List of Governors of Minnesota, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 Henry H. Sibley 24 May 1858 2 January 1860 Democratic Detroit, Michigan, United States
2 Alexander Ramsey 2 January 1860 10 July 1863 Republican Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
3 Henry A. Swift 10 July 1863 11 January 1864 Republican Ravenna, Ohio, United States
4 Stephen Miller 11 January 1864 8 January 1866 Republican Carroll Township, Pennsylvania, U.S
5 William R. Marshall 8 January 1866 9 January 1870 Republican Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
6 Horace Austin 9 January 1870 7 January 1874 Republican Canterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
7 Cushman K. Davis 7 January 1874 7 January 1876 Republican Henderson, New York
8 John S. Pillsbury 7 January 1876 10 January 1882 Republican Sutton, New Hampshire, U.S.
9 Lucius F. Hubbard 10 January 1882 5 January 1887 Republican Troy, New York, U.S.
10 Andrew R. McGill 5 January 1887 9 January 1889 Republican Saegertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
11 William R. Merriam 9 January 1889 9 January 1893 Republican Wadham’s Mills, New York, U.S.
12 Knute Nelson 9 January 1893 31 January 1895 Republican Voss, Norway
13 David M. Clough 31 January 1895 2 January 1899 Republican Lyme, New Hampshire, U.S.
14 John Lind 2 January 1899 7 January 1901 Democratic Småland Sweden
15 Samuel R. Van Sant 7 January 1901 4 January 1905 Republican Rock Island, Illinois, United States
16 John A. Johnson 4 January 1905 21 September 1909 Democratic St. Peter, Minnesota
17 Adolph O. Eberhart 21 September 1909 5 January 1915 Republican Värmland, Sweden
18 Winfield S. Hammond 5 January 1915 30 December 1915 Democratic Southborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
19 J. A. A. Burnquist 30 December 1915 5 January 1921 Republican Dayton, Iowa
20 J. A. O. Preus 5 January 1921 6 January 1925 Republican Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States
21 Theodore Christianson 6 January 1925 6 January 1931 Republican Lac qui Parle Township, Minnesota
22 Floyd B. Olson 6 January 1931 22 August 1936 Farmer-Labor Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 Hjalmar Petersen 22 August 1936 4 January 1937 Farmer-Labor Eskildstrup, Denmark
24 Elmer A. Benson 4 January 1937 2 January 1939 Farmer-Labor Appleton, Minnesota
25 Harold E. Stassen 2 January 1939 27 April 1943 Republican West St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
26 Edward J. Thye 27 April 1943 8 January 1947 Republican Frederick, South Dakota
27 Luther W. Youngdahl 8 January 1947 27 September 1951 Republican Minneapolis, Minnesota
28 C. Elmer Anderson 27 September 1951 5 January 1955 Republican Brainerd, Minnesota
29 Orville L. Freeman 5 January 1955 2 January 1961 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
30 Elmer L. Andersen 2 January 1961 25 March 1963 Republican Chicago, Illinois, United States
31 Karl F. Rolvaag 25 March 1963 2 January 1967 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Northfield, Minnesota
32 Harold LeVander 2 January 1967 4 January 1971 Republican Polk County, Nebraska
33 Wendell R. Anderson 4 January 1971 29 December 1976 Democratic-Farmer-Labor St. Paul, Minnesota
34 Rudy Perpich 29 December 1976 4 January 1979 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Carson Lake, Minnesota
35 Al Quie 4 January 1979 3 January 1983 Independent-Republican Dennison, Minnesota, U.S.
36 Rudy Perpich 3 January 1983 7 January 1991 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Carson Lake, Minnesota
37 Arne H. Carlson 7 January 1991 4 January 1999 Independent-Republican/ Republican New York City, New York, U.S.
38 Jesse Ventura (James Janos)[8] 4 January 1999 6 January 2003 Reform/Independence Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
39 Tim Pawlenty 6 January 2003 3 January 2011 Republican Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
40 Mark Dayton 3 January 2011 Incumbent Democratic-Farmer-Labor Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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