Minnesota : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Tim Pawlenty Minnesota (2003 - 2011 )
Republican
Gov. Jesse Ventura Minnesota (1999 - 2003 )
Minnesota Independence Party
Gov. Arne Helge Carlson Minnesota (1991 - 1999 )
Republican
Gov. Albert Harold Quie Minnesota (1979 - 1983 )
Republican
Gov. Wendell Richard Anderson Minnesota (1971 - 1976 )
Democrat
Gov. Harold LeVander Minnesota (1967 - 1971 )
Republican
Gov. Karl Fritjof Rolvaag Minnesota (1963 - 1967 )
Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Gov. Elmer Lee Anderson Minnesota (1961 - 1963 )
Republican
Gov. Orville Lothrop Freeman Minnesota (1955 - 1961 )
Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Gov. Clyde Elmer Anderson Minnesota (1951 - 1955 )
Republican
Gov. Luther Wallace Youngdahl Minnesota (1947 - 1951 )
Republican
Gov. Edward John Thye Minnesota (1943 - 1947 )
Republican
Gov. Harold Edward Stassen Minnesota (1939 - 1943 )
Republican
Gov. Elmer Austin Benson Minnesota (1937 - 1939 )
Farmer-Labor
Gov. Floyd Bjornstjerne Olson Minnesota (1931 - 1936 )
Farmer-Labor
Gov. Hjalmar Petersen Minnesota (1937 - 1936 )
Farmer-Labor
Gov. Theodore Christianson Minnesota (1925 - 1931 )
Republican
Gov. Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus Minnesota (1921 - 1925 )
Republican
Gov. Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist Minnesota (1915 - 1921 )
Republican
Gov. Winfield Scott Hammond Minnesota (1915 - 1915 )
Democratic
Gov. Adolph Olson Eberhart Minnesota (1909 - 1915 )
Republican
Gov. John Albert Johnson Minnesota (1905 - 1909 )
Democratic
Gov. Samuel Rinnah Van Sant Minnesota (1901 - 1905 )
Republican
Gov. John Lind Minnesota (1899 - 1901 )
Democratic
Gov. David Marston Clough Minnesota (1895 - 1899 )
Republican