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Vermont: Governors


Governors of Vermont, 1778-2020 (May be incomplete!)
Thomas Chittenden 1778-89 Moses Robinson 1789-90 Thomas Chittenden 1790-97 Paul Brigham 1797 Isaac Tichenor 1797-1807 Israel Smith 1807-08 Isaac Tichenor 1808-09 Jonas Galusha 1809-13 Martin Chittenden 1813-15 Jonas Galusha 1815-20 Richard Skinner 1820-23 Cornelius P. Van Ness 1823-26 Ezra Butler 1826-28 Samuel C. Crafts 1828-31 William A. Palmer 1831-35 Silas H. Jenison 1835-41 Charles Paine 1841-43 John Mattocks 1843-44 William Slade 1844-46 Horace Eaton 1846-48 Carlos Coolidge 1848-50 Charles K. Williams 1850-52 Erastus Fairbanks 1852-53 John S. Robinson 1853-54 Stephen Royce 1854-56 Ryland Fletcher 1856-58 Hiland Hall 1858-60 Erastus Fairbanks 1860-61 Frederick Holbrook 1861-63 J. Gregory Smith 1863-65 Paul Dillingham, Jr. 1865-67 John B. Page 1867-69 Peter T. Washburn 1869-70 George W. Hendee 1870 John W. Stewart 1870-72 Julius Converse 1872-74 Asahel Peck 1874-76 Horace Fairbanks 1876-78 Redfield Proctor 1878-80 Roswell Farnham 1880-82 John L. Barstow 1882-84 Samuel E. Pingree 1884-86 Ebenezer J. Ormsbee 1886-88 William P. Dillingham 1888-90 Carroll S. Page 1890-92 Levi K. Fuller 1892-94 Urban A. Woodbury 1894-96 Josiah Grout 1896-98 Edward C. Smith 1898-1900 William Wallace Stickney 1900-02 John G. McCullough 1902-04 Charles J. Bell 1904-06 Fletcher D. Proctor 1906-08 George H. Prouty 1908-10 John A. Mead 1910-12 Allen M. Fletcher 1912-15 Charles W. Gates 1915-17 Horace F. Graham 1917-19 Percival Wood Clement 1919-21 James Hartness 1921-23 Redfield Proctor, Jr. 1923-25 Franklin S. Billings 1925-27 John E. Weeks 1927-31 Stanley C. Wilson 1931-35 Charles M. Smith 1935-37 George D. Aiken 1937-41 William H. Wills 1941-45 Mortimer R. Proctor 1945-47 Ernest William Gibson 1947-50 Harold J. Arthur 1950-51 Lee E. Emerson 1951-55 Joseph B. Johnson 1955-59 Robert T. Stafford 1959-61 F. Ray Keyser, Jr. 1961-63 Philip H. Hoff 1963-69 Deane C. Davis 1969-73 Thomas P. Salmon 1973-77 Richard A. Snelling 1977-85 Madeleine M. Kunin 1985-91 Richard A. Snelling 1991 Howard Dean 1991-2003 Jim Douglas 2003-11 Peter Shumlin 2011-17 Phil Scott 2017-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1797 Aug 25: Thomas Chittenden, died in office.
  • 1836: Horatio Seymour (Whig), defeated.
  • 1843: Daniel Kellogg (Dem), defeated.
  • 1844: Daniel Kellogg (Dem), defeated.
  • 1845: Daniel Kellogg (Dem), defeated.
  • 1850: Lucius B. Peck (Dem), defeated.
  • 1870 Feb 7: Peter T. Washburn, died in office.
  • 1872: Julius Converse (Rep), elected.
  • 1876: Jacob Estey, defeated.
  • 1880: Edward John Phelps (Dem), defeated.
  • 1906: Fletcher D. Proctor (Rep), elected.
  • 1912 Sep 3: Allen M. Fletcher (Rep), elected; Harland B. Howe (Dem), defeated; Fraser Metzger (Progressive), defeated; Clement F. Smith (Prohibition), defeated; Frederick W. Suitor (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Charles W. Gates (Rep), elected; Harland B. Howe (Dem), defeated; Walter J. Aldrich (Progressive), defeated; Clement F. Smith (Prohibition), defeated; William R. Rowland (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Horace F. Graham (Rep), elected; William B. Mayo (Dem), defeated; William R. Rowland (Socialist), defeated; Lester W. Hanson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Percival Wood Clement (Rep), elected; William B. Mayo (Dem & Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: James Hartness (Rep & Prohibition), elected; Fred C. Martin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Redfield Proctor, Jr. (Rep & Prohibition), elected; J. Holmes Jackson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Franklin S. Billings (Rep), elected; Fred C. Martin (Dem), defeated; George S. Wood (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1926 Sep 14: John E. Weeks (Rep), nominated; Walter K. Farnsworth (Rep), defeated in primary; Max L. Powell (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Nov 2: John E. Weeks (Rep), elected; Herbert C. Comings (Dem & Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: John E. Weeks (Rep), elected; Harry C. Shurtleff (Dem), defeated; Frank M. Post (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Stanley C. Wilson (Rep), elected; Park H. Pollard (Dem), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Stanley C. Wilson (Rep), elected; James P. Leamy (Dem), defeated; Frederick W. Suitor (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Charles M. Smith (Rep), elected; James P. Leamy (Dem), defeated; John G. Hutton (Socialist), defeated; Thomas Boyd (Communist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: George D. Aiken (Rep), elected; Alfred H. Heininger (Dem), defeated; Fred Gardner (Communist), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: George D. Aiken (Rep), elected; Fred C. Martin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: William H. Wills (Rep), elected; John McGrath (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: William H. Wills (Rep), elected; Park H. Pollard (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Mortimer R. Proctor (Rep), elected; Ernest H. Bailey (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Ernest William Gibson (Rep), elected; Berthold C. Coburn (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Ernest William Gibson (Rep), elected; Charles F. Ryan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Lee E. Emerson (Rep), elected; J. Edward Moran (Dem), defeated.
  • 1952 Nov 4: Lee E. Emerson (Rep), elected; Robert W. Larrow (Dem), defeated; Henry W. Vail (Independent Republican), defeated.
  • 1960: Robert S. Babcock, defeated.
  • 1962 Sep 11: Philip H. Hoff (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1962 Sep 11: F. Ray Keyser, Jr. (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Philip H. Hoff (Dem), elected; F. Ray Keyser, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964: Roger MacBride (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1964: Ralph A. Foote (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966: Richard A. Snelling (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972: James M. Jeffords, defeated for nomination.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Thomas P. Salmon (Dem & Independent Vermonters), elected; Walter L. Kennedy (Rep), defeated; Martha B. Abbott (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 1976: Bernie Sanders, defeated.
  • 1986: Bernie Sanders, defeated; Peter P. Smith, defeated.
  • 1991 Aug 13: Richard A. Snelling, died in office.
  • 1996: Mary Alice Herbert (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 2002: Jim Douglas, elected.
  • 2004: Jim Douglas (Rep), elected.
  • 2006: Jim Douglas (Rep), elected.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Peter Shumlin (Dem), elected.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Peter Shumlin (Dem), elected.
  • 2016 Nov 8: Phil Scott (Rep), elected.
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