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Governor of Florida
|Governor of Florida|
|Residence||Florida Governor's Mansion|
|Term length||Four years, can succeed self once|
|Inaugural holder||William Dunn Moseley|
The head of the government of the state of Florida is called the Governor of Florida. He is not the head of all parts of the government, but is like the state's president, and is head of the executive branch of the state, which is where decisions about running the state are made. He can also give orders to the military people of the state.
The Governor of Florida is elected every four years.
No governors were elected between 1821 until 1845. During that period, there were five military governors: William Duval (April 17 1822 - April 24 1834), John Eaton (April 24 1834 - March 16 1836), Richard Call (March 16 1836 - December 2 1839), Robert R. Reid (December 2 1839 - March 19 1841), Richard Call (his 2nd time) (March 19 1841 - August 11 1844), and John Branch (August 11 1844 - June 25 1845).
List of Governors of Florida
Living former governors
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth|
|Bob Graham||1979–1987||November 9, 1936|
|Wayne Mixson||1987||June 16, 1922|
|Bob Martinez||1987–1991||December 25, 1934|
|Buddy MacKay||1998–1999||March 22, 1933|
|Jeb Bush||1999–2007||February 11, 1953|
|Charlie Crist||2007–2011||July 24, 1956|
- "State Government Compensation by Branch" (PDF). The Council of State Governments. http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/TIA_FF_StateCompensation_final_0.pdf. Retrieved July 5, 2010.