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Former State Governors

TERM NAME PARTY COMMENT
1889-1893 Arthur Calvin Mellette Republican Born on June 23, 1842 in Henry County, Indiana. Died in Pittsburg, Kansas on May 25, 1896. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, South Dakota.
1893-1897 Charles Henry Sheldon Republican Born on September 12, 1840 in LeMoille County, Vermont. Died on October 20, 1898.
1897-1901 Andrew Ericson Lee Populist Born on March 18, 1847 near Bergan, Norway. Died on March 19, 1934. Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, South Dakota.
1901-1905 Charles Nelson Herreid Republican Born October 20, 1857. Died on July 6, 1928.
1905-1907 Samuel Harrison Elrod Republican Born on May 1, 1856 near Coatesville, Hendricks County, Indiana. Died on July 13, 1935.
1907-1909 Coe Isaac Crawford Republican Born near Volney, Iowa on January 14, 1858. Died in Yaiikton, South Dakota on April 25, 1944 and interred at Municipal Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.
1909-1913 Robert Scadden Vessey Republican Born on May 16, 1858 in Wisconsin. Died on October 18, 1929.
1913-1917 Frank Michael Byrne Republican Born in Volney, Iowa on October 23, 1858. Died on December 24, 1927.
1917-1921 Peter Norbeck Republican Born in Clay County, South Dakota on August 27, 1870. Died in Redfield, South Dakota on December 20, 1936. Interment at Bloomington Church Cemetery near Platte, South Dakota.
1921-1925 William Henry McMaster Republican Born in Ticonic, Iowa on May 10, 1877. Died in Dixon, Illinois on September 14, 1968. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, Illinois.
1925-1927 Carl Gunderson Republican Born in Vermillion, South Dakota on June 20, 1864. Died on February 26, 1933. Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, South Dakota.
1927-1931 William John Bulow Democrat Born near Moscow, Ohio on January 13, 1869. Died in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 1960. Interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Beresford, South Dakota.
1931-1933 Warren Everett Green Republican Born on March 10, 1870. Died on April 27, 1945.
1933-1937 Thomas Matthew Berry Democrat Born in Paddock, Nebraska on April 23, 1879. Died in Rapid City, South Dakota on October 30, 1931.
1937-1939 Leslie Jensen Republican Born on September 15, 1892. Died on December 14, 1964.
1939-1943 Harlan John Bushfield Republican Born in Atlantic, Iowa on August 6, 1882. Died on September 27, 1948 in Miller, South Dakota. Interment at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller, South Dakota.
1943-1947 Merrell Quentin Sharpe Republican Born on January 11, 1888. Died on January 22, 1962.
1947-1951 George Theodore Mickelson Republican Born on July 23, 1903. Died on February 28, 1965.
1951-1955 Sigurd Anderson Republican Born in Arendal, Norway on January 22, 1904. Died on December 21, 1990. Interment in Webster, South Dakota.
1955-1959 Joseph Jacob Foss Republican Born on April 17, 1915 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Died on January 1, 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Alrington, Virginia.
1959-1961 Ralph E. Herseth Democrat Born on July 2, 1909. Died on January 24, 1969. Interment at Houghton Cemetery, Houghton, South Dakota.
1961-1965 Archie M. Gubbrud Republican Born on December 31, 1910. Died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on April 26, 1987.
1965-1969 Nils Andreas Boe Republican Born in Baltic, South Dakota on September 10, 1913. Died on July 30, 1992.
1969-1971 Frank Leroy Farrar Republican Born in Britton, South Dakota on April 2, 1929.
1971-1978 Richard Francis Kneip Democrat Born in Elkton, South Dakota on January 7, 1933. Richard F. Kneip resigned July 24, 1978, to become Ambassador to Singapore. Died on March 9, 1987. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
1978-1979 Harvey L. Wollman Democrat Born on May 14, 1935.
1979-1987 William John Janklow Republican Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 13, 1939.
1987-1993 George Speaker Mickelson Republican Born in Mobridge, South Dakota on January 31, 1941. Died in a plane crash on April 20, 1993.
1993-1995 Walter Dale Miller Republican Born in Viewfield, South Dakota on October 5, 1925. Became governor upon death of George Speaker Mickelson.
1995-2003 William John Janklow Republican Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 13, 1939.
1995-2011 Marion Michael "Mike" Rounds Republican Born in Huron, South Dakota, on October 24, 1954.
 

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Source: Political Graveyard, (http://www.politicalgraveyard.com), August 27, 2004



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