DAYTON, Mark (1947-)
Senate Years of Service: 2001-2007

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.

Minnesota Historical Society
Division of Archives and Manuscripts
St. Paul, MN
Papers: Ca. 2001-2006. 54.0 cu. ft. Senatorial papers. Personal and political records, legislative records, Minnesota office files, press and media relations, and office administration files. Finding aid available on-line.
Papers: 1983-1986. 9 cubic feet.
Records as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development, primarily concerning development issues, projects, and proposals.