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Governors of Georgia, 1777-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Button Gwinnett 1777 John A. Treutlen 1777-78 John Houstoun 1778 John Wereat 1779 George Walton 1779-80 Richard Howly 1780 George Wells 1780 Stephen Heard 1780-81 Nathan Brownson 1781-82 John Martin 1782-83 Lyman Hall 1783-84 John Houstoun 1784-85 Samuel Elbert 1785-86 George Handley 1788-89 George Walton 1789 Edward Telfair 1789-93 George Mathews 1793-96 Jared Irwin 1796-98 James Jackson 1798-1801 David Emanuel 1801 Josiah Tattnall 1801-02 John Milledge 1802-06 Jared Irwin 1806-09 David Brydie Mitchell 1809-13 Peter Early 1813-15 David Brydie Mitchell 1815-17 William Rabun 1817-19 Matthew Talbot 1819 John Clark 1819-23 George M. Troup 1823-27 John Forsyth 1827-29 George R. Gilmer 1829-31 Wilson Lumpkin 1831-35 William Schley 1835-37 George R. Gilmer 1837-39 Charles James McDonald 1839-43 George Walker Crawford 1843-47 George W. B. Towns 1847-51 Howell Cobb 1851-53 Herschel V. Johnson 1853-57 Joseph E. Brown 1857-65 James Johnson 1865 Charles Jones Jenkins 1865-68 Thomas Howard Ruger 1868 Rufus Bullock 1868-71 Benjamin F. Conley 1871-72 James Milton Smith 1872-77 Alfred H. Colquitt 1877-82 Alexander H. Stephens 1882-83 James Stoddard Boynton 1883 Henry Dickerson McDaniel 1883-86 John B. Gordon 1886-90 William J. Northen 1890-94 William Yates Atkinson 1894-98 Allen D. Candler 1898-1902 Joseph M. Terrell 1902-07 Hoke Smith 1907-09 Joseph M. Brown 1909-11 Hoke Smith 1911 John M. Slaton 1911-12 Joseph M. Brown 1912-13 John M. Slaton 1913-15 Nat E. Harris 1915-17 Hugh M. Dorsey 1917-21 Thomas W. Hardwick 1921-23 Clifford M. Walker 1923-27 Lamartine Griffin Hardman 1927-31 Richard B. Russell, Jr. 1931-33 Eugene Talmadge 1933-37 E. D. Rivers 1937-41 Eugene Talmadge 1941-43 Ellis Gibbs Arnall 1943-47 Herman E. Talmadge 1947 Melvin E. Thompson 1947-48 Herman E. Talmadge 1948-55 Marvin Griffin 1955-59 S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. 1959-63 Carl E. Sanders 1963-67 Lester Maddox 1967-71 Jimmy Carter 1971-75 George Dekle Busbee 1975-83 Joe Frank Harris 1983-91 Zell Miller 1991-99 Roy E. Barnes 1999-2003 Sonny Perdue 2003- Nathan Deal 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1780 Feb 15: George Wells, died in office.
  • 1787: John Houstoun, defeated.
  • 1841: William C. Dawson, defeated.
  • 1845: Matthew H. McAllister, defeated.
  • 1857: Benjamin H. Hill, defeated.
  • 1860: Warren Akin, defeated.
  • 1876: Jonathan Norcross (Rep), defeated.
  • 1880: Thomas M. Norwood, defeated.
  • 1882: Lucius J. Gartrell, defeated for nomination.
  • 1883 Mar 4: Alexander H. Stephens, died in office.
  • 1902: John H. Estill (Dem), defeated for nomination; Dupont Guerry (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1906: Richard B. Russell (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1912 Jan 10: Joseph M. Brown (Dem), elected; A. F. Castleberry (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: John M. Slaton (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1914 Oct 2: Nat E. Harris (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Hugh M. Dorsey (Dem), elected; Roscoe Pickett (Rep), defeated; Thomas M. Taylor (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Hugh M. Dorsey (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Thomas W. Hardwick (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Clifford M. Walker (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Clifford M. Walker (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Lamartine Griffin Hardman (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Lamartine Griffin Hardman (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Richard B. Russell, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1954: Charles Gowen, defeated.
  • 1966: James H. Gray (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Sep 15: Ellis Gibbs Arnall (Dem), advanced to runoff; Lester Maddox (Dem), advanced to runoff; Jimmy Carter (Dem), defeated in primary; James Grey (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Sep 28: Lester Maddox (Dem), nominated; Ellis Gibbs Arnall (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Howard H. Callaway (Rep), candidate; Lester Maddox (Dem), candidate in inconclusive election, subsequently chosen; Ellis Gibbs Arnall (Ind), candidate.
  • 1970: Jimmy Bentley, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970: Hal Suit (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974: Harry C. Jackson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1974: Ronnie Thompson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1982: Bo Ginn (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1990: Andy Young (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1990: Johnny Isakson, defeated.
  • 1990 Jul 17: Roy E. Barnes (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994: Guy W. Millner (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Jul 21: David Poythress (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Roy E. Barnes (Dem), elected.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Roy E. Barnes (Dem), defeated.
  • 2006 Jul 18: Bill Bolton (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Jul 20: Roy E. Barnes (Dem), nominated; Thurbert E. Baker (Dem), defeated in primary; David Poythress (Dem), defeated in primary; DuBose Porter (Dem), defeated in primary; Carl Camon (Dem), defeated in primary; Bill Bolton (Dem), defeated in primary; Randal Mangham (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Jul 20: Karen Handel (Rep), advanced to runoff; Nathan Deal (Rep), advanced to runoff; Eric Johnson (Rep), defeated in primary; John W. Oxendine (Rep), defeated in primary; Jeff Chapman (Rep), defeated in primary; Ray McBerry (Rep), defeated in primary; Otis Putnam (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Aug 10: Nathan Deal (Rep), nominated; Karen Handel (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Nathan Deal (Rep), elected; Roy E. Barnes (Dem), defeated; John H. Monds (Libertarian), defeated; David C. Byrne, defeated; Neal Horsley, defeated.
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