Georgia: State Governors: 1781-1865

Captain General, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the State of Georgia
18 Aug 1781 - 3 Jan 1782 Nathan Brownson
3 Jan 1782 - 8 Jan 1783 John Martin
8 Jan 1783 - 9 Jan 1784 Lyman Hall
9 Jan 1784 - 7 Jan 1785 John Houstoun
7 Jan 1785 - 10 Jan 1786 Samuel Elbert
10 Jan 1786 - 8 Jan 1787 Edward Telfair
8 Jan 1787 - 16 Jan 1788 George Matthews
President of the Executive Council (ex officio)
16 Jan 1788 - 26 Jan 1788 George Handley [1]
Captain General, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the State of Georgia
26 Jan 1788 - 7 Jan 1789 George Handley (x)
7 Jan 1789 - 11 Nov 1789 George Walton
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the State of Georgia
11 Nov 1789 - 7 Nov 1793 Edward Telfair (x)
7 Nov 1793 - 15 Jan 1796 George Mathews (x)
15 Jan 1796 - 12 Jan 1798 Jared Irwin
12 Jan 1798 - 30 May 1798 James Jackson
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
30 May 1798 - 3 Mar 1801 James Jackson (x)
President of the Senate and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
3 Mar 1801 - 7 Nov 1801 David Emanuel
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
7 Nov 1801 - 4 Nov 1802 Josiah Tattnall, Jr.
4 Nov 1802 - 23 Sep 1806 John Milledge
President of the Senate and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
23 Sep 1806 - 7 Nov 1806 Jared Irwin (x)
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
7 Nov 1806 - 10 Nov 1809 Jared Irwin (x)
10 Nov 1809 - 5 Nov 1813 David Brydie Mitchell
5 Nov 1813 - 10 Nov 1815 Peter Early
10 Nov 1815 - 4 Mar 1817 David Brydie Mitchell (x)
President of the Senate and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
4 Mar 1817 - 7 Nov 1817 William Rabun
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
7 Nov 1817 - 24 Oct 1819 William Rabun (x)
President of the Senate and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
24 Oct 1819 - 5 Nov 1819 Matthew Talbot
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the State of Georgia and of the Militia thereof
5 Nov 1819 - 7 Nov 1823 John Clark
7 Nov 1823 - 7 Nov 1827 George Michael Troup
7 Nov 1827 - 4 Nov 1829 John Forsyth
4 Nov 1829 - 9 Nov 1831 George Rockingham Gilmer
9 Nov 1831 - 4 Nov 1835 Wilson Lumpkin
4 Nov 1835 - 8 Nov 1837 William Schley
8 Nov 1837 - 6 Nov 1839 George Rockingham Gilmer (x)
6 Nov 1839 - 8 Nov 1843 Charles James McDonald
8 Nov 1843 - 3 Nov 1847 George Walker Crawford
3 Nov 1847 - 5 Nov 1851 George Washington Towns
5 Nov 1851 - 9 Nov 1853 Howell Cobb [2]
9 Nov 1853 - 6 Nov 1857 Herschel Vespasian Johnson
6 Nov 1857 - 9 May 1865 Joseph Emerson Brown [3]

[1] Pending the swearing-in of James Jackson who declined to accept the election (Jackon was elected by the General Assembly 7 Jan 1788; message of Jackson was submitted to the General Assembly 21 Jan 1788).
[2] Also in the Confederate States of America.
[3] Ceased to exercise the functions of office upon capture by a belligerent force, Milledgeville, Georgia. His letter of resignation is dated 29 Jun 1865, Milledgeville.
Last updated on: 31 Jul 2016 13:30:06