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University of South Dakota

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Vermillion, SD

Founding Date:
1862

Motto:
Extraordinary!

Team:
Coyotes

Enrollment:
8600

Official Website:
http://www.usd.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James G. Abourezk
Politician
24-Feb-1931   US Senator from South Dakota, 1973-79
Sigurd Anderson
Politician
22-Jan-1904 21-Dec-1990 Governor of South Dakota, 1951-55
James D. Bindenagel
Diplomat
30-Jun-1949   Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, 1999-2001
Kevin Brady
Politician
11-Apr-1955   Congressman, Texas 8th
Tom Brokaw
Journalist
6-Feb-1940   Former anchor, NBC Nightly News
Dwight W. Burney
Politician
7-Jan-1892 10-Mar-1987 Governor of Nebraska, 1960-61
Richard A. Cogdill
Business
c. 1960   CFO of Pilgrim's Pride
Dennis Daugaard
Politician
11-Jun-1953   Governor of South Dakota
Bud Day
Activist
24-Feb-1925   Former POW
Scott DesJarlais
Politician
21-Feb-1964   Congressman, Tennessee 4th
Frank L. Farrar
Politician
22-Apr-1929   Governor of South Dakota, 1969-71
Joe Foss
Military
17-Apr-1915 1-Jan-2003 WWII ace, Governor of South Dakota
David E. Gilbertson
Judge
29-Oct-1949   South Dakota Chief Justice
Daryl L. Hecht
Judge
c. 1952   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Bill Janklow
Politician
13-Sep-1939 12-Jan-2012 Congressman and Governor of South Dakota
Tim Johnson
Politician
28-Dec-1946   US Senator from South Dakota
George S. Mickelson
Politician
31-Jan-1941 19-Apr-1993 Governor of South Dakota, 1987-93
George T. Mickelson
Politician
23-Jul-1903 28-Feb-1965 Governor of South Dakota, 1947-51
Al Neuharth
Journalist
22-Mar-1924 19-Apr-2013 Founder of USA Today
Bruce P. Nolop
Business
c. 1950   CFO of Pitney Bowes, 2000-08
Peter Norbeck
Politician
20-Aug-1870 20-Dec-1936 US Senator from South Dakota, 1921-36
Pat O'Brien
Journalist
14-Feb-1948   The Insider
Philip A. Odeen
Business
c. 1935   CEO of BDM International, 1992-97
Larry Pressler
Politician
29-Mar-1942   US Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97
Eliot G. Protsch
Business
c. 1953   CFO of Alliant Energy
Mary P. Ricciardello
Business
c. 1955   Senior VP at Reliant Energy, 1999-2002
Merrell Q. Sharpe
Politician
11-Jan-1888 22-Jan-1962 Governor of South Dakota, 1943-47
Nels H. Smith
Politician
27-Aug-1884 5-Jul-1976 Governor of Wyoming, 1939-43
John Thune
Politician
7-Jan-1961   US Senator from South Dakota
Harvey L. Wollman
Politician
14-May-1935   Governor of South Dakota, 1978-79
Roger L. Wollman
Judge
29-May-1934   8th Circuit Court of Appeals

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wallace Hume Carothers
Chemist
27-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1937 Inventor of Nylon
Edwin G. Nourse
Economist
20-May-1883 7-Apr-1974 Council of Economic Advisers, 1946-49


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