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Maryland Governors

Thomas is the most common name of governors of the State of Maryland since 1777. It was the name of the first two governors of the Old Line State. John and William tied for second place with 7 governors each. Oden is the most unique given name. The 51st Governor, Herbert O’Conor, had the most unique middle name: Romulus. It’s cool! Click on the first names of the people who have governed Maryland to learn the name meaning and see what other people with the same name grew up to be.

8 Maryland governors were named Thomas

  • Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) Term:: 1777-79
  • Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819) Terms: 1779-82, 1792-94
  • Thomas King Carroll (1793-1873) Term: 1830-31
  • Thomas Ward Veazey (1774-1842) Term: 1836-39
  • Thomas George Pratt (1804-69) Term: 1845-48
  • Thomas Watkins Ligon (1810-81) Term: 1854-58
  • Thomas Holliday Hicks (1798-1865) Term: 1858-62
  • Thomas Swann (1809-83) Term: 1866-69

7 Maryland governors were named John

  • John Hoskins Stone (1750-1804) Term: 1794-97
  • John Eager Howard (1752-1827) Term:: 1788-91
  • John Henry (1750-98) Term: 1797-98
  • John Francis Mercer (1759-1821) Term: 1801-03
  • John Lee Carroll (1830-1911) Term: 1876-80
  • John Walter Smith (1845-1925) Term: 1900-04
  • J(ohn) Millard Tawes (1894-1979), Term: 1959-67

7 Maryland governors were named William

  • William Paca (1740-99) Term:: 1782-85
  • William Smallwood (1732-92) Term:: 1785-88
  • William Grason (1788-1868) Term: 1839-42
  • William Pinkney Whyte (1824-1908) Term: 1872-74
  • William Preston Lane, Jr. (1892-1967) Term: 1947-51
  • William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011) Term: 1987-95

4 Maryland governors were named Robert

  • Robert Bowie (1750-1818) Terms: 1803-06, 1811-12
  • Robert Wright (1752-1826) Term: 1806-09
  • Robert Milligan McLane (1815-98) Term: 1884-85
  • Robert Leroy “Bob” Ehrlich, Jr. (b. 1957) Term: 2003-07

3 Maryland governors were named James

  • James Brice (acting) (1746-1801) Term: 1792
  • James Thomas (1785-1845) Term: 1833-36
  • James Black Groome (1838-93) Term: 1874-76

2 Maryland governors were named Charles

  • Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829) Term: 1816-19
  • Charles Goldsborough (1765-1834) Term: 1819

2 Maryland governors were named George

  • George Plater (1735-92) Term:: 1791-92
  • George Howard (1789-1846) Term: 1831-33

2 Maryland governors were named Harry

  • Harry Whinna Nice (1877-1941) Term: 1935-39
  • Harry Roe Hughes (b. 1926) Term: 1979-87

2 Maryland governors were named a form of Philip:

  • Philip Francis Thomas (1810-90) Term: 1848-51
  • Phillips Lee Goldsborough (1865-1946) Term: 1912-16

2 Maryland governors were named Samuel

  • Samuel Sprigg (c.1783-1855) Term: 1819-22
  • Samuel Stevens, Jr. (1778-1860) Term: 1822-26

Only one:

  • Albert Cabell Ritchie (1876-1936) Term: 1920-35
  • Augustus Williamson Bradford (1806-81) Term: 1862-66
  • Austin Lane Crothers (1860-1912) Term: 1908-12
  • Benjamin Ogle (1749-1809) Term: 1798-1801
  • Blair Lee III (acting) (1916-1985) Term: 1977-79
  • Daniel Martin (c.1780-1831) Terms: 1829-30, 1831
  • Edward Lloyd V (1779-1834) Term: 1809-11
  • Edwin Warfield (1848-1920) Term: 1904-08
  • Elihu Emory Jackson (1837-1907) Term: 1888-92
  • Emerson Columbus Harrington (1864-1945) Term: 1916-20
  • Enoch Louis Lowe (1820-92) Term: 1851-54
  • Francis Thomas (1799-1876) Term: 1842-45
  • Frank Brown (1846-1920) Term: 1892-96
  • Henry Lloyd (1852-1920) Term: 1885-88
  • Herbert Romulus O’Conor (1896-1960) Term: 1939-47
  • Joseph Kent (1779-1837) Term: 1826-29
  • Lawrence J. “Larry” Hogan (b. 1956) Term: 2014-
  • Levin Winder (1757-1819) Term: 1812-16
  • Lloyd Lowndes, Jr. (1845-1905) Term: 1896-1900
  • Martin Joseph O’Malley (b. 1963) Term: 2007-14
  • Marvin Mandel (b. 1920) Term: 1969-79
  • Oden Bowie (1826-94) Term: 1869-72
  • Parris Nelson Glendening (b. 1942) Term: 1995- 2003
  • Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996) Term: 1967-69
  • Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (1900-74) Term: 1951-59

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