First Governor of New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett

First Governor of New Hampshire

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

The Palace at New Berne

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

First Governor of Nevada

Henry G. Blaisdell

First Governor of Nevada

First Governor of Illinois

Shadrach Bond

First Governor of Illinois

First Governor of West Virginia

Arthur J. Boreman

First Governor of West Virginia

First Governor of Iowa

Ansell Briggs

First Governor of Iowa

First Governor of California

Peter G. Burnett

First Governor of California

Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as governor.

Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician…

First Governor of Nebraska

David Butler

First Governor of Nebraska

First Governor of New Mexico

James S. Calhoun

First Governor of New Mexico

(1792-1862) Call served as Florida's third and fifth territorial governor.

Richard Keith Call

(1792-1862) Call served as Florida's third and fifth territorial governor.

First Governor of Wyoming Territory

John A. Campbell

First Governor of Wyoming Territory

A chair belonging to Governor Carver.

Carver's Chair

A chair belonging to Governor Carver.

Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer and politician. During his long political career, Cass served as a governor of the Michigan Territory, an American ambassador, and a U.S. Senator representing Michigan.

Lewis Cass

Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer and politician. During…

First Governor of Vermont

Thomas Chittenden

First Governor of Vermont

First Governor of Louisiana

William C. C. Claiborne

First Governor of Louisiana

(1836-1915) Appointed lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1903.

Sir William Mortimer Clark

(1836-1915) Appointed lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1903.

(1739-1812) General during the American Revolution and governor of New York. He was also Vice president under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

George Clinton

(1739-1812) General during the American Revolution and governor of New York. He was also Vice president…

First Governor of New York

George Clinton

First Governor of New York

(1739-1812) George Clinton, was governor of New York (1777-1795} and fourth vice president of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

George Clinton

(1739-1812) George Clinton, was governor of New York (1777-1795} and fourth vice president of the United…

The residence of William Coddington, the first governor of Rhode Island from 1640-1647.

Residence of Governor Coddington

The residence of William Coddington, the first governor of Rhode Island from 1640-1647.

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1786 - July 26, 1863) was an American statesman from Kentucky. He twice served as United States Attorney General. He represented Kentucky in both houses of Congress and served as the state's seventeenth governor.

John Jordan Crittenden

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1786 - July 26, 1863) was an American statesman from Kentucky.…

(1817-1865) Governor of Pennsylvania and supporter of Lincoln's war efforts.

Andrew G. Curtin

(1817-1865) Governor of Pennsylvania and supporter of Lincoln's war efforts.

William Dennison, Jr. (November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882) was a Whig and Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 24th Governor of Ohio and as U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

William Dennison

William Dennison, Jr. (November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882) was a Whig and Republican politician from…

First Governor of Wisconsin

Nelson Dewey

First Governor of Wisconsin

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served as Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Senator, and New York Governor. He was also a distinguished Civil War General.

John Adams Dix

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served…

Sanford Ballard Dole (April 23, 1844 – June 9, 1926) was President of the Republic of Hawaii from 1893-1900 and Hawaii's first territorial governor from 1900-1903.

Sanford Ballard Dole

Sanford Ballard Dole (April 23, 1844 – June 9, 1926) was President of the Republic of Hawaii from…

(1826-1902) Governor of Canada from 1872-1878

Marquis of Dufferin

(1826-1902) Governor of Canada from 1872-1878

First Governor of Montana Territory

Sidney Edgerton

First Governor of Montana Territory

John Endecott (c. 1588 – March 15, 1665), was a colonial magistrate, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

John Endicott

John Endecott (c. 1588 – March 15, 1665), was a colonial magistrate, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts…

"Used a boiler to produce steam, chambers to condense it, and drive the pistons of the engine." —Quackenbos 1859

Watt's Double-Acting Condensing Steam-Engine

"Used a boiler to produce steam, chambers to condense it, and drive the pistons of the engine." —Quackenbos…

A regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

Standard Use Faucet

A regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

Benjamin Franklin and the Governor.

Franklin

Benjamin Franklin and the Governor.

Governor, used for regulating output of steam engines.

Governor

Governor, used for regulating output of steam engines.

A contrivance connected with mills, steam-engines, or other machinery, for maintaining uniform velocity with a varying resistance.

Governor

A contrivance connected with mills, steam-engines, or other machinery, for maintaining uniform velocity…

"Diagrammatic section of the common form of a station governor." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Governor

"Diagrammatic section of the common form of a station governor." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Sugg's Consumers' Governor" — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Governor

"Sugg's Consumers' Governor" — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Consumers' Governor (Peebles)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Governor

"Consumers' Governor (Peebles)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Of all the contrivances for regulating the motion of machinery, this is said to be the most effectual. It will be readily understood by the following description. It consists of two heavy iron balls b, attached to the extremities of the two rods, b, e. These rods play on a joint at e, passing through a mortice in the vertical stem d, d. At f, these pieces are united, by joints to two short rods, f, h, which, at their upper ends, are again connected by joints at h, to a ring which slides upon the vertical stem d d." —Comstock, 1850

Governor

"Of all the contrivances for regulating the motion of machinery, this is said to be the most effectual.…

The Governor's mansion at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

Governor's Mansion at Jackson, Miss.

The Governor's mansion at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

"All fly—wheel governors operate by shifting the eccentric either to change the angular advance, the travel of the valve, or both. The principle of a governor arranged to give decreasing lead under the head of governors." —Derr, 1911

Top View of the Fly Wheel Governor Turning Clockwise

"All fly—wheel governors operate by shifting the eccentric either to change the angular advance,…

"Porter's governor, a modification of Watt's original model."—Finley, 1917

Porter's governor

"Porter's governor, a modification of Watt's original model."—Finley, 1917

"Watt's method of regulation, which consists in varying the pressure of the steam supplied to the engine by opening or closing more or less a valve in the supply pipe."—Finley, 1917

Watt's governor

"Watt's method of regulation, which consists in varying the pressure of the steam supplied to the engine…

First Governor of Texas

J. Pinkney Henderson

First Governor of Texas

Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 - November 25, 1885) was a U.S. Representative and a Senator from Indiana, a Governor of Indiana, and the twenty-first Vice President of the United States (serving with Grover Cleveland).

Thomas Andrews Hendricks

Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 - November 25, 1885) was a U.S. Representative and a Senator…

First Governor of Virginia

Patrick Henry

First Governor of Virginia

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became a state but was disposed because he refused to swear allegiance to the Confederate States of America.

Sam Houston

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became…

The first and third President of the Republic of Texas, as well as the 7th governor of the state.

Sam Houston

The first and third President of the Republic of Texas, as well as the 7th governor of the state.

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became a state but was disposed because he refused to swear allegiance to the Confederate States of America.

Samuel Houston

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became…

Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and soldier.

Samuel Houston

Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and…

(1862-1948 ) Hughes served as the 36th Governor of New York (1907–1910), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1910–1916), United States Secretary of State (1921–1925), a judge on the Court of International Justice (1928–1930), and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States (1930–1941). He was the Republican candidate in the 1916 U.S. Presidential election, losing narrowly to Woodrow Wilson.

Charles E. Hughes

(1862-1948 ) Hughes served as the 36th Governor of New York (1907–1910), Associate Justice of the…

(1711-1780) Governor of Massachusetts

Governor Thomas Hutchinson

(1711-1780) Governor of Massachusetts

George Izard (21 October 1776 - 22 November 1828) was a General in the United States Army during the War of 1812 and a Governor of the Arkansas Territory.

George Izard

George Izard (21 October 1776 - 22 November 1828) was a General in the United States Army during the…

(1757-1806) Governor of Georgia who fought with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War

James Jackson

(1757-1806) Governor of Georgia who fought with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War

First Governor of Indiana

Jonathan Jennings

First Governor of Indiana

(1836-1903) Elected to the Canadian House of Commons and in 1903 he was appointed one of the Alaskan boundary Commissioners.

Sir Louis A. Jette

(1836-1903) Elected to the Canadian House of Commons and in 1903 he was appointed one of the Alaskan…

First Governor of Maryland

Thomas Johnston

First Governor of Maryland

First Governor of Maine

William King

First Governor of Maine

Governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Senator

Robert M. La Follette

Governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Senator

(1835-1905) Soldier in the Civil War for the Confederates. Governor of Virginia.

Fithugh Lee

(1835-1905) Soldier in the Civil War for the Confederates. Governor of Virginia.