Eldon Nygaard

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Eldon Nygaard
Member of the South Dakota Senate
from the 17th district
In office
2006–2012
Preceded by Tom Jones
Majority GOP
Personal details
Born 1946
Viborg, South Dakota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sherry Bowen Nygaard
Residence Vermillion, South Dakota
Alma mater University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI
Profession attorney, farmer, business owner

Eldon Eugene Nygaard is a Republican member of the [ Senate]],[1] representing the 17th district since 2006.

Nygaard was elected to the South Dakota Senate in the 2010 general election. South Dakota Senator, Republican, District 17. Vice chairman Commerce & Energy Committee, Member of the Judiciary Committee, and Taxation Committee. Date of Birth: 1946, Viborg. Spouse: Sherry. Children: Leif and Jeanette. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bachelor's degree in Business-1972; Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctorate-1976. Retired Political Science Professor, USD; Retired CW-4 Army Aviator, he flew more than 1000 combat missions in Vietnam and was shot down four times from 1967 to 1968; Awards and Decorations include: Distinguish Flying Cross (2) in the Republic of Vietnam, Purple Heart, 32 awards of the Air Medal , 1 Air Medal with “V” device, 3 awards of the Army Commendation Meal, 2 with “V” device, 1 Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, 34 years of service in the Active Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guards. board of directors: Southeast Council of Governments, Sioux Falls, Wine America, Washington, DC; Pioneer Memorial Hospital Foundation, Viborg. State Representative, 2007 – 2010; Committees: Health & Human Services and Commerce, State Senate, 2010-2012: Committees: Vice Chairman of the Commerce & Energy Committee, Member of the Judiciary Committee, and Member of the Taxation Committee. Committees.

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