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Politician members in South Dakota

  Harold Miles Cooper (b. 1885) — also known as H. M. Cooper — of Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. Born in Sturgis, Meade County, S.Dak., June 10, 1885. Democrat. Secretary-treasurer, Cooper Manufacturing Company, makers of power lawn mowers and gaskets; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1930. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Miles Monroe Cooper and Mary P. (Ranft) Cooper; married, July 12, 1909, to Edna May Anderson.
  John James Exon (1921-2005) — also known as J. James Exon; Jim Exon — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Geddes, Charles Mix County, S.Dak., August 9, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1996 (delegation chair), 2000, 2004; member of Nebraska Democratic State Central Committee, 1964-68; member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1968-70, 1981-83; Governor of Nebraska, 1971-79; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1979-97. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 10, 2005 (age 83 years, 305 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Exon and Luella Exon; married, September 18, 1943, to Patricia A. Pros.
  Cross-reference: Norman A. Otto
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about J. James Exon: Duane Hutchinson, Exon : Biography of a Governor
  Donald Lester Jackson (1910-1981) — also known as Donald L. Jackson — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Washington, D.C. Born in Ipswich, Edmunds County, S.Dak., January 23, 1910. Republican. Newspaper editor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1947-61; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1969-72. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Marine Corps League. Died at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 27, 1981 (age 71 years, 124 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Lester Jackson and Betina Phoebe (Ames) Jackson; married to Shirley Connell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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