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List of Governors of Guam

 

List of Governors of Guam

Governor of Guam
Coat of arms of Guam
Incumbent
Eddie Calvo

since January 3, 2011
Residence Adelup
Term length 4 years single term
Inaugural holder Carlos Camacho
Formation January 4, 1971
Salary $90,000 (2013)[1]
Website Office of the Governor
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Guam

The following is a list of Governors of Guam (Chamorro: I Maga' låhen Guåhan[2]).

Contents

  • Before World War II (1898–1941) 1
    • American capture of the territory during the Spanish-American War (1898) 1.1
    • Political instability (1898–1899) 1.2
    • American Naval governors (1899–1941) 1.3
    • World War II era 1.4
      • Japanese Occupation (1941–1944) 1.4.1
      • Recaptured by the United States (1944–1949) 1.4.2
    • Appointed governors (1949–1970) 1.5
    • Elected governors (1971–Present) 1.6
  • Living former governors 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Before World War II (1898–1941)

During the Spanish colonial period, Guam was ruled from the Philippines as part of the Spanish East Indies by the Governor-General of the Philippines.

American capture of the territory during the Spanish-American War (1898)

Political instability (1898–1899)

American Naval governors (1899–1941)

World War II era

Japanese Occupation (1941–1944)

Japanese military Took office Left office
Tomitarō Horii December 10, 1941 January 1942
Hayashi Hiromu January 1942 June 1942
Homura Teiichi June 1942 March 1944
Takeshi Takashina March 1944 July 28, 1944
Hideyoshi Obata July 28, 1944 August 11, 1944

Recaptured by the United States (1944–1949)

American military Took office Left office
Roy Stanley Geiger
(1885–1947)
July 21, 1944 August 10, 1944
Henry Louis Larsen
(1890–1962)
August 10, 1944 May 30, 1946
Charles Alan Pownall
(1887–1975)
May 30, 1946 September 27, 1949

Appointed governors (1949–1970)

Civilian governor Took office Left office Acting Governor
Carlton Skinner
(1913–2004)
September 17, 1949 April 22, 1953 Randall Herman
(February 20, 1953 – April 22, 1953)
Ford Quint Elvidge
(1892–1980)
April 23, 1953 October 2, 1956 William T. Corbett
(May 19, 1956 – October 2, 1956)
Richard Barrett Lowe
(1902–1972)
October 2, 1956 July 9, 1960 Marcellus Boss
(November 14, 1959 – August 22, 1960)
Joseph Flores
(1900–1981)
July 9, 1960 May 20, 1961
William Partlow Daniel
(1915–2006)
May 20, 1961 March 9, 1963 Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero
(January 20, 1963 – March 9, 1963)
Manuel F.L. Guerrero
(1914–1985)
March 9, 1963 July 20, 1969
Carlos Camacho
(1924–1979)
July 20, 1969 January 4, 1971

Elected governors (1971–Present)

No. Governor Took office Left office Party Elected
1 Carlos Camacho
(1924–1979)
January 4, 1971 January 6, 1975 Republican 1970
2 Ricardo Bordallo
(1927–1990)
January 6, 1975 January 1, 1979 Democratic 1974
3 Paul McDonald Calvo
(b. 1934)
January 1, 1979 January 3, 1983 Republican 1978
4 Ricardo Bordallo
(1927–1990)
January 3, 1983 January 5, 1987 Democratic 1982
5 Joseph F. Ada
(b. 1943)
January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Republican 1986
1990
6 Carl T.C. Gutierrez
(b. 1941)
January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Democratic 1994
1998
7 Felix P. Camacho
(b. 1957)
January 6, 2003 January 3, 2011 Republican 2002
2006
8 Eddie Calvo
(b. 1961)
January 3, 2011 Incumbent Republican 2010
2014

Living former governors

As of August 2014, four former governors were alive, the oldest being Paul McDonald Calvo (1979–1983, born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Ricardo Bordallo (1975–1979, 1983–1987), on January 31, 1990.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Paul McDonald Calvo
1979–1983
(1934-07-25) July 25, 1934
Joseph Franklin Ada
1987–1995
(1943-12-03) December 3, 1943
Carl T.C. Gutierrez
1995–2003
(1941-10-15) October 15, 1941
Felix Perez Camacho
2003–2011
(1957-10-30) October 30, 1957

References

  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "DLM Home Page." Guam Department of Land Management. Retrieved on October 21, 2010. "FELIX P. CAMACHO I Maga' låhen Guåhan Governor of Guam"

External links

  • Office of the Governor
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