List of Governors of South Dakota, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 Arthur C. Mellette 22 March 1889 3 January 1893 Republican Henry County, Indiana
2 Charles H. Sheldon 3 January 1893 1 January 1897 Republican Johnson, Vermont
3 Andrew E. Lee 1 January 1897 8 January 1901 Populist Bergen in Norway
4 Charles N. Herreid 8 January 1901 3 January 1905 Republican Madison, Wisconsin
5 Samuel H. Elrod 3 January 1905 8 January 1907 Republican Coatesville, Indiana
6 Coe I. Crawford 8 January 1907 5 January 1909 Republican Allamakee County, Iowa
7 Robert S. Vessey 5 January 1909 7 January 1913 Republican Oshkosh, Wisconsin
8 Frank M. Byrne 7 January 1913 2 January 1917 Republican Volney, Allamakee County, Iowa
9 Peter Norbeck 2 January 1917 4 January 1921 Republican Clay County, South Dakota
10 William H. McMaster 4 January 1921 6 January 1925 Republican Monona County, Iowa
11 Carl Gunderson 6 January 1925 4 January 1927 Republican Clay County, Dakota Territory
12 William J. Bulow 4 January 1927 6 January 1931 Democratic Moscow, Ohio
13 Warren Green 6 January 1931 3 January 1933 Republican Jackson County, Wisconsin
14 Tom Berry 3 January 1933 5 January 1937 Democratic Paddock, Nebraska
15 Leslie Jensen 5 January 1937 3 January 1939 Republican Hot Springs, South Dakota
16 Harlan J. Bushfield 3 January 1939 5 January 1943 Republican Atlantic, Iowa
17 Merrill Q. Sharpe 5 January 1943 7 January 1947 Republican Marysville, Kansas
18 George T. Mickelson 7 January 1947 2 January 1951 Republican Selby in Walworth County, South Dakota
19 Sigurd Anderson 2 January 1951 4 January 1955 Republican near Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
20 Joe Foss 4 January 1955 6 January 1959 Republican Sioux Falls, South Dakota
21 Ralph Herseth 6 January 1959 3 January 1961 Democratic Houghton, South Dakota
22 Archie M. Gubbrud 3 January 1961 5 January 1965 Republican Lincoln County, South Dakota
23 Nils Boe 5 January 1965 7 January 1969 Republican Baltic in Minnehaha County, South Dakota
24 Frank Farrar 7 January 1969 5 January 1971 Republican Britton, South Dakota
25 Richard F. Kneip 5 January 1971 24 July 1978 Democratic Tyler, Minnesota
26 Harvey L. Wollman 24 July 1978 1 January 1979 Democratic Frankfort, South Dakota
27 William J. Janklow 1 January 1979 6 January 1987 Republican Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28 George S. Mickelson 6 January 1987 19 April 1993 Republican Mobridge, South Dakota
29 Walter Dale Miller 19 April 1993 7 January 1995 Republican Meade County, South Dakota.
30 William J. Janklow 7 January 1995 7 January 2003 Republican Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
31 M. Michael Rounds 7 January 2003 8 January 2011 Republican Huron, South Dakota, U.S.
32 Dennis Daugaard 8 January 2011 15 December 2016 Republican Garretson, South Dakota, U.S.
33 Doug Burgum 15 December 2016 Incumbent Republican Arthur, North Dakota, U.S.

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