FANDOM


Chancellor of the
Commonwealth of California
Flag of the United States (1777-1795)
Flag of California
Bernie Sanders September 2015 cropped
Incumbent
Bernie Sanders

since 3 January 2016
Department of the Chancellor
Style The Honourable (formal)
Chancellor (spoken)
Member of CabinetNational Security CommitteeFederal Council
Residence The Lodge,
1 Observatory Circle
Sonoma, FD
Appointer The President
Term length At the President's pleasure
contingent on the Chancellor's ability to command confidence in the House of Representatives
Inaugural holder John C. Fremont
Formation 4 March 1851
169 years ago
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Salary $530,000 annually
Website chancellor.gov.ca

The Chancellor of the Commonwealth of California (informally referred to as CCC, pronounced "Triple C") is the head of government of California. The Chancellor is the most senior member of the federal government, the leader of the Cabinet and the chairperson of the National Security Committee. The Chancellor also administers the Department of the Chancellor. The individual who holds the office is commissioned by the President of California and at the President's pleasure subject to the Constitution of California.

Almost always and according to convention, the Chancellor is the leader of the majority party or largest party in a coalition of parties in the Californian House of Representatives and continues to be so long as they command the confidence of the House. Some commentators argue that the President may also dismiss a Chancellor who is unable to pass the government's supply bill through both houses of parliament.

Bernie Sanders has held the office of Chancellor since 3 January 2016. He received his commission after the Coalition under his leadership secured a majority in the 56th Parliament of California, elected at the 2015 federal election. He is the 26th individual to serve as Chancellor. His government succeeded that of Democrat and fellow Coalition member Barack Obama.

List of Chancellors

# Portrait Name
Constituency
(Born–Died)
Term of Office Political Party Government Monarch
Term
(Election)
Took Office Left Office
1 John C. Frémont
Upper California at-large
(1813–1890)
1
(1851)
4 March 1851 7 March 1854 Nonpartisan Unity Queen Victoria 1843
Victoria
2 Abraham Lincoln O-77 matte collodion print Abraham Lincoln
Oregon at-large
(1809–1885)
2
(1854)
7 March 1854 2 March 1869 Nonpartisan Lincoln
3
(1857)
4
(1860)
Lincolnite
5
(1863)
6
(1866)
3 James Garfield portrait James A. Garfield
Texas at-large
(1831–1881)
7
(1869)
2 March 1869 2 March 1875 Lincolnite Garfield I
8
(1872)
4 Samuel J. Randall
Los Angeles
(1828–1890)
9
(1875)
2 March 1875 1 March 1881 Anti-Lincolnite Randall
10
(1878)
(3) James Garfield portrait James A. Garfield
Houston West
(1831–1881)
11
(1881)
1 March 1881 19 September 1881
(Died in office)
Liberal Garfield II
5 Chester Arthur Portrait Chester A. Arthur
Eureka Valley
(1829–1886)
19 September 1881 6 March 1883 Liberal Arthur
6 Grover Cleveland - NARA - 518139 tif Grover Cleveland
Orange
(1837–1908)
12
(1883)
6 March 1883 5 March 1895 Democratic Cleveland
13
(1886)
14
(1889)
15
(1892)
7 Mckinley William McKinley
Colorado East
(1843–1901)
16
(1895)
2 March 1895 14 September 1901
(Died in office)
Liberal McKinley
17
(1898)
18
(1901)
8 President Roosevelt - Pach Bros Theodore Roosevelt
Burbank
(1858–1919)
14 September 1901 1 March 1910 Liberal Roosevelt I Edward VII in coronation robes
Edward I
19
(1904)
20
(1907)
9 William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908 William H. Taft
Idaho at-large
(1857–1930)
21
(1910)
1 March 1910 4 March 1913 Liberal Taft King George V 1911
George III
(8) President Roosevelt - Pach Bros Theodore Roosevelt
Burbank
(1858–1919)
22
(1913)
4 March 1913 6 January 1919
(Died in office)
Progressive Roosevelt II
23
(1916)
10 Hiram Johnson Hiram Johnson
Sacramento
(1866–1945)
6 January 1919 4 March 1919 Progressive Johnson
11 Warren G Harding-Harris & Ewing Warren G. Harding
Idaho West
(1865–1923)
24
(1919)
4 March 1919 2 August 1923
(Died in office)
Liberal Harding
25
(1922)
12 Calvin Coolidge, bw head and shoulders photo portrait seated, 1919 Calvin Coolidge
Spokane
(1872–1933)
2 August 1923 6 March 1928 Liberal Coolidge
26
(1925)
13 President Hoover portrait Herbert Hoover
Sacramento
(1874–1964)
27
(1928)
6 March 1928 3 March 1931 Liberal Hoover
14 FDR 1944 Color Portrait Franklin D. Roosevelt
San Francisco
(1882–1945)
28
(1931)
3 March 1931 12 April 1945
(Died in office)
Democratic F. Roosevelt
29
(1934)
30
(1937)
Edward VIII Portrait - 1936
Edward II
31
(1940)
King George VI crop
George IV
32
(1943)
15 Henry-A.-Wallace-Townsend Henry A. Wallace
Cascadia Northwest
(1888–1965)
12 April 1945 3 January 1953 Democratic Wallace
32
(1946)
33
(1949)
16 Charles A. Halleck
Oregon East
(1900–1986)
34
(1952)
3 January 1953 3 January 1961 Liberal Halleck Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Portrait Herbert James Gunn
Elizabeth
35
(1954)
36
(1957)
17 John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait John F. Kennedy
Everett
(1917–1963)
37
(1960)
3 January 1961 22 November 1963
(Died in office)
Democratic Kennedy
18 37 Lyndon Johnson 3x4 Lyndon B. Johnson
Houston-Austin
(1908–1973)
22 November 1963 3 January 1967 Democratic L. Johnson
38
(1963)
19 Robert F. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy
Los Angeles
(1925–1993)
39
(1966)
3 January 1967 3 January 1976 Democratic R. Kennedy
40
(1969)
41
(1972)
20 Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter
Arizona Southeast
(born 1924)
42
(1975)
3 January 1976 3 January 1982 Democratic Carter
43
(1978)
21 George H. W. Bush, President of the United States, 1989 official portrait George H. W. Bush
Houston West
(1924–2018)
44
(1981)
3 January 1982 3 January 1991 Liberal Bush
45
(1984)
46
(1987)
22 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton
Oklahoma West
(born 1946)
47
(1990)
3 January 1991 3 January 1998 Democratic Clinton
48
(1993)
49
(1996)
23 Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994 Al Gore
Colorado North-Central
(born 1948)
50
(1997)
3 January 1998 3 January 2004 Democratic Gore
51
(2000)
President
Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
24 George-W-Bush George W. Bush
Lubbock-Abilene
(born 1946)
52
(2003)
3 January 2004 3 January 2010 Liberal G. W. Bush
53
(2006)
Madeleine Jana Körbelová (MGS)
Madeleine Albright
25 President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop Barack Obama
Portland
(born 1961)
54
(2009)
3 January 2010 3 January 2016 Democratic Obama
55
(2012)
John Boehner
John Boehner
26 Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders
Tiwana
(born 1941)
56
(2015)
3 January 2016 Incumbent Progressive Sanders
57
(2018)
Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden
Joe Biden
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