List of Governors of Guam

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Governor of Guam
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Coat of arms of Guam
Governor Eddie Calvo.jpg
Incumbent
Eddie Calvo

since January 3, 2011
Residence Adelup
Term length 4 years single term
Inaugural holder Carlos Camacho
Formation January 4, 1971
Website Office of the Governor
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Guam

The following is a list of Governors of Guam (Chamorro: I Maga' låhen Guåhan[1]).

Before World War II (1898–1941)[edit]

During the Spanish colonial period, Guam was ruled from the Philippines as part of the Spanish East Indies by the Governor-General of the Philippines.

American capture of the territory during the Spanish-American War (1898)[edit]

Political instability (1898–1899)[edit]

American Naval governors (1899–1941)[edit]

World War II era[edit]

Japanese Occupation (1941–1944)[edit]

Japanese military Took office Left office
Tomitarō Horii December 10, 1941 January 1942
Hayashi Hiromu January 1942 June 1942
Homura Teiichi June 1942 March 1944
Takeshi Takashina March 1944 July 28, 1944
Hideyoshi Obata July 28, 1944 August 11, 1944

Recaptured by the United States (1944–1949)[edit]

American military Took office Left office
Roy Geiger.jpg Roy Stanley Geiger
(1885–1947)
July 21, 1944 August 10, 1944
Henry Louis Larsen.jpg Henry Louis Larsen
(1890–1962)
August 10, 1944 May 30, 1946
Charles A. Pownall.jpg Charles Alan Pownall
(1887–1975)
May 30, 1946 September 27, 1949

Appointed governors (1949–1970)[edit]

Civilian governor Took office Left office Acting Governor
Carlton Skinner.jpg Carlton Skinner
(1913–2004)
September 17, 1949 April 22, 1953 Randall Herman
(February 20, 1953 – April 22, 1953)
No image.png Ford Quint Elvidge
(1892–1980)
April 23, 1953 October 2, 1956 William T. Corbett
(May 19, 1956 – October 2, 1956)
Richard Barrett Lowe.jpg Richard Barrett Lowe
(1902–1972)
October 2, 1956 July 9, 1960 Marcellus Boss
(November 14, 1959 – August 22, 1960)
No image.png Joseph Flores
(1900–1981)
July 9, 1960 May 20, 1961
No image.png William Partlow Daniel
(1915–2006)
May 20, 1961 March 9, 1963 Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero
(January 20, 1963 – March 9, 1963)
ManuelLeonGuerrero.jpg Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero
(1914–1985)
March 9, 1963 July 20, 1969
Carlos G. Camacho.jpg Carlos Camacho
(1924–1979)
July 20, 1969 January 4, 1971

Elected governors (1970–Present)[edit]

No. Governor Took office Left office Party
1 Carlos G. Camacho.jpg Carlos Camacho
(1924–1979)
January 4, 1971 January 6, 1975 Republican
2 No image.png Ricardo Bordallo
(1927–1990)
January 6, 1975 January 1, 1979 Democratic
3 No image.png Paul McDonald Calvo
(1934–)
January 1, 1979 January 3, 1983 Republican
4 No image.png Ricardo Bordallo
(1927–1990)
January 3, 1983 January 5, 1987 Democratic
5 No image.png Joseph F. Ada
(1943–)
January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Republican
6 Madeleine Bordallo and Carl T.C. Gutierrez.jpg Carl T.C. Gutierrez
(1941–)
January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Democratic
7 Guam Governor Felix Camacho.jpg Felix P. Camacho
(1957–)
January 6, 2003 January 3, 2011 Republican
8 Governor Eddie Calvo.jpg Eddie Calvo
(1961–)
January 3, 2011 Incumbent Republican

Living former governors[edit]

As of August 2014, four former governors were alive, the oldest being Paul McDonald Calvo (1979–1983, born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Ricardo Bordallo (1975–1979, 1983–1987), on January 31, 1990.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Paul McDonald Calvo
1979–1983
(1934-07-25) July 25, 1934 (age 80)
Joseph Franklin Ada
1987–1995
(1943-12-03) December 3, 1943 (age 70)
Carl T.C. Gutierrez
1995–2003
(1941-10-15) October 15, 1941 (age 72)
Felix Perez Camacho
2003–2011
(1957-10-30) October 30, 1957 (age 56)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DLM Home Page." Guam Department of Land Management. Retrieved on October 21, 2010. "FELIX P. CAMACHO I Maga' låhen Guåhan Governor of Guam"

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