Capital: Helena

State Nickname: Treasure State

State Bird: Meadowlark

State Flower: Bitteroot

Admitted to the Union: November 8, 1899

 
Governors

November 8, 1889 to January 1, 1893:

Jospeh K. Toole

January 2, 1893 to January 3, 1897:

John E. Rickards

January 4, 1897 to January 7, 1901:

Robert B. Smith

January 7, 1901 to April 1, 1908:

Jospeh K. Toole*

* Resigned

April 1, 1908 to January 5, 1913:

Edwin L. Norris

January 6, 1913 to January 2, 1921:

Samuel W. Stewart

January 3, 1921 to January 4, 1925:

Joseph W. Dixon

January 4, 1925 to March 13, 1933:

John E. Ericson*

* Resigned

March 13, 1933 to December 15, 1935:

Frank H. Cooney

December 16, 1935 to January 4, 1937:

William E. Holt

January 4, 1937 to January 6, 1941:

Roy E. Ayers

January 6, 1941 to January 3, 1949:

Samuel C. Ford

January 3, 1949 to January 4, 1953:

John W. Bonner

January 4, 1953 to January 4, 1961:

J. Hugo Aronson

January 4, 1961 to January 25, 1962:

Donald G. Nutter*

* Died in office

January 26, 1962 to January 7, 1969:

Tim M. Babcock

January 6, 1973 to January 5, 1981:

Forrest H. Anderson

January 5, 1981 to January 2, 1989:

Ted Schwinden

January 2, 1989 to January 4, 1993:

Stan Stephens

January 4, 1993 to January 1, 2001:

Marc Racicot

January 1, 2001 to January 3, 2005:

Judy Martz

January 3, 2005–

Brian Schweitzer

 
Senators - Class I

January 1, 1890 – March 3, 1893

Wilbur Fiske Sanders

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1899

Vacant

January 16, 1895 – March 3, 1899

Lee Mantle

December 4, 1899 – May 15, 1900

William Andrews Clark, Sr. * Resigned

May 16, 1899 – March 3, 1901

Vacant

March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907

William Andrews Clark, Sr.

March 7, 1901 – March 3, 1905.

Paris Gibson

March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911

Thomas Henry Carter

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1923

Henry Lee Myers

March 3, 1923 – January 3, 1947

Burton Kendall Wheeler

January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1953

Zales Nelson Ecton

January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1977

Michael Joseph Mansfield

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1989

John Melcher

January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2007

Conrad Ray Burns

January 3, 2007 –

Jon Tester

 
Senators - Class II

January 2, 1890 – March 3, 1895

Thomas Charles Power

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901

Thomas Henry Carter

March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907

William Andrews Clark

March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913

Joseph Moore Dixon

March 4, 1913 – March 2, 1933

Thomas James Walsh

March 13, 1933 – May 25, 1946

John Edward Erickson

November 7, 1934 – January 3, 1961

James Edward Murray

January 3, 1961 – January 12, 1978

Lee Warren Metcalf

January 22, 1978 – December 12, 1978

Paul Gerhart Hatfield * Resigned

December 15, 1978 –

Brian Schweitzer

 
State Song
Montana

Written by Charles C. Cohan
Composed by Joseph E. Howard

Tell me of that Treasure State
Story always new,
Tell of its beauties grand
And its hearts so true.
Mountains of sunset fire
The land I love the best
Let me grasp the hand of one
From out the golden West.

Montana, Montana,
Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast,
You're easily the best.
Montana, Montana,
Where skies are always blue
M-O-N-T-A-N-A,
Montana, I love you.

Each country has its flow'r;
Each one plays a part,
Each bloom brings a longing hope
To some lonely heart.
Bitter Root to me is dear
Growing in my land
Sing then that glorious air
The one I understand.

Montana, Montana,
Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast,
You're easily the best.
Montana, Montana,
Where skies are always blue
M-O-N-T-A-N-A,
Montana, I love you.


The song was adopted in 1935 as offical state song.

Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1890: 132,159

1900: 243,329

1910: 376,053

1920: 548,889

1930: 537,606

1940: 559,456

1950: 591,024

1960: 674,767

1970: 694,409

1980: 786,690

1990: 799,065

2000: 902,195


State Capitol Building 1937
 
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