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Facts and History - Governors


This simple resource offers the names, dates served, and party affiliations of Virginia's governors from 1776 to 2006. If read carefully, the data reveals clues to Virginia's political leanings.

What are some trends in the party affiliation of particular governors? What role do political parties play in elections and government?

Each governor only serves one term. How might the term limit affect the organization and powers of the state executive office?

Source: "Facts and History - Governors," (accessed March 7, 2009).

How to Cite This Source
"Facts and History - Governors," in Virginia Civics, Item #307, (accessed January 27, 2022).
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