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Governors of Montana, 1889-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Joseph K. Toole 1889-93 John E. Rickards 1893-97 Robert B. Smith 1897-1901 Joseph K. Toole 1901-08 Edwin L. Norris 1908-13 Sam V. Stewart 1913-21 Joseph M. Dixon 1921-25 John E. Erickson 1925-33 Frank H. Cooney 1933-35 Elmer Holt 1935-37 Roy E. Ayers 1937-41 Sam C. Ford 1941-49 John W. Bonner 1949-53 J. Hugo Aronson 1953-61 Donald G. Nutter 1961-62 Tim M. Babcock 1962-69 Forrest Anderson 1969-73 Thomas L. Judge 1973-81 Ted Schwinden 1981-89 Stan Stephens 1989-93 Marc Racicot 1993-2001 Judy Martz 2001-05 Brian Schweitzer 2005-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1889 Oct 1: Joseph K. Toole (Dem), elected; Thomas C. Power (Rep), defeated.
  • 1892: William Kennedy, defeated; Timothy E. Collins, defeated.
  • 1896: Alexander C. Botkin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1900: David S. Folsom, defeated.
  • 1900 Nov 6: Thomas S. Hogan (Independent Democratic), defeated.
  • 1904: William Lindsay, defeated; Malcolm A. O'Malley, defeated.
  • 1908: Edward Donlan, defeated; Harry Hazelton, defeated.
  • 1908 Apr 1: Joseph K. Toole, resigned.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Sam V. Stewart (Dem), elected; Harry L. Wilson (Rep), defeated; Frank J. Edwards (Progressive), defeated; Lewis J. Duncan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Sam V. Stewart (Dem), elected; Frank J. Edwards (Rep), defeated; Lewis J. Duncan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Joseph M. Dixon (Rep), elected; Burton K. Wheeler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: John E. Erickson (Dem), elected; Joseph M. Dixon (Rep), defeated; Frank J. Edwards (Farmer-Labor), defeated; J. H. Matheson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: John E. Erickson (Dem), elected; Wellington D. Rankin (Rep), defeated; W. R. Duncan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1932: Frank A. Hazelbaker, defeated.
  • 1933 Mar 13: John E. Erickson, resigned.
  • 1935 Dec 15: Frank H. Cooney, died in office.
  • 1936: Frank A. Hazelbaker, defeated.
  • 1940: Roy E. Ayers, defeated; Sam C. Ford (Rep), elected.
  • 1944: Sam C. Ford (Rep), elected; Leif Erickson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Jul 20: John W. Bonner (Dem), nominated; Arthur F. Lamey (Dem), defeated in primary; Leif Erickson (Dem), defeated in primary; Vernon Hoven (Dem), defeated in primary; George M. Melton (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1948 Jul 20: Sam C. Ford (Rep), nominated; Leonard C. Young (Rep), defeated in primary; Mike Kuchera (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1948 Nov 2: John W. Bonner (Dem), elected; Sam C. Ford (Rep), defeated; Laverne Hamilton (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1952 Jul 15: John W. Bonner (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1952 Jul 15: J. Hugo Aronson (Rep), nominated; Leonard C. Young (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1952 Nov 4: J. Hugo Aronson (Rep), elected; John W. Bonner (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956 Jun 5: Arnold Olsen (Dem), nominated; John W. Bonner (Dem), defeated in primary; Danny O'Neill (Dem), defeated in primary; J. M. Nickey (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1956 Jun 5: J. Hugo Aronson (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1956 Nov 6: J. Hugo Aronson (Rep), elected; Arnold Olsen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1960: Merrill K. Riddick (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1960: Paul C. Cannon, defeated.
  • 1962 Jan 25: Donald G. Nutter, died in office.
  • 1964: Roland Renne (Dem), defeated.
  • 1968: Merrill K. Riddick (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1968: Tim M. Babcock, defeated.
  • 1972: Ed Smith, defeated.
  • 2000: Stan Jones (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004: Brian Schweitzer (Dem), elected; Stan Jones (Libertarian), defeated.
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