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  James Abdnor (1923-2012) — also known as Jim Abdnor; Ellis James Abdnor — of Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak., February 13, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; rancher; school teacher; athletic coach; member of South Dakota state senate, 1957-68 (29th District 1957-66, 24th District 1967-68); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1965-66; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1969-71; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1973-81; defeated in primary, 1970; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1981-87; defeated, 1986; administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, 1987-89. Methodist; later Lutheran. Lebanese ancestry. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Farmers Union; Grange; Sigma Chi; Izaak Walton League. Died, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., May 16, 2012 (age 89 years, 93 days). Interment at Kennebec Cemetery, Kennebec, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel J. (Abdelnour) Abdnor and Mary (Wehby) Abdnor (1894-1972).
  Cross-reference: John R. Thune
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Joseph Adams (b. 1894) — also known as Al J. Adams — of Sisseton, Roberts County, S.Dak. Born in Minnesota, December 19, 1894. Republican. Printing business; newspaper publisher; chair of Roberts County Republican Party, 1926-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Adams and Rose (Cook) Adams; married 1917 to Grace Marguerite Woodworth.
  Elnathan Benjamin Adams (b. 1881) — also known as Elnathan B. Adams — of Walworth County, S.Dak.; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in West Haven, Rutland County, Vt., May 21, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1908-10, 1914-16; Walworth County State's Attorney, 1910-12; Fall River County State's Attorney, 1916-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Kiwanis; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benajah P. Adams and Emma S. (Benjamin) Adams; married, June 25, 1907, to Lillian Grace Hall.
  Andrew S. Anderson (1877-1924) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak.; Alsen, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Clay County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), May 23, 1877. Democrat. Farmer; secretary and manager, Alsen, Beresford and Emmet Telephone Company; president, Alsen Creamery Company; member of South Dakota state senate 2nd District, 1911-16. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen of America. Died August 11, 1924 (age 47 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Anderson and Margaret (Erickson) Anderson; married 1898 to Olga Berg (killed in accident); married, June 2, 1915, to Anna Marie Martenson.
  Art B. Anderson (1891-1978) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born near Clarkfield, Yellow Medicine County, Minn., May 15, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; oil jobber; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1941-46; member of South Dakota state senate, 1947-48, 1951-70 (7th District 1947-48, 1951-66, 11th District 1967-70); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1957-58. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in January, 1978 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Jennie E. Jackson.
Clinton P. Anderson Clinton Presba Anderson (1895-1975) — also known as Clinton P. Anderson — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Centerville, Turner County, S.Dak., October 23, 1895. Democrat. Newspaper editor; insurance business; New Mexico Democratic state chair, 1928-39; New Mexico state treasurer, 1933-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1936, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1960; U.S. Representative from New Mexico at-large, 1941-45; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1945-48; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1949-73. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Delta Theta Phi. Died, following a stroke, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., November 11, 1975 (age 80 years, 19 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jay Anderson and Hattie Belle (Presba) Anderson; married, June 22, 1921, to Henrietta McCartney.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Leo Ellis Anderson (1902-1993) — also known as Leo E. Anderson — of San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Gettysburg, Potter County, S.Dak., February 20, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; Honorary Vice-Consul for Latvia in Los Angeles, Calif., 1932-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936, 1940, 1944; chair of Los Angeles County Republican Party, 1936-40; vice-chair of California Republican Party, 1942-44; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944; California Republican state chair, 1944-45. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sigma Chi. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 20, 1993 (age 91 years, 242 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Lauritz Martin Anderson (1871-1950) and Leonora (Ellis) Anderson; married, November 1, 1931, to Hollis Norris (1910-1959); married, February 12, 1961, to Pauline Murray.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Olaf Anderson (b. 1889) — of Frederick, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in McPherson County, S.Dak., September 23, 1889. Democrat. Flour mill manager; mayor of Frederick, S.D.; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 36th District, 1933-38. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Sigurd Anderson (1904-1990) — of Webster, Day County, S.Dak. Born in Arendal, Norway, January 22, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; Day County State's Attorney, 1939-40; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; South Dakota state attorney general, 1947-51; member of South Dakota Republican State Executive Committee, 1947-48; Governor of South Dakota, 1951-55; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1955-64; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1970. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, from prostate cancer and pneumonia, in Lake Area Hospital, Webster, Day County, S.Dak., December 21, 1990 (age 86 years, 333 days). Interment at Webster Cemetery, Webster, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Bertha (Broten) Anderson (1874-1946) and Karl August Anderson (1879-1961); married, April 3, 1937, to Vivian Dall Walz (1911-1981).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Lincoln Anderson (1868-1959) — also known as Walter L. Anderson — of Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, February 19, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1921-22; Speaker of the Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1922; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1922. Member, Beta Theta Pi; United Spanish War Veterans; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in 1959 (age about 91 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Raney Anderson (1837-1898) and Sarah Jane (Woods) Anderson; married, October 29, 1902, to Helen Marie Nance.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horace J. Austin (1837-1891) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Washington County, N.Y., July 11, 1837. Republican. Surveyor; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1865-67; member Dakota territorial council, 1867-69, 1874-76; President of the Dakota Territorial Council, 1867-68; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 2nd District, 1891; died in office 1891. Member, Freemasons. Died in Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., February 27, 1891 (age 53 years, 231 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, March 21, 1870, to Rachel Ross (1838-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albro Charles Ayres (1907-1981) — also known as Albro C. Ayres — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born July 1, 1907. Republican. Hardware and mining supplies business; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1951-56 (52nd District 1951-52, 49th District 1953-56). Member, Freemasons. Died February 2, 1981 (age 73 years, 216 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George Vincent Ayres (1852-1939) and Myrtle (Coon) Ayres (1874-1937); married 1948 to Linda Mackey (1905-1963).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Vincent Ayres (1852-1939) — also known as George V. Ayres — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Luzerne County, Pa., November 1, 1852. Republican. Hardware dealer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 46th District, 1927-30. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died May 29, 1939 (age 86 years, 209 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, April 23, 1885, to Katie Towle; married to Myrtle Coon (1874-1937); father of Albro Charles Ayres (1907-1981).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Mead Bailey (1888-1949) — also known as T. M. Bailey — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), January 14, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1921-22; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1925-26; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Minnehaha County, S.Dak., January 28, 1949 (age 61 years, 14 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Olin Bailey and Mary Emma (Swan) Bailey; married, September 3, 1912, to Marguerite Wadsworth; married, June 10, 1931, to Anna Beaudoin Munck.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Harrison Beadle (1838-1915) — also known as William H. H. Beadle — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Born, in a log cabin at Howard, Parke County, Ind., January 1, 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Dakota Territory, 1872-; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; Dakota Territory superintendent of public instruction, 1879-86; president, Madison State Normal School (now Dakota State University), 1889-1906. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 15, 1915 (age 77 years, 318 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of James Ward Beadle and Elizabeth (Bright) Beadle; married, May 18, 1863, to Ellen S. (Rich) Chapman.
  Beadle County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Oscar Beck (b. 1892) — of Greeley, Weld County, Colo. Born in Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak., March 3, 1892. Democrat. Insurance agent; mayor of Greeley, Colo., 1954-59. Lutheran. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Warren E. Beck (b. 1883) — of Geddes, Charles Mix County, S.Dak. Born in Harrisburg, Lincoln County, S.Dak., January 27, 1883. Democrat. Railway station agent; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1924. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Order of Railroad Telegraphers. President, South Dakota State Federation of Labor. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Elias S. Beck and Delia (Klapp) Beck.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  M. Plin Beebe (1881-1941) — of Ipswich, Edmunds County, S.Dak. Born in Sandusky, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., September 7, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of South Dakota state senate 37th District, 1915-16. Baptist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died August 9, 1941 (age 59 years, 336 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marcus P. Beebe (1851?-?) and Leota (Fuller) Beebe; married to Alice Conklin.
  Cassius C. Bennett (b. 1856) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born in Vermont, February 4, 1856. Republican. Banker; member of South Dakota state senate 24th District, 1895-96, 1903-04. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis Benson (b. 1873) — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Born in Norway, January 12, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 21st District, 1915-20; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1919-20; member of South Dakota state senate 17th District, 1923-26. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of B. T. Benson and Valborg (Tjorn) Benson; married to Iva Minier.
  Ellis Yarnal Berry (1902-1999) — also known as E. Y. Berry — of McLaughlin, Corson County, S.Dak. Born in Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, October 6, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1939-42; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1944; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1951-71; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Delta Theta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Died in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., April 1, 1999 (age 96 years, 177 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of William S. Berry and Kitty (Teghtmeyer) Berry; married, March 4, 1928, to Rose Hartinger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Albert W. Bigelow Albert W. Bigelow (b. 1864) — of Andover, Day County, S.Dak. Born in Winona County, Minn., April 14, 1864. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 34th District, 1903-04. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Andrew Stevenson Bogue (1877-1959) — also known as Andrew S. Bogue — of Parker, Turner County, S.Dak. Born in Poynette, Columbia County, Wis., April 9, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 6th District, 1929-32; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Canton, Lincoln County, S.Dak., October 10, 1959 (age 82 years, 184 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alan Bogue and Ellen (Stevenson) Bogue; married, June 30, 1910, to Genevieve Elizabeth Cooke (1881-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Abram Boland (1884-1958) — also known as John A. Boland — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., May 2, 1884. Republican. Implement dealer; mayor of Rapid City, S.Dak., 1924; member of South Dakota state senate 40th District, 1929-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932 (alternate), 1944. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers. Died in October, 1958 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Abram C. Boland and Catherine (Green) Boland; married to Nona Ethel Winne.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Henry Bottum (1903-1984) — also known as Joe H. Bottum — of Faulkton, Faulk County, S.Dak.; Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Faulkton, Faulk County, S.Dak., August 7, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Faulk County State's Attorney, 1933-36; South Dakota director of taxation, 1937-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940 (alternate), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); nominated in primary for Governor of South Dakota 1942, inconclusive primary; member of South Dakota Republican State Central Committee, 1946-48; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1961-63; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1962-63. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., July 4, 1984 (age 80 years, 332 days). Interment at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Henry Bottum (1853-1946) and Silvia Grace (Smith) Bottum (1864-1956); married, August 20, 1929, to Nellie Bergita Bang (1898-1985).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Bartlett E. Boyles Bartlett E. Boyles (d. 1972) — also known as Pat Boyles — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Terry, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Lawyer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1959-63. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in McAuley Lake Resort, Atikolam, Ontario, June 7, 1972. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Charles J. Buell (1865-1938) — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minn., November 1, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1892; Pennington County State's Attorney, 1903-06; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 45th District, 1919-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died July 23, 1938 (age 72 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 5, 1891, to Maud Mitchell.
  Newton Dexter Burch (1871-1931) — also known as N. D. Burch — of Boyd County, Neb.; Dallas, Gregory County, S.Dak. Born in Stewartsville, DeKalb County, Mo., June 17, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Boyd County Attorney, 1903-07; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1921-26; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1926-31; died in office 1931. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; American Bar Association. Died March 18, 1931 (age 59 years, 274 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George N. Burch and Elizabeth (Dexter) Burch; married, March 15, 1899, to Sadie E. Jarman.
Charles H. Burke Charles Henry Burke (1861-1944) — also known as Charles H. Burke — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born near Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y., April 1, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; real estate investor; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 26th District, 1895-98; U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1899-1907, 1909-15 (at-large 1899-1907, 1909-13, 2nd District 1913-15); candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1914; U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1921-29. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Washington, D.C., April 7, 1944 (age 83 years, 6 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Pierre, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Burke and Sarah T. (Beckwith) Burke; married, January 14, 1886, to Caroline Schlosser.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Robert O. Burrows, Sr. (b. 1899) — of Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa. Born in Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak., June 29, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Benton County, 1951. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 2, 1920, to Bess Shurtleff.
  Harlan John Bushfield (1882-1948) — also known as Harlan J. Bushfield — of Miller, Hand County, S.Dak. Born in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, August 6, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1934-38; Governor of South Dakota, 1939-43; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1943-48; died in office 1948. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Miller, Hand County, S.Dak., September 27, 1948 (age 66 years, 52 days). Interment at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Bushfield and Cora (Pearson) Bushfield; married, April 15, 1912, to Vera E. Cahalan (1889-1976).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Frank Michael Byrne (1858-1927) — also known as Frank M. Byrne — of Faulkton, Faulk County, S.Dak. Born in Volney, Allamakee County, Iowa, October 23, 1858. Republican. Farmer; real estate business; member of South Dakota state senate, 1889-90, 1907-10 (35th District 1889-90, 1907-08, 36th District 1909-10); Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1911-13; Governor of South Dakota, 1913-17; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Congregationalist. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died December 24, 1927 (age 69 years, 62 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence Byrne and Delia (Hart) Byrne; married 1888 to Emma Frances Beaver.
  Clarence Carey Caldwell (1877-1957) — also known as Clarence C. Caldwell — of Howard, Miner County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Minnehaha County, S.Dak., February 2, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Miner County State's Attorney, 1907-08, 1911-14; South Dakota state attorney general, 1915-19. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1957 (age about 80 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George Caldwell and Mary E. (Draper) Caldwell; married, June 16, 1908, to Marie Bryant (1877-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dwight Ezra Campbell (1887-1964) — also known as Dwight Campbell — of Aberdeen, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa, November 5, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; represented railroads in the Dakotas; member of South Dakota state senate 35th District, 1923-24; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 5th District, 1925-37. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Alpha Sigma Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died June 15, 1964 (age 76 years, 223 days). Interment somewhere in Groton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Ezra Campbell and Cornelia (Bell) Campbell; married, November 5, 1912, to Adelaide Pauline Caywood.
  Hardy Carlson (1887-1957) — of Volin, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Hudson, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), January 21, 1887. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; movie theater owner; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 3rd District, 1921-24, 1945-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died December 7, 1957 (age 70 years, 320 days). Interment at Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, May 17, 1918, to Aves Lineback (1892-1978).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Higbee Case (1896-1962) — also known as Francis Case — of Custer, Custer County, S.Dak. Born in Everly, Clay County, Iowa, December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; rancher; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1937-51; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1951-62; died in office 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956 (speaker). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Pi Kappa Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Acacia; Elks; Rotary. Died, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 22, 1962 (age 65 years, 195 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Herbert Llywellen Case and Mary Ellen (Grannis) Case; married, August 19, 1926, to Myrle Lucille Graves.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
M. J. Chaney Morris J. Chaney (1858-1940) — of Newell, Buena Vista County, Iowa; Wakonda, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in White Rock, Ogle County, Ill., October 1, 1858. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 2nd District, 1903-10; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1905-10. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Palm Springs, Palm Beach County, Fla., February 8, 1940 (age 81 years, 130 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Osborn Chaney (1818-1883) and Amanda (Rice) Chaney (1820-1896); married 1886 to Helen McFarline (1856-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Charles Andrew Christopherson (1871-1951) — also known as Charles A. Christopherson — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Amherst, Fillmore County, Minn., July 23, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1913-16; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1915-16; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1919-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., November 2, 1951 (age 80 years, 102 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Knudt Christopherson and Julia (Nelson) Christopherson; married, November 30, 1897, to Abbie M. Deyoe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Wesley Clark (b. 1872) — also known as S. Wesley Clark — of Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak. Born in Platteville, Grant County, Wis., December 28, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; Spink County State's Attorney, 1900-04; South Dakota state attorney general, 1907-11; U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1921-26. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Pliny Clark and Elizabeth Dennison (Huntington) Clark; married 1900 to Daisy Labrie (died 1915); married 1919 to Essie Eggler.
  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.
Oren S. Copeland Oren Sturman Copeland (1887-1958) — also known as Oren S. Copeland — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak., March 16, 1887. Republican. Coal and oil dealer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1937-39; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1941-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Optimist Club. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 10, 1958 (age 71 years, 25 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Copeland and Josephine D. (French) Copeland; married, March 16, 1916, to Iva C. Young.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Gilbert Geoffrey Cottam (b. 1873) — also known as Gilbert G. Cottam — of Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Manchester, England, August 2, 1873. Republican. Physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Episcopalian. Member, American Medical Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Henry Cottam and Eliza Mary (Warburton) Cottam; married, June 16, 1896, to F. May Isham Ruddick.
  Clarence Edward Coyne (1881-1929) — also known as Clarence E. Coyne — of Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak. Born in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., December 23, 1881. Republican. Newspaper editor; Stanley County Sheriff, 1911-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1920; secretary of state of South Dakota, 1922-27; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1929; died in office 1929. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks. Died May 27, 1929 (age 47 years, 155 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Foster Coyne and Mary (McGavaran) Coyne; married to Elizabeth Throckmorton-Gird.
  William M. Cuppett (b. 1843) — of Canton, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Bedford County, Pa., December 26, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; carriage and wagon manufacturer; postmaster; member Dakota territorial council, 1870-71, 1879-80. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 1, 1870, to Miss N. E. Martin.
  George Jonathan Danforth (1875-1952) — also known as George J. Danforth — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Meeme, Manitowoc County, Wis., November 21, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; Minnehaha County State's Attorney, 1910-11; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1919-22; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1930, 1938. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died March 30, 1952 (age 76 years, 130 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Quincy A. Danforth and Gertrude (Silbernagel) Danforth; married, August 21, 1907, to Nora I. Tollefson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Sylvester Dieson — also known as Joseph S. Dieson — of Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Republican. U.S. Vice Consul in Seoul, as of 1924-26. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Martin A. Dieson and Tone (Torgeson) Dieson.
  Ray E. Dougherty (b. 1895) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, July 11, 1895. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; candidate for South Dakota state attorney general, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Dougherty and Sarah Ann (Judkins) Dougherty; married, June 30, 1920, to Julia Newell Treat.
  James Douglas Elliott (b. 1859) — also known as James D. Elliott — of Tyndall, Bon Homme County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill., October 7, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; Bon Homme County State's Attorney, 1887-91; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1896; U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1897-1907; U.S. District Judge for South Dakota, 1911-. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Elliott and Mary (McPhail) Elliott; married, May 29, 1890, to Agnes S. Stilwill.
  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-. 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 — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about J. James Exon: Duane Hutchinson, Exon : Biography of a Governor
  Frank Leroy Farrar (b. 1929) — also known as Frank L. Farrar — of Britton, Marshall County, S.Dak. Born in Britton, Marshall County, S.Dak., April 2, 1929. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; South Dakota state attorney general, 1963-69; Governor of South Dakota, 1969-71. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Jaycees; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 1994.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Henley.
  Edmund Walter Fiske (b. 1874) — also known as E. W. Fiske — of Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in London, Ontario, of American parents, April 12, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1919-21. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Romanzo Eliot Fiske and Mary Ann (Lince) Fiske; married, December 11, 1901, to Martha Thomas.
  David Foote (1897-1973) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Edgemont, Fall River County, S.Dak., September 5, 1897. Republican. Gold milling, Homestake Mining Co., Lead, S.D., 1915-20; pumper, Standard Oil Refinery, Casper, Wyo., from 1920; musician; photographer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1939, 1943-51. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Toastmasters. Died in April, 1973 (age 75 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Foote and Catherine (Barr) Foote; married 1917 to Myrtle Gladys Hanson.
  Joseph Jacob Foss (1915-2003) — also known as Joe Foss; "The American Ace of Aces" — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., April 17, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; received the Medal of Honor for action over Guadalcanal in 1942-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960; speaker, 1952, 1956; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1949-50, 1953-54; Governor of South Dakota, 1955-59; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1958; Commissioner, American Football League, 1960; elected to National Aviation Hall of Fame, 1984; president, National Rifle Association, 1988-90. Methodist. Member, American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from the effects of a stroke, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 1, 2003 (age 87 years, 259 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, August 9, 1942, to June Shakstad; married 1967 to Donna Wild Hall.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Irwin A. Gabbert (1905-1985) — also known as Dutch Gabbert — of Meadow, Perkins County, S.Dak. Born in Westport, Brown County, S.Dak., February 13, 1905. Democrat. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 54th District, 1955-60. Member, Freemasons. Died February 1, 1985 (age 79 years, 354 days). Interment at Meadow Gallaway Cemetery, Meadow, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, June 25, 1929, to Evelyn Arnell.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Ralph A. Gamble Ralph Abernethy Gamble (1885-1959) — also known as Ralph A. Gamble — of Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y.; St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), May 6, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from New York, 1937-57 (25th District 1937-45, 28th District 1945-53, 26th District 1953-57). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Died in St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md., March 4, 1959 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) and Carrie (Osborne) Gamble; married, April 19, 1911, to Virginia Nesbitt (died 1937); married, June 19, 1958, to Ruth G. Daniels; nephew of John Rankin Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
Robert J. Gamble Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) — also known as Robert J. Gamble — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born near Akron, Genesee County, N.Y., February 7, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1895-97, 1899-1901; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1901-13. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., September 22, 1924 (age 73 years, 228 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery, Yankton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Gamble and Jennie A. (Abernethy) Gamble; brother of John Rankin Gamble (1848-1891); married, March 26, 1884, to Carrie S. Osborn; father of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Harry Luther Gandy (1881-1957) — also known as Harry L. Gandy — of Wasta, Pennington County, S.Dak.; Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Churubusco, Whitley County, Ind., August 13, 1881. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of South Dakota state senate 40th District, 1911-12; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 3rd District, 1915-21; defeated, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif., August 15, 1957 (age 76 years, 2 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, October 30, 1909, to Frances Keiser.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Howard Gates (1865-1927) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, October 26, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 2nd District, 1913-27; died in office 1927. Episcopalian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; American Bar Association; Kiwanis. Died November 8, 1927 (age 62 years, 13 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Cook Gates and Adelia (St. John) Gates; married, November 13, 1899, to Mary Edna Carter.
  Oscar Sherman Gifford (1842-1913) — also known as Oscar S. Gifford — of Canton, Lincoln County, S.Dak. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 20, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1883; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1885; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1889-91. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Lincoln County, S.Dak., January 16, 1913 (age 70 years, 88 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Gifford (born 1804) and Mary Gifford; married, May 14, 1874, to Phoebe M. Fuller; fourth cousin of Stephen Galloway (1838-1890); fourth cousin once removed of Bennet Bicknell.
  Political families: Galloway family of Michigan; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  L. G. Gillespie (b. 1875) — of O'Neill, Holt County, Neb. Born in Canton, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), April 10, 1875. Republican. Insurance agent; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1935-36. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bennet S. Gillespie and Nellie A. (Van Fleet) Gillespie; married, November 20, 1902, to Bertha E. Fawkes.
  Daniel Smith Glidden (b. 1844) — also known as Daniel S. Glidden — of Montour, Tama County, Iowa; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Clarendon, Orleans County, N.Y., February 24, 1844. Democrat. Boot and shoe business; insurance business; treasurer, Dakota Territory Democratic Party. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Josephine Martin.
  Warren Everett Green (1870-1945) — also known as Warren E. Green — of Hazel, Hamlin County, S.Dak. Born in Jackson County, Wis., March 10, 1870. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state senate 27th District, 1907-08, 1923-26; Governor of South Dakota, 1931-33; candidate in inconclusive primary 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died April 27, 1945 (age 75 years, 48 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Green and Mary Jane (Crawley) Green; married, January 17, 1899, to Elizabeth Jane Parliament.
  Carl Gunderson (1864-1933) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak.; Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born near Vermillion, Clay County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), June 20, 1864. Republican. Engineer; surveyor; farmer; member of South Dakota state senate 2nd District, 1893-94, 1897-1902, 1917-18; President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1899-1900; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1921-25; Governor of South Dakota, 1925-27; defeated, 1926; candidate in inconclusive primary 1930. Baptist. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak., February 26, 1933 (age 68 years, 251 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Hans Gunderson and Isabel Johnson (Lee) Gunderson (1835-1931); married to Gertrude Bertlesen; nephew by marriage of Lyman Burgess (1822?-?); nephew of Andrew Ericson Lee.
  Political family: Lee-Gunderson family of Vermillion, South Dakota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Chandler Gurney (1896-1985) — also known as J. Chandler Gurney; Chan Gurney — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., May 21, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; nurseryman; seed grower; oil business; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1939-51; defeated, 1936. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., March 9, 1985 (age 88 years, 292 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery, Yankton, S.Dak.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Addison E. Haley (b. 1844) — of Kennebunk, York County, Maine; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Kennebunk, York County, Maine, February 17, 1844. Republican. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1873. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Haley and Sarah J. (Roberts) Haley; married, March 9, 1870, to Carrie M. Cone (died 1882); married to Marie S. Richards.
  Peirson Mitchell Hall (1894-1979) — also known as Peirson M. Hall — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Armour, Douglas County, S.Dak., July 31, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932, 1940 (alternate); U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1933-37; secretary of California Democratic Party, 1936; superior court judge in California, 1939-42; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1942-66; U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, 1966-68; took senior status 1968; senior judge, 1968-79. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in California, December 8, 1979 (age 85 years, 130 days). Interment at Fort Calhoun Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Robert A. Hall (1851-1895) and Mary M. (Cripps) Hall (1865-1937); married, March 1, 1930, to Gertrude May Engel.
  Cross-reference: William M. Byrne, Jr.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Philo Hall Philo Hall (1865-1938) — of Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak. Born in Wilton, Waseca County, Minn., December 31, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Brookings, S.Dak., 1894-95; Brookings County State's Attorney, 1895-98; member of South Dakota state senate 20th District, 1901-02; South Dakota state attorney general, 1903-07; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1907-09; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak., October 7, 1938 (age 72 years, 280 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Philo Hall (died 1883) and Mary E. (Greene) Hall; married, April 27, 1890, to Mary A. Cooke.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
Dick Haney Dick Haney (b. 1852) — of Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa; Plankinton, Aurora County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak.; Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Born in Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa, November 10, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1889-96; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 2nd District, 1896-1913; member of South Dakota state senate 21st District, 1925-26. Member, Freemasons; Beta Theta Pi; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Haney and Fanny (Hemmingway) Haney; married, January 22, 1876, to Roxie W. Doe (died 1907); married, September 14, 1909, to Florence May Tredway.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Gustav Holden Helgerson (1875-1965) — also known as Gus H. Helgerson — of Mt. Vernon, Davison County, S.Dak.; Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born in Pontiac, Livingston County, Ill., September 25, 1875. Republican. Hardware business; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 13th District, 1909-12; member of South Dakota state senate 13th District, 1913-14; South Dakota state treasurer, 1917-21; insurance business. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., July, 1965 (age 89 years, 0 days). Interment at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Blendon Township, Davison County, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Barney Helgerson and Laura Marie (Larson) Helgerson; married to Blanche Fern Hamilton.
Charles N. Herreid Charles Nelson Herreid (1857-1928) — also known as Charles N. Herreid — of McPherson County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Aberdeen, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Dane County, Wis., October 20, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; McPherson County State's Attorney; McPherson County Judge; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1893-97; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1898-1900; Governor of South Dakota, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916; director, Western Mutual Life Insurance Co.; vice-president, Dakota Central Telephone Co.; president, Citizens Trust and Savings Bank. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died July 6, 1928 (age 70 years, 260 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Aberdeen, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of N. Herreid and Tena (Kytle) Herreid; married 1882 to Jeannette E. Slye.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) — also known as Hubert H. Humphrey; "H.H.H."; "The Happy Warrior"; "The Hump" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Wallace, Codington County, S.Dak., May 27, 1911. Democrat. Pharmacist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1960, 1964; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1945-48; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1949-64, 1971-78; died in office 1978; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960, 1972; Vice President of the United States, 1965-69; candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Congregationalist. English and Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Council on Foreign Relations; Knights of Pythias; Americans for Democratic Action; American Federation of Teachers. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1980. Died, of cancer, at Waverly, Wright County, Minn., January 13, 1978 (age 66 years, 231 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1882-1949) and Christine (Sannes) Humphrey; brother of Ralph W. Humphrey; married, September 3, 1936, to Muriel Fay Buck; father of Hubert Horatio Humphrey III; grandfather of Hubert Horatio Humphrey IV.
  Political family: Humphrey family of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  Cross-reference: Orville L. Freeman — Cyril E. King — Arthur Naftalin — John Bartlow Martin
  Campaign slogan (1960): "The vision of Roosevelt — the intellect of Stevenson — the courage of Truman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Hubert H. Humphrey: The Education of a Public Man : My Life and Politics
  Books about Hubert H. Humphrey: Carl Solberg, Hubert Humphrey : A Biography — Edgar Berman, Hubert : The Triumph and Tragedy of the Humphrey I Knew — Paul. Westman, Hubert H. Humphrey : The Politics of Joy
  Daniel Newcomb Hunt (b. 1843) — also known as Daniel N. Hunt — of Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak. Born in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pa., January 28, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; real estate business; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1889; mayor of Redfield, S.D. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel N. Hunt (died 1884) and Miranda B. (Allen) Hunt (died 1863); married to Adalyn J. Ellis.
  Leslie Jensen (1892-1964) — of Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., September 15, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for South Dakota, 1921-34; president, People's Telephone and Telegraph Co.; Governor of South Dakota, 1937-39; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1938; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Suffered a head injury in an automobile accident, and died three days later, in St. Johns-McNamara Hospital, Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., December 14, 1964 (age 72 years, 90 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of C. L. Jensen and Lillie May (Haxby) Jensen; married, December 19, 1925, to Elizabeth Ward.
  The Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive, in Fall River County, South Dakota, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Royal Cleaves Johnson (1882-1939) — also known as Royal C. Johnson — of Highmore, Hyde County, S.Dak.; Aberdeen, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa, October 3, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Hyde County State's Attorney, 1909-10; South Dakota state attorney general, 1911-15; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1915-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died August 2, 1939 (age 56 years, 303 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Johnson and Philena (Everett) Johnson; married, October 5, 1907, to Florence Thode.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Buell Fay Jones (b. 1892) — also known as Buell F. Jones — of Britton, Marshall County, S.Dak. Born in Spain, Marshall County, S.Dak., November 25, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; South Dakota state attorney general, 1923-29; candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1928. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Delta Theta Phi; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Even N. Jones and Ellen (Hughes) Jones; married to Florence Bockler.
  Chambers Kellar (b. 1867) — of Lead, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 4, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Carroll A. Lane (1905-1997) — of Iowa; Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa, May 9, 1905. Republican. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1943-45; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died October 15, 1997 (age 92 years, 159 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandson of W. H. McCulloch (1844?-?).
  Vernon L. Larson (b. 1948) — also known as Vern Larson — of Vivian, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Vivian, Lyman County, S.Dak., October 25, 1948. Republican. South Dakota state auditor, 1979-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 2008. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Shriners; Jaycees; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons. Still living as of 2008.
  Park Livingston (b. 1906) — of Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill.; La Grange, Cook County, Ill. Born in Philip, Haakon County, S.Dak., December 9, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; vice-president and general counsel, Dean Milk Company, Chicago; University of Illinois trustee, 1941-. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Theta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George H. Livingston and Grace (Sheehan) Livingston; married, December 19, 1936, to Elizabeth Murdock.
  Harold Orrin Lovre (1904-1972) — also known as Harold O. Lovre — of Hayti, Hamlin County, S.Dak.; Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Toronto, Deuel County, S.Dak., January 30, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 14th District, 1941-44; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1949-57; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., January 17, 1972 (age 67 years, 352 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, Md.
  Relatives: Married 1928 to Viola Florell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Ernest Lundeen Ernest Lundeen (1878-1940) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Beresford, Union County, S.Dak., August 4, 1878. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 42, 1911-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912 (alternate), 1916; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1917-19, 1933-37 (5th District 1917-19, at-large 1933-35, 3rd District 1935-37); defeated (Independent), 1920; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1928; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1937-40; defeated, 1923 (Republican primary), 1930 (Farmer-Labor); died in office 1940. Methodist. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Delta Sigma Rho; United Spanish War Veterans. One of 25 passengers and crew killed in the crash of a Pennsylvania Central Airlines transport plane, bound from Washington to Pittsburgh, during an intense storm, near Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Va., August 31, 1940 (age 62 years, 27 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Charles Henry Lundeen and Christina (Peterson) Lundeen; married, February 5, 1919, to Norma Matheson Ward.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Edwin Stanton McCook (1837-1873) — Born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, March 26, 1837. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of Dakota Territory, 1872-73; died in office 1873. Member, Freemasons. Shot and killed by Peter P. Wintermute, a banker and political adversary, at a saloon in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), September 11, 1873 (age 36 years, 169 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of George Wythe McCook; first cousin of Edward Moody McCook (1833-1909) and Anson George McCook.
  Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.
  McCook County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  James Henry McCoy (b. 1855) — also known as James H. McCoy — of Britton, Marshall County, S.Dak.; Webster, Day County, S.Dak.; Aberdeen, Brown County, S.Dak.; Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Born in Oakley, Macon County, Ill., July 14, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; Secret Service agent; Marshall County Auditor, 1887-88; county judge in South Dakota, 1889-93; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1902-09; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 5th District, 1909-21. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Burial location unknown.
John E. McDougall John E. McDougall (b. 1860) — of Britton, Marshall County, S.Dak. Born in Prince Edward Island, February 24, 1860. Republican. Stockman; lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 32nd District, 1901-02; member of South Dakota state senate 32nd District, 1903-04; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1905-07. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  George Stanley McGovern (1922-2012) — also known as George McGovern — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born in Avon, Bon Homme County, S.Dak., July 19, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1957-61; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1963-81; defeated, 1980; candidate for President of the United States, 1972; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1984; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1984. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, in Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 21, 2012 (age 90 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Joseph C. McGovern and Frances (McLean) McGovern; married, October 31, 1943, to Eleanor Fay Stegeberg (1921-2007).
  Cross-reference: Owen J. Donley — Frank Mankiewicz
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by George McGovern: The Third Freedom : Ending Hunger in Our Time (2001) — Terry : My Daughter's Life-And-Death Struggle With Alcoholism (1996) — Grassroots : The Autobiography of George McGovern (1977) — Agricultural Thought in the Twentieth Century (1967) — An American Journey: The Presidential Campaign Speeches of George McGovern (1974) — The Great Coalfield War (1972) — The Essential America : Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition (2004)
  Books about George McGovern: Robert Sam Anson, McGovern: A Biography — Nicholas Max, President McGovern's First Term — Gary Hart, Right from the Start; A Chronicle of the McGovern Campaign — Kristi Witker, How to lose everything in politics except Massachusetts — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Joshua M. Glasser, The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis
  William Henry McMaster (1877-1968) — also known as William H. McMaster — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Ticonic, Monona County, Iowa, May 10, 1877. Republican. Banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 3rd District, 1911-12; member of South Dakota state senate 3rd District, 1913-16; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1917-21; Governor of South Dakota, 1921-25; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1925-31; defeated, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Dixon, Lee County, Ill., September 14, 1968 (age 91 years, 127 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Irving McNeil (b. 1877) — of Wessington, Beadle County, S.Dak. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., May 22, 1877. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1912. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  John T. Medin (b. 1875) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in St. Angsar, Mitchell County, Iowa, February 20, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in South Dakota, 1908-19; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1919-; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur Calvin Mellette (1842-1896) — also known as Arthur C. Mellette — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Henry County, Ind., June 23, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1871-75; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1889; Governor of South Dakota, 1889-93. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan., May 25, 1896 (age 53 years, 337 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S.Dak.
  Mellette County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  George Theodore Mickelson (1903-1965) — also known as George T. Mickelson — of Selby, Walworth County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Selby, Walworth County, S.Dak., July 23, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1937-42 (40th District 1937-38, 39th District 1939-42); Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1941-42; South Dakota state attorney general, 1943-47; Governor of South Dakota, 1947-51; U.S. District Judge for South Dakota, 1953-65; died in office 1965. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks. Died February 28, 1965 (age 61 years, 220 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George M. Mickelson and Emma L. (Craig) Mickelson; married, April 6, 1928, to Madge E. Turner; father of George Speaker Mickelson (1941-1993).
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Edwin Milligan (b. 1867) — of Aberdeen, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Fingal, Ontario, April 8, 1867. Republican. Insurance agent; member of Republican National Committee from South Dakota, 1920-24. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur James Moodie (b. 1895) — also known as A. J. Moodie — of Lead, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., July 31, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; South Dakota state treasurer, 1927-31. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur A. Moodie and Ann Jane (Johnston) Moodie; married, December 8, 1924, to Emma Marie Steiner.
  Earl Milham Mumford (b. 1889) — of Howard, Miner County, S.Dak. Born in Howard, Miner County, S.Dak., November 11, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; Miner County State's Attorney, 1915-18; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 17th District, 1923-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932; member of South Dakota state senate 12th District, 1933-36. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Burial location unknown.
  Peter Norbeck (1870-1936) — of Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak. Born in Vermillion, Clay County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), August 27, 1870. Republican. Well driller; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1909-14; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1915-17; Governor of South Dakota, 1917-21; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1921-36; died in office 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924 (speaker), 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee). Lutheran. Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died December 20, 1936 (age 66 years, 115 days). Interment at Bloomington Church Cemetery, Platte, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George Norbeck and Karen (Kongsvig) Norbeck; married 1900 to Lydia Theresa Anderson (1873-1961).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cornelius Solomon Palmer (b. 1844) — also known as Cornelius S. Palmer — of Jericho, Chittenden County, Vt.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vt., November 2, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1880; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1883-88; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1897-98. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jonah Ferris Palmer and Chloe (Mead) Palmer; married, October 20, 1872, to Annis R. Fassett.
  Byron Samuel Payne (b. 1876) — also known as Byron S. Payne — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born near Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., February 2, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; South Dakota state attorney general, 1919-23. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Modern Woodmen of America; Delta Theta Phi; Kiwanis; American Bar Association; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Byron Spencer Payne (1839-1925) and Charlotte Elizabeth (Woodworth) Payne (1846-1926); brother of Jason Elihu Payne (1874-1941).
  Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) — also known as Richard F. Pettigrew — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., July 23, 1848. Lawyer; surveyor; real estate business; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1872; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-79, 1885-86; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1904, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 5, 1926 (age 78 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. (Sawtelle) Pettigrew; married, February 27, 1879, to Bessie V. Pittare.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Philip (b. 1880) — of Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak.; Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Fort Augustus, Scotland, July 16, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 3rd District, 1922; U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1934-47. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Philip and Catherine (McLaren) Philip; married, May 30, 1911, to Alice Isle Waldron.
  George Rice (1854-1952) — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Born in Butler County, Iowa, November 16, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1883-86; Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives, 1885; Dakota territory attorney general, 1885-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900; member of South Dakota state senate 15th District, 1905-06; South Dakota railroad commissioner, 1907-13; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 21st District, 1931-34. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Modern Woodmen of America. Died October 14, 1952 (age 97 years, 333 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orson Rice and Anna Lee (Hawker) Rice; married to Ida Smith.
  John Plaster Richmond (1811-1895) — also known as John P. Richmond — of Schuyler County, Ill. Born in Middletown, Frederick County, Md., August 11, 1811. Democrat. Physician; minister; in 1840, he officiated at the first Protestant wedding in what is now the state of Washington; in 1841, he delivered the first Fourth of July oration on the Pacific coast; member of Illinois state senate, 1849-52, 1859-60; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1855-56; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1856; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Schuyler County, 1862; postmaster. Methodist. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in South Dakota, August 28, 1895 (age 84 years, 17 days). Interment at Tyndall Cemetery, Tyndall, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Preston Richmond and Susanna (Stottlemeyer) Richmond; married 1835 to America Walker; married 1859 to Kitty Gristy.
  Amund O. Ringsrud (b. 1854) — of Elk Point, Union County, S.Dak. Born in Norway, September 13, 1854. Republican. Merchant; secretary of state of South Dakota, 1889-93; candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole O. Ringsrud (died 1876) and Karen (Amundson) Ringsrud; married 1876 to Emma F. Snyder; uncle of Olive A. Ringsrud (1892-?).
  Laurence Warren Robinson (1883-1959) — also known as L. W. Robinson — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born near Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak., June 17, 1883. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Pi Kappa Delta. Died in Davison County, S.Dak., January 24, 1959 (age 75 years, 221 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Tremaine Robinson and Emma Frances (Fisher) Robinson; married, June 28, 1911, to Myrtle Fisher (1880-1921); married, March 17, 1924, to Helen Dudley.
  Epitaph: "Service Above Self."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank M. Rood (b. 1856) — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Ash Creek, Stanley County, S.Dak.; Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born in Lenoxville, Susquehanna County, Pa., October 13, 1856. Republican. Rancher; hardware business; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 26th District, 1907-08; secretary of state of South Dakota, 1915-19. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Rood and Ruby (Rogers) Rood; married, May 28, 1886, to Eva J. Voorhees.
  Jean Feni Sargent (1879-1954) — also known as Jean F. Sargent — of Gettysburg, Potter County, S.Dak. Born in Hurley, Turner County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), December 23, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1920; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1923-24, 1951-54 (38th District 1923-24, 26th District 1951-52, 24th District 1953-54); died in office 1954. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Gettysburg, Potter County, S.Dak., April 21, 1954 (age 74 years, 119 days). Interment at Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Junia Sargent (1843-1915) and Ida Mariah (Dack) Sargent (1856-1932); married, June 24, 1908, to Mary Alice 'Matie' Spotts (1880-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl G. Sherwood (1855-1938) — of Clark, Clark County, S.Dak. Born in Broome County, N.Y., January 18, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 29th District, 1889-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1896 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); South Dakota Republican state chair, 1912; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1912-17; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 3rd District, 1922-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Kiwanis. Died in Clark, Clark County, S.Dak., August 17, 1938 (age 83 years, 211 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Clark, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George Isaac Sherwood and Mary Ann (Jeffords) Sherwood (1828-1906); married, February 10, 1885, to Nellie Cornelia Fountain (1862-1941); nephew of David B. Sherwood (1835-1910); seventh great-grandnephew of Thomas Welles; third cousin twice removed of Francis William Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ellison Griffith Smith (b. 1854) — also known as Ellison G. Smith — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Noble County, Ohio, December 5, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member Dakota territorial council, 1887; circuit judge in South Dakota 1st Circuit, 1889-1909; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1909-23; law professor. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Griffith Smith and Mary A. (Ellison) Smith; married, October 18, 1877, to Anna F. Kirkwood; married, January 3, 1922, to Florence Pearl Hunkins.
George W. Snow George W. Snow (1842-1927) — of Springfield, Bon Homme County, S.Dak. Born in Indiana, December, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; real estate business; banker; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1885; member of South Dakota state senate 4th District, 1889-90, 1899-1900; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1901-05. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Springfield, Bon Homme County, S.Dak., November 8, 1927 (age 84 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Edwin M. Starcher (1865-1931) — of Charles Mix County, S.Dak.; Fairfax, Gregory County, S.Dak.; Wood, Mellette County, S.Dak. Born in Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va., December 25, 1865. Democrat. Charles Mix County State's Attorney; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Mellette County, S.Dak., June 3, 1931 (age 65 years, 160 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob L. Starcher (1832-1911) and Marian Lyn (Webb) Starcher; married, November 11, 1901, to Marion B. Hellenbolt (1875-1967); second cousin of Charles Wesley Starcher; third cousin of Everett Starcher (1879-1959).
  Political family: Starcher family of West Virginia.
  John Stedronsky (b. 1872) — of Wagner, Charles Mix County, S.Dak. Born in Lakeport, Yankton County, S.Dak., May 4, 1872. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; hardware and farm implement business; mayor of Wagner, S.D., 1911-14; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 9th District, 1915-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1922. Catholic; later Congregationalist. Bohemian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Stedronsky and Marie Stedronsky; married, October 30, 1895, to Emanuela Cernik; married, April 17, 1900, to Emily Tepley.
  Thomas Sterling (1851-1930) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak.; Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born near Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, February 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1889; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1889-90; dean, college of law, University of South Dakota, 1901-11; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1913-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; American Bar Association; American Political Science Association. Died in 1930 (age about 79 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sterling and Anna (Kessler) Sterling; brother of John Allen Sterling (1857-1918); married to Anna Dunn (died 1881) and Emma R. Rowe-Thayer (died 1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Albert H. Stites (1858-1935) — also known as A. H. Stites — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Dauphin County, Pa., March 2, 1858. Republican. Merchant; druggist; mayor of Sioux Falls, S.Dak., 1896-98; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1899-1902; postmaster at Sioux Falls, S.Dak., 1905-10. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died August 16, 1935 (age 77 years, 167 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Stites (1816-1882) and Catherine (Matter) Stites (1819-1887); married, April 14, 1884, to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Law (1860-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rex A. Terry (b. 1888) — of Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak. Born in Sturgis, Meade County, S.Dak., February 21, 1888. Republican. Member of South Dakota state senate 29th District, 1941-48; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1949-55; candidate in primary for Governor of South Dakota, 1954. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Merton Baird Tice (b. 1909) — also known as Merton B. Tice — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born in Bison, Perkins County, S.Dak., December 7, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Alvin Waggoner (b. 1879) — of Philip, Haakon County, S.Dak. Born in Coles Station, Coles County, Ill., November 23, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; Stanley County State's Attorney, 1910-12; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1916. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George D. Waggoner and Ada (Feree) Waggoner; married 1908 to Harriet Brown.
  Edward E. Wagner (b. 1874) — of Alexandria, Hanson County, S.Dak.; Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Lyon County, Iowa, October 22, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Hanson County State's Attorney, 1901-02; member of South Dakota state senate 11th District, 1905-06; U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1907-13. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Wagner (died 1884) and Louisa E. (Conklin) Wagner; married, July 10, 1894, to Alice Tresslar.
  Boyd Wales (b. 1873) — of Howard, Miner County, S.Dak. Born in Brownville, Nemaha County, Neb., August 10, 1873. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Unitarian. Member, Woodmen; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; American Legion; Knights of Pythias; United Spanish War Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Prescutt Wales and Phebe (Cunningham) Wales; married to May Furman.
  William Williamson, Jr. (1875-1972) — of Oacoma, Lyman County, S.Dak.; Custer, Custer County, S.Dak.; Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born near New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa, October 7, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; Lyman County State's Attorney, 1905-08, 1910-11; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1911-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1912; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 3rd District, 1921-33; defeated, 1932. Congregationalist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Custer, Custer County, S.Dak., July 15, 1972 (age 96 years, 282 days). Interment at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of William Williamson and Mary (Erland) Williamson; married to Victoria Dice.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter P. Wohlheter (b. 1886) — of Sisseton, Roberts County, S.Dak. Born in Pukwana, Brule County, S.Dak., December 4, 1886. Grain buyer; candidate for South Dakota state treasurer, 1922; Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1924. Member, Woodmen; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles L. Wohlheter (1860?-?) and Florence C. (Downie) Wohlheter; married to Jessie M. Denhart.
  George W. Wuest (b. 1924) — of South Dakota. Born in Lake Andes, Charles Mix County, S.Dak., February 3, 1924. Circuit judge in South Dakota, 1965-84; justice of South Dakota state supreme court, 1985-86, 1986- (2nd District 1985-86, 5th District 1986-93); chief justice of South Dakota state supreme court, 1986-90. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 1993.
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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