The US Governors ClipArt gallery includes 158 portraits of people who served as governor of a state, a territory, or a colony that became part of the United States.

Governor of Wisconsin.

Jeremiah M. Rusk

Governor of Wisconsin.

Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800), South Carolina statesman, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and later governor of South Carolina.

Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800), South Carolina statesman, was a signer of…

(1739-1800) First president of South Carolina that also fought in the Revolutionary war.

Governor John Rutledge

(1739-1800) First president of South Carolina that also fought in the Revolutionary war.

Salmon Portland Chase was an American politician and jurist in the Civil War era who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as Chief Justice of the United States.

Salmon Portland Chase

Salmon Portland Chase was an American politician and jurist in the Civil War era who served as U.S.…

Pieter Schuyler (September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724) was the mayor of Albany, New York and the head of the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs. He served as acting governor of New York in 1709 and from 1719-1720.

Peter Schuyler

Pieter Schuyler (September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724) was the mayor of Albany, New York and the…

First Governor of Tennessee

John Sevier

First Governor of Tennessee

William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was a Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

William Henry Seward

William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was a Governor of New York, United States…

(1750-1826) Soldier and Public official who fought important battles during the American Revolution. He became the first governor of Kentucky.

Colonel Isaac Shelby

(1750-1826) Soldier and Public official who fought important battles during the American Revolution.…

First Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby

First Governor of Kentucky

(1694-1771) Governor of Massachusetts.

William Shirley

(1694-1771) Governor of Massachusetts.

(1737-1818) President of the Continental Congress (1787) and governor of the Northwest Territory (1788-1802).

General Arthur St. Clair

(1737-1818) President of the Continental Congress (1787) and governor of the Northwest Territory (1788-1802).

Politician and colonel for the Union during the Civil War. He elected to the Kansas Senate in 1873 and served as Governor of Kansas from 1879 to 1883.

John P. St. John

Politician and colonel for the Union during the Civil War. He elected to the Kansas Senate in 1873 and…

First Governor of Washington Territory

Isaac I. Stevens

First Governor of Washington Territory

George Stoneman, Jr. (August 22, 1822 – September 5, 1894) was a career United States Army officer, a Union cavalry general in the American Civil War, and the Governor of California between 1883 and 1887.

General George Stoneman

George Stoneman, Jr. (August 22, 1822 – September 5, 1894) was a career United States Army officer,…

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and involved in the Salem Witchcraft trials. He became acting governor when Governor Phips was recalled to London to answer charges of misconduct.

William Stoughton

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and involved in the Salem Witchcraft trials. He became acting governor…

Stuyvesant was governor of New Netherlands. After the colony was ceded to the English in 1664, the colony was renamed New York.

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

Stuyvesant was governor of New Netherlands. After the colony was ceded to the English in 1664, the colony…

(--1672) Colonial Governor

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

(--1672) Colonial Governor

Governor of New York

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

Governor of New York

First Governor of Ohio

Edward Tiffin

First Governor of Ohio

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 – 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was a friend and advisor of General Washington throughout the revolutionary period, dedicating the resources of Connecticut to the fight for independence. He was the only colonial governor to continue in office through the American revolution.

Jonathan Trumbull

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 – 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as governor…

(1710-1785) Governor of Connecticut.

Jonathan Trumbull

(1710-1785) Governor of Connecticut.

First Governor of Connecticut

Jonathan Trumbull

First Governor of Connecticut

Hero of the Civil War and Governor of North Carolina.

Hon. Zebulon B. Vance

Hero of the Civil War and Governor of North Carolina.

(1612-1662) English statesman and writer. American governor of Massachusetts 1636-1637.

Sir Henry (Harry) Vane

(1612-1662) English statesman and writer. American governor of Massachusetts 1636-1637.

(1815-1891) Eighth governor of Florida.

David Shelby Walker

(1815-1891) Eighth governor of Florida.

(1827-1905) A lawyer, eleventh Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and served in the Civil War for the Union.

Lewis Wallace

(1827-1905) A lawyer, eleventh Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and served in the Civil War for…

Lewis "Lew" Wallace (1827 - 1905) was a lawyer, governor, and Union general in the Civil War. He is most known for his historical novel <em>Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ</em>.He was the eleventh governor of the New Mexico Territory.

Lewis Wallace

Lewis "Lew" Wallace (1827 - 1905) was a lawyer, governor, and Union general in the Civil War. He is…

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia

George Walton

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia

Benning Wentworth (1696–October 14, 1770) was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766. Wentworth enriched himself by a clever scheme of selling land now in the state of Vermont to developers, in spite of jurisdictional claims for this region by the Colony of New York. Fort Wentworth built in 1755 at Northumberland, New Hampshire was built by his order and named after him.

Benning Wentworth

Benning Wentworth (1696–October 14, 1770) was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to…

Edward Winslow (1595 – 1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and finally in 1644. He was born in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, on October 18, 1595. In 1617 he removed to Leiden, united with John Robinson's church there, and in 1620 was one of the "pilgrims" who emigrated to New England on the Mayflower and founded the Plymouth colony.

Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow (1595 – 1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the governor…

The governor of the Massachusetts colony, born in Groton, England, Jan. 12, 1588; died in Boston, Mass., March 26, 1649.

John Winthrop

The governor of the Massachusetts colony, born in Groton, England, Jan. 12, 1588; died in Boston, Mass.,…

John Winthrop (12 January 1588 – 26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World, joined the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and was elected their governor in October 1629. Between 1639 and 1648 he was voted out of governorship and re-elected a total of 12 times. Although Winthrop was a respected political figure, he was criticized for his obstinacy regarding the formation of a general assembly in 1634.

John Winthrop

John Winthrop (12 January 1588 – 26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World,…

(1806-1876) US representative who became ambassador to Brazil and governor of Virginia

Henry A. Wise

(1806-1876) US representative who became ambassador to Brazil and governor of Virginia

Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was an American statesman from Virginia. Henry A. Wise served in the United States Congress from 1833 to 1844. Wise was active in securing the election of John Tyler as Vice President in 1840. Tyler appointed Wise as United States minister to Brazil from 1844 to 1847, where two of his children were born in Rio de Janeiro. After his return, Wise identified with the Democratic Party. In 1855, after a remarkable campaign, he was elected governor of Virginia over the Know Nothing candidate. Wise served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He commanded a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia during the siege of Petersburg, and was promoted to the rank of Major General after the Battle of Sayler's Creek.

Henry Alexander Wise

Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was an American statesman from Virginia.…

The war governor of Illinois, born in Warsaw, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 1818; died in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 27, 1873.

Richard Yates

The war governor of Illinois, born in Warsaw, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 1818; died in St. Louis, Missouri,…

Richard Yates (January 18, 1818 – November 27, 1873) was governor of Illinois during the American Civil War and has been considered the greatest war governor during that period. When the war began Gov. Yates sent more Illinois troops to aid the Union than any other state. He also represented Illinois in the United States House of Representatives, 1851–1855 and as a U.S. Senator, 1865–1871.

Richard Yates

Richard Yates (January 18, 1818 – November 27, 1873) was governor of Illinois during the American…

First Governor of Utah

Brigham Young

First Governor of Utah

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death, the founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of the Utah Territory, United States. Brigham Young University was named in his honor.

Brigham Young

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement.…