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Maryland: Governors

Governors of Maryland, 1777-2019 (May be incomplete!)
Thomas Johnson 1777-79 Thomas Sim Lee 1779-82 William Paca 1782-85 William Smallwood 1785-88 John Eager Howard 1788-91 George Plater 1791-92 James Brice 1792 Thomas Sim Lee 1792-94 John Hoskins Stone 1794-97 John Henry 1797-98 Benjamin Ogle 1798-1801 John Francis Mercer 1801-03 Robert Bowie 1803-06 Robert Wright 1806-09 James Butcher 1809 Edward Lloyd 1809-11 Robert Bowie 1811-12 Levin Winder 1812-16 Charles Carnan Ridgely 1816-19 Charles Goldsborough 1819 Samuel Sprigg 1819-22 Samuel Stevens, Jr. 1822-26 Joseph Kent 1826-29 Daniel Martin 1829-30 Thomas King Carroll 1830-31 Daniel Martin 1831 George Howard 1831-33 James Thomas 1833-36 Thomas W. Veazey 1836-39 William Grason 1839-42 Francis Thomas 1842-45 Thomas G. Pratt 1845-48 Phillip F. Thomas 1848-51 Enoch Louis Lowe 1851-54 Thomas W. Ligon 1854-58 Thomas H. Hicks 1858-62 Augustus W. Bradford 1862-66 Thomas Swann 1866-69 Oden Bowie 1869-72 William Pinkney Whyte 1872-74 James B. Groome 1874-76 John Lee Carroll 1876-80 William T. Hamilton 1880-84 Robert M. McLane 1884-85 Henry Lloyd 1885-88 Elihu E. Jackson 1888-92 Frank Brown 1892-96 Lloyd Lowndes, Jr. 1896-1900 John Walter Smith 1900-04 Edwin Warfield 1904-08 Austin L. Crothers 1908-12 Phillips L. Goldsborough 1912-16 Emerson C. Harrington 1916-20 Albert C. Ritchie 1920-35 Harry W. Nice 1935-39 Herbert R. O'Conor 1939-47 William Preston Lane, Jr. 1947-51 Theodore R. McKeldin 1951-59 J. Millard Tawes 1959-67 Spiro T. Agnew 1967-69 Marvin Mandel 1969-77 Blair Lee III 1977-79 Marvin Mandel 1979 Harry R. Hughes 1979-87 William Donald Schaefer 1987-95 Parris N. Glendening 1995-2003 Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 2003-07 Martin J. O'Malley 2007-15 Larry Hogan 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1782: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, defeated.
  • 1785: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, defeated.
  • 1792 Feb 10: George Plater, died in office.
  • 1829: George E. Mitchell, defeated.
  • 1831 Jul 11: Daniel Martin, died in office.
  • 1843: Thomas Fielder Bowie, defeated.
  • 1853: Richard J. Bowie, defeated.
  • 1871: Jacob Tome (Rep), defeated.
  • 1879: James A. Gary (Rep), defeated.
  • 1895: Joshua Levering (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1903 Nov 3: Edwin Warfield (Dem), elected; Stevenson A. Williams (Rep), defeated; William Gisriel (Prohibition), defeated; Silas M. Crabill (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1907 Nov 5: Austin L. Crothers (Dem), elected; George R. Gaither (Rep), defeated; James W. Frizzell (Prohibition), defeated; Ira Culp (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1911: Blair Lee (Dem), defeated for nomination.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Phillips L. Goldsborough (Rep), elected; Arthur P. Gorman, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Charles E. Devlin (Socialist), defeated; John H. Dulany (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Emerson C. Harrington (Dem), elected; Ovington E. Weller (Rep), defeated; George R. Gorsuch (Prohibition), defeated; Charles E. Devlin (Socialist), defeated; Robert W. Stevens (Labor), defeated.
  • 1919 Nov 4: Albert C. Ritchie (Dem), elected; Harry W. Nice (Rep), defeated; Arthur L. Blessing (Socialist), defeated; Robert W. Stevens (Labor), defeated.
  • 1923 Nov 6: Albert C. Ritchie (Dem), elected; Alexander Armstrong (Rep), defeated; William H. Champlin (Socialist), defeated; Verne L. Reynolds (Labor), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Albert C. Ritchie (Dem), elected; Addison E. Mullikin (Rep), defeated; P. Gustave Dill (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Albert C. Ritchie (Dem), elected; William F. Broening (Rep), defeated; Elisabeth Gilman (Socialist), defeated; Robert W. Stevens (Labor), defeated; Samuel Parker (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Harry W. Nice (Rep), elected; Albert C. Ritchie (Dem), defeated; Broadus Mitchel (Socialist), defeated; William A. Gillespie (Ind), defeated; Bernard Ades (Communist), defeated; Harry B. Galatian (Labor), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Herbert R. O'Conor (Dem), elected; Harry W. Nice (Rep), defeated; Herbert Brune (Temperance), defeated; Joshua C. Gwin (Union), defeated; David W. Eyman (Socialist), defeated; Robert Kadish (Labor), defeated; Samuel Gordon (Communist), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Herbert R. O'Conor (Dem), elected; Theodore R. McKeldin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: William Preston Lane, Jr. (Dem), elected; Theodore R. McKeldin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950: George P. Mahoney (Dem), defeated for nomination.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Theodore R. McKeldin (Rep), elected; William Preston Lane, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954: George P. Mahoney (Dem), defeated for nomination.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Theodore R. McKeldin (Rep), elected; Harry C. Byrd (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: J. Millard Tawes (Dem), elected; James P. Devereux (Rep), defeated.
  • 1962: George P. Mahoney (Dem), defeated for nomination.
  • 1962 Nov 6: J. Millard Tawes (Dem), elected; Frank Small (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Sep 13: George P. Mahoney (Dem), nominated; Carlton R. Sickles (Dem), defeated in primary; Thomas B. Finan (Dem), defeated in primary; Clarence W. Miles (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles J. Luthardt, Sr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Morgan L. Amiano (Dem), defeated in primary; Ross Z. Pierpont (Dem), defeated in primary; Andrew J. Easter (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Sep 13: Spiro T. Agnew (Rep), nominated; Andrew John Groszer, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary; John Joseph Harbaugh (Rep), defeated in primary; Henry J. Laque, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary; Louis R. Milio (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Spiro T. Agnew (Rep), elected; George P. Mahoney (Dem), defeated; Hyman A. Pressman (Ind), defeated.
  • 1970: C. Stanley Blair (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Marvin Mandel (Dem), elected; C. Stanley Miller (Rep), defeated; Robert W. Merkle, Sr. (American), defeated.
  • 1974 Sep 10: Louise Gore (Rep), nominated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Marvin Mandel (Dem), elected; Louise Gore (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Harry R. Hughes (Dem), nominated; Blair Lee III (Dem), defeated in primary; Theodore G. Venetoulis (Dem), defeated in primary; Walter S. Orlinsky (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Sep 12: J. Glenn Beall, Jr. (Rep), nominated; Carlton Beall (Rep), defeated in primary; Louise Gore (Rep), defeated in primary; Ross Z. Pierpont (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Harry R. Hughes (Dem), elected; J. Glenn Beall, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1982: Robert A. Pascal, defeated.
  • 1990: Ross Z. Pierpont (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1990: William S. Shepard (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Sep 13: Parris N. Glendening (Dem), nominated; American Joe Miedusiewski (Dem), defeated in primary; Melvin A. Steinberg (Dem), defeated in primary; Mary Boergers (Dem), defeated in primary; Don Allensworth (Dem), defeated in primary; Walter G. Finch (Dem), defeated in primary; Lawrence K. Freeman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Sep 13: Ellen R. Sauerbrey (Rep), nominated; Helen Delich Bentley (Rep), defeated in primary; William S. Shepard (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Parris N. Glendening (Dem), elected; Ellen R. Sauerbrey (Rep), defeated; Don Allensworth, defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 15: Parris N. Glendening (Dem), nominated; Eileen M. Rehrmann (Dem), defeated in primary; Terence McGuire (Dem), defeated in primary; Lawrence K. Freeman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Sep 15: Ellen R. Sauerbrey (Rep), nominated; Charles I. Ecker (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Parris N. Glendening (Dem), elected; Ellen R. Sauerbrey (Rep), defeated; Jacqueline Crabtree, defeated.
  • 2002 Sep 10: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Dem), nominated; Robert Raymond Fustero (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Sep 10: Bob Ehrlich, Jr. (Rep), nominated; James J. Sheridan (Rep), defeated in primary; Ross Z. Pierpont (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Bob Ehrlich, Jr. (Rep), elected; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Dem), defeated; Spear Lancaster (Libertarian), defeated; Ralph Jaffe, defeated; James T. Lynch, Jr., defeated.
  • 2006: Martin J. O'Malley (Dem), elected.
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