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.

List of lieutenant governors[edit]

  Democratic (22)   American (1)   Republican (26)   Progressive (1)

Portrait Lt. Governor Term of Office Party Governor
1 John McDougall.jpg   John McDougall
February 17, 1818 – March 30, 1866
(aged 48)
December 20, 1849

January 9, 1851
Democratic   Burnett
2 Hon. David C. Broderick, Cal - NARA - 528285.jpg   David C. Broderick
February 4, 1820 – September 16, 1859
(aged 39)
January 9, 1851

January 8, 1852
Acting
Democratic   McDougall
3   Samuel Purdy
c.1819 – February 17, 1882
(aged ~ 69)
January 8, 1852

January 9, 1856
Democratic   Bigler
4   Robert M. Anderson
December 10, 1824 – September 17, 1878
(aged 53)
January 9, 1856

January 8, 1858
American   J.N. Johnson
5 Joseph Walkup (California Lieutenant Governor).jpg   Joseph Walkup
(1819-1873)
(aged 54)
January 8, 1858

January 9, 1860
Democratic   Weller
6 John G. Downey.jpg   John G. Downey
June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894
(aged 66)
January 9, 1860

January 20, 1860
Lecompton Democrat   Latham
7   Isaac N. Quinn
April 24, 1795 – June 26, 1865
(aged 70)
January 20, 1860

January 7, 1861
Acting
Democratic   Downey
8 DeLaGuerra t479.jpg   Pablo de la Guerra
November 29, 1819 – February 5, 1874
(aged 55)
January 7, 1861

January 10, 1862
Acting
Democratic
9   John F. Chellis
1792-1883
(aged 84/85)
January 10, 1862

December 10, 1863
Republican   Stanford
10   Tim N. Machin
1789-1877
(aged 87/88)
December 10, 1863

December 5, 1867
Republican   Low
11   William Holden
1786-1876
(aged 89/90)
December 5, 1867

December 8, 1871
Democratic   Haight
12 Romualdo Pacheco - Brady-Handy.jpg   Romualdo Pacheco
October 31, 1831 – January 23, 1899
(aged 67)
December 8, 1871

February 27, 1875
Republican   Booth
13 William Irwin painting.jpg   William Irwin
July 12, 1827 – March 15, 1886
(aged 58)
February 27, 1875

December 9, 1875
Acting
Democratic   Pacheco
14 James A. Johnson (California Congressman and Lt. Gov.).jpg   James A. Johnson
May 16, 1829 – May 11, 1896
(aged 65)
December 9, 1875

January 8, 1880
Democratic   Irwin
15   John Mansfield
August 1822 – May 6, 1896
(aged 73)
January 8, 1880

January 10, 1883
Republican   Perkins
16   John Daggett
May 9, 1833 – August 30, 1919
aged 86)
January 10, 1883

January 8, 1887
Democratic   Stoneman
17 Robert Waterman.jpg   Robert Waterman
December 15, 1826 – April 12, 1891
(aged 64)
January 8, 1887

September 13, 1887
Republican   Bartlett
18 StephenMWhite.JPG   Stephen M. White
January 19, 1853 – February 21, 1901
(aged 48)
September 13, 1887

January 8, 1891
Acting
Democratic   Waterman
19   John B. Reddick
April 9, 1845 – January 26, 1898
(aged 52)
January 8, 1891

January 11, 1895
Republican   Markham
20   Spencer G. Millard
July 10, 1856 – October 24, 1895
(aged 39)
January 11, 1895

October 25, 1895
Republican   Budd
21   William T. Jeter
October 19, 1850 – May 15, 1930
(aged 79)
October 25, 1895

January 3, 1899
Democrat
22 Jacob Hart Neff (California Lieutenant Governor).jpg   Jacob H. Neff
October 18, 1830 – March 26, 1909
(aged 78)
January 3, 1899

January 6, 1903
Republican   Gage
23 Alden Anderson.jpg   Alden Anderson
October 11, 1867 – September 23, 1944
(aged 76)
January 6, 1903

January 8, 1907
Republican   Pardee
24 Warren R. Porter (California Lieutenant Governor).jpg   Warren R. Porter
March 30, 1861 – August 27, 1927
(aged 66)
January 8, 1907

January 3, 1911
Republican   Gillett
25 Albert j wallace march 1911 leg.jpg   A. J. Wallace
February 11, 1853 – February 23, 1939
(aged 85)
January 3, 1911

January 5, 1915
Republican   H. Johnson
26 John Morton Eshleman.jpg   John Morton Eshleman
June 14, 1876 – February 28, 1916
(aged 39)
January 5, 1915

July 22, 1916
Progressive  
27 William Dennison Stephens (1859–1944) portrait circa 1917.jpg   William Stephens
December 26, 1859 – April 25, 1944
(aged 84)
July 22, 1916

March 15, 1917
Republican
28   C. C. Young
April 28, 1869 – December 24, 1947
(aged 78)
January 7, 1919

January 4, 1927
Republican   Stephens
  Richardson
29 Buron Fitts (California Lieutenant Governor).jpg   Buron Fitts
March 22, 1895 - March 29, 1973
(aged 78)
January 4, 1927

December 4, 1928
Republican   Young
30   H. L. Carnahan
August 31, 1879 – March 31, 1941
(aged 61)
December 4, 1928

January 6, 1931
Republican
31 FrankMerriam.jpg   Frank Merriam
December 22, 1865 – April 25, 1955
(aged 89)
January 5, 1931

June 2, 1934
Republican   Rolph
32   George J. Hatfield
October 29, 1887 – November 15, 1953
(aged 66)
January 8, 1935

January 2, 1939
Republican   Merriam
33 Ellis E. Patterson.jpg   Ellis E. Patterson
November 28, 1897 – August 25, 1985
(aged 87)

January 2, 1939

January 4, 1943
Democratic   Olson
34   Frederick F. Houser
April 11, 1905 – December 25, 1989
(aged 84)
January 4, 1943

January 6, 1947
Republican   Warren
35   Goodwin Knight
December 9, 1896 – May 22, 1970
(aged 73)
January 6, 1947

October 5, 1953
Republican
36   Harold J. Powers
October 8, 1900 – October 16, 1996
(aged 96)
October 5, 1953

January 5, 1959
Republican   Knight
37 Glenn M Anderson.jpg   Glenn M. Anderson
February 21, 1913 – December 13, 1994
<(aged 81)
January 5, 1959

January 2, 1967
Democratic   P. Brown
38 RobertHFinch.jpg   Robert Finch
October 9, 1925 – October 10, 1995
(aged 70)
January 2, 1967

January 21, 1969
Republican   Reagan
39 Edwin Reinecke.jpg   Edwin Reinecke
(1924-01-07) January 7, 1924 (age 92)
January 21, 1969

October 4, 1974
Republican
40   John L. Harmer
(1934-04-28) April 28, 1934 (age 82)
October 4, 1974

January 6, 1975
Republican
41 Mervyn M. Dymally Assembly.jpg   Mervyn M. Dymally
May 12, 1926 – October 7, 2012
(aged 86)
January 6, 1975

January 8, 1979
Democratic   J. Brown
42   Mike Curb
(1944-12-24) December 24, 1944 (age 71)
January 8, 1979

January 3, 1983
Republican
43   Leo T. McCarthy
August 15, 1930 – February 5, 2007
(aged 76)
January 3, 1983

January 3, 1995
Democrat   Deukmejian
  Wilson
44 Lt. Gray Davis.jpg   Gray Davis
(1942-12-26) December 26, 1942 (age 73)
January 3, 1995

January 4, 1999
Democratic  
45 Cruz-Bustamante.jpg   Cruz Bustamante
( 1953-01-04) January 4, 1953 (age 63)
January 4, 1999

January 7, 2007
Democratic   Davis
  Schwarzenegger
46 John Garamendi 113th Congress.jpg   John Garamendi
(1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 71)
January 7, 2007

November 4, 2009
Democratic  
47 Mona pasquil.jpg   Mona Pasquil
(1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 54)
November 4, 2009
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April 27, 2010
Acting
Democratic  
48 Abel-Maldonado.jpg   Abel Maldonado
(1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 49)
April 27, 2010

January 10, 2011
Republican  
  J. Brown
49 Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Gov.jpg   Gavin Newsom
(1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 48)
January 10, 2011

Incumbent
Democratic  

Living former U.S. Lieutenant Governors of California[edit]

As of March 2015, there are eight former U.S. lieutenant governors of California (seven official, one acting) who are currently living at this time. The oldest living U.S. lieutenant governor of California is Edwin Reinecke (served 1969–1974, born 1924, age 92). The most recent U.S. lieutenant governor of California to die was Mervyn Dymally (served 1975–1979, born 1926) on October 7, 2012. The most recent serving U.S. lieutenant governor of California to die was Leo T. McCarthy (served 1983-1995, born 1930) on February 5, 2007.

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Edwin Reinecke 1969–1974 (1924-01-07) January 7, 1924 (age 92)
John L. Harmer 1974–1975 (1934-04-28) April 28, 1934 (age 82)
Mike Curb 1979–1983 (1944-12-24) December 24, 1944 (age 71)
Gray Davis 1995–1999 (1942-12-26) December 26, 1942 (age 73)
Cruz Bustamante 1999–2007 (1953-01-04) January 4, 1953 (age 63)
John Garamendi 2007–2009 (1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 71)
Mona Pasquil 2009–2010 (1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 54)
Abel Maldonado 2010–2011 (1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 49)

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