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. Rudolph George Perpich Minnesota 1983 - 1991
1976 - 1979
Domecratic-Farmer-Labor
Gov. Albert Harold Quie Minnesota 1979 - 1983
Independent-Republican
Gov. Wendell Richard Anderson Minnesota 1971 - 1976
Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Gov. Harold LeVander Minnesota 1967 - 1971
Republican
Gov. Karl Fritjof Rolvaag Minnesota 1963 - 1967
Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Gov. Elmer Lee Andersen 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. Hjalmar Petersen Minnesota 1936 - 1937
Farmer-Labor
Gov. Floyd Bjornstjerne Olson Minnesota 1931 - 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
Democrat
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