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Former Governors' Bios


The NGA Governors Database


This searchable database identifies former governors by state and dates of service. The governors' biographies available on the NGA website provide summary biographical information only and are edited infrequently. For more comprehensive information, please see the resource links and additional references that may be listed on a governor's biography page. To begin your search, please choose a state, commonwealth or territory from the dropdown list or click 'Search Governors' for the advanced search menu.

 

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Mark Dayton Minnesota (2011 )
Democrat
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. Rudolph George Perpich Minnesota (1976 - 1979 )
(1983 - 1991 )
Democratic-Farmer-Labor
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