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 March 2019[update], 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.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|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|
- "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- Prah, Pamela (March 9, 2007). "Massachusetts gov rated most powerful". Stateline.Org. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
- Wood, Pamela (March 13, 2019). "Former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes dies at 92". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 13, 2019.