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Former South Dakota Gov. Frank Farrar honored at Capitol

Former Governor Frank L. Farrar was brought into the State Capitol by South Dakota National...
Former Governor Frank L. Farrar was brought into the State Capitol by South Dakota National Guardsmen and South Dakota State Troopers Monday night.
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:54 AM CST
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Former South Dakota Gov. Frank Farrar was memorialized in a ceremony at the state Capitol.

He died last month at the age of 92 after an injury to his head.

Farrar was known as the “boy wonder” of South Dakota politics after he became the youngest person ever elected state attorney general in 1962. He became the state’s 24th governor six years later, running unopposed for the Republican nomination and easily winning the general election.

He left politics to focus on banking and philanthropy but remained a regular figure at South Dakota political events.

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