Governor of Maryland

head of state and of the executive branch of government of the State of Maryland, United States

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.[2]

Governor of Maryland
Seal of the State of Maryland
Wes Moore

since January 18, 2023
ResidenceGovernment House
Term lengthFour years, renewable once, but renewable again after a 4-year respite.
Inaugural holderThomas Johnson
FormationMarch 21, 1777
Salary$150,000 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

Living former U.S. governors of Maryland


As of March 2019, three former U.S. governors of Maryland are currently living, the oldest being Parris Glendening (served 1995–2003, born 1942). The most recent U.S. governor of Maryland to die was Harry Hughes (served 1979–1987, born 1926), on March 13, 2019.[3]

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Parris N. Glendening 1995–2003 (1942-06-11) June 11, 1942 (age 82)
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. 2003–2007 (1957-11-25) November 25, 1957 (age 66)
Martin O'Malley 2007–2015 (1963-01-18) January 18, 1963 (age 61)
Larry Hogan 2015–2023 (1956-05-25) May 25, 1956 (age 68)


  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. Prah, Pamela (March 9, 2007). "Massachusetts gov rated most powerful". Stateline.Org. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  3. Wood, Pamela (March 13, 2019). "Former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes dies at 92". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.