List of Governors of South Dakota

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This is a list of Governors of South Dakota

Contributed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer
Photo from Kim Torp

Sam Albright - Provisional South Dakota 1859

Name Term Party
Arthur C. Mellette March 22, 1889–January 3, 1893 Republican
Charles H. Sheldon January 3, 1893–January 1, 1897 Republican
Andrew E. Lee January 1, 1897–January 8, 1901 Populist
Charles N. Herreid January 8, 1901–January 3, 1905 Republican
Samuel H. Elrod January 3, 1905–January 8, 1907 Republican
Coe I. Crawford January 8, 1907–January 5, 1909 Republican
Robert S. Vessey January 5, 1909–January 7, 1913 Republican
Frank M. Byrne January 7, 1913–January 2, 1917 Republican
Peter Norbeck January 2, 1917–January 4, 1921 Republican
William H. McMaster January 4, 1921–January 6, 1925 Republican
Carl Gunderson January 6, 1925–January 4, 1927 Republican
William J. Bulow January 4, 1927–January 6, 1931 Democratic
Warren Green January 6, 1931–January 3, 1933 Republican
Tom Berry January 3, 1933–January 5, 1937 Democratic
Leslie Jensen January 5, 1937–January 3, 1939 Republican
Harlan J. Bushfield January 3, 1939–January 5, 1943 Republican
Merrill Q. Sharpe January 5, 1943–January 7, 1947 Republican
George T. Mickelson January 7, 1947–January 2, 1951 Republican
Sigurd Anderson January 2, 1951–January 4, 1955 Republican
Joe Foss January 4, 1955–January 6, 1959 Republican
Ralph Herseth January 6, 1959–January 3, 1961 Democratic
Archie M. Gubbrud January 3, 1961–January 5, 1965 Republican
Nils Boe January 5, 1965–January 7, 1969 Republican
Frank Farrar January 7, 1969–January 5, 1971 Republican
Richard F. Kneip January 5, 1971–July 24, 1978 Democratic
Harvey L. Wollman July 24, 1978–January 1, 1979 Democratic
William J. Janklow January 1, 1979–January 6, 1987 Republican
George S. Mickelson January 6, 1987–April 19, 1993 Republican
Walter Dale Miller April 19, 1993–January 7, 1995 Republican
William J. Janklow January 5, 1995–January 7, 2003 Republican
M. Michael Rounds January 7, 2003— Republican

 

 

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