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Governors

 Territorial Governors
Alexander Ramsey
1849-1853
Willis Gorman
1853-1857
Samuel Medary
1857-1858
 State Governors

Henry Sibley
1858-1860

Alexander Ramsey
1860-1863

Henry Swift
1863-1864

Stephen Miller
1864-1866

William Marshall
1866-1870

Horace Austin
1870-1874

Cushman Davis
1874-1876

John Pillsbury
1876-1882

Lucius Hubbard
1882-1887

Andrew McGill
1887-1889

William Merriam
1889-1893

Knute Nelson
1893-1895

D.M. Clough
1895-1899

John Lind
1899-1901

Samuel Van Sant
1901-1905

John Johnson
1905-1909

A.O. Eberhart
1909-1915

Winfield Hammond
1915

J.A.A. Burnquist
1915-1921

J.A.O. Preus
1921-1925

Theo. Christianson
1925-1931

Floyd Olson
1931-1936

Hjalmar Petersen
1936-1937

Elmer Benson
1937-1939

Harold Stassen
1939-1943

Edward Thye
1943-1947

Luther Youngdahl
1947-1951

C. Elmer Anderson
1951-1955

Orville Freeman
1955-1961

Elmer Andersen
1961-1963

Karl Rolvaag
1963-1967

Harold LeVander
1967-1971

Wendell Anderson
1971-1976

Rudy Perpich
1976-1979

Al Quie
1979-1983

Rudy Perpich
1983-1991

Arne Carlson
1991-1999

Jesse Ventura
1999-2003

Tim Pawlenty
2003-2011
Mark Dayton
2011-