Very sad news about one of the last giants in the legislature.
From KELOland News:
Former South Dakota lawmaker George Shanard of Mitchell has died.
Shanard died Friday morning. He was 86.
Shanard served in the state Senate from 1975 to 1992 and was the Republican majority leader from 1989 to 1992.
I remember Shanard very well, having worked for the state party in the 1988 and 1990 elections while he served in office. He truly was one of the last giant personalities in the legislature pre-dating term limits, and will be missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with him.