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Homes of Governors 2012

Last year’s Homes of Governors slideshow featured the homes of governors from the East Coast (Charles Edison, former governor of New Jersey) to the West (Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California); from the distant past (South Carolina’s Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence), and one home that had housed 17 South Dakota governors.

This year’s edition includes the homes of contemporary governors including one who built his own home (also from South Dakota) as well as one well-known figure from the past who designed his own home. We have primary governor residences and a pair of vacation homes. Sometimes, as seen in the following slides, these homes are also the sites of press conferences and protests.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 9 July 2012

Wendy Maeda | The Boston Globe via Getty Images