U.S. Governors Project

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Project Overview

The goal of this project is to develop and connect the profiles for each of the current and former United States governors.

The main objectives of this project are to...

1) Create a profile for each governor.
2) Write an accurate genealogy-based biography for each profile.
3) Source each profile as thoroughly as possible.
4) Identify and add profiles for each governor's parents, siblings, spouses, and children.
5) Connect each profile to the Big Tree.

COMPLETED PROFILE CHECKLIST for what The U.S. Governors Project considers to be an "essentially completed" profile.

Project Membership

This project could very much use your help. If you are interested in joining us, please post a comment here on this page or in G2G using the project tag US_Governors, send a private message to the project coordinator, or simply hop in and start contributing as you see fit!

Current project members include:


Below is a list of the 50 current governors of the United States. A list of past governors for each state can be found by clicking the state name next to the name of each governor. State names in bold will take you to that state's Governors Free Space page. All others will take you to the state's Governors category page.

To see a consolidated list of governors from all 50 states who are still in need of connecting to the Big Tree, click here: Unconnected Governors.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on the arrow button in any category heading box.

State Took
Incumbent Next
Alabama 2017 Kay Ivey 2027
Alaska 2022 Mike Dunleavy 2027
Arizona 2023 Katie Hobbs 2027
Arkansas 2023 Sarah Huckabee Sanders 2027
California 2019 Gavin Newsom 2027
Colorado 2019 Jared Pollis 2027
Connecticut 2019 Ned Lamont 2027
Delaware 2017 John Carney 2025
Florida 2019 Ron DeSantis 2027
Georgia 2019 Brian Kemp 2027
Hawaii 2022 Josh Green 2026
Idaho 2019 Brad Little 2027
Illinois 2019 J.B. Pritzker 2027
Indiana 2017 Eric Halcomb 2025
Iowa 2017 Kim Reynolds 2027
Kansas 2019 Laura Kelly 2027
Kentucky 2019 Andy Beshear 2024
Louisiana 2016 John Bel Edwards 2024
Maine 2019 Janet Mills 2027
Maryland 2023 Wes Moore 2027
Massachusetts 2023 Maura Healey 2027
Michigan 2019 Gretchen Whitmer 2027
Minnesota 2019 Tim Walz 2027
Mississippi 2020 Tate Reeves 2024
Missouri 2018 Mike Parson 2025
Montana 2021 Greg Gianforte 2025
Nebraska 2023 Jim Pillen 2027
Nevada 2023 Joe Lombardo 2027
New Hampshire 2017 Chris Sununu 2025
New Jersey 2018 Phil Murphy 2026
New Mexico 2019 Michelle Lujan Grisham 2027
New York 2021 Kathy Hochul 2027
North Carolina 2017 Roy Cooper 2025
North Dakota 2016 Doug Burgum 2025
Ohio 2019 Mike DeWine 2027
Oklahoma 2019 Kevin Stitt 2027
Oregon 2023 Tina Kotek 2027
Pennsylvania 2023 Josh Shapiro 2027
Rhode Island 2021 Dan McKee 2027
South Carolina 2017 Henry McMaster 2027
South Dakota 2019 Kristi Noem 2027
Tennessee 2019 Bill Lee 2027
Texas 2015 Greg Abbott 2027
Utah 2021 Spencer Cox 2025
Vermont 2017 Phil Scott 2027
Virginia 2022 Glenn Youngkin 2026
Washington 2013 Jay Inslee 2025
West Virginia 2017 Jim Justice II 2025
Wisconsin 2019 Tony Evers 2027
Wyoming 2019 Mark Gordon 2027
American Samoa 2021 Lemanu Peleti Maugua 2025
Guam 2019 Lou Leon Guerrero 2027
Northern Mariana Islands 2023 Arnold Palacios 2027
Puerto Rico 2021 Pedro Pierluisi 2025
U.S. Virgin Islands 2019 Albert Bryan 2027
District of Columbia Mayor 2015 Muriel Bowser 2027


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I don't know if you are referring to current governors, or any state Governors, at any time. My 8th great grandfather, Four times governor of Albemarle/North Carolina, Governor John Jenkins, I have researched. If that would help, then I'd be glad to share.
This page only lists the current governors. However, if you click on the name of the state next to each governor's name, it will take you to a listing of all former governors for that state who currently have a WikiTree profile. Eventually, each state will have its own Free Space page listing all of the state's former governors in chronological order. You can see sample pages by clicking on Oklahoma and/or West Virginia.

Eventually, I would like to include the colonial governors also. I wasn't able to find a WikiTree profile for Gov. Jenkins but he should certainly have one. Anything you can contribute to the tree would definitely be an asset to both genealogists and historians alike.

posted by David Randall
After being dormant for a few years, the U.S. Governors Project is now back up and running. If you are interested in joining our team, we'd love to have your help.
posted by David Randall
Is this still an active project since all the current governors just show up as Unlisted?

And also, Alabama's current governor is Kay Ivey, who is quite an interesting character. Please retire Bentley!

posted by s Davenport
Hi Dan,

I added a link to this as a sub-project of Project:United States History and it should also be in the next newsletter. Great project!


posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi Dan,

Of the 47 Pennsylvania governors, 28 are not connected. I'll start working on those profiles.


posted by Star Kline