List of United States Representatives from South Dakota

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of South Dakota. For chronological tables of members of both houses of the United States Congress from the state (through the present day), see United States Congressional Delegations from South Dakota. The list of names should be complete (as of January 3, 2015), but other data may be incomplete. It includes members who have represented only the state both past and present, as the Dakota Territory encompassed in addition North Dakota, and parts of present-day Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

Current member[edit]

Updated January 2015.[1]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Years Party District Notes
James Abdnor January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981 Republican 2nd
James Abourezk January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973 Democratic 2nd
E. Y. Berry January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1971 Republican 2nd
Charles H. Burke March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907 Republican At-large
March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913 1st
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 2nd
Francis Case January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1951 Republican 2nd
Charles A. Christopherson March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933 Republican 1st
Tom Daschle January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983 Democratic 1st
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987 At-large
Frank E. Denholm January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1975 Democratic 1st
Charles H. Dillon March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919 Republican 1st
John Rankin Gamble March 4, 1891 - August 14, 1891 Republican At-large Died
Robert J. Gamble March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897 Republican At-large
Harry L. Gandy March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921 Democratic 3rd
Oscar S. Gifford November 2, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Republican At-large North Dakota achieved statehood
Philo Hall March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909 Republican At-large
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin June 3, 2004– January 3, 2011 Democratic At-large Elected to fill Bill Janklow's term
Fred H. Hildebrandt March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Democratic 1st
Bill Janklow January 3, 2003 – January 20, 2004 Republican At-large Resigned
Royal C. Johnson March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1933 Republican 2nd
Tim Johnson January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1997 Democratic At-large
John L. Jolley December 7, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Republican At-large Elected to finish John Rankin Gamble's term
John Edward Kelley March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899 Populist At-large
Freeman T. Knowles March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899 Populist At-large
Harold O. Lovre January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1957 Republican 1st
William V. Lucas March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Republican At-large
Eben W. Martin March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907 Republican At-large
June 26, 1908 – March 3, 1913 Elected to finish William H. Parker's term
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 3rd
George McGovern January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1961 Democratic 1st
Karl E. Mundt January 3, 1939 – December 30, 1948 Republican 1st Resigned after being appointed US Senator
Kristi Noem January 3, 2011 – present Republican At-large Incumbent
William H. Parker March 4, 1907 – June 26, 1908 Republican At-large Died
John A. Pickler November 2, 1889 – March 3, 1897 Republican At-large North Dakota achieved statehood
Larry Pressler January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979 Republican 1st
Ben Reifel January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1971 Republican 1st
Clint Roberts January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Republican 2nd
John R. Thune January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003 Republican At-large
Theodore B. Werner March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Democratic 2nd
William Williamson March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933 Republican 3rd

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota[edit]

As of May 2015, There are eight former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Frank E. Denholm (1971-1975) on April 7, 2016. The most recently serving representative to die was Bill Janklow (2003-2004) on January 12, 2012.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
James Abourezk 1971–1973 2nd (1931-02-24) February 24, 1931 (age 85)
Larry Pressler 1975–1979 1st (1942-03-29) March 29, 1942 (age 74)
Tom Daschle 1979–1987 1st (1979–1983)
At-large (1983–1987)
(1947-12-09) December 9, 1947 (age 68)
Clint Roberts 1981–1983 2nd (1935-01-30) January 30, 1935 (age 81)
Tim Johnson 1987–1997 At-large (1946-12-28) December 28, 1946 (age 69)
John R. Thune 1997–2003 At-large (1961-01-07) January 7, 1961 (age 55)
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 2004–2011 At-large (1970-12-03) December 3, 1970 (age 45)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 3 January 2015.