FORMER MINNESOTA GOVERNORS

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Mark Dayton Minnesota 2011 - 2019 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 1983 - 1991
1976 - 1979
Domecratic-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
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 Farm-Labor
Gov. Floyd Bjornstjerne Olson Minnesota 1931 - 1936 Farm-Labor
Gov. Hjalmar Petersen Minnesota 1937 - 1936 Farm-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
Gov. Knute Nelson Minnesota 1893 - 1895 Republican
Gov. William Rush Merriam Minnesota 1889 - 1893 Republican
Gov. Andrew Ryan McGill Minnesota 1887 - 1889 Republican
Gov. Lucius Frederick Hubbard Minnesota 1882 - 1887 Republican
Gov. John Sargent Pillsbury Minnesota 1876 - 1882 Republican
Gov. Cushman Kellogg Davis Minnesota 1874 - 1876 Republican
Gov. Horace Austin Minnesota 1870 - 1874 Republican
Gov. William Rainey Marshall Minnesota 1866 - 1870 Republican
Gov. Stephen Miller Minnesota 1864 - 1866 Republican
Gov. Henry Adoniram Swift Minnesota 1863 - 1864 Republican
Gov. Alexander Ramsey Minnesota 1860 - 1863 Republican
Gov. Henry Hastings Sibley Minnesota 1858 - 1860 Democratic
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