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United States Governors 1775-2020

Resource Type
  • Kaplan, Jacob (University of Pennsylvania)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
governors; politicians; united states governors; US governors; state politics; state government
  • Abstract

    Version 2 Release Notes:
    • Adds 2019 and 2020 (current) governor data.
    • Adds data as R and Stata formats.

    This data contains the governor of every state or territory from 1775 to 2020. The governor's political party is included. Some governors were in multiple political parties during their lives so this variable may have multiple values for a single governor.
    Parties prior to 1950 are completely unchanged.

    For parties in years 1950-2018 I standardized spelling of some parties (e.g. "Democratic" to "Democrat") and if a governor was reported to be in multiple parties, set the party for a given year to the party that governor was in during that year.

    All data comes from the National Governors Association website.

    For code used to scrape the website and clean the data, see here.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1775-01-01 / 2020-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1775--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2020
Geographic Coverage
  • United States

Update Metadata: 2020-07-02 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-07-29

Kaplan, Jacob (2020): United States Governors 1775-2020. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.