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Governors of New Mexico (Nuevo México) from 1598 to present day

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  • Samuel B. Axtell, Gov. of the Territories of New Mexico & Utah (1819 - 1891)
    Samuel Beach Axtell (October 14, 1819 – August 7, 1891). Notable for: being the most controversial Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court; his corrupted administration as Go...
  • Gary Johnson, 29th Governor of New Mexico
    Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, former Governor of New Mexico, and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 election.[...
  • Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo, Governor & U.S. Senator (1859 - 1930)
    Wikipedia Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo, a Senator from New Mexico; born in El Valle de San Bartolo (now Allende), State of Chihuahua, Mexico, December 7, 1859; moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1870 as a pr...
  • Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza (1736 - 1788)
    Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II (1736-1788) - A Mexican-born trailblazer and explorer, de Anza was the first person of European descent to establish an overland trail from Mexico to the northern Pacif...
  • Gov. Miguel Antonio Otero (1859 - 1944)
    Miguel Antonio Otero (October 17, 1859–August 7, 1944), nicknamed "Gillie," was governor of New Mexico Territory from 1897 to 1906 and in later life the author of several books on Western lore. ...

Scope of project

This project identifies the Governors of New Mexico from the governors of the Province of New Mexico under the Viceroyalty of New Spain beginning in 1598, to Susana Martinez, the current Governor of the state of New Mexico.


  • Governors of the Province of New Mexico under the Viceroyalty of New Spain (1598-1822)
  • Mexican Governors of New Mexico (1822-1846)
  • Governors of the Territory of New Mexico (1846-1912)
  • Governors of the state of New Mexico (1912-present day)


List of Governors of New Mexico

New Mexico Governor's Mansion

Spanish governors of New Mexico