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« on: June 05, 2019, 11:58:01 am »
« edited: June 07, 2019, 03:43:23 pm by LoneStarDem »

Here are the list of longest-serving US State Governors:

1.) Terry Branstad (R): IA's 39th & 42nd Governor from January 14th, 1983 to January 15th, 1999; January 14th, 2011 to May 22nd, 2017: elected in 1982 & reelected in 1986, 1990, 1994, 2010 & again in 2014 before resigning to become POTUS Trump's US Ambassador to PRC.

2.) George Clinton (DEM-REP): NY St's 1st Governor from July 30th, 1777 to June 30th, 1795; July 1st, 1801 to June 30th, 1804.

3.) William Janklow (R): SD's 27th & 30th Governor from January 1st, 1979 to January 6th, 1987; January 7th, 1995 to January 7th, 2003.

4.) George Corley Wallace, Jr., (D): AL's 45th Governor from January 14th, 1963 to January 16th, 1967; January 18th, 1971 to January 15th, 1979; January 17th, 1983 to January 19th, 1987.

5.) James Baxter Hunt (D): NC's 69th & 71st Governor from January 8th, 1977 to January 5th, 1985; January 9th, 1993 to January 6th, 2001.

6.) Edmund Gerald "Jerry" "Moonbeam" Brown, Jr., (D): CA's 34th & 39th Governor from January 6th, 1975 to January 3rd, 1983; January 3rd, 2011 to January 7th, 2019.

7.) Edwin Washington Edwards (D): LA's 50th Governor from May 9th, 1972 to March 10th, 1980; March 12th, 1984 to March 14th, 1988; January 13th, 1992 to January 8th, 1996.

8.) James Allen Rhodes (R): OH's 61st & 63rd Governor from January 14th, 1963 to January 11th, 1971; January 13th, 1975 to January 10th, 1983.

9.) Arthur Fenner (ANTI-FED): RI's 4th Governor from May 5th, 1790 to October 15th, 1805.

10.) Albert Ritchie (D): MD's 49th Governor from January 14th, 1920 to January 9th, 1935.

11.) Nelson Rockefeller (R): NY St's 49th Governor from January 1st, 1959 to December 18th, 1973.

12.) James Richard "Rick" Perry (R): TX's 47th Governor from December 21st, 2000 to January 20th, 2015.

13.) Tommy Thompson (R): WI's 42nd Governor from January 5th, 1987 to February 1st, 2001.

14.) Cecil Andrus (D): ID's 26th & 28th Governor from January 4th, 1971 to January 23rd, 1977; January 5th, 1987 to January 2nd, 1995.

15.) John Gilman (FED): NH's 5th Governor from June 5th, 1794 to June 6th, 1805; June 3rd, 1813 to June 6th, 1816.

16.) James R. "Big Jim" Thompson (R): IL's 37th Governor from January 10th, 1977 to January 14th, 1991.

17.) Robert Ray (R); IA's 38th Governor from January 16th, 1969 to January 14th, 1983.

18.) William Milliken (R); MI's 44th Governor from January 22nd, 1969 to January 1st, 1983: I doubt anyone else will come close to breaking this record barring some major changes in the MI State Constitution.

19.) George WP Hunt (D); AZ's 1st Governor from February 14th, 1912 to January 1st, 1917; December 27th, 1917 to January 6th, 1919; January 1st, 1923 to January 7th, 1929; January 5th, 1931 to January 2nd, 1933.

20.) James Fenner (JEF-REP; JEF-DEM): RI's 7th, 11th & 17th Governor from May 6th, 1807 to May 1st, 1811; May 5th, 1824 to May 4th, 1831; May 2nd, 1843 to May 6th, 1845.

21.) Isaac Williamson (JEF-REP): NJ's 8th Governor from February 6th, 1817 to October 30th, 1829.

21.) Butch Otter (R): ID's 32nd Governor from January 1st, 2007 to January 7th, 2019.

23.) John Kitzhaber (D): OR's 35th & 37th Governor from January 9th, 1995 to January 13th, 2003; January 10th, 2011 to February 18th, 2015.

24.) William Carroll (JEF-REP; JEF-DEM): TN's 5th Governor from October 1st, 1821 to October 1st, 1827; October 1st, 1829 to October 1st, 1835.

25.) Arch Moore (R): WV's 28th & 30th Governor from January 13th, 1969 to January 17th, 1977; January 14th, 1985 to January 16th, 1989.

26.) Bruce King (D): NM's 23rd, 25th & 28th Governor from January 1st, 1971 to January 1st, 1975; January 1st, 1979 to January 1st, 1983; January 1st, 1991 to January 1st, 1995.

27.) Daniel Evans (R): WA St's 16th Governor from January 11th, 1965 to January 12th, 1977.

28.) Michael Dukakis (D); MA's 65th & 67th Governor from January 2nd, 1975 to January 4th, 1979; January 6th, 1983 to January 3rd, 1991.

29.) Soapy Williams (D): MI's 41st Governor from January 1st, 1949 to January 1st, 1961: only MI Governor elected to 6 consecutive terms (2-year terms back then).

30.) John Engler (R): MI's 46th Governor from January 1st, 1991 to January 1st, 2003.

31.) Thomas E. Dewey (R): NY St's 47th Governor from January 1st, 1943 to December 31st, 1954.

32.) Mario Cuomo (D): NY St's 52nd Governor from January 1st, 1983 to December 31st, 1994.

33.) George Pataki (R): NY St's 53rd Governor from January 1st, 1995 to December 31st, 2006.

34.) Arthur B. Langile (R): WA St's 12th & 14th Governor from January 13th, 1941 to January 8th, 1945; January 12th, 1949 to January 14th, 1957.

35.) Orval Faubus (D): AR's 36th Governor from January 11th, 1955 to January 10th, 1967: elected to 6 consecutive 2-year terms: 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962 & again in 1964.

36.) John Burns (D): HI's 2nd Governor from December 3rd, 1962 to December 2nd, 1974.

37.) George Ariyoshi (D): HI's 3rd Governor from December 2nd, 1974 to December 2nd, 1986.

38.) Calvin Rampton (D): UT's 11th Governor from January 4th, 1965 to January 3rd, 1977.

39.) Edgar Herschler (D): WY's 28th Governor from January 6th, 1975 to January 5th, 1987.

40.) William Jefferson Clinton (D): AR's 40th & 42nd Governor from January 9th, 1979 to January 19th, 1981; January 11th, 1983 to December 12th, 1992.

41.) William Egan (D): AK's 1st Governor from January 3rd, 1959 to December 5th, 1966; December 7th, 1970 to December 2nd, 1974.

42.) Dick Lamm (D): CO's 38th Governor from January 14th, 1975 to January 13th, 1987.

43.) Roy Romer (D): CO's 39th Governor from January 13th, 1987 to January 12th, 1999.

44.) John M. Stone (D): MS's 31st & 33rd Governor from March 29th, 1876 to January 29th, 1882; January 13th, 1890 to January 20th, 1896.

45.) Jonathan Trumball, Jr., (FED): CT's 20th Governor from December 1st, 1797 to August 7th, 1809.

46.) John Sevier (JEF-REP): TN's 1st Governor from March 30th, 1796 to September 23rd, 1801; September 23rd, 1803 to September 20th, 1809.

47.) Howard Dean (D): VT's 79th Governor from August 14th, 1991 to January 8th, 2003.

48.) Caleb Strong (FED): MA's 6th & 10th Governor from May 30th, 1800 to May 29th, 1807; March 4th, 1812 to May 30th, 1816.

49.) Isaac Tichenor (FED): VT's 3rd & 5th Governor from October 16th, 1797 to October 9th, 1807; October 14th, 1808 to October 14th, 1809.

50.) Michael Leavitt (R): UT's 14th Governor from January 4th, 1993 to November 5th, 2003.

51.) Joseph Toole (D): MT's 1st & 4th Governor from November 8th, 1889 to January 1st, 1893; January 7th, 1901 to April 7th, 1908.

52.) Earl Warren (R): CA's 30th Governor from January 4th, 1943 to October 5th, 1953.

53.) Robert Smylie (R): ID's 24th Governor from January 3rd, 1955 to January 2nd, 1967.

54.) Bob Miller (D): NV's 26th Governor from January 3rd, 1989 to January 4th, 1999.

55.) Mike Huckabee (R): AR's 44th Governor from July 15th, 1996 to January 9th, 2007.

56.) Gary Herbert (R): UT's 17th Governor since August 11th, 2009: elected in special election in 2010 & reelected to full 4-year terms in 2012 & 2016; not seeking reelection to 3rd full term in 2020.

57.) Frank Clement (D): TN's 40th & 42nd Governor from January 15th, 1953 to January 19th, 1959; January 15th, 1963 to January 16th, 1967.

58.) Rudy Perpich (D): MN's 34th & 36th Governor from December 29th, 1976 to January 4th, 1979; January 3rd, 1983 to January 7th, 1991.

59.) William Atchison O'Neill (D): CT's 84th Governor from December 31st, 1980 to January 9th, 1991.

60.) John Love (R): CO's 36th Governor from January 8th, 1963 to July 16th, 1973.

61.) William Guy (D): ND's 27th Governor from January 4th, 1961 to January 2nd, 1973.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 09:45:26 am »

You missed George Clinton, governor of New York from 1777-1795, and 1801-1804 for a total tenure of 21 years.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 09:57:32 am »

You missed George Clinton, governor of New York from 1777-1795, and 1801-1804 for a total tenure of 21 years.

Let me correct that list right now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 03:33:45 am »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 08:04:46 am »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026

Most likely because he'll accomplish something his late Daddy could not in 1994..... win a 4th term.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 10:27:43 am »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026

Cuomo's not winning a 4th term. He probably won't even run.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 10:43:29 am »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026

Cuomo's not winning a 4th term. He probably won't even run.

He already announced he's running.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 07:20:47 pm »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026

Cuomo's not winning a 4th term. He probably won't even run.

He already announced he's running.

I see some anti-Cuomo trolls are bitter.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 04:30:20 am »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026

Cuomo's not winning a 4th term. He probably won't even run.

He'll win as many terms as he wants.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 09:53:59 am »

To be included in a few years:

- Andrew Cuomo, New York: January 1, 2011 -  December 31, 2026

Cuomo's not winning a 4th term. He probably won't even run.

He'll win as many terms as he wants.

In other words: Cuomo will remain in the NY St Executive Mansion in Albany as long as he wants.
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