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George S. Mickelson

George S. MickelsonAKA George Speaker Mickelson

Born: 31-Jan-1941
Birthplace: Mobridge, SD
Died: 19-Apr-1993
Location of death: Dubuque, IA
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, SD

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of South Dakota, 1987-93

Military service: US Army (Vietnam War, Capt.)


[1] Mitsubishi MU-2 aircraft struck a silo after being cleared for emergency landing in Dubuque, Iowa. Seven were killed. Cause of the crash was ruled to be "metal fatigue", a propeller having likely been lost during flight.

Father: George T. Mickelson (Governor of South Dakota, m. 23-Jul-1903, d. 28-Feb-1965)
Mother: Madge Ellen Turner
Wife: Linda Mickelson Graham (m. 1963, two sons, one daughter)
Daughter: Amy
Son: David
Son: Mark

    University: BA Business Administration, University of South Dakota (1963)
    Law School: University of South Dakota (1965)

    Governor of South Dakota (1987-93)
    South Dakota State House of Representatives Speaker (1979-80)
    South Dakota State House of Representatives (1975-80)
    South Dakota State Official State's Attorney, Brookings County (1971-74)
    South Dakota State Official Asst. Attorney General (1967-68)
    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
    State Bar of South Dakota


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