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 HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFFS

Hennepin County has had an elective Sheriff since the county was established in 1852. We thank the Hennepin History Museum for the following list.  Sheriff Donald J. Omodt is making a comprehensive study of all of the Hennepin County sheriffs and will provide us with additional information and corrections for this site in the future. 

 

Isaac Brown

1852-53

Benjamin Messer

1854-55

Benjamin Baker

1856-57

Edward Lippincott

1858-1861

Richard Strout

1862-1864

Winslow M. Brackett

1865-1866

William Byrnes

1867

Henry Hicks

1868-1870

George H. Johnson

1871-1876

Nathaniel Thompson

1877-1880

J. Mace Eustis

1881-1882

James Stoddart

1883-1884

Winslow Brackett

1885-1886

Peter Swensen

1887-1888 & 1891-1892

James Ege

1889-1890 & 1893-1894

John Holmberg

1895-1896

Alonzo Phillips

1897-1898

Philip Megaarden

1899-1901

John Dreger

1902-1908

Otto S. Langum

1909-1918

Oscar Martinson

1919-1920

Earle Brown

1920-1929 & 1942-1946

John P. Wall

1929-1942

Ed Ryan

1947-1966

Don Omodt

1967-1994

Pat McGowan

January 1995 to December 2006

Richard W. Stanek

2007-



This information comes from a variety of sources: newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, etc. Given the varied sources, we cannot guarantee that all of this information is correct, and welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.