Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
The Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota is the lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of South Dakota. The officeholder is the second-ranking member of the executive branch of South Dakota state government and also is the speaker of the South Dakota Senate.
|Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota|
|Term length||4 years, renewable once, same election with The governor's Ticket|
|Inaugural holder||James H. Fletcher, 1889|
|Formation||Constitution of South Dakota|
- "Constitution of South Dakota: Article IV §6 — Succession of executive power". South Dakota Legislative Research Council. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- Clarence E. Coyne died on May 27, 1929, and John T. Grigsby was appointed to fill the vacancy.
- Joseph H. Bottum was appointed United States Senator on July 9, 1962. No appointment was made to fill the vacancy.
- Harvey L. Wollman succeeded to the office of governor on July 24, 1978 upon the resignation of Governor Richard F. Kneip. No appointment was made to fill the vacancy.
- Walter Dale Miller succeeded to the office of governor on April 19, 1993 after Governor George S. Mickelson was killed in a plane crash. Steve T. Kirby was appointed to fill the vacancy.