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  • Gov. John "Jeb" Ellis Bush
    John Ellis "Jeb" Bush Sr. (born February 11, 1953) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush , who grew up in Houston, is the second...
  • John Milton, Confederate Governor of Florida (1807 - 1865)
    ) John Milton (April 20, 1807 – April 1, 1865) was an American politician who was the fifth Governor of Florida. As a strong supporter of states' rights, he was an early advocate for secession of Flo...
  • Napoleon B. Broward, Governor (1857 - 1910)
    Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (April 19, 1857 – October 1, 1910) was the 19th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida from January 3, 1905 to January 5, 1909. He also served as the sheriff of Duval County...
  • John Eaton, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War (1790 - 1856)
    ) John Henry Eaton (June 18, 1790 – November 17, 1856) was an American politician and diplomat from Tennessee who served as U.S. Senator and as Secretary of War in the administration of Andrew Jackso...
  • Richard K. Call, Terr. Gov. Florida (1792 - 1862)
    Richard Keith Call (October 24, 1792 – September 14, 1862) was the third and fifth territorial governor of Florida. Named after his uncle, a Revolutionary War hero, he was born in Pittsfield, Pri...

The Governor of Florida is the head of the executive branch of government in the U.S. state of Florida, and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Florida Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment.

When Florida was first acquired by the United States, future president Andrew Jackson served as its military governor. Florida Territory was established in 1822, and five people served as governor over six distinct terms. The first territorial governor, William Pope Duval, served 12 years, the longest of any governor to date. Since statehood in 1845 there have been 43 people who have served as governor, one of whom served two distinct terms. Three state governors have served two full four-year terms: William D. Bloxham, in two stints; and Reubin Askew and Jeb Bush, who each served their terms consecutively. Bob Graham almost served two terms, as he resigned with only three days left. The shortest term in office belongs to Wayne Mixson, who served three days following the resignation of his predecessor.

Governors of Florida

Military Governors

Governors of the Territory of Florida

List of Governors of the State of Florida

Governors of the State of Florida