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Colorado Governors

Colorado joined the United States in 1850. Since then, it has been governed by 6 men named John, the most common name for Colorado governors. William comes in second, with 4 governors, not counting Bill Ritter since his first name is really August.

John, shared by 6:

  • John Long Routt (1826-1907) Term: 1876-79, 1891-93
  • John F. Shafroth (1854-1922) Term: 1909-13
  • John Charles Vivian (1889-1964) Term: 1943-47
  • John Arthur Love (1916-2002) Term: 1963-73
  • John David Vanderhoof (b. 1922) Term: 1973-75
  • John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr. (b. 1952) – Term: 2011-

There have been 4 governors named William:

  • William Ellery Sweet (1869-1942) Term: 1923-1925
  • William Herbert “Billy” Adams (1861-1954) Term: 1927-1933
  • William Lee Knous (1889-1959) Term: 1947-1950
  • William Forrester “Bill” Owens (b. 1950) Term: 1999-2007

There have been 3 Colorado governors named James:

  • James Benton Grant (1848-1911) Term: 1883-85
  • James Bradley Orman (1849-1919) Term: 1901-03
  • James Hamilton Peabody (1852-1917) Term: 1903-1905

There was only one with each of the following names:

Albert W. McIntire (1853-1935) Term: 1895-97
Alva Adams (1850-1922) Terms:1887-89, 1897-99, 1905
August William “Bill” Ritter, Jr. (b. 1956) Term: 2007-11
Benjamin Harrison Eaton (1833- 1904) Term: 1885-87
Charles S. Thomas (1849-1934) Term: 1899-1901
Clarence J. Morley (1869-1948) Term: 1925-1927
Daniel I.J. Thornton (1911-1976) Term: 1951-1955
Davis Hanson Waite (1825-1901) Term: 1893-1895
Edwin Carl Johnson (1884-1970) Term: 1933-37, 1955-57
Elias M. Ammons (1860-1925) Term: 1913-1915
Frederick W. Pitkin (1837-1886) Term: 1879-83
George Alfred Carlson (1876-1926) Term: 1915-17
Henry Augustus Buchtel (1847-1924) Term: 1907-09
Jesse F. McDonald (1858-1942) Term: 1905-1907
Job Adams Cooper (1843-1899) Term: 1889-1891
Julius Caldeen Gunter (1858-1940) Term: 1917-1919
Oliver H. Shoup (1869-1940) Term: 1919-1923
Ralph Lawrence Carr (1887-1950) Term: 1939-43
Raymond H. Talbot (1896-1955) Term: 1937
Richard Douglas “Dick” Lamm (b. 1935) Term: 1975-87
Roy Romer (b. 1928) Term: 1987-99
Stephen Lucid Robert McNichols (1914-97) Term: 1957-63
Teller Ammons (1895-1972) Term: 1937-39
Walter Walfred Johnson (1904-87) Term: 1950-1951

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