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Ralph E. Herseth

Born: 2-Jul-1909
Birthplace: Houghton, SD
Died: 24-Jul-1969
Location of death: Aberdeen, SD
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Houghton Cemetery, Houghton, SD

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of South Dakota, 1959-61

Father: Lars Herseth
Mother: Oline Afseth
Wife: Lorna Buntrock (South Dakota Secretary of State, m. 23-Dec-1937, three children)
Son: Ralph Lars Herseth

    High School: Columbia High School, Brown County, SD
    University: Northern State Teachers College (attended 1928-29)
    University: North Dakota State College

    Governor of South Dakota (1959-61)
    South Dakota State Senate for Brown County (1957-58)
    South Dakota State Senate for Brown County (1951-52)
    Civilian Conservation Corps Superintendent (1935-39)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks

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