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Anson Anders Yeager

Anson Anders Yeager, American writer, retired editor, retired columnist. Board directors Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, 1964—1970, Sioux Falls Development Foundation, 1967, Boys Club of Sioux Falls, 1966—1968, South Dakota State University Foundation, 1987—1999, chairman, 1988—1989; board directors Sioux Council, Boy Scouts American, Sioux Falls, 1967—1972, vice president, 1970—1972; council member Center for We. Studies, from 2002.

Background

  • Yeager, Anson Anders was born on June 5, 1919 in Salt Lake City. Son of Charles Franklin and Elise Marie (Thingelstad) Yeager.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1947. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota, 1972. DPub.Svc. (honorary), South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1991.

    Career

    • Commissioned lieutenant United States Army, 1942, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1961, retired, 1979. Printer's devil, linotype operator Faith Indiana and Gazette (South Dakota), 1935-1938. Printer South Dakota State University, 1940-1941.

      Staff writer Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1947-1955, Sunday editor, 1955-1960, executive editor, 1961-1977, associate editor, 1977—1984, editor editorial page, 1961-1984, columnist, 1984-1998, author travel articles and commentary. Lecturer department journalism University South Dakota, 1953—1955. Lieutenant colonel South Dakota Army National Guard, 1961-1964.

    Works

    • Contributor to World Book Encyclopedia, 1966-1984. Author: Anson Yeager's Stories, 2000.

    Membership

    Board directors Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, 1964—1970, Sioux Falls Development Foundation, 1967, Boys Club of Sioux Falls, 1966—1968, South Dakota State University Foundation, 1987—1999, chairman, 1988—1989. Board directors Sioux Council, Boy Scouts American, Sioux Falls, 1967—1972, vice president, 1970—1972. Council member Center for We.

    Studies, from 2002.

    Connections

    • Married Ada May Bidwell, September 10, 1944. Children: Karen Ann, Anson Anders, Harry H., Terry Douglas, Ellen Elise.
    • father: Charles Franklin Yeager
    • mother: Elise Marie (Thingelstad) Yeager
    • spouse: Ada May Bidwell
    • children: Karen Ann Yeager
    • Anson Anders Yeager
    • Harry H. Yeager
    • Terry Douglas Yeager
    • Ellen Elise Yeager
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    Born June 5, 1919
    Died September 29, 2006
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1947
      South Dakota State University
    • 1972
      Dakota State College
    • 1991
      South Dakota State University
    • 1935 - 1938
      printer's devil
    • 1940 - 1941
      printer South Dakota State University
    • 1942
      Commissioned lieutenant United States Army
    • 1947 - 1955
      staff writer, Argus Leader
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
    • 1955 - 1960
      staff writer, Argus Leader
    • 1961
      Commissioned lieutenant United States Army
    • 1961 - 1984
      staff writer, Argus Leader
    • 1984 - 1998
      staff writer, Argus Leader
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