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William Kent Hyde

William Kent Hyde, American lawyer. Bar: South Dakota 1983. Recipient 1st Place award South Dakota State Poetry Society Contest, Sioux Falls, 1984, 1st honorable mention, 1987, 1st Place award Christmas Story Contest, Aberdeen American News, 1985; named District Committee Member of Year, Sioux council Boy Scouts American, 1987.


  • Hyde, William Kent was born on February 5, 1955 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. Son of Charles Williams and Jessie Ellen (Strader) Hyde.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1977. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1979. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, 1983.


    • Law clerk to presiding justice South Dakota Supreme Court, Pierre, 1983-1984. Sole practice Aberdeen, since 1984. Adjunct faculty England department, Northern State College, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Dakota 1983.


    • Editor: (poetry) Eighty Times Around the Sun, 1986, (newsletter) Artifacts, 1987-1988.


    Chairman South Dakota Capital of the Age of Enlightenment, Aberdeen, since 1981. Chairman district fundraising Sioux council Boy Scouts American, 1987. Ruling elder 1st Presbyterian Church Aberdeen, since 1987.

    Board directors Aberdeen Area Arts Council, 1987-1988 (1st vice president 1988-1989), East River Legal Services, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since 1988. Member South Dakota Bar Association Clubs: Fireside Poetry (Aberdeen). Lodges: Kiwanis (president Aberdeen chapter 1988-1989).



    Teacher transcendental meditation, writing, bicycling, lecturing.


    • father: Charles Williams Hyde
    • mother: Jessie Ellen (Strader) Hyde
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    Born February 5, 1955
    (age 62)