- Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
The Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota is the second-ranking member of the executive branch of South Dakota state government, and also serves as presiding officer of the South Dakota State Senate. The lieutenant governor succeeds to the officer of governor if the office becomes vacant, and may also serve as acting governor if the governor is incapacited or absent from the state.
The current lieutenant governor is
The lieutenant governor is elected on a ticket with the governor. Six lieutenant governors have gone on to be elected governor in their own right:
Charles N. Herreid, Frank M. Byrne, Peter Norbeck, William H. McMaster, Carl Gunderson, and Nils Boe. Two others, Harvey L. Wollmanand Walter Dale Miller, succeeded to the office of governor when it became vacant, but neither successfully won reelection. Carole Hillardbecame the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor when she was elected in 1994.
List of Lieutenant Governors of South Dakota
# Lt. Governor Party From To 1 James H. Fletcher Republican 1889 1891 2 George H. Hoffman Republican 1891 1893 3 Charles N. Herreid Republican 1893 1897 4 Daniel T. Hindman Republican 1897 1899 5 John T. Kean Republican 1899 1901 6 George W. Snow Republican 1901 1905 7 John E. McDougall Republican 1905 1907 8 Howard C. Shober Republican 1907 1911 9 Frank M. Byrne Republican 1911 1913 10 Edward Lincoln Abel Republican 1913 1915 11 Peter Norbeck Republican 1915 1917 12 William H. McMaster Republican 1917 1921 13 Carl Gunderson Republican 1921 1925 14 Alva Clark Forney Republican 1925 1927 15 Hyatt E. Covey Republican 1927 1929 16 Clarence E. Coyne[ Clarence E. Coynedied on May 27, 1929, and John T. Grigsbywas appointed to fill the vacancy.]
Republican 1929 1929 17 John T. Grigsby Democrat 1929 1931 18 Odell K. Whitney Republican 1931 1933 19 Hans Ustrud Democrat 1933 1935 20 Robert Peterson Democrat 1935 1937 21 Donald McMurchie Republican 1937 1941 22 A. C. Miller Republican 1941 1945 23 Sioux K. Grigsby Republican 1945 1949 24 Rex A. Terry Republican 1949 1955 25 L. Roy Houck Republican 1955 1959 26 John F. Lindley Democrat 1959 1961 27 Joseph H. Bottum[ Joseph H. Bottumwas appointed United States Senator on July 9, 1962. No appointment was made to fill the vacancy.] Republican 1961 1962 28 Nils Boe Republican 1963 1965 29 Lem Overpeck Republican 1965 1969 30 James Abdnor Republican 1969 1971 31 William Dougherty Democrat 1971 1975 32 Harvey L. Wollman[ Harvey L. Wollmansucceeded to the office of governor on July 24, 1978upon the resignation of Governor Richard F. Kneip. No appointment was made to fill the vacancy.] Democrat 1975 1978 33 Lowell C. Hansen II Republican 1979 1987 34 Walter Dale Miller[ Walter Dale Millersucceeded to the office of governor on April 19, 1993after Governor George S. Mickelsonwas killed in a plane crash. Steve T. Kirbywas appointed to fill the vacancy.] Republican 1987 1993 35 Steve T. Kirby Republican 1993 1995 36 Carole Hillard Republican 1995 2003 37 Dennis Daugaard Republican 2003
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