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Bill Janklow
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From 2003's Congressional Pictorial Directory
27th and 30th Governor of South Dakota
In office
January 7, 1995 – January 3, 2003
Lieutenant Carole Hillard
Preceded by Walter Dale Miller
Succeeded by Mike Rounds
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 6, 1987
Lieutenant Lowell Hansen
Preceded by Harvey Wollman
Succeeded by George S. Mickelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's At-large district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 20, 2004
Preceded by John Thune
Succeeded by Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
25th Attorney General of South Dakota
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 1, 1979
Governor Richard Kneip
Harvey Wollman
Preceded by Kermit Sande
Succeeded by Mark Meierhenry
Personal details
William John Janklow

(1939-09-13)September 13, 1939
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 12, 2012(2012-01-12) (aged 72)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Cause of death Brain cancer
Resting place Black Hills National Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Dean Thom
Alma mater University of South Dakota (BS, JD)
Profession Attorney
Military service
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1956–1959

William John Janklow (September 13, 1939 – January 12, 2012) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He holds the record for the longest tenure as Governor of South Dakota: sixteen years in office. Janklow has the second longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,851 days.

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