Roswell Bottum (lawyer)

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Roswell Bottum (November 12, 1902 – July 10, 1971) was an American lawyer and politician.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Faulkton, South Dakota, Bottum went to George Washington University and received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1924.

Legal career[edit]

He practiced law in Rapid City, South Dakota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. During World War II, Bottum worked as assistant general counsel for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, in Washington, DC. From 1937 to 1942, Bottum served in the South Dakota House of Representatives while living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was a Republican.


Bottum died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after a short illness.[1][2]


  1. ^ 'S.D. Lawyer Bottum Dies In Wisconsin,' Huron Daily Plainsman (South Dakota), July 11, 1971, pg. 2
  2. ^ South Dakota Legislature-Historical Listings

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