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Mark Dayton
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40th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2019
Lieutenant Yvonne Prettner Solon
Preceded by Tim Pawlenty
Succeeded by Tim Walz
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Rod Grams
Succeeded by Amy Klobuchar
15th Auditor of Minnesota
In office
January 7, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Governor Arne Carlson
Preceded by Arne Carlson
Succeeded by Judi Dutcher
Personal details
Born
Mark Brandt Dayton

January 26, 1947 (1947-01-26) (age 72)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Residence Governor's Residence
Alma mater Yale University

Mark Dayton (born January 26, 1947) is an American politician. He was the 40th Governor of Minnesota from 2011 to 2019. He was the United States Senator from Minnesota 2001 to 2007. He is of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

In January 2017, Dayton was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


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