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List of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the United States Virgin Islands

The following is a list of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands. For Governors of the territory that is now the U.S. Virgin Islands prior to United States administration, see List of Governors of the Danish West Indies.


  • Appointed Governors (1917–1969) 1
    • Naval Governors (1917–1931) 1.1
    • Civil Governors (1931–1969) 1.2
  • Elected Governors (1969–Present) 2
  • Living former governors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Appointed Governors (1917–1969)

Naval Governors (1917–1931)

Civil Governors (1931–1969)

Elected Governors (1969–Present)

Tenure Governor Party
July 1, 1969 – January 6, 1975 Melvin Herbert Evans Republican
January 6, 1975 – January 2, 1978 Cyril Emmanuel King Independent Citizens Movement
January 2, 1978 – January 5, 1987 Juan Francisco Luis Independent Citizens Movement
(after January 1979)
January 5, 1987 – January 2, 1995 Alexander Anthony Farrelly Democratic
January 2, 1995 – January 4, 1999 Roy Lester Schneider Independent[1]
January 4, 1999 – January 1, 2007 Charles Wesley Turnbull Democratic
January 1, 2007 – Present John de Jongh Democratic
January 5, 2015 - Elect Kenneth Mapp Independent

Living former governors

As of August 2014, two former governors were alive. The most recent governor to die was Juan Francisco Luis (1978–1987), on June 4, 2011.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Roy Lester Schneider 1995–1999 May 13, 1939
Charles Wesley Turnbull 1999–2007 February 5, 1935


  1. ^ "A Report on the State of the Islands 1997: Chapter 5 Virgin Islands".  

External links

  • Office of the Governor
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