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This article lists all Heads of State of Byrdia since its foundation as the Territory of Western Antarctica in 1922.
The Byrdian President governs alongside a Vice President.
Appointed Governors (1922-1980)
In 1922, the American Antarctic Zone was abolished, and two territories were officially established — Palmeria and Western Antarctica. They were each administered by a Governor, who was appointed by the President of the United States.
|Name||Portrait||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|Carter Haverford||1922||1928||Appointed by Warren G. Harding. Civilian.|
|Richard Evelyn Byrd||70px||1928||1935||Appointed by Calvin Coolidge. Military (Navy).|
|Franklin Duff||1935||1939||Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.|
|Arthur McMillan||1939||1946||Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.|
|John Sessions||1946||1957||Appointed by Harry S. Truman.|
|George Botterill||1957||1962||Appointed by Dwight D. Eisenhower.|
|Harvey Federov||1962||1968||Appointed by John F. Kennedy.|
|Ivory Charles||1968||1973||Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson.|
|Ernest Henshaw||1973||1977||Appointed by Richard Nixon.|
|George Fuchs||1977||1980||Appointed by Jimmy Carter.|
Elected Governors (1980-1986)
|Name||Portrait||Took office||Left office||Political Party||Notes|
|Andrey Trishin||1984||1986||Freedom Alliance|
Other major parties:
Byrdia became independent in 1986, and since then, has been governed by a President. Following the tradition of the former Governor (which was, in turn, inherited from the United States Presidential system), the President serves a four-year term which is renewable once.
As Andrey Trishin had already served two years as Governor before being reelected as President, the General Assembly ruled that his first term expired in 1988, rather than 1990.
|Name||Portrait||Took office||Left office||Vice President||Political Party||Notes|
|Andrey Trishin||1986||1988||Maximillion J. Arbuckle III||Freedom Alliance||Formerly Governor of Byrdia from 1984-86. A leader of the independence movement.|
|Herbert Spencer||1988||1992||Blake Headford||Green||1990 ATA laureate.|
|Maximillion J. Arbuckle III||1992||2000||Nicholas Odohar||Freedom Alliance / Independent||Former Vice President under Andrey Trishin. Party collapsed in 1994, continued Presidency as an independent. 1987 ATA laureate.|
|Nicholas Odohar||2000||2008||Dora Portugal||Green||Former Vice President under Maximillion Arbuckle.|
|Gregory L. Jacobs||2008||Incumbent||Joseph N. Harris||Whig|
Other major parties: