STATE South Dakota
POLITICAL PARTY Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 108th (2003-2005)
Representative William J JANKLOW Biography
JANKLOW, William J., a Representative from South Dakota; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1939; B.S., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.Dak., 1964; LL.B., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.Dak., 1966; United States Marine Corps, 1955-1959; South Dakota state attorney general, 1974-1978; Governor of South Dakota, 1979-1987, 1994-2002; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth Congress and served until resignation on January 20, 2004 (January 3, 2003-January 20, 2004); died on January 12, 2012, in Sioux Falls, S.Dak. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
Minnesota Historical Society St. Paul, MN Papers: In the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee Records, ca. 1966-1990, 141.5 cubic feet. Persons represented include William Janklow. South Dakota State Archives Pierre, SD Papers: In the James Abdnor collection 1903-2004, 409.6 cubic feet. Persons represented include William Janklow. Papers: In the papers of South Dakota State Governors, 1959-. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, campaign material, and other items relating to William Janklow’s time as governor of South Dakota. Materials are restricted for the lifetime of William J. Janklow, unless special permission is granted by the governor’s office. University of Oklahoma The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication Norman, OK Videocassettes: 1994, 34 commercials on 3 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Bill Janklow’s 1994 campaign for Governor of South Dakota, Republican Party.
William J JANKLOW Committee Assignments
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