New Jersey: State Governors: 1776-1801

Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, in and over the State of New Jersey and the Territories thereunto belonging, Chancellor and Ordinary in the same
4 Sep 1776 - 25 Jul 1790 William Livingston [1][2]
Vice President, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, in and over the State of New Jersey and the Territories thereunto belonging, Chancellor and Ordinary in the same
25 Jul 1790 - 3 Nov 1790 Elisha Lawrence
Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, in and over the State of New Jersey and the Territories thereunto belonging, Chancellor and Ordinary in the same
3 Nov 1790 - 24 May 1793 William Paterson
Vice President, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, in and over the State of New Jersey and the Territories thereunto belonging, Chancellor and Ordinary in the same
24 May 1793 - 4 Jun 1793 Elisha Lawrence (x) [3]
Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, in and over the State of New Jersey and the Territories thereunto belonging, Chancellor and Ordinary in the same
4 Jun 1793 - 2 Nov 1801 Richard Howell [4]

[1] Elected 31 Aug 1776 by the Joint Meeting of the Legislative Council and General Assembly at a session in Princeton; arrives to Princeton 4 Sep 1776 and is installed in office on the same day.
[2] Livingston submitted his resignation to the Joint Meeting 29 Oct 1784; this body accepted the resignation, at which point the functions of the Governor devolved on the Vice President of the Legislative Council Philemon Dickinson in accordance with Sect. 7 of the Constitution of 1776, but the Joint Meeting immediately re-elected Livingston.
[3] Assumes the functions of Governor 30 Mar 1793, pending the acceptance of the resignation of William Paterson which followed 24 May 1793.
[4] Howell submitted his resignation to the Joint Meeting 3 Nov 1795; this body accepted the resignation, at which point the functions of the Governor devolved on the Vice President of the Legislative Council Elisha Lawrence in accordance with Sect. 7 of the Constitution of 1776, but the Joint Meeting immediately re-elected Howell.
Last updated on: 10 Apr 2016 00:22:52