Sacramento Journal; Old Governors Never Die. They Just Hang in Capitol.
NYTimes - almost 11 years
The hallowed tradition of hanging a governor's portrait in the third-floor corridor of the Capitol here dates to the 1930's, when, finally, California's first governor, Peter Burnett, who left office in 1851, was given his due: his face mounted on the wall, his legacy preserved in a painting. Since then, 36 other governors have had their portraits