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South Dakota : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Mike Rounds South Dakota (2003 - 2011)
Republican
Gov. Walter D. Miller South Dakota (1993 - 1995)
Republican
Gov. George S. Mickelson South Dakota (1987 - 1993)
Republican
Gov. William J. Janklow South Dakota (1979 - 1987)
(1995 - 2003)
Republican
Gov. Harvey Wollman South Dakota (1978 - 1979)
Democrat
Gov. Richard Francis Kneip South Dakota (1971 - 1978)
Democrat
Gov. Frank Leroy Farrar South Dakota (1969 - 1971)
Republican
Gov. Nils Andreas Boe South Dakota (1965 - 1969)
Republican
Gov. Archie Gubbrud South Dakota (1961 - 1965)
Republican
Gov. Ralph E. Herseth South Dakota (1959 - 1961)
Democrat
Gov. Joseph Jacob Foss South Dakota (1955 - 1959)
Republican
Gov. Sigurd Anderson South Dakota (1951 - 1955)
Republican
Gov. George T. Mickelson South Dakota (1947 - 1951)
Republican
Gov. Merrell Quentin Sharpe South Dakota (1943 - 1947)
Republican
Gov. Harlan John Bushfield South Dakota (1939 - 1943)
Republican
Gov. Leslie Jensen South Dakota (1937 - 1939)
Republican
Gov. Thomas Matthew Berry South Dakota (1933 - 1937)
Democrat
Gov. Warren Everett Green South Dakota (1931 - 1933)
Republican
Gov. William John Bulow South Dakota (1927 - 1931)
Democrat
Gov. Carl Gunderson South Dakota (1925 - 1927)
Republican
Gov. William Henry McMaster South Dakota (1921 - 1925)
Republican
Gov. Peter Norbeck South Dakota (1917 - 1921)
Republican
Gov. Frank M. Byrne South Dakota (1913 - 1917)
Republican
Gov. Robert Scadden Vessey South Dakota (1909 - 1913)
Republican
Gov. Coe Isaac Crawford South Dakota (1907 - 1909)
Republican
Gov. Samuel Harrison Elrod South Dakota (1905 - 1907)
Republican
Gov. Charles N. Herreid South Dakota (1901 - 1905)
Republican
Gov. Andrew Ericson Lee South Dakota (1897 - 1901)
People's Party (first term) and Fusion Party (second term)
Gov. Charles Henry Sheldon South Dakota (1893 - 1897)
Republican
Gov. Arthur Calvin Mellette South Dakota (1889 - 1893)
Republican