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Anson Anders Yeager Edit Profile

columnist , Newspaper editor

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 Dakot State University, Brookings, 1947. Doctor of Laws, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakot, 1972. D of Public Svc. (honorary) South Dakot State University, 1991.

Printer's devil, linotype operator Faith Indiana and Gazette(South Dakot), 1935-1938. Printer South Dakot State University, 1940-1941. Staff writer Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1947-1955, Sunday editor, 1955-1960, executive editor, 1961-1977, associate editor, 1978-1984, editor editorial page, 1961-1984,columnist, 1984-1998, author Travel articles and commentary.

Lecturer department journalism U. South Dakot, 1953-1955.

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

  • Other Work

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

Politics

Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

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:
Terry Douglas Yeager

Anson Anders Yeager

Ellen Elise Yeager

Karen Ann Yeager

Harry H. Yeager