What is governor?

  • (noun): The head of a state government.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Governor

A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state. In federations, a governor may be the title of each appointed or elected politician who governs a constituent state.

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Governor - Other Meanings of The Word
... The word governor can also refer to an administrator and/or supervisor (individually or collectively, see Board of Governors) the Governor of a national bank ... Federal Reserve Board of Governors Governor of the Bank of Canada Governor of the National Bank of Romania List of governors of national banks of ...
Fran Ulmer
... She served as the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Alaska from 1994 to 2002 under governor Tony Knowles, becoming the first female elected to statewide office ... Ulmer worked with Jay Hammond, the Republican governor from 1975 through 1981 ... From 1994 to 2002 she served as Lieutenant Governor under Governor Tony Knowles (D) ...
Government Of Puerto Rico - Executive Branch - Governor
... The head of government is the Governor of Puerto Rico, who is elected every four years in a general election ... The position is similar in nature, responsibility, and power as those of a governor of a U.S ... The position of Governor has the overall responsibility of the state of the commonwealth, equivalent to the state of the union in the U.S ...
Kirk Fordice
... He was the 60th Governor of Mississippi from January 14, 1992, until January 11, 2000 ... He was the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction-era governor Adelbert Ames, who served from 1874 to 1876 ...
Line-item Veto In The United States - Governors - Wisconsin
... the "digit veto", was first used by Governor Patrick Lucey in 1973 ... Governor Anthony Earl edited a 121-word, five-sentence paragraph down to a one-sentence, 22-word paragraph to change an appeals process from the courts to the Public Service Commission ... The final version, the "reduction veto", was introduced in 1993 by Governor Tommy Thompson ...

More definitions of "governor":

  • (noun): A control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel).
    Synonyms: regulator

Famous quotes containing the word governor:

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    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Ah, Governor [Murphy, of New Jersey], don’t try to deceive me as to the sentiment of the dear people. I have been hearing from the West and the East, and the South seems to be the only section which approves of me at all, and that comes from merely a generous impulse, for even that section would deny me its votes.
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    [John] Brough’s majority is “glorious to behold.” It is worth a big victory in the field. It is decisive as to the disposition of the people to prosecute the war to the end. My regiment and brigade were both unanimous for Brough [the Union party candidate for governor of Ohio].
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)