List of governors of Michigan
|Governor of Michigan|
Seal of the Governor
Flag of the Governor
|Residence||Michigan Governor's Mansion|
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Precursor||Governor of Michigan Territory|
|Inaugural holder||Stevens T. Mason|
|Formation||November 3, 1835|
|Deputy||Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
The governor has a duty to enforce state laws. He or she is also empowered to reorganize the executive branch of the state government.
In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created, and five men were territorial governors, until Michigan was granted statehood in 1837. Forty-eight individuals have held the position of state governor. The first female governor, Jennifer Granholm, was elected in 2003.
Governors of Michigan state (since 1837)Edit
Living former U.S. governors of MichiganEdit
As of September 2020, there are four living former governors of Michigan. The most recent death of a former governor was that of William Milliken on October 18, 2019. The state's living former governors are:
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|James Blanchard||1983–1991||August 8, 1942|
|John Engler||1991–2003||October 12, 1948|
|Jennifer Granholm||2003–2011||February 5, 1959|
|Rick Snyder||2011–2019||August 19, 1958|
- Resigned to take a seat in the United States Senate.
- As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
- After a new state constitution was drafted in 1850, McClelland was elected to a single one-year term in 1851. He was then re-elected to a full two-year term in 1852.
- Resigned to become United States Secretary of the Interior.
- Died in office.
- Resigned to become United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
- Binsfeld served during the first two terms; Posthumus served the third term.
- Macomb, Alex (1837). "No. 20: Letter from Major General Macomb, to His Excellency the Governor of Michigan, Accompanying a Copy of Military Tactics". Documents Accompanying the Journal of the Senate. Detroit: John S. Bagg, State Printer. p. 167.
- 1963 Michigan Constitution, Article 5, Section 12
- 1963 Michigan Constitution, Article 5, Section 2
- Dunbar, Willis F. & May, George S. (1995). Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State (Third Revised ed.). William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. pp. 276–78. ISBN 978-0-8028-7055-1.
- Gardner, Washington (1913). History of Calhoun County, Michigan. Lewis Pub. Co. p. 220.
- "Former Lieutenant Governors". State of Michigan. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.