Term: territorial governor
Territorial governors were appointed for a three-year term, and were authorized to veto territorial legislation, appoint lower level officials, and serve as commander in chief of the militia:
appointed by Andrew Jackson, April 30, 1836.
James Duane Doty
appointed by John Tyler, Sept. 30, 1841.
Nathaniel P. Talmadge
appointed by John Tyler, June 21, 1844.
appointed by James K. Polk, April 8, 1845.
[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986)]