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List of California Governors

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Spanish Governors of Alta California, 1804-1822

  • 1804-1814: José Joaquín de Arillaga
  • 1814-1815: José Darío Argüllo (acting)
  • 1815-1822: Pablo Vicente Solá

Mexican Governors of Alta California, 1822-1847

(see also Governor of Baja California[?] for Baja California, which remains part of Mexico)

President of the California Republic[?], June-July 1846

  • 1846: William Brown Ide (in Sonoma)

American Military Governors of California, 1846-1849

  • 1846: John Drake Sloat
  • 1846-1847: Robert Field Stockton
  • 1847: John C. Fremont
  • 1847: Stephen W. Kearny[?]
  • 1847-1849: Richard Barnes Mason (acting)
  • 1849: Persifor Frazer Smith
  • 1849: Bennett Riley

Governor of the Territory of California, 1849-1850

  • 1849-1850: Peter Burnett (Democrat)

Governors of the State of California, 1850-present

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