List of lieutenant governors of California

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This is a list of lieutenant governors of the U.S. state of California, 1850 to present. In California, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor do not run together on the same ticket. The Lieutenant Governor can therefore be affiliated with a different political party than that of the Governor. Per the 1879 California Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is the President of the State Senate.

      Democratic (22)[a]       American (1)       Republican (26)[b]       Progressive (1)[b]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) Served With
1 John McDougall December 20, 1849 January 9, 1851 Independent Democrat Peter Burnett
2 David C. Broderick (acting) January 9, 1851 January 8, 1852 Democrat John McDougall
3 Samuel Purdy January 8, 1852 January 9, 1856 Democrat John Bigler
4 Robert M. Anderson 1856 1858 American J. Neeley Johnson
5 John Walkup 1858 1860 Democrat John B. Weller
6 John Gately Downey 1860 1860 Lecompton Democrat Milton Latham
7 Isaac N. Quinn (acting) 1860 1861 Democrat John G. Downey
8 Pablo de la Guerra (acting) 1861 1862 Democrat
9 John F. Chellis 1862 1863 Republican Leland Stanford
10 Tim N. Machin 1863 1867 Unionist Republican Frederick Low
11 William Holden 1867 1871 Democrat Henry Huntly Haight
12 Romualdo Pacheco 1871 1875 Republican Newton Booth
13 William Irwin (acting) 1875 1875 Democrat Romualdo Pacheco
14 James A. Johnson 1875 1880 Democrat William Irwin
15 John Mansfield 1880 1883 Republican George Perkins
16 John Daggett 1883 1887 Democrat George Stoneman
17 Robert Whitney Waterman 1887 1887 Republican Washington Bartlett
18 Stephen M. White (acting) 1887 1891 Democrat Robert Waterman
19 John B. Reddick 1891 1895 Republican Henry Markham
20 Spencer G. Millard 1895 1895 Republican James Budd
21 William T. Jeter 1895 1899 Democrat
22 Jacob H. Neff 1899 1903 Republican Henry Gage
23 Alden Anderson 1903 1907 Republican George Pardee
24 Warren R. Porter 1907 1911 Republican James Gillett
25 A. J. Wallace 1911 1915 Republican Hiram Johnson
26 John Morton Eshleman 1915 1916 Progressive Hiram Johnson
27 William Dennison Stephens 1916 1917 Republican Hiram Johnson
28 Arthur H. Breed, Sr. 1917 1919 Republican William Stephens
29 Clement Calhoun Young 1919 1927 Republican William Stephens
Friend Richardson
30 Buron Fitts 1927 1928 Republican C. C. Young
31 H. L. Carnahan 1928 1931 Republican
32 Frank Finley Merriam 1931 1934 Republican James Rolph
33 George J. Hatfield 1935 1939 Republican Frank Merriam
34 Ellis E. Patterson 1939 1943 Democrat Culbert Olson
35 Frederick F. Houser 1943 1947 Republican Earl Warren
36 Goodwin Jess Knight 1947 1953 Republican
37 Harold J. Powers 1953 1959 Republican Goodwin Knight
38 Glenn Malcolm Anderson 1959 1967 Democrat Pat Brown
39 Robert Hutchinson Finch 1967 1969 Republican Ronald Reagan
40 Edwin Reinecke 1969 1974 Republican
41 John L. Harmer 1974 1975 Republican
42 Mervyn Malcolm Dymally 1975 1979 Democrat Jerry Brown
43 Michael Curb 1979 1983 Republican
44 Leo Tarcissus McCarthy 1983 1991 Democrat George Deukmejian
1991 1995 Pete Wilson
45 Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis, Jr. 1995 1999 Democrat
46 Cruz Miguel Bustamante 1999 2003 Democrat Gray Davis
2003 2007 Arnold Schwarzenegger
47 John Raymond Garamendi 2007 2009 Democrat
48 Mona F. Pasquil (acting) 2009 2010 Democrat
49 Abel Maldonado, Jr. 2010 2011 Republican
Jerry Brown
50 Gavin Christopher Newsom 2011 Democrat
  1. ^ Includes one term served by a repeat governor.
  2. ^ a b Includes one partial term served by a governor who also represented another party during this term.

Living former lieutenant governors[edit]

As of August 2014, eight former lieutenant governors (seven official, one acting) were alive. The oldest living lieutenant governor is Edwin Reinecke (1969–1974, born 1924, age 90). The most recent lieutenant governor to die was Mervyn Dymally (1975–1979) on October 7, 2012. The most recent serving lieutenant governor to die was Leo T. McCarthy (1983-1995) on February 5, 2007.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Edwin Reinecke 1969–1974 (1924-01-07) January 7, 1924 (age 90)
John L. Harmer 1974–1975 (1934-04-28) April 28, 1934 (age 80)
Mike Curb 1979–1983 (1944-12-24) December 24, 1944 (age 69)
Gray Davis 1995–1999 (1942-12-26) December 26, 1942 (age 71)
Cruz Bustamante 1999–2007 (1953-01-04) January 4, 1953 (age 61)
John Garamendi 2007–2009 (1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 69)
Mona Pasquil 2009–2010 (1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 52)
Abel Maldonado 2010–2011 (1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 47)

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