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South Dakota : Past Governors Bios

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Ralph E. Herseth South Dakota (1959 - 1961 )
Democrat
Gov. Archie Gubbrud South Dakota (1961 - 1965 )
Republican
Gov. Nils Andreas Boe South Dakota (1965 - 1969 )
Republican
Gov. Frank Leroy Farrar South Dakota (1969 - 1971 )
Republican
Gov. Richard Francis Kneip South Dakota (1971 - 1978 )
Democrat
Gov. Harvey Wollman South Dakota (1978 - 1979 )
Democrat
Gov. William J. Janklow South Dakota (1979 - 1987 )
(1995 - 2003 )
Republican
Gov. George S. Mickelson South Dakota (1987 - 1993 )
Republican
Gov. Walter D. Miller South Dakota (1993 - 1995 )
Republican
Gov. Mike Rounds South Dakota (2003 - 2011 )
Republican