie

1798 - 1799

RB, OAH

DNCB

Samuel Ashe

1795 - 1798

RB, OAH

DNCB

Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr.

1792 - 1795

RB, OAH

DNCB

Alexander Martin

1789 - 1792

RB, OAH

DNCB

Samuel Johnston

1787 - 1789

RB, OAH

DNCB

Richard Caswell

1784 - 1787

RB, OAH

DNCB

Alexander Martin

1782 - 1785

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Burke

1781 - 1782

RB, OAH

DNCB

Abner Nash

1780 - 1781

RB, OAH

DNCB

Richard Caswell

1776 - 1780

RB, OAH

DNCB

North Carolina's Colonial Governors

Royal Governors

Josiah Martin

1771 - 1775

RB, OAH

DNCB

James Hasell

1771

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Tryon

1765 - 1771

RB, OAH

DNCB

Arthur Dobbs

1753 - 1763

RB, OAH

DNCB

Matthew Rowan

1753 - 1754

RB, OAH

DNCB

Nathaniel Rice

1752 - 1753

RB, OAH

DNCB

Gabriel Johnston

1734 - 1752

RB, OAH

DNCB

Nathaniel Rice

1734

RB, OAH

DNCB

George Burrington

1731 - 1734

RB, OAH

DNCB

Lords Proprietors

Richard Everard

1725 - 1731

RB, OAH

DNCB

George Burrington

1724 - 1725

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Reed

1722 - 1724

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Pollock

1722

RB, OAH

DNCB

Charles Eden

1714 - 1722

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Pollock

1712 - 1714

RB, OAH

DNCB

Edward Hyde

1711 - 1712

RB, OAH

DNCB

William Glover

1706 - 1710

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Cary

1705 - 1711

RB, OAH

DNCB

Robert Daniel

1703 - 1705

RB, OAH

DNCB

Henderson Walker

1699 - 1703

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Archdale

1695 - 1696

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Harvey

1694 - 1699

RB, OAH

DNCB

Philip Ludwell

1690 - 1691,
1692 - 1693,
1693 - 1695

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Jarvis

1690 - 1694

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Gibbs

1689 - 1690

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Archdale

1683 - 1686

RB, OAH

DNCB

Seth Sothel

1682 - 1689

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Jenkins

1680 - 1681

RB, OAH

DNCB

Henry Wilkinson

1680

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Harvey

1679

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Miller

1677

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Jenkins

1676 - 1677

RB, OAH

DNCB

Thomas Eastchurch

1675 - 1676

RB, OAH

DNCB

John Jenkins

1672 - 1675

RB, OAH

DNCB

Peter Carteret

1670 - 1672

RB, OAH

DNCB

Samuel Stephens

1667 - 1669

 

DNCB

William Drummond

1664 - 1667

RB, OAH

DNCB

Governor of the County of Clarendon

John Yeamans

1665-1667

 

DNCB

Commander of the Southern Plantation

Samuel Stephens

1662 - 1664

 

DNCB

Original Virginia Colony

John White

1587

RB, OAH

DNCB

Ralph Lane

1585 - 1586

 

DNCB

 

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