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25-Oct-1780 29-Jan-1785 John Hancock (1st time, b. 1737, d. 1793)
29-Jan-1785 26-May-1785 Thomas Cushing (acting, b. 1725, d. 1788)
26-May-1785 30-May-1787 James Bowdoin (b. 1726, d. 1790 )
30-May-1787 8-Oct-1793 John Hancock (2nd time)
8-Oct-1793 2-Jun-1797 Samuel Adams (b. 1722, d. 1803)
2-Jun-1797 7-Jun-1799 Increase Sumner (b. 1746, d. 1799, Federalist)
7-Jun-1799 20-May-1800 Moses Gill (acting, b. 1734, d. 1800, Federalist)
30-May-1800 29-May-1807 Caleb Strong (1st time, b. 1745 - d. 1819, Federalist)
29-May-1807 10-Dec-1808 James Sullivan (b. 1744, d. 1808, Democrat-Republican)
10-Dec-1808 1-May-1809 Levi Lincoln (acting, b. 1749, d. 1820, Democrat-Republican)
1-May-1809 Jun-1810 Christopher Gore (b. 1758, d. 1827, Federalist)
10-Jun-1810 Jun-1812 Elbridge Gerry (b. 1744, d. 1814, Democrat-Republican)
Jun-1812 30-May-1816 Caleb Strong (2nd time, Federalist)
30-May-1816 31-May-1823 John Brooks (b. 1752, d. 1825, Federalist)
31-May-1823 6-Feb-1825 William Eustis (b. 1753, d. 1825, Democrat-Republican)
6-Feb-1825 26-May-1825 Marcus Morton (1st time, acting, b. 1784, d. 1864, Democrat-Republican)
26-May-1825 9-Jan-1834 Levi Lincoln, Jr. (b. 1782, d. 1868, D-F)
9-Jan-1834 1-Mar-1835 John Davis (1st time, b. 1787, d. 1854, Whig)
1-Mar-1835 13-Jan-1836 Samuel T. Armstrong (acting, b. 1784, d. 1850, Whig)
13-Jan-1836 18-Jan-1840 Edward Everett (b. 1794, d. 1865, Whig)
18-Jan-1840 7-Jan-1841 Marcus Morton (2nd time, Democrat)
7-Jan-1841 17-Jan-1843 John Davis (2nd time, Whig)
17-Jan-1843 Jan-1844 Marcus Morton (3rd time, Democrat)
Jan-1844 11-Jan-1851 George N. Briggs (b. 1796, d. 1861, Whig)
11-Jan-1851 14-Jan-1853 George S. Boutwell (b. 1818, d. 1905, DFS)
14-Jan-1853 12-Jan-1854 John H. Clifford (b. 1809, d. 1876, Whig)
12-Jan-1854 4-Jan-1855 Emory Washburn (b. 1800, d. 1877, Whig)
4-Jan-1855 7-Jan-1858 Henry J. Gardner (b. 1818, d. 1892, AP)
7-Jan-1858 3-Jan-1861 Nathaniel P. Banks (b. 1816, d. 1894, Republican)
3-Jan-1861 4-Jan-1866 John A. Andrew (b. 1818, d. 1867, Republican)
4-Jan-1866 7-Jan-1869 Alexander H. Bullock (b. 1816, d. 1882, Republican)
7-Jan-1869 4-Jan-1872 William Claflin (b. 1818, d. 1905, Republican)
4-Jan-1872 29-Apr-1874 William B. Washburn (b. 1820, d. 1887, Republican)
29-Apr-1874 7-Jan-1875 Thomas Talbot (1st time, acting, b. 1818, d. 1886, Republican)
7-Jan-1875 6-Jan-1876 William Gaston (b. 1820, d. 1806, Democrat)
6-Jan-1876 2-Jan-1879 Alexander H. Rice (b. 1818, d. 1895, Republican)
2-Jan-1879 8-Jan-1880 Thomas Talbot (2nd time, Republican)
8-Jan-1880 4-Jan-1883 John D. Long (b. 1838, d. 1915, Republican)
4-Jan-1883 3-Jan-1884 Benjamin Franklin Butler (b. 1818, d. 1893, Democrat)
3-Jan-1884 6-Jan-1887 George D. Robinson (b. 1834, d. 1896, Republican)
6-Jan-1887 7-Jan-1890 Oliver Ames (b. 1831, d. 1895, Republican)
7-Jan-1890 8-Jan-1891 John Q.A. Brackett (b. 1842, d. 1918, Republican)
8-Jan-1891 4-Jan-1894 William E. Russell (b. 1857, d. 1896, Democrat)
4-Jan-1894 5-Mar-1896 Frederic T. Greenhalge (b. 1842, d. 1896, Republican)
5-Mar-1896 4-Jan-1900 Roger Wolcott (b. 1847, d. 1900, Republican)
4-Jan-1900 8-Jan-1903 W. Murray Crane (b. 1853, d. 1920, Republican)
8-Jan-1903 5-Jan-1905 John L. Bates (b. 1859, d. 1946, Republican)
5-Jan-1905 4-Jan-1906 William L. Douglas (b. 1845, d. 1924, Democrat)
4-Jan-1906 7-Jan-1909 Curtis Guild, Jr. (b. 1860, d. 1915, Republican)
7-Jan-1909 5-Jan-1911 Eben S. Draper (b. 1858, d. 1914, Republican)
5-Jan-1911 8-Jan-1914 Eugene N. Foss (b. 1858, d. 1939, Democrat)
8-Jan-1914 6-Jan-1916 David I. Walsh (b. 1872, d. 1947, Democrat)
6-Jan-1916 2-Jan-1919 Samuel W. McCall (b. 1851, d. 1923, Republican)
2-Jan-1919 6-Jan-1921 Calvin Coolidge (b. 1872, d. 1933, Republican)
6-Jan-1921 8-Jan-1925 Channing H. Cox (b. 1879, d. 1968, Republican)
8-Jan-1925 3-Jan-1929 Alvan T. Fuller (b. 1878, d. 1958, Republican)
3-Jan-1929 8-Jan-1931 Frank G. Allen (b. 1874, d. 1950, Republican)
8-Jan-1931 3-Jan-1935 Joseph B. Ely (b. 1881, d. 1956, Democrat)
3-Jan-1935 7-Jan-1937 James M. Curley (b. 1874, d. 1958, Democrat)
7-Jan-1937 5-Jan-1939 Charles F. Hurley (b. 1893, d. 1946, Democrat)
5-Jan-1939 3-Jan-1945 Leverett Saltonstall (b. 1892, d. 1979, Republican)
3-Jan-1945 2-Jan-1947 Maurice J. Tobin (b. 1901, d. 1953, Democrat)
2-Jan-1947 6-Jan-1949 Robert F. Bradford (b. 1902, d. 1983, Republican)
6-Jan-1949 8-Jan-1953 Paul A. Dever (b. 1903, d. 1958, Democrat)
8-Jan-1953 3-Jan-1957 Christian Herter (b. 1895, d. 1966, Republican)
3-Jan-1957 5-Jan-1961 Foster Furcolo (b. 1911, d. 1995, Democrat)
5-Jan-1961 3-Jan-1963 John A. Volpe (1st time, b. 1908, d. 1994, Republican)
3-Jan-1963 7-Jan-1965 Endicott Peabody (b. 1920, d. 1997, Democrat)
7-Jan-1965 22-Jan-1969 John A. Volpe (2nd time, Republican)
22-Jan-1969 2-Jan-1975 Francis W. Sargent (b. 1915, d. 1998, Republican)
2-Jan-1975 4-Jan-1979 Michael Dukakis (1st time, b. 1933, Democrat)
4-Jan-1979 6-Jan-1983 Edward J. King (b. 1925, Democrat)
6-Jan-1983 3-Jan-1991 Michael Dukakis (2nd time, Democrat)
3-Jan-1991 29-Jul-1997 Bill Weld (b. 1945, Republican)
29-Jul-1997 10-Apr-2001 Paul Cellucci (b. 1948, Republican)
10-Apr-2001 2-Jan-2003 Jane Swift (acting, b. 1965, Republican)
2-Jan-2003 4-Jan-2007 Mitt Romney (b. 1947, Republican)
4-Jan-2007 -- Deval Patrick (b. 1956, Democrat)

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