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Webster in Day County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sigurd Anderson

19th Governor of South Dakota, 1951-1955

 

—Resident of Webster and Day County Since 1932 —

 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
1. Sigurd Anderson Marker
Inscription. Born at Arendal, Norway, January 22, 1904, and came to the United States when three years old, settling in Lincoln County near Canton. Taught history and speech at Webster High School, 1932 to 1935. Completed law course at University of South Dakota in 1937 and returned to Webster to practice law. Elected State’s Attorney of Day County in 1938 and re-elected in 1940. Appointed Assistant Attorney General of South Dakota in 1941. Enlisted in U.S. Navy and served as Commissioned Officer from 1943 to 1946, both Stateside and in the Southwest Pacific areas. Returned to Webster after termination of active military duty and resumed law practice. Elected Attorney General of South Dakota in 1946 and re-elected in 1948. Elected Governor in 1950 and served from 1951 to 1955. After leaving Governor’s office, resumed law practice at Webster. On September 12, 1955, was appointed Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., by President Eisenhower.

Married Vivian Walz, Vermillion, April 3, 1937. One daughter, Kristen Karen, born January 11, 1954, at Pierre.
 
Erected 1960 by State of South Dakota.
 
Location. 45° 20.479′ N, 97° 32.125′ W. Marker is in Webster, South Dakota, in Day County. Marker is on

Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
2. Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry
Third marker in the row of markers.
Federal Route 12 ¼ mile from W. 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry, Webster, South Dakota. Marker is at or near this postal address: 760 W. Hwy. 12, Webster SD 57274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WWII Plane Crash Holds Memories (here, next to this marker); The Fight at Webster (a few steps from this marker); Webster (a few steps from this marker); Edgar S. McFadden (a few steps from this marker); Pioneering in Dakota (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sigurd Anderson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
2. South Dakota Governor Sligurd Anderson - National Governors Association. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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