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Government 2012-10-21
George Stanley McGovern
(July 19, 1922 - October 21, 2012)
a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota; born in Avon, Bon Homme County, S.Dak., July 19, 1922.
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Government 2011-01-08

32nd Governor of South Dakota

Dennis Daugaard

Served:
Jan 8, 2011 - (Incumbent)
Lived: 1953-
Republican from Garretson

Government 2003-01-07

31st Governor of South Dakota

M. Michael Rounds

Served:
Jan 7, 2003-Jan 8, 2011
Lived: 1954-
Republican from Pierre

Government 1995-01-05

30th Governor of South Dakota

William J. Janklow

Served:
Jan 5, 1995 - Jan 7, 2003
Lived: 1939-2012
Republican from Flandreau

Government 1993-04-19

29th Governor of South Dakota

Walter Dale Miller

Served:
Apr 19, 1993 - Jan 7, 1995
Lived: 1925-
Republican from New Underwood

Government 1991-01-01
Ben Reifel
(1906-1990)
South Dakotan elected Ben Reifel to the United States House of Representatives in 1960. Mr. Reifel was the first American Indian from the state to serve in Congress.
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Government 1987-01-06

28th Governor of South Dakota

George S. Mickelson

Served:
Jan 6, 1987 - Apr 19, 1993
Lived: 1941-1993
Republican from Brookings

Government 1979-01-01

27th Governor of South Dakota

William J. Janklow

Served:
Jan 1, 1979 - Jan 6, 1987
Lived: 1939-2012
Republican from Flandreau

Government 1978-07-24

26th Governor of South Dakota

Harvey L. Wollman

Served:
Jul 24, 1978 - Jan 1, 1979
Lived: 1935-
Democrat from Hitchcock

Government 1971-01-05

25th Governor of South Dakota

Richard F. Kneip

Served:
Jan 5, 1971 - Jul 24, 1978
Lived: 1933-1987
Democrat from Salem

Government 1969-01-07

24th Governor of South Dakota

Frank Farrar

Served:
Jan 7, 1969 - Jan 5, 1971
Lived: 1929-
Republican from Britton

Government 1965-01-05

23rd Governor of South Dakota

Nils Boe

Served:
Jan 5, 1965 - Jan 7, 1969
Lived: 1913-1992
Republican from Sioux Falls

Government 1961-01-03

22nd Governor of South Dakota

Archie M. Gubbrud

Served:
Jan 3, 1961 - Jan 5, 1965
Lived: 1910-1987
Republican from Alcester

Government 1959-01-06

21st Governor of South Dakota

Ralph Herseth

Served:
Jan 6, 1959 - Jan 3, 1961
Lived: 1909-1969
Democrat from Houghton

Government 1955-01-04

20th Governor of South Dakota

Joe Foss

Served:
Jan 4, 1955 - Jan 6, 1959
Lived: 1915-2003
Republican from Sioux Falls

Government 1951-01-02

19th Governor of South Dakota

Sigurd Anderson

Served:
Jan 2, 1951 - Jan 4, 1955
Lived: 1904-1990
Republican from Webster

Government 1947-01-07

18th Governor of South Dakota

George T. Mickelson

Served:
Jan 7, 1947 - Jan 2, 1951
Lived: 1903-1965
Republican from Selby

Government 1943-01-05

17th Governor of South Dakota

Merrill Q. Sharpe

Served:
Jan 5, 1943 - Jan 7, 1947
Lived: 1883-1962
Republican from Kennebec

Government 1939-01-03

16th Governor of South Dakota

Harlan J. Bushfield

Served:
Jan 3, 1939 - Jan 5, 1943
Lived: 1882-1948
Republican from Miller

Government 1937-01-05

15th Governor of South Dakota

Leslie Jensen

Served:
Jan 5, 1937 - Jan 3, 1939
Lived: 1892-1964
Republican from Hot Springs

Government 1933-01-03

14th Governor of South Dakota

Tom Berry

Served:
Jan 3, 1933 - Jan 5, 1937
Lived: 1879-1951
Democrat from Belvidere

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