New York State governors
Photos of the last 100 years of New York State governors.
In this undated file photo, Theodore Roosevelt poses as an "outdoorsman" during a studio photo session. Roosevelt was the 34th governor of New York and made a strong effort to end corruption.
Benjamin B. Odell Jr., left, served as the 34th governor of New York, from 1901-04. He attended Columbia University and was a Republican in the 54th United States Congress, serving from 1895-99.
Frank W. Higgins, the 35th governor of New York, served from 1905-06. He served in the New York State Senate for six years prior to his time as governor.
Charles Evan Hughes served as the 36th governor of New York from 1907-10. He passed the Moreland Act, which allows a governor to oversee the management and affairs of any department, board, bureau or commission in the state in order to minimize corruption. (Feb. 27, 1933)
Horace White was the 37th governor of New York. He attended Cornell University, which named two professorships after him. In this undated photo, White sits in his study.
New York politician Winfield Adelbert Huppuch with his friend and business partner, John Alden Dix, right, who served as New York's governor from January 1911 to December 1912. Dix attended Cornell University.
William Sulzer, the 39th governor of New York, was impeached by his fellow Democrats for several alleged events that occurred before his time in office.
Martin H. Glynn, the 40th governor of New York, attended Fordham University in Manhattan and took office after Sulzer was impeached.
Charles Seymour Whitman, the 41st governor of New York, sits in a coach with his predecessor, Martin Henry Glynn, at Whitman's inauguration in Albany. (Jan. 1, 1915)
Nathan L. Miller, the 43rd governor of New York, was in favor of the death penalty and against women's rights.
Al Smith, the 42nd governor of New York, leaves Albany for a campaign tour. From left, Catherine Smith, Gov. Smith, Emily Smith Warner and Mrs. Daniel O'Day stand on rear of the train. He was elected four times, but served from 1923-28. (Sept. 16, 1928)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the 44th governor of New York, with (second from left) Marguerite LeHand, Stephen Early and secretary Grace Tully at the White House in Washington. Roosevelt is known for leading the country through the Great Depression with New Deal policies. (May 22, 1941)
Herbert H. Lehman, the 45th governor of New York, was a colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. (1961)
Charles Poletti, right, was the 46th governor of New York and the first Italian-American governor. Alfred E. Smith met national, state and city officials in New York to consider plans to protect big buildings throughout the country. Guests witnessed an Empire State Building air raid precaution crew smother demonstration bombs on the roof. (April 13, 1942)
The New York Thruway was named after Thomas E. Dewey, New York's 47th governor. (April 5, 1948)
W. Averell Harriman, the 48th governor of New York, poses in a television studio in Washington, D.C., for the CBS program "Face the Nation." Harriman graduated from Yale University and is believed to have been a member of the secretive Skull and Bones society. (July 15, 1956)
Nelson Rockefeller, the 49th governor of New York, addresses the opening of the New York State legislative session. Rockefeller had a deep appreciation for the arts and served in several different positions for the Museum of Modern Art. (Jan. 3, 1968)
Malcolm Wilson, the 50th governor of New York, served as governor for one year. The Tappan Zee was rededicated and named Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge in 1994.
Hugh Carey, the 51st governor of New York, holds up an "I Love New York" T-shirt during the "I Love New York Fall Festival" in Albany's South Mall. He was born in Brooklyn and studied law at St. John's University. (Oct. 9, 1977)
Mario Cuomo, the 52nd governor of New York, is shown in this file photo from November 1994. His son, Andrew Cuomo, also became governor of New York.
George Pataki, New York's 53rd governor, speaks at a Republican rally during a campaign stop in Yonkers. He served three consecutive terms as governor from 1995 to 2006. (Nov. 3, 2002)
Eliot Spitzer, the 54th governor of New York, pauses during an interview in the Red Room at the New York State Capitol in Albany. He resigned in 2008 after a sex scandal involving an escort service called the Emperors Club VIP. (Sept. 26, 2007)
David Paterson, the 55th governor of New York, waves during his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. He was the first African-American governor of New York. (Aug. 26, 2008)
New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo speaks at a press conference discussing the amendment of the Piracy Protection Act at the New York State attorney general's office in New York City. Cuomo is the 56th governor of New York. (May 5, 2008)