The governors of Colorado have a long history. The first governor was John Evans, who served from 1876 to 1878. There are currently three living governors: John Hickenlooper, Bill Ritter, and Roy Romer. This article will take you through the complete list of all the governors in order by number and name.

List of Governors of Colorado

S.No.GovernorTerm startTerm-endParty
1John HickenlooperJanuary 11, 2011IncumbentDemocratic
2Bill RitterJanuary 9, 2007January 11, 2011Democratic
3Bill OwensJanuary 12, 1999January 9, 2007Republican
4Roy RomerJanuary 13, 1987January 12, 1999Democratic
5Richard “Dick” LammJanuary 14, 1975January 13, 1987Democratic
6John David VanderhoofJuly 16, 1973January 14, 1975Republican
7John Arthur LoveJanuary 8, 1963July 16, 1973Republican
8Stephen L.R. McNicholsJanuary 8, 1957January 8, 1963Democratic
9Edwin C. JohnsonJanuary 11, 1955January 8, 1957Democratic
10Daniel I.J. ThorntonJanuary 9, 1951January 11, 1955Republican
11Walter Walford JohnsonApril 15, 1950January 9, 1951Democratic
12William Lee KnousJanuary 14, 1947April 15, 1950Democratic
13John Charles VivianJanuary 12, 1943January 14, 1947Republican
14Ralph Lawrence CarrJanuary 10, 1939January 12, 1943Republican
15Teller AmmonsJanuary 12, 1937January 10, 1939Democratic
16Ray Herbert TalbotJanuary 1, 1937January 12, 1937Democratic
17Edwin C. JohnsonJanuary 10, 1933January 1, 1937Democratic
18Billy AdamsJanuary 11, 1927January 10, 1933Democratic
19Clarence MorleyJanuary 13, 1925January 11, 1927Republican
20William Ellery SweetJanuary 9, 1923January 13, 1925Democratic
21Oliver Henry ShoupJanuary 14, 1919January 9, 1923Republican
22Julius Caldeen GunterJanuary 9, 1917January 14, 1919Democratic
23George Alfred CarlsonJanuary 12, 1915January 9, 1917Republican
24Elias M. AmmonsJanuary 14, 1913January 12, 1915Democratic
25John F. ShafrothJanuary 12, 1909January 14, 1913Democratic
26Henry Augustus BuchtelJanuary 8, 1907January 12, 1909Republican
27Jesse Fuller McDonaldMarch 17, 1905January 8, 1907Republican
28James Hamilton PeabodyMarch 17, 1905March 17, 1905Republican
29Alva AdamsJanuary 10, 1905March 17, 1905Democratic
30James Hamilton PeabodyJanuary 13, 1903January 10, 1905Republican
31James Bradley OrmanJanuary 8, 1901January 13, 1903Democratic
32Charles Spalding ThomasJanuary 10, 1899January 8, 1901Democratic
33Alva AdamsJanuary 12, 1897January 10, 1899Democratic
34Albert Washington McIntireJanuary 8, 1895January 12, 1897Republican
35Davis Hanson WaiteJanuary 10, 1893January 8, 1895People’s
36John Long RouttJanuary 13, 1891January 10, 1893Republican
37Job Adams CooperJanuary 8, 1889January 13, 1891Republican
38Alva AdamsJanuary 11, 1887January 8, 1889Democratic
39Benjamin Harrison EatonJanuary 13, 1885January 11, 1887Republican
40James Benton GrantJanuary 9, 1883January 13, 1885Democratic
41Frederick Walker PitkinJanuary 14, 1879January 9, 1883Republican
42John Long RouttAugust 1, 1876January 14, 1879Republican

Conclusion paragraph: Colorado is a state that has had 27 different governors. If you’re interested in learning more about these leaders, we encourage you to take a look at our list of all the governors of Colorado and their terms. We also have information on other topics related to this great state, so be sure to check out those as well!

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