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Guide to the Governors Papers at the South Dakota State Archives, 1861-2011


Territorial Governors Papers, 1861-1889

Governor William Jayne
William Jayne
1861-1863
Governor Newton Edmunds
Newton Edmunds
1863-1866
Governor Andrew Faulk
Andrew J. Faulk
1866-1869
Governor John Burbank
John A. Burbank
1869-1873
Governor John Pennington
John L. Pennington
1874-1878
Governor William Howard
William A. Howard
1878-1880
Governor Nehemia Ordway
Nehemiah Ordway
1880-1884
Governor Gilbert Pierce
Gilbert A. Pierce
1884-1887
Governor Louis Church
Louis K. Church
1887-1889
Governor Arthur Mellette
Arthur Calvin Mellette
March 11, 1889
October 1, 1889

South Dakota State Governors, 1889-1925

Governor Arthur Mellette
Arthur C. Mellette
1889-1893
Governor Charles Sheldon
Charles H. Sheldon
1893-1897
Governor Andrew Lee
Andrew E. Lee
1897-1901
Governor Charles Herreid
Charles N. Herreid
1901-1905
Governor Samuel Elrod
Samuel H. Elrod
1905-1907
Governor Coe Crawford
Coe I. Crawford
1907-1909
Governor Robert Vessey
Robert S. Vessey
1909-1913
Governor Frank Byrne'
Frank M. Byrne
1913-1917
Governor Peter Norbeck
Peter Norbeck
1917-1921
Governor William McMaster
William H. McMaster
1921-1925

South Dakota State Governors, 1925-1959

Governor Carl Gunderson
Carl Gunderson
1925-1927
Governor William Bulow
William J. Bulow
1927-1931
Governor Warren Green
Warren E. Green
1931-1933
Governor Tom Berry
Tom Berry
1933-1937
Governor Leslie Jensen
Leslie Jensen
1937-1939
Governor Harlan Bushfield
Harlan J. Bushfield
1939-1943
Governor Merill Sharpe
Merrill Q. Sharpe
1943-1947
Governor George T. Mickelson
George T. Mickelson
1947-1951
Governor Sigurd Anderson
Sigurd Anderson
1951-1955
Governor Joe Foss
Joseph J. Foss
1955-1959

South Dakota State Governors, 1959-Present

Governor Ralph Herseth
Ralph Herseth
1959-1961
Governor Archie Gubbrud
Archie M. Gubbrud
1961-1965
Governor Nils Boe
Nils A. Boe
1965-1969
Governor Frank Farrar
Frank L. Farrar
1969-1971
Governor Richard Kneip
Richard F. Kneip
1971-1978
Governor Harvey Wollman
Harvey Wollman
1978

Governor William Janklow
William J. Janklow
1979-1987;
1995-2003

Governor George S. Mickelson
George S. Mickelson
1987-1993
Governor Walter Miller
Walter D. Miller
1993-1995
Governor Michael Rounds
M. Michael Rounds
2003-2011





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