List of colonial governors of Georgia

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This is of the governors of the Province of Georgia from 1733 to 1782, including the restored Loyalist administration during the War of American Independence.

Order Name Title Dates Notes
1 General James Oglethorpe Resident Trustee 1733–1743 namesake of Oglethorpe County and Oglethorpe University
2 William Stephens President 1743–1751
3 Henry Parker President 1751-1752
4 Patrick Graham President 1752–1754
5 Admiral John Reynolds Governor 1754–1757 First royal governor [1]
6 Henry Ellis Governor 1757–1760
7 James Wright Governor 1760–1776
Interregnum under revolutionary control 1776-1778; see List of Governors of Georgia
8 General Sir Archibald Campbell governor 1778–1779 Head of military administration
9 James Mark Prevost Provisional governor 1779
10 Lieutenant Colonel James Wright 1779–1782


  1. ^ Edward J. Cashin, "Royal Georgia, 1752-1776", New Georgia Encyclopedia, 3/10/2003