73 Notable alumni of
University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota is 869th in the world, 333rd in North America, and 311th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 73 notable alumni from the University of South Dakota sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the University of South Dakota won Nobel Prizes in Physics.

  1. Tom Brokaw

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    Tom Brokaw
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    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenterwriter
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    Thomas John Brokaw is a retired American network television journalist and author. He first served as the co-anchor of The Today Show from 1976 to 1981 with Jane Pauley, then as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years (1982–2004). In the previous decade he served as a weekend anchor for the program from 1973 to 1976. He is the only person to have hosted all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He formerly held a special correspondent post for NBC News. He occasionally writes and narrates documentaries for other outlets.

  2. Tom Laughlin

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    Tom Laughlin
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    1931-2013 (aged 82)
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    actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm producerwriter
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    Thomas Robert Laughlin Jr. was an American actor, director, screenwriter, author, educator, and activist.

  3. John Thune

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    John Thune
    Born in
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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1984 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianexecutive directorboard of directorscongressional staffdirector
    Biography

    John Randolph Thune is an American businessman and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, a seat he was first elected to in 2004. A member of the Republican Party, he has served as Senate Minority Whip since 2021.

  4. Ernest Lawrence

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    Ernest Lawrence
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939
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    Years
    1901-1958 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    physicistnuclear physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ernest Orlando Lawrence was a pioneering American nuclear scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is known for his work on uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project, as well as for founding the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

  5. Greg Mortenson

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    Greg Mortenson
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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    philanthropistwriternursemountaineer
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    Greg Mortenson is an American professional speaker, writer, veteran, and former mountaineer. He is a co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit Central Asia Institute and the founder of the educational charity Pennies for Peace.

  6. Kevin Brady

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    Kevin Brady
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    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1990 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kevin Patrick Brady is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district, serving since 1997. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes northern Houston, including The Woodlands. On April 14, 2021, Brady announced that he would not run for a 14th House term and would retire in 2022.

  7. Scott DesJarlais

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    Scott DesJarlais
    Born in
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1987 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    In 1991 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Scott Eugene DesJarlais is an American politician and physician serving as the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district since 2011. The district stretches across East and Middle Tennessee. He is a member of the Republican Party.

  8. Joe Foss

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    Joe Foss
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    1915-2003 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilotpoliticianwriter
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    Joseph Jacob Foss was a United States Marine Corps major and a leading Marine fighter ace in World War II. He received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. In postwar years, he was an Air National Guard brigadier general, served as the 20th Governor of South Dakota (1955–1959), president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the first commissioner of the American Football League. He also was a television broadcaster.

  9. Bud Day

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    Bud Day
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    1925-2013 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military officerlawyeraircraft pilot
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    George Everette "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force officer, aviator, and veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was also a prisoner of war, and recipient of the Medal of Honor and Air Force Cross. As of 2016, he is the only person to be awarded both the Medal of Honor and Air Force Cross. He was posthumously advanced to the rank of brigadier general effective March 27, 2018, as directed by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

  10. Dennis Daugaard

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    Dennis Daugaard
    Born in
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    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Science in government
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Dennis Martin Daugaard is an American attorney and politician who served as the 32nd governor of South Dakota from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was the first chief executive of a U.S. state to be the child of deaf parents. Before being elected governor, he was a lawyer, banker, development director for a nonprofit organization; he also served as a state senator from 1997 to 2003 and the 37th lieutenant governor of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011.

  11. Larry Pressler

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    Larry Pressler
    Born in
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    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    Studied in 1964
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeruniversity teacherentrepreneur
    Biography

    Larry Lee Pressler is an American lawyer and politician from South Dakota who served in the United States House of Representatives (1975–1979) and United States Senate (1979–1997) as a Republican. He remained active in politics following his failed reelection campaign in 1996 and attempted to regain his former seat in 2014 as an independent, but was unsuccessful. He has since supported the Obama, Clinton and Biden tickets.

  12. Joe Robbie

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    Joe Robbie
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    Years
    1916-1990 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurlawyerpoliticianlobbyist
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    Joseph Robbie was an American attorney, politician, and the principal founder of the Miami Dolphins.

  13. Tyler Starr

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    Tyler Starr
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    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Tyler Starr is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (255th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Dakota.

  14. Bill Janklow

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    Bill Janklow
    Born in
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    Years
    1939-2012 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1964 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    In 1966 graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerlobbyist
    Biography

    William John Janklow was an American politician and member of the Republican Party who holds the record for the longest tenure as Governor of South Dakota: sixteen years in office. Janklow had the third-longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,851 days.

  15. Tim Johnson

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    Tim Johnson
    Born in
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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    In 1975 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeradvisor
    Biography

    Timothy Peter Johnson is a retired American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from South Dakota from 1997 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the United States Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district from 1987 to 1997 and in the state legislature from 1979 to 1987. Johnson chose not to seek reelection in 2014. As of 2021, he is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in South Dakota.

  16. Dusty Johnson

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    Dusty Johnson
    Born in
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    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dustin M. Johnson is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he served as South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner from 2005 to 2011, when he was appointed chief of staff to Governor Dennis Daugaard, a position he held until 2014. Between his state political career and congressional service, Johnson was the vice president of Vantage Point Solutions in Mitchell, South Dakota.

  17. Al Neuharth

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    Al Neuharth
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    1924-2013 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    authorcolumnistjournalistbusinessperson
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    Allen Harold "Al" Neuharth was an American businessman, author, and columnist born in Eureka, South Dakota. He was the founder of USA Today, The Freedom Forum, and its Newseum.

  18. James Abourezk

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    James Abourezk
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    1931-.. (age 90)
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    politicianlawyerwriter
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    James George Abourezk is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Representative and United States Senator from South Dakota. He was the first Greek Orthodox Christian of Lebanese-Antiochite descent to serve in the United States Senate. He was generally viewed as critical of US foreign policy in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) area, particularly regarding Palestine and Israel.

  19. Matt Mooney

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    Matt Mooney
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    1997-.. (age 24)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    Studied in 2015-2018
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Matthew Mooney is an American professional basketball player for the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and South Dakota having transferred after his freshman year at Air Force.

  20. George S. Mickelson

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    George S. Mickelson
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    Years
    1941-1993 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    George Speaker Mickelson was an American politician and Vietnam War veteran who served as the 28th governor of South Dakota from 1987 until his death in 1993 in a plane crash near Zwingle, Iowa.

  21. Peter Norbeck

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    Peter Norbeck
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    1870-1936 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politiciangeneral contractor
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    Peter Norbeck was an American politician from South Dakota. After serving two terms as the ninth Governor of South Dakota, Norbeck was elected to three consecutive terms as a United States Senator. Norbeck was the first native-born Governor of South Dakota to serve in office, and the first native-born U.S. Senator from South Dakota. (Norbeck was born in the portion of the Dakota Territory that would later become the state of South Dakota). He is best remembered as "Mount Rushmore's great political patron", for promoting the construction of the giant sculpture at Mount Rushmore and securing federal funding for it.

  22. Chen Shu-hui

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    Chen Shu-hui
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Chen Shu-hui is a member of the Kuomintang and a former member of the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan.

  23. Frank Farrar

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    Frank Farrar
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    1929-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
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    Frank Leroy Farrar is an American politician who was the 24th Governor of South Dakota. A Republican from Britton, he served as the state's attorney general from 1963 to 1969, and as governor from 1969 to 1971. After leaving office, he chaired several holding companies and became the owner of numerous banks.

  24. Harvey L. Wollman

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    Harvey L. Wollman
    Born in
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    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Harvey Lowell Wollman is an American politician who was the 26th Governor of South Dakota. He was the first Lieutenant Governor in the history of South Dakota to succeed to the governorship. He is the last Democrat to serve as South Dakota governor.

  25. Andrea Thompson

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    Andrea Thompson
    Born in
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    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1988 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and journalism
    Occupations
    military officerofficial
    Biography

    Andrea Lee Thompson is an American government official and former military officer. She is the former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. Prior to this, she was the National Security Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence. Before entering government service, she was a career intelligence officer in the United States Army.

  26. Dan O'Brien

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    Dan O'Brien
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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    novelistautobiographerrancher
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    Daniel Hosler O'Brien is an American author, wildlife biologist, and rancher.

  27. Tyler Cain

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    Tyler Cain
    Born in
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    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Tyler Cain is an American basketball player for Derthona Basket of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played college basketball for the University of South Dakota (USD). He is best known for being the inaugural winner of the Great West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year award in 2009–10, the conference's first as a Division I basketball league. As a senior that season, Cain became the second player in USD history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He is also USD's all-time leading shot blocker after compiling 361 during his career.

  28. Arch Hall, Sr

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    Arch Hall, Sr
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    Years
    1908-1978 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    film produceractorscreenwriterfilm actor
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    Archibald Williams Hall, better known as Arch Hall Sr., was an American actor and filmmaker, best known for making a series of B-movies in the early 1960s which starred his son, Arch Hall Jr. Hall used various names throughout his career including Nicholas Merriwether, William Waters, and Archie Hall.

  29. Frank E. Denholm

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    Frank E. Denholm
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    Years
    1923-2016 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherlawyer
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    Franklin Edvard Denholm was a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota. He was born in Scotland Township of Day County, South Dakota.

  30. Matt Michels

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    Matt Michels
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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Matthew Michels is an American politician who served as the 38th lieutenant governor of South Dakota, from 2011 to 2019.

  31. Brendan Johnson

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    Brendan Johnson
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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Brendan Van Johnson is an American attorney who served as the 40th United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. He is the son of former U.S. Senator Tim Johnson and currently is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP, a business litigation group.

  32. William L. Harding

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    William L. Harding
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    1877-1934 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    William Lloyd Harding was an American Republican politician. He was the 22nd Governor of Iowa, from 1917 to 1921.

  33. Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler

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    Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler
    Born in
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    Years
    1883-1966 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    Studied in 1899-1903
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler was an American mathematician. She is best known for early work on linear algebra in infinite dimensions, which has later become a part of functional analysis.

  34. Rick Weiland

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    Rick Weiland
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Paul Weiland is an American businessman, politician and member of the Democratic Party from the state of South Dakota. Weiland was the chief executive officer of the International Code Council, was appointed by Bill Clinton to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and served as senior advisor to former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle.

  35. Loren Terveen

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    Loren Terveen
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    In 1984 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in computer science, mathematics, and history
    Occupations
    university teachercomputer scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Loren Terveen is an American computer scientist and was the president of the Association for Computing Machinery's SIGCHI professional group from 2015 to 2018. Terveen is a professor of computer science and engineering and studies human-computer interaction at GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota.

  36. Kevin Locke

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    Kevin Locke
    Born in
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    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    flutist
    Biography

    Kevin Locke is of Dakota descent of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Anishinaabe of White Earth. He is a preeminent player of the Native American flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. He is most known for his hoop dance, The Hoop of Life.

  37. Herbert J. Davenport

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    Herbert J. Davenport
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    1861-1931 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Herbert Joseph Davenport was an American economist and critic of the Austrian School, educator and author.

  38. Mark Mickelson

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    Mark Mickelson
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
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    George Mark Mickelson is an American lawyer, accountant, and politician who served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 13 from 2013 to 2019. He is a Republican and a member of the prominent Mickelson family of South Dakota.

  39. Joseph H. Bottum

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    Joseph H. Bottum
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    Years
    1903-1984 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Joseph Henry Bottum was an American politician. He served as the 27th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota and as a member of the United States Senate from South Dakota.

  40. Sigurd Anderson

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    Sigurd Anderson
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    Years
    1904-1990 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
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    Sigurd Anderson was the 19th Governor of South Dakota. Anderson, a Republican from Webster, South Dakota, served in that office from 1951 to 1955.

  41. Arlo L. Olson

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    Arlo L. Olson
    Born in
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    Years
    1918-1943 (aged 25)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Arlo L. Olson was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

  42. Jens Joneleit

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    Jens Joneleit
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    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Jens Gerd Joneleit is a German composer, known for his operas.

  43. Ryun Williams

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    Ryun Williams
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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Ryun Thomas Williams is an American college basketball coach who is the current head women's basketball coach at Colorado State.

  44. Jeremy Taylor

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    Jeremy Taylor
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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jeremy J. Taylor is an American politician. He served a single term on the Iowa House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, and was a member of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors between 2014 and 2020.

  45. Ellis Yarnal Berry

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    Ellis Yarnal Berry
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    Years
    1902-1999 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudgeeditorjournalist
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    Ellis Yarnal Berry was an American attorney, newspaper publisher and politician, elected to the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota.

  46. Richard Barrett Lowe

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    Richard Barrett Lowe
    Born in
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    1902-1972 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
    Biography

    Richard Barrett Lowe was the 42nd Governor (and fifth appointed civil governor) of American Samoa (October 1, 1953 – October 15, 1956) and the eighth American Governor (and third civilian governor) of Guam (October 15, 1956 – November 14, 1959). He was also a prominent educator and United Nations observer.

  47. Royal C. Johnson

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    Royal C. Johnson
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    Years
    1882-1939 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianmilitary officer
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    Royal Cleaves Johnson was a U.S. Representative from South Dakota and a highly decorated veteran of World War I while he was still a member of Congress. Despite voting against United States declaration of war on Germany, he took a leave of absence from Congress to enlist. He became a highly decorated veteran receiving the Distinguished Service Cross from the United States government. He also received the War Cross 1914–1918 from the French government.

  48. Bryan Akipa

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    Bryan Akipa
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    flutist
    Biography

    Bryan Akipa is a Dakota flautist with five solo albums to date.

  49. Dwight W. Burney

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    Dwight W. Burney
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    1892-1987 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dwight Willard Burney was an American politician from the state of Nebraska. A Republican, he served as the 30th Governor of Nebraska from 1960 to 1961.

  50. Raymond W. Carpenter

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    Raymond W. Carpenter
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Raymond W. Carpenter is a retired United States Army Major General who served as acting Director of the Army National Guard.

  51. Scott Heidepriem

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    Scott Heidepriem
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Scott N. Heidepriem is a former South Dakota state legislator.

  52. Carl Gunderson

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    Carl Gunderson
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    Years
    1864-1933 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carl Gunderson was the 11th Governor of South Dakota. Gunderson, a Republican from Mitchell, South Dakota, served from 1925 to 1927.

  53. Leslie Jensen

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    Leslie Jensen
    Born in
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    Years
    1892-1964 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Leslie Jensen was an American businessman and politician who served as the 15th Governor of South Dakota.

  54. Sam Kooiker

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    Sam Kooiker
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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sam Kooiker is an American politician. He served as Mayor of Rapid City, South Dakota from 2011 to 2015.

  55. John Bailey Jones

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    John Bailey Jones
    Born in
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    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
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    John Bailey Jones is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.

  56. John C. Miller Jr

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    John C. Miller Jr
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    Years
    1912-2000 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    John Carroll Miller Jr. was a decorated officer in the United States Marine Corps with the rank of Brigadier general. A veteran of the Pacific War, he was wounded twice and received decorations for valor on Saipan and Okinawa. He remained in the Marines and retired as Brigadier general and Commanding general, Landing Force Training Command, Atlantic.

  57. Dave Knudson

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    Dave Knudson
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    David L. Knudson is an American lawyer, former Majority Leader of the South Dakota Senate, and a member of the Republican Party.

  58. Dave Mulder

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    Dave Mulder
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    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Dave W. Mulder is an American politician and educator who served as a member of the Iowa Senate for the 2nd District from 2005 to 2008.

  59. Harold Lovre

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    Harold Lovre
    Born in
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    Years
    1904-1972 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in the University of South Dakota
    Studied in 1927
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Harold Orrin Lovre was an American Republican who was elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

  60. Merrell Q. Sharpe

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    Merrell Q. Sharpe
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    1888-1962 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Merrell Quentin Sharpe was an American politician from Kennebec, South Dakota. Affiliated with the Republican Party, Sharpe was the attorney general of South Dakota from 1929 through 1933, and governor of South Dakota from 1943 through 1947.

  61. Kay Schallenkamp

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    Kay Schallenkamp
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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    Kay Schallenkamp is an American education administrator, most recently serving as Black Hills State University's ninth president in Spearfish, South Dakota. Before her job at Black Hills State, Schallenkamp also served as the fourteenth president at Emporia State University, provost and vice-chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Chadron State College, and multiple positions at Northern State University.

  62. Ron Jorgensen

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    Ron Jorgensen
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Ron Jorgensen is the Iowa State Representative from the 6th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Smith was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He has a B.S. in business administration from Morningside College and an M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota. Jorgensen works as Vice President for Business and Finance at Morningside College.

  63. Sioux K. Grigsby

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    Sioux K. Grigsby
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    1873-1968 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Sioux Kingsbury Grigsby was an attorney and politician in the United States state of South Dakota. Grigsby was born into a prominent pioneering family, Kingsbury family in South Dakota and set up a law practice which he would maintain for over 60 years. Grigsby served as state representative, state senator, and Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota from 1945 to 1949.

  64. A. J. Schable

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    A. J. Schable
    Born in
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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Andrew Joel "A. J." Schable is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at South Dakota. He is currently a firefighter in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  65. Byron Bullock

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    Byron Bullock
    Born in
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    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    Canadian football player
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    Byron Bullock is a former professional Canadian football linebacker.

  66. Gordon Mydland

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    Years
    1922-.. (age 99)
    Occupations
    politicianjudge
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    Gordon J. Mydland is an American former politician and attorney who served as the Attorney General of South Dakota, as well as a state Senator and state circuit court judge.

  67. Roger Wendt

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    1933-2011 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Roger F. Wendt was a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District from 2003 until 2011, though he stepped down from the Iowa House in February 2010 due to serious illness. He died on March 30, 2011, from lung cancer.

  68. Greg Stevens

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Greg R. Stevens is an American politician in the state of Iowa.

  69. Richard L. Gregg

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    Richard L. "Dick" Gregg is an official in the United States Department of the Treasury who served as Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from May 12, 2010 to June 30, 2014.

  70. G. Homer Harding

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    Years
    1925-.. (age 96)
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    Guy Homer Harding was an American politician in the state of South Dakota. He was a member of the South Dakota State Senate from 1971 to 1988. Throughout his state senate term, he represented the 19th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th districts. He was also Treasurer of South Dakota from 1991 to 1995. Harding, a Republican, is a veteran of World War II and Korean War, serving in the US Army. He reached the rank of brigadier general and was later Assistant Adjutant General of South Dakota. He is an alumnus of the University of South Dakota and was a car dealer. Harding is also a past president of the Pierre Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Pierre School Board.

  71. Homer Kandaras

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    Years
    1929-2017 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Homer M. Kandaras was an American politician in the state of South Dakota. He was a member of the South Dakota State Senate from 1971 to 1976. Throughout his state senate term, he represented the 27th and 28th districts. He is an alumnus of University of South Dakota where he earned his law degree.

  72. Rodney Hall

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    1928-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Rodney M. Hall was an American politician in the state of South Dakota. He was a member of the South Dakota Senate from 1971 to 1976. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University and the University of South Dakota where he earned a master's degree in education. He is a veteran of the Korean War and later worked as an educator in Iowa, California, Minnesota, along with South Dakota, as a teacher, supervisor, and principal.

  73. Lowdon Heller

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    Years
    1924-2016 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Lowdon B. Heller was an American politician in the state of South Dakota. He was a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1957 to 1960. He was an alumnus of the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University, and was later a businessman, teacher and farmer. He died aged 92 in 2016.