List of Governors of New York

Governors of New York

The Governor of New York, the highest executive officer of the state, was originally chosen for a term of 2 years. In 1877 it was extended to 3 years, in 1895 reduced back to 2 years, and in 1938 it was extended to the current 4 year term.

  1. George Clinton, (1739-1812), Democratic-Republican, 1777-1795
  2. John Jay, (1745-1829), Federalist, 1795-1801
  3. George Clinton, (1739-1812), Democratic-Republican, 1801-1804
  4. Morgan Lewis, Democratic-Republican, 1804-1807
  5. Daniel D. Tompkins, (1774-1825), Democratic-Republican, 1807-1817
  6. John Tayler, Democratic-Republican, 1817
  7. De Witt Clinton, (1769-1828), Democratic-Republican, 1817-1822
  8. Joseph C. Yates, Democratic-Republican, 1823-1824
  9. De Witt Clinton, (1769-1828), Clinton Republican, 1825-1828
  10. Nathaniel Pitcher, Democratic-Republican, 1828
  11. Martin Van Buren, (1782-1862), Jacksonian Democratic, 1829
  12. Enos T. Throop, Jacksonian Democratic, 1829-1832
  13. William L. Marcy, Democratic, 1833-1838
  14. William H. Seward, (1801-1872), Whig, 1839-1842
  15. William C. Bouck, Democratic, 1843-1844
  16. Silas Wright, Democratic, 1845-1846
  17. John Young, (1930-1852), Whig, 1847-1848
  18. Hamilton Fish, Whig, 1849-1850
  19. Washington Hunt, Whig Anti-Rent, 1851-1852
  20. Horatio Seymour, Democratic, 1853-1854
  21. Myron H. Clark, Fusion Republican, 1855-1856
  22. John A. King, Republican, 1857-1858
  23. Edwin D. Morgan, Republican, 1859-1862
  24. Horatio Seymour, Democratic, 1863-1864
  25. Reuben E. Fenton, Union, 1865-1868
  26. John T. Hoffman, Democratic, 1869-1872
  27. John A. Dix, Republican, 1873-1874
  28. Samuel J. Tilden, (1814-1886), Democratic, 1875-1876
  29. Lucius Robinson, Democratic, 1877-1879
  30. Alonzo B. Cornell, Republican, 1880-1882
  31. Grover Cleveland, Democratic, 1883-1884
  32. David B. Hill, Democratic, 1885-1891
  33. Roswell P. Flower, Democratic, 1892-1894
  34. Levi P. Morton, (1824-1920), Republican, 1895-1896
  35. Frank S. Black, Republican, 1897-1898
  36. Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919), Republican, 1899-1900
  37. Benjamin B. Odell, Jr, Republican, 1901-1904
  38. Frank W. Higgins, Republican, 1905-1906
  39. Charles Evans Hughes, (1862-1948), Republican, 1907-1910
  40. Horace White, Republican, 1910
  41. John A. Dix, Republican, 1911-1912
  42. William Sulzer, Democratic, 1913
  43. Martin H. Glynn, Democratic, 1913-1914
  44. Charles S. Whitman, Republican, 1915-1918
  45. Alfred E. Smith, (1873-1944), Democratic, 1919-1920
  46. Nathan L. Miller, Republican, 1921-1922
  47. Alfred E. Smith, (1873-1944), Democratic, 1923-1928
  48. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democratic, 1929-1932
  49. Herbert H. Lehman, Democratic, 1933-1942
  50. Charles Poletti, Democratic, 1942
  51. Thomas E. Dewey, Republican , 1943-1954
  52. W. Averell Harriman, Democratic, 1955-1958
  53. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Republican, 1959-1973
  54. Malcolm Wilson, Republican, 1973-1974
  55. Hugh L. Carey, Democratic, 1975-1982
  56. Mario M. Cuomo, Democratic, 1983-1994
  57. George E. Pataki, Republican, 1995-

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