List of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands

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The following is a list of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands. For Governors of the territory that is now the U.S. Virgin Islands prior to United States administration, see List of Governors of the Danish West Indies.

Appointed Governors (1917–1970)[edit]

Elected Governors (1970-Present)[edit]

Tenure Governor Party
July 1, 1969 - January 6, 1975 Melvin Herbert Evans Republican
January 6, 1975 - January 2, 1978 Cyril Emmanuel King Independent Citizens Movement
January 2, 1978 - January 5, 1987 Juan Francisco Luis Independent Citizens Movement
Independent/Nonpartisan after Jan. 1979
January 5, 1987 - January 2, 1995 Alexander Anthony Farrelly Democratic
January 2, 1995 - January 4, 1999 Roy Lester Schneider Independent[1]
January 4, 1999 - January 1, 2007 Charles Wesley Turnbull Democratic
January 1, 2007 – Present John de Jongh Democratic

Living former governors[edit]

As of August 2014, two former governors were alive. The most recent governor to die was Juan Francisco Luis (1978–1987), on June 4, 2011.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Roy Lester Schneider 1995–1999 May 13, 1939
Charles Wesley Turnbull 1999–2007 February 5, 1935

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 and 21 November 2006 U.S. Virgin Islands gubernatorial election results
Candidates Votes
1st round
% Votes
2nd round
%
John de Jongh - Democratic Party 15,914 49.33% 16,644 57.30%
Kenneth Mapp - Independent 8,756 27.14% 12,402 42.70%
Adlah Donastorg - Independent 7,580 23.49% - -
Write In 13 0.04% - -
Total 32,263 100.00% 29,046 100.00%
Source: Electoral System of the Virgin Islands [1], [2]

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