North Carolina Governors - 1664 to Present

Governors of Albemarle

William Drummond

1664-1667

Samuel Stephens

1667-1669

Peter Carteret

1670-1672

John Jenkins

1672-1676

Thomas Eastchurch

1677

Thomas Miller

1677

John Harvey

1679-1680

Henry Wilkinson

1680

John Jenkins

1680-1681

Seth Sothel

1682-1689

Governors of "Ye Lands North and East of Cape Feare"

John Gibbs

1689-1690

Thomas Jarvis

1690-1691

Deputy Governors of Carolina Province*

Thomas Jarvis 

1691-1694

Thomas Harvey

1694-1699

Henderson Walker

1699-1703

Robert Daniel

1703-1705

Thomas Cary

1705-1711

William Glover

1706-1710

Edward Hyde

1711-1712

Thomas Pollock

1712-1714

*Governor was in Charles Town, Deputy Governor was in Albemarle.

Governors of North Carolina Province

Charles Eden

1714-1722

Thomas Pollock

1722

William Reed

1722-1724

George Burrington

1724-1725

Richard Everard

 1725-1731

Royal Governors of North Carolina

George Burrington

1731-1734

Gabriel Johnston

1734-1752

Nathaniel Rice*

1752-1753

Matthew Rowan*

1753-1754

Arthur Dobbs

1754-1763

William Tryon

1763-1771

James Hassell*

1771

Josiah Martin

1771-1775
*Not appointed true Governors by the Crown. President of the Council serving as Acting Governor, awaiting for the next governor to arrive in the Province.

President of Provincial Congress

Samuel Johnston

1775-1776

Governors of North Carolina State

Richard Caswell

1776-1780

Abner Nash

1780-1781

Thomas Burke

1781-1782

Alexander Martin

1782-1784

Richard Caswell

1784-1787

Samuel Johnston

1787-1789

Alexander Martin

1789-1792

Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr.

1792-1795

Samuel Ashe

1795-1798

William Richardson Davie

1798-1799

Benjamin Williams

1799-1802

James Turner

1802-1805

Nathaniel Alexander

1805-1807

Benjamin Williams

1807-1808

David Stone

1808-1810

Benjamin Smith

1810-1811

William Hawkins

1811-1814

William Miller

1814-1817

John Branch

1817-1820

Jesse Franklin

1820-1821

Gabriel Holmes

1821-1824

Hutchins Gordon Burton

1824-1827

James Iredell, Jr.

1827-1828

John Owen

1828-1830

Montford Stokes

1830-1832

David Lowry Swain

1832-1835

Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr.

1835-1836

Edward Bishop Dudley

1836-1841

John Motley Morehead

1841-1845

William Alexander Graham

1845-1849

Charles Manly

1849-1850

David Settle Reid

1851-1854

Warren Winslow

1854-1855

Thomas Bragg

1855-1859

John Willis Ellis

1859-1861

Henry Toole Clark

1861-1862

Zebulon Baird Vance

1862-1865

William Woods Holden

1865

Jonathan Worth

1865-1868

William Woods Holden

1868-1870

Tod Robinson Caldwell

1870-1874

Curtis Hooks Brogden

1874-1877

Zebulon Baird Vance

1877-1879

Thomas Jordan Jarvis

1879-1885

Alfred Moore Scales

1885-1889

Daniel Gould Fowle

1889-1891

Thomas Michael Holt

1891-1893

Elias Carr

1893-1897

Daniel Lindsay Russell

1897-1901

Charles Brantley Aycock

1901-1905

Robert Brodnax Glenn

1905-1909

William Walton Kitchin

1909-1913

Locke Craig

1913-1917

Thomas Walter Bickett

1917-1921

Cameron A. Morrison

1921-1925

Angus Wilton McLean

1925-1929

Oliver Maxwell Gardner

1929-1933

John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus

1933-1937

Clyde Roark Hoey

1937-1941

Joseph Melville Broughton

1941-1945

Robert Gregg Cherry

1945-1949

William Kerr Scott

1949-1953

William Bradley Umstead

1953-1954

Luther Hartwell Hodges

1954-1961

James Terry Sanford

1961-1965

Daniel Killian Moore

1965-1969

Robert Walter Scott

1969-1973

James Eubert Holshouser, Jr.

1973-1977

James Baxter Hunt, Jr.

1977-1985

James Grubbs Martin

1985-1993

James Baxter Hunt, Jr.

1993-2001

Michael Francis Easley

2001-2009

Beverly Marlene Moore Perdue

2009-2013

Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory

2013-2017

Roy Asberry Cooper, III

2017-
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