Arizona was the last contiguous state to be admitted to the union in 1912. Before then it was known as Arizona territory for 49 years after being formed from the New Mexico Territory. Here is a complete list of those that have held the Arizona Governor’s office since 1912.
Doulas Ducey (2015-Date)
Popularly known as Doug Ducey, he is the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona and assumed office in January 2015. He was the former executive officer of Cold Stone Creamery before he together with his partner sold the business. He had also served as the state’s treasurer before running for governor.
Jan Brewer (2009-2015)
Born Janice Kay Brewer in 1944, she was the 22nd governor of Arizona. Jan was an author and was the fourth woman to hold the Arizona governor’s office. Prior to her election, she was the state’s secretary succeeding Janet Napolitano.
Janet Napolitano (2003-2009)
The former attorney general of Arizona is also a well known lawyer and administrator. She was the 21st governor of Arizona and resigned when she became the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. She is currently the president of the University of California system.
Jane Dee Hull (1997-2003)
She is the oldest living former governor of Arizona. She was an educator before assuming the governor’s office in 1997 after her predecessor Fife Symington resigned from office. She was then elected and remained governor for the full term till 2003. She was the first woman to be elected to the office in Arizona.
Fife Symington (1991-1997)
Born in the year 1945, Symington is an American businessman and former politician. He served in the air force before being elected to office. The 19th governor of Arizona was elected to serve two terms but resigned in 1997 following charges of bank fraud and extortion.