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Colonial, Samuel Shute, appointed. Oct., 1716

William Dummer, appointed, Jan., 1722

William Burnett, appointed, July 19, 1728

John Tailor assumed the office, June, 1730

Jonathan Belcher assumed the office, Aug., 1730

William Shirley assumed the office, July, 1741

Spencer Phipps assumed the office, Sep., 1756

Thomas Burnett assumed the office, Aug., 1757

Thomas Hutchinson, acting, June, 1760

Francis Barnard, acting, Aug., 1760

Lieut. Thomas Hutchinson, acting, Aug. 1, 1769

Gen. Thomas Gage proclaimed Military Rule, May 15, 1774

Massachusetts had none, 1776

State. John Hancock elected by the people, Oct. 25, 1780

James Bowden, elected, March, 1785

John Hancock again elected, Oct. 8, 1787

Samuel Adams inaugurated, May, 1794

Increase Sumner, inaugurated, May, 1797

Caleb Strong, inaugurated, May 28, 1800

James Sullivan, inaugurated, May 27, 1807

Christopher Gore, inaugurated, May 31, 1809

Caleb Strong again, inaugurated, May 27, 1812

John Brooks, inaugurated, May 29, 1816

William Eustis, inaugurated, May 23, 1823

Levi Lincoln, inaugurated, May 25, 1825

John Davis, inaugurated, Jan. 1, 1834

Edward Everett, inaugurated, Jan. 6, 1836

Marcus Morton, inaugurated, Jan. 1, 1840

Geo. N. Briggs, inaugurated, Jan. 3, 1844

Geo. S. Boutwell, inaugurated, Jan. 1, 1851

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