Former South Dakota Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Dennis Daugaard South Dakota 2011 - 2019 Republican
Gov. Mike Rounds South Dakota 2003 - 2011 Republican
Gov. William J. Janklow South Dakota 1995 - 2003
1979 - 1987
Republican
Gov. Walter D. Miller South Dakota 1993 - 1995 Republican
Gov. George S. Mickelson South Dakota 1987 - 1993 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