Governor of Maryland
The Governor of Maryland heads the executive branch of the government of Maryland, and is the commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard units. The Governor is the highest-ranking official in the state and has a broad range of appointive powers in both the State and local governments, as specified by the Maryland Constitution. Because of the extent of these constitutional powers, the Governor of Maryland has been ranked as being among the most powerful Governors in the United States.
|Governor of Maryland|
Seal of the State of Maryland
|Term length||Four years, renewable once, but renewable again after a 4-year respite.|
|Inaugural holder||Thomas Johnson|
|Formation||March 21, 1777|
Living former U.S. governors of MarylandEdit
As of August 2015[update], four former U.S. governors of Maryland are currently living, the oldest being Harry Hughes (1979–1987, born 1926). The most recent U.S. governor of Maryland to die was Marvin Mandel (1969–1979), on August 30, 2015.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|Harry R. Hughes||1979–1987||November 13, 1926|
|Parris N. Glendening||1995–2003||June 11, 1942|
|Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.||2003–2007||November 25, 1957|
|Martin O'Malley||2007–2015||January 18, 1963|