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Alcester in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Archie M. Gubbrud

Twenty-Second Governor of South Dakota

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 17, 2017
1. Archie M. Gubbrud Marker
Inscription. Archie M. Gubbrud was born December 31, 1910, the eldest son of Marius T. Gubbrud and Ella Rommereim Gubbrud at his parental farm home in Norway Township, Lincoln County. He was brought up on this farmstead with a post office address of Alcester, South Dakota, and attended the rural school in this district. He graduated from Augustana Academy, Canton, in 1929, where his interests were many, including athletics. The death of his father in 1934 placed a heavy load of farm management on Gubbrud during depression years. In 1939 he married Florence Dexter of Canton. They have two children. John D. and Maxine Roberts. Elected to the House of Representatives from Lincoln County in 1950 and his re-election for four successive terms concluded with Gubbrud serving as Speaker of the House in 1959 session. He has been a leader in soil conservation, an outstanding farmer and livestock feeder, and Director of the State Bank of Alcester since 1962. The Republican loss of governorship in 1958 resulted in a still hunt for a man who could re-win this office. Gubbrud was drafted. He not only won the governorship in 1960 by a small margin, but again in 1962 by a much larger majority.
 
Erected 1985 by Home Town Friends and the State Highway Commission.
 
Location. 43° 
Archie M. Gubbrud Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 17, 2017
2. Archie M. Gubbrud Marker
1.537′ N, 96° 37.683′ W. Marker is in Alcester, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of 479th Avenue (State Highway 11) and 301st St, on the right when traveling north on 479th Avenue. Touch for map. Near the Alcester City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Alcester SD 57001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alcester, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Archie M. Gubbrud - National Governors Association. (Submitted on January 19, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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