The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. Virgin Islands: Governors

Governors of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1917-2007 (May be incomplete!)
Edwin Taylor Pollock 1917 James Harrison Oliver 1917-19 Joseph Wallace Oman 1919-21 Sumner E. W. Kittelle 1921-22 Henry Hughes Hough 1922-23 Philip Williams 1923-25 Martin E. Trench 1925-27 Waldo A. Evans 1927-31 Paul Martin Pearson 1931-35 Robert Herrick 1935 Lawrence W. Cramer 1935-40 Robert Morss Lovett 1940-41 Charles A. Harwood 1941-46 William H. Hastie 1946-49 Morris Fidanque de Castro 1949-54 Archie Alexander 1954-55 Charles K. Claunch 1955 Walter A. Gordon 1955-58 John D. Merwin 1958-61 Ralph Paiewonsky 1961-69 Cyril E. King 1969 Melvin Evans 1969-75 Cyril E. King 1975-78 Juan Francisco Luis 1978-86 Alexander A. Farrelly 1987-95 Roy L. Schneider 1995-99 Charles W. Turnbull 1999-2006 John de Jongh 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1927 Jan 6: Martin E. Trench, died in office.
  • 1927 Jan 18: Waldo A. Evans, appointed.
  • 1955 Aug 18: Archie Alexander, resigned.
  • 1970: Melvin Evans (Rep), elected.
  • 1978: Ron de Lugo, defeated.
  • 1978 Jan 2: Cyril E. King, died in office.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Charles W. Turnbull (Dem), elected; John de Jongh (Ind), defeated; Alicia Hansen (Ind), defeated; Michael A. Bornn (Rep), defeated; Gerard Luz A. James II (Ind), defeated; Cora Christian (Ind), defeated; Lloyd L. Williams (Ind), defeated; Hernando Ike Williams (Ind), defeated.
  • 2006: John de Jongh, elected.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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