'Hats Off' to all former South Dakota Governors SOUTH 1889 FischerRounds REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL. RESIDENTIAL. AGRICULTURAL 'Hats off ' to all former South Dakota Governors. The governor is elected on a ticket with the Lieutenant Governor. The first governor of South Dakota was Arthur C. Mellette, who was also the last governor of the Dakota Territory, Fischer Rounds and Associates says Hats Off. Hats Off salutes are presented by Fischer Rounds and Associates Insurance and Real Estate Pierre... At your service... at your side. Hats Off Salutes are presented by Fischer Rounds and Associates Insurance and Real Estate of Pierre.