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American Colonial Governors

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  • Colonel Josiah Martin Royal Governor (1737 - 1786)
    Josiah Martin (1737-1786), the last royal governor of North Carolina, aroused sentiment for independence in North Carolina through his inflexible loyalty to the crown. He was born in April 1737 in ...
  • James Hasell, Esq. (b. - 1785)
    James Hasell, judge, councillor, and acting governor, was a native of Bristol, England, the son of James Hasell, a merchant. He served an apprenticeship in Bristol from 1714 to 1721. After immigratin...
  • William Glover, Governor of NC (1653 - c.1713)
    WILLIAM GLOVER Governor: 1706-1708 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2005. William Glover (d. prior to October 1712), an attorney, had a long career as a ...
  • Gabriel Johnston's Armorial Bookplate
    Gov. Gabriel Johnston, Esq. (bef.1698 - 1752)
    Gabriel Johnston (1699 – 17 July 1752) was a British colonial official who served as the sixth governor of North Carolina from 1734 until his death in 1752. He was the longest serving governor, holding...
  • Robert Gorges, Governor-General of New England (1595 - 1629)
    Biography From Robert Gorges (1595 – late 1620s) was a captain in the English navy and briefly Governor-General of New England from 1623 to 1624. He was the son of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. After serv...

American Colonial Governors

This project is designed to capture pre-statehood Governors of entities that eventually became American States. (other than those designated as Territorial Governors)

Territorial Governors are included in a separate Geni project:

Spanish and French colonial governors of Louisiana are included on pages 3 and 4 of the Geni project "Govenors of Louisiana":

List of colonial governors of Louisiana:

Lists of American colonial and other pre-statehood governors: