List of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands

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The following is a list of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands. For governors of the territory that is now the U.S. Virgin Islands prior to United States administration (while it was ruled by Denmark as the Danish West Indies), see List of Governors of the Danish West Indies.

Appointed governors (1917–1969)

Naval governors (1917–1931)

Civil governors (1931–1969)

Elected governors (1969–present)

Parties

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

No.
Image
Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office
Left office
 
Party
1
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Melvin Herbert Evans
(1917–1984)
July 1, 1969
January 6, 1975
2
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Cyril Emmanuel King
(1921–1978)
January 6, 1975
January 2, 1978
3
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Juan Francisco Luis
(1940–2011)
January 2, 1978
January 5, 1987
Independent
(1979 onward)
4
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January 5, 1987
January 2, 1995
5
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Roy Lester Schneider
(born 1939)
January 2, 1995
January 4, 1999
6
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January 4, 1999
January 1, 2007
7
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John de Jongh
(born 1957)
January 1, 2007
January 5, 2015
8
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Kenneth Mapp
(born 1955)
January 5, 2015
Incumbent

Living former governors

As of January 2017, three 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 79)
Charles Wesley Turnbull 1999–2007 (1935-02-05) February 5, 1935 (age 83)
John de Jongh 2007–2015 (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 60)

References

  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. 

External links

  • Office of the Governor
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