Alva Clark Forney

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A. Clark Forney (February 25, 1871[1]-April 11, 1956)[2] was the 14th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota from 1925 to 1927 serving under Governor Carl Gunderson. He was a member of the Republican Party.


Forney was born in Holt County, Missouri, and came to South Dakota in 1889, settling at Hill City. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He went into the farming and stock raising business at Oelrichs and was treasurer of Fall River County, South Dakota in 1905-1909. He was a United States Commissioner from 1907 to 1917, and served in the state senate of the South Dakota Legislature from 1921 to 1925. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1924.[1]


  1. ^ a b South Dakota Manual, 1925, p. 262.
  2. ^ Biographical Directory of the South Dakota Legislature, 1889-1989 (1989), p. 326
Political offices
Preceded by
Carl Gunderson
Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
Succeeded by
Hyatt E. Covey