- List of lieutenant governors of Minnesota
In 1886 elections were moved from odd years to even years. Beginning with the 1962 election, the term of the lieutenant governor increased from two to four years. Prior to the 1974 election, governors and lieutenant governors were elected on separate ballots. Marlene Johnson, elected in 1982 as the running mate of Rudy Perpich, was Minnesota's first woman Lieutenant Governor. All of her successors in that office have also been women.
Name Took Office Left Office Party William Holcombe 1858 1860 Democratic Ignatius L. Donnelly 1860 1863 Republican Henry Adoniram Swift 1863 1863 Republican Charles D. Sherwood 1864 1866 Republican Thomas H. Armstrong 1866 1870 Republican William H. Yale 1870 1874 Republican Alphonso Barto 1874 1876 Republican James Wakefield 1876 1880 Republican Charles A. Gilman 1880 1887 Republican Albert E. Rice 1887 1891 Republican Gideon S. Ives 1891 1893 Republican David Marston Clough 1893 1895 Republican Frank A. Day 1895 1897 Republican John L. Gibbs 1897 1899 Republican Lyndon Ambrose Smith 1899 1903 Republican Ray W. Jones 1903 1907 Republican Adolph Olson Eberhart 1907 1909 Republican Edward Everett Smith 1909 1911 Republican Samuel Y. Gordon 1911 1913 Republican Joseph A. A. Burnquist 1913 1915 Republican George H. Sullivan 1916 1917 Republican Thomas Frankson 1917 1921 Republican Louis L. Collins 1921 1925 Republican William I. Nolan 1925 1929 Republican Charles Edward Adams 1929 1931 Republican Henry M. Arens 1931 1933 Farmer Labor Konrad K. Solberg 1933 1935 Farmer Labor Hjalmar Petersen 1935 1936 Farmer Labor William B. Richardson1 1936 1937 Republican Gottfrid Lindsten 1937 1939 Farmer Labor C. Elmer Anderson 1939 1943 Republican Edward John Thye 1943 1943 Republican Archie H. Miller 1943 1945 Republican C. Elmer Anderson 1945 1951 Republican Ancher Nelsen 1953 1953 Republican Donald O. Wright2 1954 1955 Republican Karl Rolvaag 1955 1963 Democratic Farmer Labor Alexander M. Keith 1963 1967 Democratic Farmer Labor James B. Goetz 1967 1971 Republican Rudy Perpich 1971 1976 Democratic Farmer Labor Alec G. Olson3 1976 1979 Democratic Farmer Labor Lou Wangberg 1979 1983 Independent Republican Marlene Johnson 1983 1991 Democratic Farmer Labor Joanell Dyrstad 1991 1995 Independent Republican Joanne Benson 1995 1999 IR/Republican Mae Schunk 1999 2003 Reform/Independence Carol Molnau 2003 2011 Republican Yvonne Prettner Solon 2011 present Democratic Farmer Labor
1 Richardson was actually president pro tem of the Minnesota Senate; became acting lieutenant governor when lieutenant governor Hjalmar Petersen became governor on the death of Floyd B. Olson, but Richardson was never sworn in.
2 Wright was president pro tem of the Minnesota Senate and assumed the office of lieutenant governor in 1954 after lieutenant governor Ancher Nelsen resigned to become administrator of the Rural Electric Administration.
3 As president of the Minnesota Senate, Olson assumed office of lieutenant governor when Rudy Perpich then lieutenant governor became governor on the resignation of Wendell Anderson, who had appointed himself to the U.S. Senate on resignation of Walter Mondale who had been elected Vice President.
Note on Minnesota political parties names
- DFL: On April 15, 1944 the state Democratic party and the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party merged and created the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). It is affiliated with the national Democratic party.
- Republican Party of Minnesota: From November 15, 1975 to September 23, 1995 the name of the state Republican party was the Independent Republican party (IR). The party has always been affiliated with the national Republican party.
- Independence Party of Minnesota: The party was founded under this name in 1992. In 1995 the IPM affiliated with the national Reform Party and renamed itself the Reform Party of Minnesota. In 2000 the Reform Party of Minnesota disaffiliated with the national Reform party and returned to the name Independence party.
Lists of United States lieutenant governors by political division States
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
Current lieutenant governors U.S. states and territoriesand next-in-line of succession for states and territories without lieutenant governors or where the office is vacant AL Ivey (R) AK Treadwell (R) AZ Bennett (R)1 AR Darr (R) CA Newsom (D) CO Garcia (D) CT Wyman (D) DE Denn (D) FL Carroll (R) GA Cagle (R) HI Schatz (D) ID Little (R) IL Simon (D) IN Skillman (R) IA Reynolds (R) KS Colyer (R) KY Mongiardo (D) LA Dardenne (R) ME Raye (R)2 MD Brown (D) MA Murray (D) MI Calley (R) MN Solon (D) MS Bryant (R) MO Kinder (R) MT Bohlinger (R) NE Sheehy (R) NV Krolicki (R) NH Bragdon (R)2 NJ Guadagno (R) NM Sanchez (R) NY Duffy (D) NC Dalton (D) ND Wrigley (R) OH Taylor (R) OK Lamb (R) OR Brown (D)1 PA Cawley (R) RI Roberts (D) SC Ard (R) SD Michels (R) TN Ramsey (R)2 TX Dewhurst (R) UT Bell (R) VT Scott (R) VA Bolling (R) WA Owen (D) WV Kessler (D)2 WI Kleefisch (R) WY Maxfield (R)1 DC Brown (D)3
AS Sunia (D) GU Tenorio (R) MP Inos (C) PR McClintock (D)1 VI Francis (D)
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