Capital: Phoenix

State Nickname: Grand Canyon State

State Bird: Cactus Wren

State Flower: Saguaro Cactus

Admitted to the Union: February 14, 1912

Governors

February 14, 1912 to January 1, 1917:

George W. P. Hunt

January 1, 1917 to December 25, 1917:

Thomas E. Campbell

December 25, 1917 to January 6, 1919:

George W. P. Hunt

January 6, 1919 to January 1, 1923:

Thomas E. Campbell

January 1, 1923 to January 7, 1929:

George W. P. Hunt

January 7, 1929 to January 5, 1931:

John C. Phillips

January 5, 1931 to January 2, 1933:

George W. P. Hunt

January 2, 1933 to January 4, 1937:

Benjamin B. Moeur

January 4, 1937 to January 2, 1939:

Rawghile C. Stanford

January 2, 1939 to January 6, 1941:

Robert T. Jones

January 6, 1941 to May 25, 1948:

Sidney P. Osborn

May 25, 1948 to January 1, 1951:

Dan E. Garvey

January 1, 1951 to January 3, 1955:

J. Howard Pyle

January 3, 1955 to January 5, 1959:

Ernest W. McFarland

January 5, 1959 to January 4, 1965:

Paul J. Fannin

January 4, 1965 to January 2, 1967:

Sam Goddard

January 2, 1967 to January 6, 1975:

Jack Williams

January 6, 1975 to October 20, 1977:

Raul Castro

October 20, 1977 to March 4, 1978:

Wesley Bolin

March 4, 1978 to January 5, 1987:

Bruce Babbitt

January 5, 1987 to April 4, 1988:

Evan Mecham

April 5, 1988 to March 6, 1991:

Rose Mofford

March 6, 1991 to September 5, 1997:

Fife Symington

September 5, 1997 to 2003:

Jane Dee Hull

2003 --

Janet Napolitano

   
Senators - Class I

March 27, 1912 – January 3, 1941

Henry Fountain Ashurst

January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1953

Ernest W. McFarland

January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1965

Barry Morris Goldwater

January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977

Paul Jones Fannin

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995

Dennis DeConcini

January 4, 1995 –

Jon Kyl

 
Senators - Class III

March 27, 1912 – March 4, 1921

Marcus A. Smith

March 5, 1921 – February 12, 1953 (Died in office)

Ralph Henry Cameron

March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1969

Carl Trumbull Hayden

January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1987

Barry Morris Goldwater

January 3, 1987 –

John McCain

 
State Song

Arizona

Written by Margaret Rowe Clifford
Composed by Maurice Blumenthal

Come to this land of sunshine
To this land where life is young.
Where the wide, wide world is waiting,
The songs that will now be sung.
Where the golden sun is flaming
Into warm, white shining day,
And the sons of men are blazing
Their priceless right of way.

Chorus

Come stand beside the rivers
Within our valley broad.
Stand here with heads uncovered,
In the presence of our God!
While all around, about us
The brave, unconquered band,
As guardians and landmarks
The giant mountains stand.

Chorus

Not alone for gold and silver
Is Arizona great.
But with graves of heroes sleeping,
All the land is consecrate!
O, come and live beside us
However far ye roam
Come and help us build up temples
And name those temples "home."

Chorus

Sing the song that's in your hearts
Sing of the great Southwest,
Thank God, for Arizona
In splendid sunshine dressed.
For thy beauty and thy grandeur,
For thy regal robes so sheen
We hail thee Arizona
Our Goddess and our queen.


Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1910: 204,354

1920: 334,162

1930: 435,573

1940: 499,261

1950: 749,587

1960: 1,302,161

1970: 1,775,399

1980: 2,718,215

1990: 3,665,228

2000: 5,130,632


State Capitol Building 1907
 








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