Colonial Governor Sir William Berkley

Sir William Berkeley – The Longest Serving Governor Of Virginia

Colonial Governor Sir William Berkley has served form 1642 to 1652 and from 1660 to 1667. Sir William Berkley was Colonial Governor for a total of 27 years which makes him the longest serving governor of Virginia during its time as a colony and as a state.

Author’s Note:

The Virginia Constitution currently only let’s governors serve a single term of four years. Hence William Berkley’s record for longest serving Virginia governor will stand untested for the foreseeable future.

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