List of Governors of the Panama Canal Zone

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The following is a list of Governors of the Panama Canal Zone while it was under U.S. control.

Military Governors (1904–1914)[edit]

Image Name Took office Left office Notes Reference
GeorgeWDavis.jpg George Whitefield Davis 14 May 1904 24 May 1905
CharlesEMagoon.jpg Charles Edward Magoon 25 May 1905 12 October 1906
Richard Reid Rogers 19 November 1906 31 March 1907 General Counsel of the Isthmian Canal Commission
Jblackburn.jpg Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn 1 April 1907 4 December 1909
Maurice-H.-Thatcher.jpg Maurice Thatcher 13 May 1910 8 August 1913
RLMetcalfe.jpg Richard Lee Metcalfe 9 August 1913 31 March 1914

Civil Governors (1914–1979)[edit]

Image Name Took office Left office Notes Reference
George W. Goethals cph.3a02121.jpg George Washington Goethals 1 April 1914 10 January 1917 First U.S. civil governor appointed by President Woodrow Wilson [1]
Col. Chester Harding (LOC).jpg Chester Harding 11 January 1917 27 March 1921 [1]
Jay Johnson Morrow.jpg Jay Johnson Morrow 28 March 1921 15 October 1924 [1]
Meriwether Lewis Walker.jpg Meriwether Lewis Walker 16 October 1924 15 October 1928 [1]
Harry Burgess.jpg Harry Burgess 16 October 1928 20 October 1932 [1]
Schley.jpg Julian Larcombe Schley 21 October 1932 26 August 1936 [1]
Clarence S. Ridley 27 August 1936 10 July 1940 [1]
Glen Edgar Edgerton 11 July 1940 15 May 1944 [1]
Joseph Cowles Mehaffey 16 May 1944 19 May 1948 [1]
Francis K. Newcomer 20 May 1948 26 May 1952 [1]
John States Seybold 27 May 1952 27 May 1956 [1]
William Everett Potter 28 May 1956 30 June 1960 [1]
William Arnold Carter 1 July 1960 31 January 1962 [1]
Robert John Fleming 1 February 1962 31 January 1967 [1]
Walter Philip Leber 21 February 1967 2 March 1971 [1]
David Stuart Parker 3 March 1971 25 March 1975 [1]
Harold Parfitt 26 March 1975 30 September 1979 [1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Biographies of Canal Zone Governors". PanCanal. Retrieved 2014-11-22.