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Capital: Concord

State Nickname: Granite State

State Bird: Purple Flinch

State Flower: Purple Lilac

Admitted to the Union: June 21, 1788

Governors

June 6, 1789 to June 5, 1790:

John Sullivan

June 5, 1790 to June 5, 1794:

Josiah Bartlett

June 5, 1794 to June 6, 1805:

Joseph T. Gilman

June 6, 1805 to June 8, 1809:

John Langdon

June 8, 1809 to June 5, 1812:

Jeremiah Smith

June 5, 1812 to June 3, 1813:

William Plumer

June 3, 1813 to June 6, 1816:

John T. Plumer

June 6, 1816 to June 3, 1819:

William Plumer

June 3, 1819 to June 5, 1823:

Samuel Bell

June 5, 1823 to June 2, 1824:

Levi Woodbury

June 3, 1824 to June 7, 1827:

David L. Morrill

June 7, 1827 to June 5, 1828:

Benjamin Pierce

June 5, 1828 to June 4, 1829:

John Bell

June 4, 1829 to June 3, 1830:

Benjamin Pierce

June 3, 1830 to February 28, 1831:

Matthew Harvey*

* Resigned from office

February 28, 1831 to June 2, 1831:

Joseph M. Harper

June 2, 1831 to June 5, 1834:

Samuel Dinsmoor

June 5, 1834 to June 2, 1836:

William Badger

June 2, 1836 to June 5, 1839:

Isaac Hill

June 5, 1839 to June 2, 1842:

John Page

June 2, 1842 to June 6, 1844:

Henry Hubbard

June 6, 1844 to June 4, 1846:

John H. Steele

June 4, 1846 to June 3, 1847:

Anthony Colby

June 3, 1847 to June 7, 1849:

Jared W. Williams

June 7, 2849 to June 3, 1852:

Samuel Dinsmoor

June 3, 1852 to June 8, 1854:

Noah Martin

June 8, 1854 to June 7, 1855:

Nathaniel B. Baker

June 7, 1855 to June 4, 1857:

Ralph Metcalf

June 4, 1857 to June 2, 1859:

William Haile

June 2, 1859 to June 6, 1861:

Ichabod Goodwin

June 6, 1861 to June 3, 1863:

Nathaniel S. Berry

June 3, 1863 to June 8, 1865:

Joseph A. Gilmore

June 8, 1865 to June 6, 1867:

Frederick Smyth

June 6, 1867 to June 2, 1969:

Walter Harriman

June 3, 1869 to June 8, 1871:

Inslow Stearns

June 14, 1871 to June 6, 1872:

James A. Weston

June 2, 1872 to June 3, 1874:

Ezekiel A. Straw

June 3, 1874 to June 10, 1875:

James A. Weston

June 10, 1875 to June 6, 1877:

Person C. Cheney

June 7, 1877 to June 5, 1879:

Benjamin F. Prescott

June 5, 1879 to June 2, 1881:

Natt Head

June 2, 1881 to June 7, 1883:

Charles H. Bell

June 7, 1883 to June 4, 1885:

Samuel W. Hale

June 4, 1885 to June 2, 1887:

Moody Currier

June 2, 1887 to June 6, 1889:

Charles H. Sawyer

June 6, 1889 to January 8, 1891:

David H. Goodell

January 8, 1891 to January 5, 1893:

Hiram A. Tuttle

January 5, 1893 to January 3, 1895:

John B. Smith

January 3, 1895 to January 7, 1897:

Charles A. Busiel

January 7, 1897 to January 5, 1899:

George A. Ramsdell

January 5, 1899 to January 3, 1901:

Frank W. Rollins

January 3, 1901 to January 1, 1903:

Chester B. Jordan

January 1, 1903 to January 5, 1905:

Nahum J. Batchelder

January 5, 1905 to January 3, 1907:

John McLane

January 3, 1907 to January 7, 1909:

Charles M. Floyd

January 7, 1909 to January 5, 1911:

Henry B. Quinby

January 5, 1911 to January 2, 1913:

Robert P. Bass

January 2, 1913 to January 7, 1915:

Samuel D. Felker

January 3, 1915 to January 2, 1917:

Rolland H. Spaulding

January 2, 1917 to January 6, 1919:

Henry Wilder Keyes

January 6, 1919 to January 6, 1921:

John H. Bartlett

January 6, 1921 to January 4, 1923:

Albert O. Brown

January 4, 1923 to January 1, 1925:

Fred H. Brown

January 1, 1925 to January 6, 1927:

John G. Winant

January 6, 1927 to June 3, 1929:

Huntley N. Spaulding

January 3, 1929 to January 1, 1931:

Charles W. Tobey

January 1, 1931 to January 3, 1935:

John G. Winant

January 3, 1935 to January 7, 1937:

H. Styles Bridges

January 7, 1937 to January 2, 1941:

Francis P. Nurphy

January 2, 1941 to January 4, 1945:

Robert O. Blood

January 4, 1945 to January 6, 1949:

Charles M. Dale

January 6, 1949 to January 1, 1953:

Sherman Adams

January 1, 1955 to January 6, 1955:

Hugh Gregg

January 6, 1955 to January 1 1959:

Lane Dwinell

January 1, 1959 to January 3, 1963:

Wesley Powell

January 3, 1963 to January 2, 1969:

John W. King

January 2, 1969 to January 4, 1973:

Walter Peterson

January 4, 1973 to January 4, 1979:

Meldrim Thompson, Jr.

January 4, 1979 to November 11, 1982:

Hugh J. Gallen*

* Hospitalized November 20, 1982 and died December 29, 1982

November 11, 1982 to November 30, 1982:

Robert B. Monier*

* Acting Governor

November 30, 1982 to December 1, 1982:

William M. Gardner*

* Acting Governor

December 1, 1982 to January 6, 1983:

Vesta M. Roy

January 6, 1983 to January 4, 1989:

John H. Sununu

January 4, 1989 to January 7, 1993:

Judd Gregg

January 7, 1993 to January 9, 1997:

Steve Merrill

January 9, 1997 to 2003:

Jeanne Shaheen

2003 --

Craig Benson

 

State Song
Old New Hampshire

Lyrics by Dr. John F. Holmes
Music by Maurice Hoffmann

With a skill that knows no measure,
From the golden store of Fate
God, in His great love and wisdom,
Made the rugged Granite State;
Made the lakes, the fields, the forests;
Made the Rivers and the rills;
Made the bubbling, crystal fountains
Of New Hampshire's Granite Hills.

Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State

Builded He New Hampshire glorious
From the borders to the sea;
And with matchless charm and splendor
Blessed her for eternity.
Here, the majesty of mountain;
Here, the grandeur of the lake;
Here, the truth as from the hillside
Whence her crystal waters break.

Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State


Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1790: 141,899

1800: 183,858

1810: 214,460

1820: 244,161

1830: 269,328

1840: 284,574

1850: 317,976

1860: 326,064

1870: 318,300

1880: 346,991

1890: 376,530

1900: 411,588

1910: 430,572

1920: 443,083

1930: 465,293

1940: 491,524

1950: 533,242

1960: 606,921

1970: 737,682

1980: 920,610

1990: 1,109,252

2000: 1,235,788


State Capitol Building 1907