Florida: Territorial Governors: 1822-1845

Governor of the Territory of Florida [1]
20 Jun 1822 - 17 Apr 1834 William Pope DuVal [2][3]
Acting Governor of the Territory of Florida [4]
17 Apr 1834 - 11 Dec 1834 George K. Walker [5]
Governor of the Territory of Florida [1]
24 Apr 1834 - 4 Apr 1836 John Henry Eaton
4 Apr 1836 - 28 Dec 1839 Richard Keith Call
28 Dec 1839 - 5 Apr 1841 Robert Raymond Reid
5 Apr 1841 - 11 Aug 1844 Richard Keith Call (x)
12 Aug 1844 - 25 Jun 1845 John Branch [6]

[1] Also in official use: Governor of Florida; the commissions issued for the appointment refer to the office as Governor in and for the Territory of Florida.
[2] Appointed by commission dated 17 Apr 1822; arrived to the seat of government at Pensacola 20 Jun 1822 and is presumed to have taken oath of office the same day.
[3] Pending the arrival and swearing-in of William DuVal, the functions of Governor of the Territory of Florida legally devolved on 15 Jun 1822 on George Walton who received on that date his commission as Secretary of the Territory of Florida (issued 25 Apr 1822). Walton hesitated to assume the office of Acting Governor of the Territory of Florida and continued in office as Acting Governor of West Florida until the arrival of DuVal 20 Jun 1822.
[4] Normally as part of the formula Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Florida; also in official use: Acting Governor of Florida.
[5] Assumed the functions of Governor of the Territory of Florida 17 Apr 1834 when the fifth commission of DuVal expired; from 24 Apr 1834 served pending the swearing-in of John Henry Eaton who had been appointed 24 Apr 1834, arrived to to the seat of government at Tallahassee 11 Dec 1834 and is presumed to have taken oath of office the same day.
[6] The commission of Call expired 11 Aug 1844, but the swearing-in of his successor took place 12 Aug 1844.
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