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Governors

  Territorial Governors 
Name Dates Party
Alexander Ramsey 1849-1853  Whig
Willis Arnold Gorman 1853-1857 Democrat
Samuel Medary 1857-1858 Democrat
  State Governors 
Name Dates Party
Henry Sibley 1858-1860 Democrat
Alexander Ramsey 1860-1863Republican
Henry Swift 1863-1864 Republican
Stephen Miller 1864-1866 Republican
William Raine Marshall 1866-1870 Republican
Horace Austin 1870-1874 Republican
Cushman Davis 1874-1876 Republican
John S. Pillsbury 1876-1882 Republican
Lucius Frederick Hubbard 1882-1887 Republican
Andrew Ryan McGill 1887-1889 Republican
William Rush Merriam 1889-1893 Republican
Knute Nelson 1893-1895 Republican
David Marston Clough 1895-1899 Republican
John Lind1899-1901Democrat
Samuel R. Van Sant 1901-1905 Republican
John Albert Johnson 1905-1909 Democrat
Adolph Olson Eberhart 1909-1915 Republican
Winfield Scott Hammond 1915-1915 Democrat
Joseph A. A. Burnquist 1915-1921 Republican
Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus 1921-1925 Republican
Theodore Christianson  1925-1931 Republican
Floyd B. Olson 1931-1936 Farmer-Labor
Hjalmar Petersen 1936-1937 Farmer-Labor
Elmer Austin Benson 1937-1939 Farmer-Labor
Harold Stassen 1939-1943  Republican
Edward John Thye 1943-1947 Republican
Luther Youngdahl  1947-1951 Republican
C. Elmer Anderson 1951-1955 Republican
Orville Freeman 1955-1961  Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Elmer L. Andersen 1961-1963  Republican
Karl Rolvaag 1963-1967 Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Harold LeVander 1967-1971 Republican
Wendell Anderson 1971-1976 Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Rudy Perpich 1976-1979 Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Al Quie 1979-1983 Independent-Republican
Rudy Perpich 1983-1991 Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Arne Carlson 1991-1999 Ind. Republican-Republican
Jesse Ventura
[James Janos]
1999-2003 Reform/Independence
Tim Pawlenty 2003-2011 Republican
Mark Dayton January 3, 2011- PRESENT Democratic-Farmer-Labor


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