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 (while it was ruled by Denmark as the Danish West Indies), see List of Governors of the Danish West Indies.

Appointed governors (1917–1969)[edit]

Naval governors (1917–1931)[edit]

Civil governors (1931–1969)[edit]

Elected governors (1969–present)[edit]

Parties

  Republican   Independent Citizens Movement   Democratic   Independent

No.
Image
Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office
Left office
 
Party
1
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Melvin Herbert Evans
(1917–1984)
July 1, 1969
January 6, 1975
2
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Cyril Emmanuel King
(1921–1978)
January 6, 1975
January 2, 1978
3
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Juan Francisco Luis
(1940–2011)
January 2, 1978
January 5, 1987
Independent
(1979 onward)
4
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January 5, 1987
January 2, 1995
5
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January 2, 1995
January 4, 1999
6
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January 4, 1999
January 1, 2007
7
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John de Jongh
(born 1957)
January 1, 2007
January 5, 2015
8
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Kenneth Mapp
(born 1955)

January 5, 2015
Incumbent

Living former governors[edit]

As of January 2016, three former governors were alive. The most recent governor to die was John David Merwin (1958–1961), on March 17, 2013.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Roy Lester Schneider 1995–1999 (1939-05-13) May 13, 1939 (age 77)
Charles Wesley Turnbull 1999–2007 (1935-02-05) February 5, 1935 (age 81)
John de Jongh 2007–2015 (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 58)

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