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Arizona Governors

Since it became a state in 1912, Arizona has had 4 governors named John, the only name with more than one governor. Arizona has never been governed by a William or a James. Arizona has had more female governors than any other state and 3 of their names not only began with the letter J, they all began with J-a-n.

John

  • John C. Phillips (b. 1870), served 1929-31
  • John Howard Pyle (b. 1906), served 1951-55
  • John Richard “Jack” Williams (b. 1909), served 1967-75
  • John Fife Symington III (b. 1945), served 1991-97

There was only one:

  • Benjamin Baker Moeur (b. 1869), served 1933-37
  • Bruce Edward Babbitt (b. 1938), served 1978-87
  • Dan Edward Garvey (b. 1886), served 1948-51
  • Douglas Anthony “Doug” Ducey (b. 1964), served 2014-
  • Ernest William McFarland (b. 1894), served 1955-59
  • Evan Mecham (b. 1924), served 1987-88
  • George Wylie Paul Hunt (b. 1859), served 1911-17, 1923-29 and 1931-33
  • Paul Jones Fannin (b. 1907), served 1959-65
  • Raul Hector Castro (b. 1916), served 1975-77
  • Rawghlie Clement Stanford (b. 1879), served 1937-39
  • Robert Taylor Jones (b. 1884), served 1939-41
  • Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. (b. 1919), served 1965-67
  • Sidney Preston Osborn (b. 1884), served 1941-48
  • Thomas Edward Campbell (b. 1878), served 1917 and 1919-23
  • Wesley H. Bolin (b. 1908), served 1977-78

Arizona’s Lady Governors

  • Rose Perica Mofford (b.1922 ), served 1988-91
  • Jane Dee Hull (b. 1935), served 1997-03
  • Janet Napolitano (b. 1958), served 2003-09
  • Janice Kay “Jan” Brewer (b. 1944), , served 2009-14

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