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Bill Janklow

Bill JanklowAKA William John Janklow

Born: 13-Sep-1939
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 12-Jan-2012
Location of death: Sioux Falls, SD
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman and Governor of South Dakota

Military service: USMC (1955-59)

As Governor of South Dakota, Bill Janklow had a reputation for being tough on crime. He gave the state's Department of Corrections responsibility for handling juvenile offenders as well as adults, and had a state services center for the developmentally disabled closed and converted into a boot camp and youth detention program for troubled youth. He also gave an executive pardon to his son-in-law for three drunken-driving and marijuana-possession convictions.

Midway through his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, he resigned after being convicted of manslaughter for killing Randolph E. Scott, driving 71 in a 55 mile per hour zone. Earlier, in Congressional debate, he had joked about his habit of speeding. He was sentenced to probation, but the judge added a rarely-issued "suspended imposition of sentence", so after Janklow's probation was completed in 2007, the conviction was wiped from his record.

Father: (prosecutor during Nuremberg trials)
Mother: LouElla
Wife: Mary Dean Thom
Son: Russell Janklow

    High School: (never graduated)
    University: BS, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (1964)
    Law School: LLB, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (1966)

    US Congressman, South Dakota (3-Jan-2003 to 20-Jan-2004, resigned)
    Governor of South Dakota (1994-2002)
    Governor of South Dakota (1979-87)
    Attorney General of South Dakota (1974-78)
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Thousands of South Dakotans for Bill Janklow for Congress Candidate
    Disbarred Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court (5-Nov-1974)
    Manslaughter motorcyclist Randy Scott 16-Aug-2003, convicted
    Reckless Driving 16-Aug-2003, convicted
    Rape Jancita Marie Eagle Deer 13-Jan-1967, alleged in 31-Oct-1974 disbarment opinion
    Statutory Rape Jancita Marie Eagle Deer 13-Jan-1967, alleged in 31-Oct-1974 disbarment opinion
    Driving While Intoxicated Fort Thompson, SD Feb-1973, alleged in 18-Oct-1974 deposition
    Disorderly Conduct Fort Thompson, SD Feb-1973, alleged in 18-Oct-1974 deposition
    Indecent Exposure Fort Thompson, SD Feb-1973, alleged in 18-Oct-1974 deposition
    Assault (assaulting an officer) Fort Thompson, SD Feb-1973, alleged in 18-Oct-1974 deposition
    Dubya Ranch Hand Jan-2001
    Risk Factors: Obesity, Diabetes


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