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
Salary $90,000 (2013)[1]
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[2]).

Spanish-American War era[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 (1898)[edit]

Image Name Term start Term end
Henry Glass.jpg Henry Glass, Admiral June 12, 1898 June 22, 1898
No image.png Francisco Martínez Portusach June 22, 1898 December 12, 1898

Political instability (1898–1899)[edit]

Image Name Term start Term end Notes
No image.png José Sisto December 12, 1898 December 31, 1899 overthrew Portusach
No image.png Venancio Roberto December 31, 1898 January 2, 1899 overthrew Sisto
No image.png José Sisto January 2, 1899 February 1, 1899 put back in power by US Navy
Edward D. Taussig.jpg Edward D. Taussig February 1, 1899 February 13, 1899 re-asserted USN authority, put a local council in place
No image.png Don Joaquin Perez y Cruz February 13, 1899 April 20, 1899 local council
No image.png William Coe April 20, 1899 May 9, 1899 local council
No image.png Louis A. Kaiser May 9, 1899 August 7, 1899 local council

American Naval governors (1899–1941)[edit]

# Image Name Term start Term end
1 Richard Leary.jpg Richard Phillips Leary August 7, 1899 July 12, 1900
No image.png William Edwin Safford
Acting
June 12, 1900 July 19, 1900
2 Seaton Schroeder Admiral US Navy.jpg Seaton Schroeder July 12, 1900 January 25, 1903
No image.png William Swift
Acting
January 25, 1903 February 6, 1903
3 No image.png William Elbridge Sewell February 6, 1903 May 16, 1904
Frank Schofield.jpg Frank Herman Schofield
Acting
January 11, 1904 January 28, 1904
3 No image.png Raymond Stone
Acting
January 28, 1904 May 16, 1904
4 No image.png George Leland Dyer May 16, 1904 November 2, 1905
5 Luke McNamee.jpg Luke McNamee November 2, 1905 December 3, 1906
6 Captain Templin Potts.jpg Templin Morris Potts December 3, 1906 October 3, 1907
Luke McNamee.jpg Luke McNamee
Acting
October 3, 1907 December 28, 1907
7 No image.png Edward John Dorn December 28, 1907 November 5, 1910
8 No image.png Frank Freyer November 5, 1910 January 21, 1911
9 No image.png George Salisbury January 21, 1911 January 30, 1912
10 Robert E. Coontz.jpg Robert Edward Coontz January 30, 1912 September 23, 1913
11 No image.png Alfred Walton Hinds September 23, 1913 March 28, 1914
12 William John Maxwell circa 1915.jpg William John Maxwell March 28, 1914 April 29, 1916
William Cronan as a Cadet.png William P. Cronan
Acting
April 29, 1916 May 18, 1916
No image.png Edward E. Simpson
Acting
May 18, 1916 May 30, 1916
13 Roy Campbell Smith, ca 1910.jpg Roy Campbell Smith May 30, 1916 November 18, 1918
14 WIlliam Gilmer.jpg William Gilmer November 18, 1918 November 22, 1919
No image.png William A. Hodgman November 22, 1919 December 21, 1919
15 WIlliam Gilmer.jpg William Gilmer December 21, 1919 July 7, 1920
16 No image.png Ivan Wettengel July 7, 1920 February 27, 1921
17 James S. Spore.jpg James Sutherland Spore February 27, 1921 February 7, 1922
Adelbert Althouse.jpg Adelbert Althouse
Acting
February 7, 1922 December 8, 1922
No image.png John P. Miller
Acting
December 8, 1922 December 14, 1922
18 Adelbert Althouse.jpg Adelbert Althouse December 14, 1922 August 4, 1923
19 No image.png Henry Bertram Price August 4, 1923 August 26, 1924
20 No image.png Alfred Winsor Brown August 26, 1924 August 7, 1926
23 No image.png Lloyd Stowell Shapley August 7, 1926 June 11, 1929
24 Willis W. Bradley cropped.jpg Willis W. Bradley June 11, 1929 March 15, 1931
25 No image.png Edmund Root March 15, 1931 June 21, 1933
26 George A. Alexander.jpg George A. Alexander June 21, 1933 March 27, 1936
27 No image.png Benjamin McCandlish March 27, 1936 February 8, 1938
28 No image.png James Thomas Alexander February 8, 1938 April 20, 1940
29 George McMillin.png George McMillin April 20, 1940 December 10, 1941

World War II era[edit]

Japanese military governors (1941–1944)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office
Horii Tomitaro.jpg Tomitarō Horii
(1890–1942)
December 10, 1941 January 1942
Hayashi Hiromu January 1942 June 1942
Homura Teiichi June 1942 March 1944
Takeshi Takashina.jpg Takeshi Takashina
(1891–1944)
March 1944 July 28, 1944
Hideyoshi Obata.jpg Hideyoshi Obata
(1890–1944)
July 28, 1944 August 11, 1944

American military governors (1944–1949)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
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 civilian governors (1949–1971)[edit]

# Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Appointed by Acting Governor
1 Carlton Skinner.jpg Carlton Skinner
(1913–2004)
September 17, 1949 April 22, 1953 Harry S. Truman Randall Herman
(February 20, 1953 – April 22, 1953)
2 No image.png Ford Quint Elvidge
(1892–1980)
April 23, 1953 October 2, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower William T. Corbett
(May 19, 1956 – October 2, 1956)
3 Richard Barrett Lowe.jpg Richard Barrett Lowe
(1902–1972)
October 2, 1956 July 9, 1960 Marcellus Boss
(November 14, 1959 – August 22, 1960)
4 No image.png Joseph Flores
(1900–1981)
July 9, 1960 May 20, 1961
5 No image.png William Partlow Daniel
(1915–2006)
May 20, 1961 March 9, 1963 John F. Kennedy Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero
(January 20, 1963 – March 9, 1963)
6 ManuelLeonGuerrero.jpg Manuel F.L. Guerrero
(1914–1985)
March 9, 1963 July 20, 1969
Lyndon B. Johnson
7 Carlos G. Camacho.jpg Carlos Camacho
(1924–1979)
July 20, 1969 January 4, 1971 Richard Nixon

Elected governors (1971–present)[edit]

  Democratic (3)       Republican (5)

Governor Served Party Elected Previous Office Lieutenant Governor
1 Carlos G. Camacho.jpg   Carlos Camacho
(1924–1979)
January 4, 1971

January 6, 1975
Republican 1970 Appointed Governor of Guam   Kurt S. Moylan
2 No image.png   Ricardo Bordallo
(1927–1990)
January 6, 1975

January 1, 1979
Democratic 1974 Senator of the Guam Legislature   Rudolph G. Sablan
3 No image.png   Paul McDonald Calvo
(1934–)
January 1, 1979

January 3, 1983
Republican 1978 Senator of the Guam Legislature   Joseph F. Ada
4 No image.png   Ricardo Bordallo
(1927–1990)
January 3, 1983

January 5, 1987
Democratic 1982 Senator of the Guam Legislature   Edward Diego Reyes
5 No image.png   Joseph F. Ada
(1943–)
January 3, 1987

January 2, 1995
Republican 1986
1990
Lieutenant Governor of Guam   Frank F. Blas
6 Madeleine Bordallo and Carl T.C. Gutierrez.jpg   Carl T.C. Gutierrez
(1941–)
January 2, 1995

January 6, 2003
Democratic 1994
1998
Senator of the Guam Legislature   Madeleine Bordallo
7 Guam Governor Felix Camacho.jpg   Felix P. Camacho
(1957–)
January 6, 2003

January 3, 2011
Republican 2002
2006
Senator of the Guam Legislature   Kaleo Moylan
  Michael W. Cruz
8 Governor Eddie Calvo.jpg   Edward J.B. Calvo
(1961–)
January 3, 2011

Incumbent
Republican 2010
2014
Senator of the Guam Legislature   Ray Tenorio

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 82)
Joseph Franklin Ada
1987–1995
(1943-12-03) December 3, 1943 (age 73)
Carl T.C. Gutierrez
1995–2003
(1941-10-15) October 15, 1941 (age 75)
Felix Perez Camacho
2003–2011
(1957-10-30) October 30, 1957 (age 59)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "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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