A reporter from the Star Tribune asked whether Mark Dayton was the oldest person to be elected governor. Yes, as he then reported in "Dayton: The Oldest and Newest Governor-elect."
When Eric Roper called, it was a surprise to discover we had a nice chart compiled already, "Age of Minnesota Governors on Their First Day in Office." We must have been asked the same question back in 1992 when Tim Pawlenty was elected. Our governor notebook had another interesting document, Gubernatorial Trivia. Everyone remembers that Jesse Ventura was our first Reform/Independence Party governor, but did you remember that Alexander Ramsey was a Whig?