DAYTON, Mark, (1947 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2001-2007
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

DAYTON, Mark, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Minn., January 26, 1947; graduated cum laude Yale University 1969; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1982; legislative assistant to Senator Walter Mondale; Minnesota state auditor, 1991-1994; elected to United States Senate in 2000, and served from January 3, 2001, to January 3, 2007; not a candidate for reelection in 2006; elected governor of Minnesota in 2010, and took the oath of office on January 3, 2011.