This is of the governors of the Province of Georgia from 1732 until 1782, including the restored Loyalist administration during the War of American Independence.
|#||Image||Name||Title||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|–||General James Oglethorpe||Resident Trustee||9 June 1732||1743|
|1||William Stephens||President||1743||8 April 1751||First governor|
|2||Henry Parker||President||8 April 1751||23 June 1752|
|3||Patrick Graham||President||23 June 1752||21 June 1754|
|4||Admiral John Reynolds||Governor||29 October 1754||3 August 1756 (de facto) |
14 April 1758 (officially)
|First royal governor|
|5||Henry Ellis||Governor||17 May 1758||November 1760|
|6||James Wright||Governor||November 1760||11 February 1776|
|Interregnum under revolutionary control from 1776 until 1778; see List of governors of Georgia|
|(7)||General Sir Archibald Campbell||governor||29 December 1778||July 1779||Head of military administration |
|(8)||Jacques Prevost||Provisional governor||July 1779||September 1779|
|(9)||Lieutenant Colonel James Wright||Governor||September 1779||11 July 1782|
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