Former SD Governor Frank Farrar dies, age 92

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota is mourning the loss of former governor Frank Farrar.

His family says he passed away peacefully on Saturday surrounded by loved ones in Rochester, Minnesota. He was 92. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Frank Farrar was from Britton, Marshall County, served in Korea, became an IRS agent and then state’s attorney for Marshall County.

He was elected Attorney General in 1962.

Farrar earned the moniker “Boy Wonder” when – at age 39 – he was elected the states 24th governor in 1968. He was the youngest person to be elected governor. But he lost his bid for a second two-year term.

Farrar then went into banking,  and served on the advisory boards of both Wells Fargo and Citi Bank.

He was diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 65, and then started competing in triathlons and ironman competitions. He beat cancer – crediting his active lifestyle.

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