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Governor of Minnesota


1-Jun-1849 15-May-1853 Alexander Ramsey (1st time, b. 1815, d. 1903, Whig)
15-May-1853 23-Apr-1857 Willis Arnold Gorman (b. 1816, d. 1876, Democrat)
23-Apr-1857 24-May-1858 Samuel Medary (b. 1801, d. 1864, Democrat)
24-May-1858 2-Jan-1860 Henry Hastings Sibley (b. 1811, d. 1891, Democrat)
2-Jan-1860 10-Jul-1863 Alexander Ramsey (2nd time, Republican)
10-Jul-1863 11-Jan-1864 Henry Adoniram Swift (b. 1823, d. 1869, Republican)
11-Jan-1864 8-Jan-1866 Stephen Miller (b. 1816, d. 1881, Republican)
8-Jan-1866 9-Jan-1870 William Rainey Marshall (b. 1825, d. 1896, Republican)
9-Jan-1870 7-Jan-1874 Horace Austin (b. 1831, d. 1905, Republican)
7-Jan-1874 7-Jan-1876 Cushman Kellogg Davis (b. 1838, d. 1900, Republican)
7-Jan-1876 10-Jan-1882 John Sargent Pillsbury (b. 1828, d. 1901, Republican)
10-Jan-1882 5-Jan-1887 Lucius Frederick Hubbard (b. 1836, d. 1913, Republican)
5-Jan-1887 9-Jan-1889 Andrew Ryan McGill (b. 1840, d. 1905, Republican)
9-Jan-1889 4-Jan-1893 William Rush Merriam (b. 1849, d. 1931, Republican)
4-Jan-1893 31-Jan-1895 Knute Nelson (b. 1843, d. 1923, Republican)
31-Jan-1895 2-Jan-1899 David Marston Clough (b. 1846, d. 1924, Republican)
2-Jan-1899 7-Jan-1901 John Lind (b. 1854, d. 1930, Democrat)
7-Jan-1901 4-Jan-1905 Samuel Rinnah Van Sant (b. 1844, d. 1936, Republican)
4-Jan-1905 21-Sep-1909 John Albert Johnson (b. 1861, d. 1909, Democrat)
21-Sep-1909 5-Jan-1915 Adolph Olson Eberhart (b. 1870, d. 1944, Republican)
5-Jan-1915 30-Dec-1915 Winfield Scott Hammond (b. 1863, d. 1915, Democrat)
30-Dec-1915 5-Jan-1921 Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (b. 1879, d. 1961, Republican)
5-Jan-1921 6-Jan-1925 Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus (b. 1883, d. 1961, Republican)
6-Jan-1925 6-Jan-1931 Theodore Christianson (b. 1883, d. 1948, Republican)
6-Jan-1931 24-Aug-1936 Floyd B. Olson (b. 1891, d. 1936, FL)
24-Aug-1936 4-Jan-1937 Hjalmar Petersen (b. 1890, d. 1968, FL)
4-Jan-1937 2-Jan-1939 Elmer A. Benson (b. 1895, d. 1985, FL)
2-Jan-1939 27-Apr-1943 Harold Stassen (b. 1907, d. 2001, Republican)
27-Apr-1943 8-Jan-1947 Edward J. Thye (b. 1896, d. 1969, Republican)
8-Jan-1947 27-Sep-1951 Luther W. Youngdahl (b. 1896, d. 1978, Republican)
27-Sep-1951 5-Jan-1955 C. Elmer Anderson (b. 1912, d. 1998, Republican)
5-Jan-1955 2-Jan-1961 Orville L. Freeman (b. 1918, d. 2003, DFL)
2-Jan-1961 25-Mar-1963 Elmer L. Andersen (b. 1909, d. 2004, Republican)
25-Mar-1963 2-Jan-1967 Karl F. Rolvaag (b. 1913, d. 1990, DFL)
2-Jan-1967 4-Jan-1971 Harold LeVander (b. 1910, d. 1992, Republican)
4-Jan-1971 29-Dec-1976 Wendell R. Anderson (b. 1933, DFL)
29-Dec-1976 4-Jan-1979 Rudy Perpich (1st time, b. 1928, d. 1995, DFL)
4-Jan-1979 3-Jan-1983 Albert H. Quie (b. 1923, Republican)
3-Jan-1983 7-Jan-1991 Rudy Perpich (2nd time, DFL)
7-Jan-1991 4-Jan-1999 Arne Carlson (b. 1934, Republican)
4-Jan-1999 6-Jan-2003 Jesse Ventura (b. 1951)
6-Jan-2003 3-Jan-2011 Tim Pawlenty (b. 1960, Republican)
3-Jan-2011 -- Mark Dayton (b. 1947, Democrat)

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