Dakota and Beyond

South Dakota Governors

These are the South Dakota Governors. Kristi Noem became the first female elected Governor of South Dakota.

Governor Kristi NoemKristi Noem
(b. 11/30/1971)
33rd Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Castlewood - Served: Jan 3, 2019 -
Governor Dennis DaugaardDennis Daugaard
(b. 1953)
32nd Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Garretson - Served: Jan 8, 2011 - Jan 3, 2019
Governor M Michael RoundsM Michael Rounds
(b. 1954)
31st Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Pierre - Served: Jan 7, 2003-Jan 8, 2011
Governor William J JanklowWilliam J Janklow
(1939–2012)
30th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Brandon - Served: Jan 5, 1995 - Jan 7, 2003
Governor Walter Dale MillerWalter Dale Miller
(1925–2015)
29th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from New Underwood - Served: Apr 19, 1993 - Jan 7, 1995
Governor George S MickelsonGeorge S Mickelson
(1941–1993)
28th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Brookings - Served: Jan 6, 1987 - Apr 19, 1993
Governor William J JanklowWilliam J Janklow
(1939–2012)
27th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Brandon - Served: Jan 1, 1979 - Jan 6, 1987
Governor Harvey L WollmanHarvey L Wollman
(b. 1935)
26th Governor of South Dakota - Democratic from Hitchcock - Served: Jul 24, 1978 - Jan 1, 1979
Governor Richard F KneipRichard F Kneip
(1933–1987)
25th Governor of South Dakota - Democratic from Salem Served: Jan 5, 1971 - Jul 24, 1978
Governor Frank FarrarFrank Farrar
(b. 1929)
24th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Britton - Served: Jan 7, 1969 - Jan 5, 1971
Governor Nils BoeNils Boe
(1913–1992)
23rd Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Sioux Falls - Served: Jan 5, 1965 - Jan 7, 1969
Governor Archie M GubbrudArchie M Gubbrud
(1910–1987)
22nd Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Alcester - Served: Jan 3, 1961 - Jan 5, 1965
Governor Ralph HersethRalph Herseth
(1909–1969)
21st Governor of South Dakota - Democratic from Houghton - Served: Jan 6, 1959 - Jan 3, 1961
Governor Joe FossJoe Foss
(1915–2003)
20th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Sioux Falls - Served: Jan 4, 1955 - Jan 6, 1959
Governor Sigurd AndersonSigurd Anderson
(1904–1990)
19th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Webster - Served: Jan 2, 1951 - Jan 4, 1955
Governor George T MickelsonGeorge T Mickelson
(1903–1965)
18th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Selby - Served: Jan 7, 1947 - Jan 2, 1951
Governor Merrill Q SharpeMerrill Q Sharpe
(1888–1962)
17th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Kennebec - Served: Jan 5, 1943 - Jan 7, 1947
Governor Harlan J BushfieldHarlan J Bushfield
(1882–1948)
16th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Miller - Served: Jan 3, 1939 - Jan 5, 1943
Governor Leslie JensenLeslie Jensen
(1892–1964)
15th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Hot Springs - Served: Jan 5, 1937 - Jan 3, 1939
Governor Tom BerryTom Berry
(1879–1951)
14th Governor of South Dakota - Democratic from Belvidere - Served: Jan 3, 1933 - Jan 5, 1937
Governor Warren GreenWarren Green
(1869–1945)
13th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Hazel - Served: Jan 6, 1931 - Jan 3, 1933
Governor William J BulowWilliam J Bulow
(1869–1960)
12th Governor of South Dakota - Democratic from Beresford - Served: Jan 4, 1927 - Jan 6, 1931
Governor Carl GundersonCarl Gunderson
(1864–1933)
11th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Mitchell - Served: Jan 6, 1925 - Jan 4, 1927
Governor William H McMasterWilliam H McMaster
(1877–1968)
10th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Yankton - Served: Jan 4, 1921 - Jan 6, 1925
Governor Peter NorbeckPeter Norbeck
(1870–1936)
9th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Redfield - Served: Jan 2, 1917 - Jan 4, 1921
Governor Frank M ByrneFrank M Byrne
(1858–1927)
8th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Faulkton - Served: Jan 7, 1913 - Jan 2, 1917
Governor Robert S VesseyRobert S Vessey
(1858–1929)
7th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Wessington Springs - Served: Jan 5, 1909 - Jan 7, 1913
Governor Coe I CrawfordCoe I Crawford
(1858–1944)
6th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Huron - Served: Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 5, 1909
Governor Samuel H ElrodSamuel H Elrod
(1856–1935)
5th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Clark - Served: Jan 3, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Governor Charles N HerreidCharles N Herreid
(1857–1928)
4th Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Eureka - Served: Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 3, 1905
Governor Andrew E LeeAndrew E Lee
(1847–1934)
3rd Governor of South Dakota - Populist from Vermillion - Served: Jan 1, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901
Governor Charles H SheldonCharles H Sheldon
(1840–1898)
2nd Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Pierpont - Served: Jan 3, 1893 - Jan 1, 1897
Governor Arthur C MelletteArthur C Mellette
(1842–1896)
1st Governor of South Dakota - Republican from Watertow - Served: Mar 22, 1889 - Jan 3, 1893