Party affiliation: Republican
Staff attorney South Dakota Legal Services, 1966-1967, directing attorney, chief officer, 1967-1972. Chief trial attorney Office of the Attorney General, Pierre, South Dakota, 1973-1974. Attorney general State of South Dakota, 1975-1978.
Governor State of South Dakota, 1979—1987, 1995—2002. Member United States Congress from South Dakota, 2003—2004. Lecturer Black Hills State College, Harvard University, University of California at Los Angeles, University Northern Colorado, University South Dakota.
Served with United States Marine Corps, 1956-1959.
Board directors National Legal Services Corporation. Member American Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, National Association Attorneys General, American Trial Lawyers Association, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, American Judicature Society, National Governors Association (executive committee), American Federation of the Blind.
1973 - 1974
1975 - 1978
1979 - 1987
1995 - 2002
2003 - 2004
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