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.

Parties       Democratic (22)[a]       American (1)       Republican (26)[b]       Progressive (1)[b]
# Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party Governor(s) served under
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 January 9, 1856 January 8, 1858 American J. Neeley Johnson
5 John Walkup January 8, 1858 January 9, 1860 Democrat John B. Weller
6 John Gately Downey January 9, 1860 January 20, 1860 Lecompton Democrat Milton Latham
7 Isaac N. Quinn (acting) January 20, 1860 January 7, 1861 Democrat John G. Downey
8 Pablo de la Guerra (acting) January 7, 1861 January 10, 1862 Democrat
9 John F. Chellis January 10, 1862 December 10, 1863 Republican Leland Stanford
10 Tim N. Machin December 10, 1863 December 5, 1867 Unionist Republican Frederick Low
11 William Holden December 5, 1867 December 8, 1871 Democrat Henry Huntly Haight
12 Romualdo Pacheco December 8, 1871 February 27, 1875 Republican Newton Booth
13 William Irwin (acting) February 27, 1875 December 9, 1875 Democrat Romualdo Pacheco
14 James A. Johnson December 9, 1875 January 8, 1880 Democrat William Irwin
15 John Mansfield January 8, 1880 January 10, 1883 Republican George Clement Perkins
16 John Daggett January 10, 1883 January 8, 1887 Democrat George Stoneman
17 Robert Whitney Waterman January 8, 1887 September 13, 1887 Republican Washington Bartlett
18 Stephen M. White (acting) September 13, 1887 January 8, 1891 Democrat Robert Waterman
19 John B. Reddick January 8, 1891 January 11, 1895 Republican Henry Markham
20 Spencer G. Millard January 11, 1895 October 25, 1895 Republican James Budd
21 William T. Jeter October 25, 1895 January 3, 1899 Democrat
22 Jacob H. Neff January 3, 1899 January 6, 1903 Republican Henry Gage
23 Alden Anderson January 6, 1903 January 8, 1907 Republican George Pardee
24 Warren R. Porter January 8, 1907 January 3, 1911 Republican James Gillett
25 A. J. Wallace January 3, 1911 January 5, 1915 Republican Hiram Johnson
26 John Morton Eshleman January 5, 1915 July 22, 1916 Progressive Hiram Johnson
27 William Stephens July 22, 1916 March 15, 1917 Republican Hiram Johnson
28 C. C. Young January 7, 1919 January 4, 1927 Republican William Stephens
Friend Richardson
29 Buron Fitts January 4, 1927 December 4, 1928 Republican C. C. Young
30 H. L. Carnahan December 4, 1928 January 6, 1931 Republican
31 Frank Merriam January 6, 1931 June 2, 1934 Republican James Rolph
32 George J. Hatfield January 8, 1935 January 2, 1939 Republican Frank Merriam
33 Ellis E. Patterson January 2, 1939 January 4, 1943 Democrat Culbert Olson
34 Frederick F. Houser January 4, 1943 January 6, 1947 Republican Earl Warren
35 Goodwin Jess Knight January 6, 1947 October 5, 1953 Republican
36 Harold J. Powers October 5, 1953 January 5, 1959 Republican Goodwin Knight
37 Glenn M. Anderson January 5, 1959 January 2, 1967 Democrat Pat Brown
38 Robert Finch January 2, 1967 January 21, 1969 Republican Ronald Reagan
39 Edwin Reinecke January 21, 1969 October 4, 1974 Republican
40 John L. Harmer October 4, 1974 January 6, 1975 Republican
41 Mervyn M. Dymally January 6, 1975 January 8, 1979 Democrat Jerry Brown
42 Mike Curb January 8, 1979 January 3, 1983 Republican
43 Leo T. McCarthy January 3, 1983 January 3, 1995 Democrat George Deukmejian
Pete Wilson
44 Gray Davis January 3, 1995 January 4, 1999 Democrat
45 Cruz Bustamante January 4, 1999 January 7, 2007 Democrat Gray Davis
Arnold Schwarzenegger
46 John Garamendi January 7, 2007 November 4, 2009 Democrat
47 Mona Pasquil (acting) November 4, 2009 April 27, 2010 Democrat
48 Abel Maldonado April 27, 2010 January 10, 2011 Republican
Jerry Brown
49 Gavin Newsom January 10, 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 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 (1969–1974, born 1924, age 91). The most recent U.S. lieutenant governor of California to die was Mervyn Dymally (1975–1979) on October 7, 2012. The most recent serving U.S. lieutenant governor of California to die was Leo T. McCarthy (1983-1995) 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 91)
John L. Harmer 1974–1975 (1934-04-28) April 28, 1934 (age 81)
Mike Curb 1979–1983 (1944-12-24) December 24, 1944 (age 70)
Gray Davis 1995–1999 (1942-12-26) December 26, 1942 (age 72)
Cruz Bustamante 1999–2007 (1953-01-04) January 4, 1953 (age 62)
John Garamendi 2007–2009 (1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 70)
Mona Pasquil 2009–2010 (1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 53)
Abel Maldonado 2010–2011 (1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 48)

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