Governor of New York
July 5, 2022
The Governor of the State of New York is the head of the state executive and the armed forces of the State of New York. The governor was originally elected for a two-year term, which became three in 1877 and finally four in 1938. To date, four New York governors have become US presidents: Martin Van Buren, three-month governor in 1829 and president from 1837 to 1841; Grover Cleveland, governor from 1883 to 1885 and president from 1885 to 1889 first and then from 1893 to 1897; Theodore Roosevelt, governor from 1889 to 1900 and president from 1901 to 1909; Franklin Delano Roosevelt governor from 1929 to 1932 and president from 1933 to 1945. The current governor is Kathy Hochul, the first woman to hold the role of governor of New York. She took office on August 24, 2021 following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo, of whom she had been deputy since 2015.