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Bill Janklow
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U.S. Governor
    (September 13, 1939-January 12, 2012)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Governor of South Dakota(1979-87,1995-2003)
    U.S. Congressman (2003-04)
    Republican
    Jailed 100 days for second degree manslaughter (2004)
    One of his first acts as governor was repealing the state cap on interest rates, which is why half your junk mail is credit card offers from Sioux Falls.
    He pardoned his son-in-law on drug possession and DWI charges in a document kept sealed until he was safely out of office.
    While driving 15 miles over the speed limit, he ran a stop sign and fatally struck motorcyclist Randolph E. Scott (August 16, 2003).
    He had a record of three previous accidents and a dozen speeding tickets.
    Since Janklow was on official business at the time of the accident, a court ruled that Scott's family could not sue him for damages.
    After getting out of jail, he became a lobbyist.
    He served in the Marine Corps (1956-59).
    He promoted increased accessibility for the disabled.
    He was re-elected governor with a state record 70.9% of the vote (1982).
    He said he 'couldn't be sorrier' for the accident.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 33 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 122 Votes: 68.03% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 130 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 70.45% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 321 Votes: 54.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 56 Votes: 76.79% Annoying
 
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