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Kaplan, Jacob. United States Governors 1775-2018. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-03-17.

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Summary:  View help for Summary This data contains the governor of every state or territory from 1775 to 2018. The governor's political party is included. Some governors were in multiple political parties during their lives so this variable may have multiple values for a single governor.

Parties prior to 1950 are completely unchanged.

For parties in years 1950-2018 I standardized spelling of some parties (e.g. "Democratic" to "Democrat") and if a governor was reported to be in multiple parties, set the party for a given year to the party that governor was in during that year.

All data comes from the National Governors Association website.

For code used to scrape the website and clean the data, see here.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms governors; politicians
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1775 – 2018


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