|24th Governor of South Dakota|
January 7, 1969 – January 5, 1971
|Preceded by||Nils Boe|
|Succeeded by||Richard F. Kneip|
April 2, 1929 |
Britton, South Dakota
|Alma mater||University of South Dakota (BS, 1951, LLB 1953)|
Frank Leroy Farrar (born April 2, 1929) was an American politician and the 24th Governor of South Dakota. A Republican from Britton, he served as the state's attorney general from 1963 to 1969, and as governor from 1969 to 1971. After leaving office, he chaired several holding companies and became the owner of numerous banks.
After the Korean conflict ended, Farrer was an Internal Revenue Agent until 1957. He was a judge in 1958. Frank served as State's Attorney for Marshall County from 1959 to 1962. He was Attorney General for South Dakota from 1963 to 1969. Elected Governor, he served in that capacity from January 7, 1969 to January 5, 1971.
Farrar has over 17,000 hours of logged piloting time. He is also an avid athlete, completing the Kona Ironman Competition at age 73, a decade after surviving lymphatic cancer. He also holds the 9th fastest finishing time in the Coeur D’Alene Ironman in the 70+ Men's division. He completed the 2003 race in 16:48:49.
- "Frank Farrar". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- "Frank Farrer". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- Meet Frank Farrar, Kona's Last Official Finisher in 2002
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|Governor of South Dakota
Richard F. Kneip