List of Speakers of the South Dakota House of Representatives

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This is a comprehensive list of Speakers of the South Dakota House of Representatives since statehood in 1889.[1]

Five South Dakota speakers have gone on to serve as governor.

# Speaker Party City County Term Other Office Term
1 Sutton E. Young Republican Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1889–1890
2 Charles X. Seward Watertown Codington 1891–1892
3 James Marshall Lawson Aberdeen Brown 1893–1894 State Senator
SD President Pro Tempore
1899–1906
1901–1902
4 Charles T. Howard Redfield Spink 1895–1896
5 John Colvin Populist Mitchell Davison 1897–1898
6 Albert G. Somers Republican Strouseton Grant 1899–1902
7 John L. Browne Aberdeen Brown 1903–1906
8 Morris J. Chaney Wakonda Clay 1907–1910
9 Charles J. Morris Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1911–1912
10 Peter J. Tscharner Lemmon Perkins 1913–1914
11 Charles A. Christopherson Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1915–1916 U.S. Congressman 1919–1933
12 A.C. Roberts Pierpont Day 1917–1918
13 Lewis Benson Flandreau Moody 1919–1920
14 Christian O. Berdahl Garretson Minnehaha 1921–1922
15 Emmet Orville Frescoln Winner Tripp 1923–1924
16 Charles S. McDonald Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1925–1926
17 Ray F. Williamson Aberdeen Brown 1927–1928
18 Daniel K. Loucks Watertown Codington 1929–1930
19 B.W. McVeigh Britton Marshall 1931–1932
20 George Abild Democratic Pukwana Brule 1933–1934
21 W. J. Eggert Rockham Faulk 1935–1936
22 A. C. Miller Republican Kennebec Lyman 1937–1940 Lieutenant Governor 1941–1945
23 George T. Mickelson Selby Walworth 1941–1942 South Dakota Attorney General
Governor
1943–1947
1947–1951
24 O.H. Hove Colman Moody 1943–1944
25 Anton Christian Halls Garretson Minnehaha 1945–1946
26 George Wininger Mills Wall Pennington 1947–1948
27 Arthur E. Munck Pierre Hughes 1949–1950
28 Hugh H. Stokes Flandreau Moody 1951–1952
29 Hobart H. Gates Custer Custer 1953–1954
30 Nils A. Boe Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1955–1958 Lieutenant Governor
Governor
1963–1965
1965–1969
31 Archie M. Gubbrud Alcester Lincoln 1959–1960 Governor 1961–1965
32 Carl T. Burgess Rapid City Pennington 1961–1962
33 Paul E. Brown Arlington Kingsbury 1963–1964
34 Charles C. Droz Miller Hand 1965–1966
35 James D. Jelbert Spearfish Lawrence 1967–1968
36 Dexter H. Gunderson Irene Clay 1969–1970
37 Donald E. Osheim Watertown Codington 1971–1972
38 Gene N. Lebrun Democratic Rapid City Pennington 1973–1974
39 Joseph H. Barnett Republican Aberdeen Brown 1975–1976
40 Lowell C. Hansen II Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1977–1978 Lieutenant Governor 1979–1986
41 George S. Mickelson Brookings Brookings 1979–1980 Governor 1987–1993
42 Walter Dale Miller New Underwood Pennington 1981–1982 Lieutenant Governor
Governor
1987–1993
1993–1994
43 Jerome B. Lammers Madison Lake 1983–1984
44 Donald J. Ham Rapid City Pennington 1985–1986
45 Debra R. Anderson Sioux Falls Minnehaha 1987–1988
46 Royal J. 'Bud' Wood Warner Brown 1989–1990
47 E. James 'Jim' Hood Spearfish Lawrence 1991–1992
48 Steve K. Cutler Claremont Brown 1993–1994
49 Harvey C. Krautschun Spearfish Lawrence 1995–1996
50 Rexford A. 'Rex' Hagg Rapid City Pennington 1997–1998
51 Roger W. Hunt Brandon Minnehaha 1999–2000
52 Scott G. Eccarius Rapid City Pennington 2001–2002
53 Matthew J. W. Michels Yankton Yankton 2003–2006 Lieutenant Governor 2011–present
54 Thomas J. Deadrick Platte Charles Mix 2007-present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislator Historical Listing. South Dakota Legislative Research Council.