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New Hampshire: Governors

Governors of New Hampshire, 1793-2020 (May be incomplete!)
Josiah Bartlett 1793-94 John Taylor Gilman 1794-1805 John Langdon 1805-09 Jeremiah Smith 1809-10 John Langdon 1810-12 William Plumer 1812-13 John Taylor Gilman 1813-16 William Plumer 1816-19 Samuel Bell 1819-23 Levi Woodbury 1823-24 David L. Morril 1824-27 Benjamin Pierce 1827-28 John Bell 1828-29 Benjamin Pierce 1829-30 Matthew Harvey 1830-31 Joseph M. Harper 1831 Samuel Dinsmoor 1831-34 William Badger 1834-36 Isaac Hill 1836-39 John Page 1839-42 Henry Hubbard 1842-44 John H. Steele 1844-46 Anthony Colby 1846-47 Jared W. Williams 1847-49 Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr. 1849-52 Noah Martin 1852-54 Nathaniel B. Baker 1854-55 Ralph Metcalf 1855-57 William Haile 1857-59 Ichabod Goodwin 1859-61 Nathaniel S. Berry 1861-63 Joseph A. Gilmore 1863-65 Frederick Smyth 1865-67 Walter Harriman 1867-69 Onslow Stearns 1869-71 James A. Weston 1871-72 Ezekiel A. Straw 1872-74 James A. Weston 1874-75 Person C. Cheney 1875-77 Benjamin Franklin Prescott 1877-79 Nathaniel Head 1879-81 Charles H. Bell 1881-83 Samuel W. Hale 1883-85 Moody Currier 1885-87 Charles H. Sawyer 1887-89 David H. Goodell 1889-91 Hiram A. Tuttle 1891-93 John B. Smith 1893-95 Charles A. Busiel 1895-97 George A. Ramsdell 1897-99 Frank W. Rollins 1899-1901 Chester B. Jordan 1901-03 Nahum J. Bachelder 1903-05 John McLane 1905-07 Charles M. Floyd 1907-09 Henry B. Quinby 1909-11 Robert P. Bass 1911-13 Samuel D. Felker 1913-15 Rolland H. Spaulding 1915-17 Henry W. Keyes 1917-19 John H. Bartlett 1919-21 Albert O. Brown 1921-23 Fred H. Brown 1923-25 John G. Winant 1925-27 Huntley N. Spaulding 1927-29 Charles W. Tobey 1929-31 John G. Winant 1931-35 H. Styles Bridges 1935-37 Francis P. Murphy 1937-41 Robert O. Blood 1941-45 Charles M. Dale 1945-49 Sherman Adams 1949-53 Hugh Gregg 1953-55 Lane Dwinell 1955-59 Wesley Powell 1959-63 John W. King 1963-69 Walter Peterson 1969-73 Meldrim Thomson, Jr. 1973-79 Hugh J. Gallen 1979-82 Vesta M. Roy 1982-83 John H. Sununu 1983-89 Judd Gregg 1989-93 Stephen E. Merrill 1993-97 Jeanne Shaheen 1997-2003 Craig Benson 2003-05 John Lynch 2005-13 Maggie Hassan 2013-17 Chuck Morse 2017 Chris Sununu 2017-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1816: James Sheafe, defeated.
  • 1832: Ichabod Bartlett, defeated.
  • 1835: James Wilson, defeated.
  • 1838: James Wilson, defeated.
  • 1854: James Bell, defeated.
  • 1855: James Bell, defeated.
  • 1863: Ira Allen Eastman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1878 Nov 5: Nathaniel Head (Rep), elected; Frank A. McKean (Dem), defeated; W. G. Brown (National), defeated; Asa S. Kendall (Temperance), defeated.
  • 1880 Nov 2: Charles H. Bell (Rep), elected; Frank Jones (Dem), defeated; W. G. Brown (Greenback), defeated; George D. Dodge (Temperance), defeated.
  • 1882 Nov 7: Samuel W. Hale (Rep), elected; M. V. B. Edgerly (Dem), defeated; John F. Woodbury (Greenback), defeated; Josiah W. Fletcher (Temperance), defeated.
  • 1884 Nov 4: Moody Currier (Rep), elected; George Hill (Dem), defeated; Larkin D. Mason (Prohibition), defeated; George Carpenter (Greenback), defeated.
  • 1886 Nov 2: Charles H. Sawyer (Rep), elected; Thomas Cogswell (Dem), defeated; Joseph Wentworth (Prohibition), defeated; George Carpenter (Greenback), defeated.
  • 1888 Nov 6: David H. Goodell (Rep), elected; Charles H. Amsden (Dem), defeated; Edgar L. Carr (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1890 Nov 4: Hiram A. Tuttle (Rep), elected; Charles H. Amsden (Dem), defeated; Josiah M. Fletcher (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1892 Nov 8: John B. Smith (Rep), elected; Luther F. McKinney (Dem), defeated; Edgar L. Carr (Prohibition), defeated; William O. Noyes (Populist), defeated.
  • 1894 Nov 6: Charles A. Busiel (Rep), elected; Henry O. Kent (Dem), defeated; Daniel C. Knowles (Prohibition), defeated; George D. Epps (Populist), defeated.
  • 1896 Nov 3: George A. Ramsdell (Rep), elected; Henry O. Kent (Dem), defeated; John C. Berry (Prohibition), defeated; Harry H. Acton (Socialist Labor), defeated; Gardner J. Greenleaf (People's), defeated; George W. Barnard (National), defeated.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Frank W. Rollins (Rep), elected; Charles F. Stone (Dem), defeated; Augustus G. Stevens (Prohibition), defeated; Sumner F. Claflin (Social Democratic), defeated; Benjamin T. Whitehouse (Socialist Labor), defeated; Gardner J. Greenleaf (People's), defeated.
  • 1900 Nov 6: Chester B. Jordan (Rep), elected; Frederick E. Potter (Dem), defeated; Josiah M. Fletcher (Prohibition), defeated; Sumner F. Claflin (Social Democratic), defeated.
  • 1902 Nov 4: Nahum J. Bachelder (Rep), elected; Henry F. Hollis (Dem), defeated; John C. Berry (Prohibition), defeated; Michael H. O'Neil (Socialist), defeated; Alonzo Elliott (Ind), defeated; George Howie (Allied People's), defeated.
  • 1904 Nov 8: John McLane (Rep), elected; Henry F. Hollis (Dem), defeated; Sumner F. Claflin (Socialist), defeated; David Heald (Prohibition), defeated; George Howie (Populist), defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: Charles M. Floyd (Rep), elected; Nathan C. Jameson (Dem), defeated; Edmund B. Tetley (Prohibition), defeated; William H. McFall (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1908: Clarence E. Carr (Dem), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Samuel D. Felker (Dem), elected; Franklin Worcester (Rep), defeated; Winston Churchill (Progressive), defeated; William H. Wilkins (Socialist), defeated; Alva H. Morrill (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1914 Sep 1: Albert W. Noone (Dem), nominated; John C. Hutchins (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1914 Sep 1: Rolland H. Spaulding (Rep), nominated; Rosecrans W. Pillsbury (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1914 Sep 1: Henry D. Allison (Progressive), nominated unopposed.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Rolland H. Spaulding (Rep), elected; Albert W. Noone (Dem), defeated; Henry D. Allison (Progressive), defeated; John P. Burke (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Henry W. Keyes (Rep & Progressive), elected; John C. Hutchins (Dem), defeated; William H. Wilkins (Socialist), defeated; Ralph E. Meras (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: John H. Bartlett (Rep), elected; Nathaniel E. Martin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Albert O. Brown (Rep), elected; Charles E. Tilton (Dem), defeated; Francis T. Butler (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Fred H. Brown (Dem), elected; Windsor H. Goodnow (Rep), defeated.
  • 1924: Frank Knox (Rep), defeated for nomination.
  • 1924 Nov 4: John G. Winant (Rep), elected; Fred H. Brown (Dem), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Huntley N. Spaulding (Rep), elected; Eaton D. Sargent (Dem), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Charles W. Tobey (Rep), elected; Eaton D. Sargent (Dem), defeated; Francis T. Butler (Socialist), defeated; Henry C. Iram (Workers), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: John G. Winant (Rep), elected; Albert W. Noone (Dem), defeated; Elba K. Chase (Communist), defeated.
  • 1936: Amos N. Blandin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1938 Sep 13: John L. Sullivan (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1938 Sep 13: Francis P. Murphy (Rep), nominated; Thomas P. Cheney (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Francis P. Murphy (Rep), elected; John L. Sullivan (Dem), defeated; Elba K. Chase (Communist), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Robert O. Blood (Rep), elected; F. Clyde Keefe (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Sep 15: William J. Neal (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1942 Sep 15: Robert O. Blood (Rep), nominated; William M. Cole (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Robert O. Blood (Rep), elected; William J. Neal (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946: Sherman Adams, defeated for nomination.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Sherman Adams (Rep), elected; Herbert W. Hill (Dem), defeated; Irma C. Otto (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1956 Sep 11: John Shaw (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1956 Sep 11: Lane Dwinell (Rep), nominated; Wesley Powell (Rep), defeated in primary; Elmer E. Bussey (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Lane Dwinell (Rep), elected; John Shaw (Dem), defeated.
  • 1962: Wesley Powell (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1968: Meldrim Thomson, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970: Meldrim Thomson, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970: Meldrim Thomson, Jr. (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1976: Harry V. Spanos (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978: Meldrim Thomson, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Stephen E. Merrill (Rep), elected; Wayne D. King (Dem), defeated; Steve Winter (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1996: William H. Zeliff, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2004: Craig Benson (Rep), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: John Lynch (Dem), elected.
  • 2006: John Lynch (Dem), elected.
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