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New Hampshire Almanac >New Hampshire Governors
A list of New Hampshire’s chief executives from 1680 to the present. Additional information and their official portraits may be found in The Guide of Likenesses of New Hampshire Officials and Governor’s published by the NH Division of Historical Resources.
 
GOVERNOR BIRTH DEATH TERM OF OFFICE SPOUSE/CU PARTNER YEAR MARRIED
PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVES
John Cutt 1613 Mar 27 1681 1680-81    
Richard Waldron 1614/15 Jun 28 1689 1681-82    
Edward Cranfield   Nov 1700 1682-85    
Walter Barefoote 1636 1688/89 1685-86    
Joseph Dudley Sep 23 1647 Apr 2 1720 1686-87 &
1702-16
   
Edmund Andros Dec 6 1637 Feb 1714 1687-89    
Simon Bradstreet Mar 1604 Mar 1697 1689-92    
John Usher Apr 17 1648 Sep 25 1726 1692-97    
William Partridge ca.1654 Jan 3 1729 1697-98 &
1701-02
   
Samuel Allen 1636 May 5 1705 1689-99    
Richard Coote 1636 May 5 1701 1699-1701    
(Earl of Bellomont)
George Vaughan
Apr 13 1676 Nov 20 1724 Oct 1715-
Oct 1716
   
Samuel Shute Jan 12 1662 Apr 15 1742 1716-23    
John Wentworth Jan 16 1671 Dec 12 1730 1723-27    
William Burnet Mar 1688 Sep 7 1729 1727-29    
Jonathan Belcher Jan 8 1682 Aug 31 1757 1730-41    
Benning Wentworth Jul 24 1696 Oct 14 1770 1741-66    
John Wentworth Aug 9 1737 Apr 8 1820 1767-75    
GOVERNOR BIRTH DEATH TERM OF OFFICE SPOUSE/CU PARTNER YEAR MARRIED
REVOLUTIONARY EXECUTIVES
Matthew Thornton ca. 1714 Jun 24 1803 1775-76    
CONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVES
Meshech Weare Jan 16 1713 Jan 14 1786 1784-85    
John Langdon Jun 26 1741 Sep 18 1819 1785-86 &
1788-89 &
1805-09 &
1810-12
Elizabeth Sherburne 1776
John Sullivan Feb 17 1740 Jan 23 1795 1786-88 &
1789
Lydia Remick Worster 1760
John Pickerning
(acting)
Sep 22 1737 Apr 11 1805 Jan 1789-
Jun 1789
   
Josiah Bartlett Nov 21 1729 May 19 1795 1790-94 Mary Bartlett 1754
John Taylor Gilman Dec 19 1753 Aug 31 1828 1794-1805
&
1813-16
Debora Folsom
Mary Adams
Mrs. Charlotte (Peabody) Hamilton
1776
1792
1814
Jeremiah Smith Nov 29 1759 Sep 21 1842 1809-10 Elizabeth Ross
Elizabeth Hall
1797
1831
William Plumer Jun 25 1759 Dec 22 1850 1812-13 &
1816-19
Sally Fowler 1788
Samuel Bell Feb 9 1770 Dec 23 1850 1819-23 Mehitable Bowen Dana
Lucy G. Smith
1797
1828
Levi Woodbury Dec 22 1789 Sep 4 1851 1823-24 Elizabeth Williams Clapp 1819
David Lawrence Morril Jun 10 1772 Jan 28 1849 1824-27 Jane Wallace 1794
Benjamin Pierce Dec 25 1757 Apr 1 1839 1827-30 Elizabeth Andrews
Anna Kendrich
1787
1790
John Bell Jul 20 1765 Mar 22 1836 1828-29 Persis Thom 1803
Matthew Harvey Jun 21 1781 Apr 7 1866 1830-31 Margaret Rowe 1811
Joseph Morrill Harper Jun 21 1787 Jan 15 1865 Feb 1831-
Dec 1831
Elizabeth Clough 1816
Samuel Dinsmoor Jul 1 1766 Mar 15 1835 1831-34 Mary Boyd Reid 1798
William Badger Jan 13 1779 Sep 21 1852 1834-36 Martha Smith
Hannah Person Cogswell
1803
1814
Isaac Hill Apr 6 1788 Mar 22 1851 1836-39 Susanna Ayer 1814
John Page Mar 21 1787 Sept 8 1865 1839-42 Hannah Merrill 1812
Henry Hubbard May 3 1784 Jun 5 1857 1842-44 Sally Walker Dean 1813
John Hardy Steele Jan 4 1789 Jul 3 1865 1844-46 Jane Moore
Nancy Moore
1816
1833
Anthony Colby Nov 13 1792 Jul 13 1873 1846-47 Mary Everett
Mrs. Eliza Messenger Richardson
1814
1837
GOVERNOR BIRTH DEATH TERM OF OFFICE SPOUSE/CU PARTNER YEAR MARRIED
Jared Warner Williams Dec 22 1796 Sep 29 1864 1847-49 Sarah Hawes Bacon 1824
Samuel Dinsmoor Jr. May 8 1799 Feb 24 1869 1849-52 Anna Eliza Janis
Mrs. Catherine Pickman Abbot Fox
1844
1853
Noah Martin Jul 26 1801 May 28 1863 1852-54 Mary Jane Woodbury 1825
Nathaniel Bradley Baker Sep 29 1818 Sep 11 1876 1854-55 Lucretian M Tenbroeck 1843
Ralph Metcalf Nov 21 1798 Aug 26 1858 1855-57 Lucretia Ann Bingham
Martha Ann Gilmore
1835
1843
William Haile May 1807 Jul 22 1876 1857-59 Sabrina Shaw Walker 1828
Ichabod Goodwin Oct 8 1794 Jul 4 1882 1859-61 Susan Parker Rice 1827
Nathaniel Springer Berry Sep 1 1796 Apr 27 1894 1861-63 Ruth Smith
Mrs. Louise Farley
1821
1860
Joseph Albree Gilmore Jun 19 1811 Apr 17 1867 1863-65 Ann Page Whipple 1832
Frederick Smyth Mar 9 1819 Apr 22 1899 1865-67 Emma Lane
Marion Cossar
1844
1886
Walter Harriman Apr 8 1817 Jul 25 1884 1867-69 Apphia K Hoyt
Almira Andrews
1841
1844
Onslow Stearns Aug 30 1810 Dec 29 1878 1869-71 Mary Abbot Holbrook 1845
James Adams Weston Aug 27 1827 May 8 1895 1871-72 &
1874-1875
Anna S Gilmore 1854
Ezekial Albert Straw Dec 30 1819 Oct 23 1882 1872-74 Charlotte Smith Webster 1842
Person Colby Cheney Feb 25 1828 Jun 19 1901 1875-77 S. Anna Moore
Mrs. Sarah (White) Keith
1850
1858
Benjamin Franklin Prescott Feb 26 1833 Feb 21 1895 1877-79 Mary Little Noyes 1869
Natt Head May 20 1828 Nov 12 1883 1879-81 Abbie M Sanford 1863
Charles Henry Bell Nov 18 1823 Nov 11 1893 1881-83 Sarah Almira Gilman
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Gay) Gilman
1847
1867
Samuel Whitney Hale Apr 2 1823 Oct 16 1891 1883-85 Emelia M Hay 1850
Moody Currier Apr 22 1806 Aug 23 1898 1885-87 Lucretia Dustin
Mary Kidder
Hannah Slade
1836
1847
1869
GOVERNOR BIRTH DEATH TERM OF OFFICE SPOUSE/CU PARTNER YEAR MARRIED
Charles Henry Sawyer Mar 30 1840 Jan 18 1908 1887-89 Susan Ellen Cowan 1865
David Harvey Goodell May 6 1834 Jan 22 1915 1889-91 Hannah Jane Plumer
Emma S. McCoy
1857
?
Hiram Americus Tuttle Oct 16 1837 Feb 10 1911 1891-93 Mary C French 1859
John Butler Smith Apr 12 1838 Aug 10 1914 1893-95 Emma Lavendar 1883
Charles Albert Busiel Nov 24 1842 Aug 29 1901 1895-97 Eunice Elizabeth Preston 1864
George Allen Ramsdell Mar 11 1834 Nov 16 1900 1897-99 Eliza D Wilson 1860
Frank West Rollins Feb 24 1860 Oct 27 1915 1899-1901 Katherine W Pecker 1882
Chester Bradley Jordan Oct 15 1839 Aug 24 1914 1901-03 Ida Rose Nutter 1879
Nahum Josiah Bachelder Sep 3 1854 Apr 22 1934 1903-05 Mary Abbie Putney 1887
John McLane Feb 27 1852 Apr 13 1911 1905-07 Ellen L Tuck 1880
Charles Miller Floyd Jun 5 1861 Feb 3 1923 1907-09 Carrie E Atwood 1886
Henry Brewer Quinby Jun 10 1846 Feb 8 1924 1909-11 Octavia M Cole 1870
Robert Perkins Bass Sep 1 1873 Jul 29 1960 1911-13 Edith Harland Bird 1912
Samuel Demeritt Felker Apr 16 1859 Nov 14 1832 1913-15 Mary J Dudley 1900
Rolland Harty Spaudling Mar 15 1873 Mar 14 1942 1915-17 Vera Gowan 1918
Henry Wilder Keyes May 23 1862 Jun 19 1938 1917-19 Frances Parkinson 1904
John Henry Bartlett Mar 15 1869 Mar 19 1952 1919-21 Agnes Page
Mildred C. Lawson
1900
1944
Albert Oscar Brown Jul 18 1853 Mar 28 1937 1921-23 Susie Jane Clarke 1888
Fred Herbert Brown Apr 12 1879 Feb 3 1955 1923-25 Edna C McHarg 1925
John Gilbert Winant Feb 23 1889 Nov 3 1947 1925-27 &
1931-35
Constance Rivington Russell 1919
Huntley Nowell Spaulding Oct 30 1869 Nov 14 1955 1927-29 Harriet Mason 1901
Charles William Tobey Jul 22 1880 Jul 24 1953 1929-31 Francelia M Lovett 1902
Henry Styles Bridges Sep 9 1898 Nov 26 1961 1935-37 Sally Clement
Doloris Thauwald
1928
1944
Francis Parnell Murphy Aug 16 1877 Dec 19 1958 1937-41 Mae B Herrick 1902
Robert Oscar Blood Nov 10 1887 Aug 3 1975 1941-45 Pauline Shepard 1916
GOVERNOR BIRTH DEATH TERM OF OFFICE SPOUSE/CU PARTNER YEAR MARRIED
Charles Milby Dale Mar 8 1893 Sep 25 1978 1945-49 Marion Marvin 1919
Llewelyn Sherman Adams Jan 8 1899 Oct 27 1986 1949-53 Rachel Leona While 1923
Hugh Gregg Nov 22 1917   1953-55 Catherine M Warner 1940
Lane Dwinell Nov 14 1906 Mar 27 1997 1955-59 Elizabeth Cushman 1932
Wesley Powell Oct 13 1915 Jan 6 1981 1959-63 Beverly Swaine 1942
John William King Oct 10 1918 Aug 9 1996 1963-69 Anna McLaughlin 1945
Walter Rutherford Peterson Sep 19 1922   1969-73 Dorothy Donovan 1949
Meldrim Thomson Mar 8 1912   1973-79 Anne Gale Kelley 1938
Hugh J. Gallen Jul 24 1924 Dec 29 1982 1979-82 Irene Carbonneau 1948
Vesta M. Roy
(acting)
Mar 26 1925   Dec 30 1982-
Jan 6 1983
Albert Roy  
John H. Sununu Jul 2 1939   1983-89 Nancy Hayes 1958
Judd Gregg Feb 14 1947   1989-93 Kathleen MacLellan 1973
Stephen E. Merrill Jun 21 1946   1993-1997 Heather Walker 1991
Jeanne (Bowers) Shaheen Jan 28 1947   1997-2003 William 1969
Craig Benson     2003-2004 Denise  
John Lynch Nov 25 1952   2005-2012 Susan  
Maggie Hassan Feb 27 1958   2013 Thomas  

The New Hampshire Almanac is compiled by the New Hampshire State Library from state statutes and other sources as noted.

 

 
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