List of governors of the United States Virgin Islands

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The Governor of the United States Virgin Islands is the chief executive of the Government of the Virgin Islands whose responsibilities also include making the annual State of the Territory addresses to the Virgin Islands Legislature.

Governor of Virgin Islands
Guvnah of Virgin Islands
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Incumbent
Albert Bryan

since January 7, 2019
Style
Status
ResidenceU.S. Virgin Islands Governor's Mansion
Term length4 years
Constituting instrumentRevised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands
Elective Governor Acts of 1968
Formation1917 (as Naval Governor)
1931 (as Civil Governor)
1970 (elected Governor)
DeputyLieutenant Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Elected governors (1970–present)Edit

Parties

  Republican (1)   Independent Citizens Movement (1)   Democratic (4)   Independent (3)

No.
Image
Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office
Left office
 
Party
1
 
Melvin Herbert Evans
(1917–1984)
January 1970
January 6, 1975
2
 
Cyril Emmanuel King
(1921–1978)
January 6, 1975
January 2, 1978
3
 
Juan Francisco Luis
(1940–2011)
January 2, 1978
January 5, 1987
Independent
(1979 onward)
4
 
January 5, 1987
January 2, 1995
5
 
January 2, 1995
January 4, 1999
6
 
January 4, 1999
January 1, 2007
7
 
John de Jongh
(born 1957)
January 1, 2007
January 5, 2015
8
 
Kenneth Mapp
(born 1955)
January 5, 2015
January 7, 2019
9
 
Albert Bryan
(born 1968)
January 7, 2019
Incumbent

Living former governorsEdit

As of January 2019, four former governors were alive. The most recent governor to die was John David Merwin (1958–1961), on March 17, 2013.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Roy Lester Schneider 1995–1999 (1939-05-13) May 13, 1939 (age 80)
Charles Wesley Turnbull 1999–2007 (1935-02-05) February 5, 1935 (age 85)
John de Jongh 2007–2015 (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 62)
Kenneth Mapp 2015–2019 (1955-11-02) November 2, 1955 (age 64)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "A Report on the State of the Islands 1997: Chapter 5 Virgin Islands". United States Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs. 1997. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-08-25.