Spanish Governors

TermEndGovernor
16681672Father Diego Luis de San Vitores, SJ
1672Father Francisco Solano, SJ
16721674Father Francisco Ezquerra, SJ
1674Father Peter Coomans, SJ
16741676Damián de Esplana (first sargento mayor)
16761678Francisco de Irisarri y Vivar (unofficial governor)
16781680Juan Antonio Ruiz de Salas (unofficial governor)
16801681Joseph de Quiroga y Losada (unofficial governor)
16811683Antonio de Saravia y Villar (first official governor)
16831688Damián de Esplana
16881689Joseph de Quiroga y Losada (acting)
16891694Damián de Esplana
16941696Joseph de Quiroga y Losada
16961699José Madrazo (interim)
17001704Francisco Medrano y Asiaín (interim)
17041706Antonio Villamor y Vadillo (interim)
17071709Manuel de Argüelles y Valdés (interim)
17091720Juan Antonio Pimentel
17201725Luis Antonio Sánchez de Tagle
1725Juan de Ojeda (acting)
17251730Manuel de Argüelles y Valdés
1730Pedro Lasso de la Vega y Bustamente
17301734Diego Félix de Balboa (interim)
17341740Francisco de Cárdenas Pacheco
17401746Miguel Fernández de Cárdenas
17461749Domingo Gómez de la Sierra
17491756Henrique de Olavide y Michelena
17561759Andrés del Barrio y Rábago
17591768José de Soroa y Lorca
17681771Henrique de Olavide y Michelena
17711774Mariano Tobías
17741776Antonio de Apodaca y Ortíz (interim)
17761786Phelipe de Certaín
17861794José Arleguí y Leóz
17941802Manuel Muro
18021806Vicente Blanco
18061812Alexandro Parreño
18121822José de Medinilla y Pineda
18221823José Montilla (interim)
18231826José Ganga Herrero
18261831José de Medinilla y Pineda
18311837Francisco Ramón de Villalobos
18371843José de Casillas y Salazar
18431848Gregorio de Santa María
1848Félix Calvo y Noriega (interim)
18481855Pablo Pérez
18551866Felipe María González de la Corte
18661871Francisco Moscoso y Lara
18711873Luis de Ibáñez y García
18731875Eduardo Beaumont y Calafat
18751880Manuel Bravo y Barrera
18801884Francisco Brochero y Parreño
1884Angel de Pazos y Vela Hidalgo
1884Antonio Borredá y Alares (acting)
18841887Francisco Olive y García
18871890Enrique Solano Llanderal
18901891Joaquín Vara de Rey y Rubio
18911892Luís Santos Fontordera
18921893Vicente Gómez Hernández
1893Juan Goday del Castillo (interim)
18931895Emilio Galisteo y Brunenque
18951897Jacabo Marina
1897Angel Nieto (interim)
18971898Juan Marina

American Naval Governors

Interim Leaders from 1898 – 1904. Learn more by reading the entry here.

18981898Henry Glass
1898Francisco “Frank” Portusach
1898Jose Sisto Rodrigo
18981899Venancio Roberto
1899Jose Sisto Rodrigo
1899Edward D. Taussig
1899Joaquin Cruz Perez
1899William Coe

Early American Naval Governors

18991900Richard Phillips Leary
18991900William Edwin Safford (acting)
1901Seaton Schroeder
1901William Swift (acting)
19011903Seaton Schroeder
19031904William Elbridge Sewell
1904Frank Herman Schofield (acting)
1904Raymond Stone (acting)
19041905George Leland Dyer
19051906Luke McNamee (acting)
19061907Templin Morris Potts
1907Luke McNamee (acting)
19071910Edward John Dorn
19101911Frank Barrows Freyer (acting)
19111912George Robert Salisbury
19121913Robert Edward Coontz
19131914Alfred Walton Hinds (acting)
19141916William John Maxwell
1916William P. Cronan (acting)
1916Edward Simpson (acting)
19161918Roy Campbell Smith
1918William Wirt Gilmer
1919WA Hodgman (acting)
19191920William Wirt Gilmer
19201921Ivan Cyrus Wettengel
19211922James Sutherland Spore (acting)
1922Adelbert Althouse
1922John P. Miller (acting)
19221923Adelbert Althouse
19231924Henry Bertram Price
19241926Alfred Winsor Brown
19261929Lloyd Stowell Shapley
19291931Willis Winter Bradley
19311933Edmund Spence Root
19331936George Andrew Alexander
19361938Benjamin Vaughan McCandlish
19381940James Thomas Alexander
19401941George Johnson McMillin

Japanese/World War II Governors

19411942Tomitarō Horii
1942Hayashi Hiromu
19421944Homura Teiichi
1944Takeshi Takashina
1944Hideyoshi Obata

Post World War II Governors

1944Roy Stanley Geiger
19441946Henry Larsen
19461949Charles Alan Pownall
19491953Carlton Skinner
19531956Ford Quint Elvidge
19561959Richard Barrett Lowe
19601961Joseph Flores
19611963William “Bill” Daniel
19631969Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero
19691971Carlos Camacho

Elected Governors

19691975Carlos Camacho
19751979Ricardo Jerome Bordallo
19791983Paul MacDonald Calvo
19831987Ricardo Jerome Bordallo
19871995Joseph Franklin Ada
19952003Carl Tommy Cruz Gutierrez
20032011Felix Perez Camacho
20112019Eddie Baza Calvo
2019PresentLourdes Alfague Leon Guerrero

For further reading

Farrell, Don. History of the Mariana Islands to Partition. First Edition 2011. Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: CNMI Public School System, 2011.

Farrell, Don. Liberation 1944: The Pictorial History of Guam. Tamuning Guam: Micronesian Productions, 1984.

Higuchi, Wakako. Japanese Military Administration of Guam. Guampedia entry, 2008. Retrieved May 2020.

Higuchi, Wakako. The Japanese Administration of Guam, 1941-1944. A Study of Occupation and Integration Policies, with Japanese Oral Histories. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.

Rogers, Robert F. Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1995.

Sanchez, Pedro C. Guahan Guam: The history of our island. Hagåtña, Guåhan: Sanchez Publishing House, 1987.